MIS Asia — Volume discounts are nothing unusual in the world of enterprise software, but over the last year or so Salesforce reportedly has been approaching customers early about upcoming renewals and wooing them with considerable extra discounts if they sign on ahead of time for the CRM vendor’s full software suite. That’s according to a report Thursday in The Register, which attributed the information to an anonymous industry source who advises companies about Salesforce licensing.
Channel News Asia — SINGAPORE: Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce has been named the best place to work in Singapore, according to a list by consultancy firm Great Place to Work. This is the consultancy’s first annual list for Singapore. In its report released on Friday (Nov 6), it found that high levels of trust and engagement among employees are “synonymous with high-performing work culture”.
The geographical expansion paid off in fiscal 2015 as revenue growth was led by jointly by the Americas and Europe with 33% year on year acceleration in revenue in each region. Asia-Pacific followed with 21% year on year revenue growth in fiscal 2015. It should be noted that Europe achieved the same revenue acceleration as the Americas despite foreign exchange headwinds from a weakened Euro.
Salesforce is continuing its international data center expansion with a second data center in Japan, announced this week. It will join the company’s other Japanese data center opened in 2011 when it lights up in the first half of next year. Salesforce hasn’t disclosed the provider, but its first data center in Japan is with NTT, and the company has frequently used Equinix globally.
Customer relationship management giant Salesforce is warning its customers that they may be targeted by the new Dyre or Dyreza malware, which is designed to steal log-in credentials. Dyreza spreads via phishing emails, with malware attachments that are activated via social engineering (convincing users to click on what otherwise appears to be a legitimate attachment).
Founded in 1999, Salesforce.com (CRM) is the leading provider of hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software services, which helps organizations manage critical operations such as sales force and marketing automation, customer service and support, document management, analytic and custom application development. Leveraging its expertise in on-demand software has allowed the company to increase the scale operations and moreover, it has been currently expanding its product portfolio through new services, especially cloud products.