Slack was added to #Salesforce… and it’s blowing up the channel. Software giant Salesforce raised its yearly earnings forecast on unexpectedly strong sales, and the stock popped 4% yesterday. Contributing to the growth:
Counting heart reactions… Slack is central to Salesforce's strategy, because the future of work is trending hybrid. Nine in 10 companies plan to combine remote and in-office work, but only a third feel prepared. Salesforce believes all businesses will need more remote capabilities. Salesforce believes its Slack-quisition will power:
Making remote feel close is key… Whichever company pulls it off could win the workplace software wars. Salesforce is betting big on Slack, while other biz software companies are launching remote-first tools: Microsoft, whose Teams workplace comms platform has 250M monthly users, launched an employee experience platform to give remote teams an “integrated experience,” and Dropbox revamped its virtual workplace to serve remote clients.