8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio

SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here’s a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce’s strategy. 1 of 9 (Image: Wolterk/iStockphoto) Online CRM and enterprise applications provider Salesforce.com has been snapping up different companies, small and large, in a series of acquisitions over the past nine months. The deals have added a range of capabilities to the company’s existing portfolio, including cloud-based word processing, quote-price-configure software, and e-commerce. But most of the acquisitions focus on analytics, machine learning, and deep learning. CEO Marc Benioff has said that enterprise software and other systems that can analyze data and recommend the right course of action (that is, smarter…


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