Salesforce Dreamforce News Roundup Tuesday Sept 21, 2021
Here’s what is being announced at Dreamforce today. Let’s start with a raft of news from Salesforce.
New Salesforce and Slack Innovations Empower Companies to Create Their Digital HQ
Salesforce announced new capabilities that integrate Slack across Salesforce’s products and industry solutions, plus new Slack innovations that improve collaboration across organizational boundaries and empower teams to embrace asynchronous working. Press Release
This is a big strategy release and should be part of today’s keynote. I’ll be analyzing this more this week.
Salesforce Launches Health Cloud 2.0, a Connected Platform to Help Deliver Health and Safety from Anywhere
Salesforce announced Health Cloud 2.0, technology designed to empower businesses and governments to deliver better health and safety for their employees, customers, and communities. Press Release
Salesforce Introduces Trailhead for Slack, Delivering Learning and Enablement in the Digital HQ
Minor product announcement. Blog Post
IDC Study says Salesforce $1.6 trillion Ecosystem by 2026
A new study by IDC finds Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026. Press Release.
This is an update to an earlier study that employed a lot of top-down research of which I don’t really appreciate. I’ll have to check this out to see if it passes my sniff test this time.
Salesforce Gives $19M to Schools
Salesforce announced $17.25 million in new grants to support five school districts across the United States – San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. In addition, $1.75 million was granted to education nonprofits in the United States and Europe. Press Release
Salesforce Announces 2021 Partner Innovation Award Winners
“Today, we celebrate our partners’ overwhelming success with our ninth annual Salesforce Partner Innovation Awards, an honor showcasing the most noteworthy success stories across clouds, industries, and our partner program – including consulting firms, digital agencies, and ISV partners.” Press Release
Flosum is a winner in the Trailblazer Score Awards for Innovation in the ISV category.
Multinational Utility ENGIE Unifies Data across Salesforce Customer 360 for ‘Greener’ Future
Customer Announcement – Press Release
Salesforce Achieves Net Zero Across Its Value Chain and 100% Renewable Energy
Salesforce announced that it is a Net Zero company across its full value chain and has achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations. Salesforce developed emissions reductions strategies across Scope 1, 2 and 3 in four key categories—work from anywhere, infrastructure, business travel, and supply chain. Press Release