181 Fremont, Salesforce Tower and Millennium Tower are pictured in San Francisco. Salesforce recently laid off about 90 employees.
Salesforce, the titanic San Francisco corporate software company, is conducting layoffs — a first this year for the tech behemoth.
Details remain sparse, but according to Protocol and a laid-off employee who posted on LinkedIn, about 90 employees were affected. (A majority of the affected staffers were contractors in the company's recruiting department, a Salesforce spokesperson told SFGATE; as we’ve previously noted, Salesforce has been vague about whether contracted workers count as “employees,” or “Ohana.”)
“While limited hiring continues, most departments have reached their hiring goals for the fiscal year,” a Salesforce spokesperson told SFGATE.
During an especially tumultuous time for the tech industry, Salesforce appeared to be a rare anomaly: a tech giant continuing to thrive amid headwinds. Salesforce’s total revenue for fiscal year 2022 was $26.5 billion, a 25% year-over-year increase.
The company recently took over San Francisco with its latest iteration of Dreamforce, the company’s first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40,000 people were in attendance. Still, during the conference, co-CEO Marc Benioff alluded to the idea of “some level of normalization” after the pandemic period of mass growth for Salesforce and other tech companies.
“Everything is still bigger, but there is definitely some overage that has to be dealt with,” he said in a press conference during the event. “I don’t think anyone will disagree with that.”
In addition to the layoffs, Protocol reports, Salesforce is enacting a hiring freeze through January 2023. The move is small but significant; large tech companies, on the whole, have been reluctant to conduct layoffs even as startups and other fledgling companies are shedding employees.
The Salesforce representative did not provide details about what severance benefits affected workers will receive.
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In the world of SaaS (software as a service), there are a few different types of companies. You have your vertical market software companies, think Unity (U) and Constellation Software (OTCPK:CNSWF), both of which I’ve written about at length. And you have horizontal market software companies that serve a variety of verticals - SAP SE (SAP) and Oracle (ORCL) are good examples of those.
And then there’s the third type of software: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT).
Why is Microsoft in a category of its own? Because Microsoft is virtually an HMS bundle monopoly.
Let me explain.
Remember Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM)? How about DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU)? These two pandemic darlings were all the rage in 2020, but sales growth has nearly fizzled out and investors have begun to flee. Microsoft did not escape the 2022 tech crash, either, but it fared much better than Zoom and DocuSign, to say the least…
So what happened to Zoom and DocuSign? What does this all have to do with Salesforce, Inc. (NYSE:CRM)? Because I believe Salesforce is replicating just what made Microsoft so successful. Furthermore, I believe they’ve reached “escape velocity” and can’t be crushed the same way Microsoft has so often crushed its horizontal market competitors. (Looking at you, Zoom)...
Let’s back up a bit. Remember those vertical market companies I mentioned just a bit earlier? Let’s talk about what makes those special, and differentiates them from HMS companies, Salesforce and Microsoft included.
You see, vertical markets companies usually target a small niche, like software to manage your local bowling alley, or funeral home scheduling software, markets so small they don’t interest the likes of Microsoft. Sure Microsoft could make better software than what’s on the market, but why waste the time when the total addressable market ("TAM") may only be $1-10mm? Unity started as software to build FPS video games on the Mac, markets like that simply lack the economic sense for a company like Microsoft to enter.
But horizontal markets like spreadsheets, presentations, or document storage solutions? You better bet Microsoft will be all over that. And it’s no surprise, when the prize is in the multi-billions it makes sense to devote the best, and majority of your resources, to that goal.
It’s because of that “prize” (large TAM) that P/E firms and tech investors are fine foregoing profitability today, because they believe the longer they wait to pursue profitability, the more of that future pie they will take. Delayed gratification.
Internal Capital aka Cash Flow, that’s what.
That’s where Microsoft shines. The cash flow from Azure and Office gives them the capital they need to build new services like Teams which are crushing software products like Zoom. Think about it from the perspective of a manager, you love Zoom, but Teams is half the price because you are already on the office bundle, so why bother with another solution?
It’s no wonder why Peter Theil has been quoted as saying:
[To build a successful startup] You have to be 10 times better than second best.
Is Zoom 10x better than Teams, probably not, is it 20% better?… probably. But that doesn’t move the needle on sales.
Other companies employ a similar strategy to Microsoft, epic games, for example, uses the funds from its smash-hit Fortnite to build its game development tool Unreal. Internal capital is a powerful tool.
That’s great, but what does any of this have to do with Salesforce?
I’m happy you asked!
It’s because Salesforce too has replicated that strategy but has given it its own unique Salesforce flavor. What’s that flavor? Acquisitions. Epic and Microsoft funnel cash flow from profitable business segments to less profitable segments internally. Salesforce focuses on acquisitions (and internal growth).
Now many companies do acquisitions, including Microsoft. Just look at that massive Activision deal. But for Salesforce, acquisitions are an integral part of their strategy.
Some investors hate acquisitions, they see them as value-destroyers, as the acquiring firm is usually forced to pay a hefty premium on the target it acquires. Others love acquisitions. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) is a case study of acquisitions gone right.
My view? I’m acquisition-agnostic. If a company can employ valuations in a manner that drives value for shareholders, I’m all for it. Salesforce has cracked that code in a manner that many other companies have not.
I won’t rehash the stats here, but Salesforce has acquired a great deal of software companies, often for billions of dollars. If you’d like to read more about the individual deals, I’d shift your attention here.
What I would like to talk address is how these deals have driven shareholder value. Salesforce has been critiqued in the past for overpaying on takeovers, and Slack is a good example of that, at 26x sales investors scratched their heads. But what investors miss is the benefit of being in the Salesforce ecosystem. Just as Microsoft can leverage its office suite to push their Teams software, so too can Salesforce use its other software, like its namesake CRM software, to push Slack. This concept of bundling is what makes Microsoft, and now Salesforce, such a powerful force in the HMS world.
Bundled software creates a strong flywheel effect.
Salesforce has reached the point where its own bundle of products, cannot be threatened in the same way Zoom can by Microsoft, Salesforce has its own bundles. Just like how Microsoft can offer Teams at a discount to office customers, so too can Salesforce offer slack to its CRM customers.
As Salesforce continues to acquire businesses, this “sales force” continues to strengthen as the flywheel effect is further strengthened.
For now, let’s shift our attention to the financials of both companies.
Both Microsoft and Salesforce have had strong revenue growth over the last 5 years. Salesforce’s growth has been exceptionally strong as they’ve grown through issuing equity to target companies alongside using internal capital.
On a per share basis, CFO growth has been relatively comparable between the two companies. Both have roughly doubled over the past 5 years and have continued to grow even in the face of a very challenging macro environment. Given the similarity of their business models, seeing such similar financial results does not surprise me much.
Now that we’ve gone through the financials, I will present you with my valuation for Salesforce. Let me first preface this with some more context, in my articles I usually employ two methods, a P/E comparison, and FCF (free cash flow) Discount Model. For the sake of Salesforce, I’m performing just the DCF (discounted cash flow) component. If I were to employ a P/E comparison I believe it would skew the results because Salesforce keeps its earnings low as part of its strategy to reinvest into the business. Also, pertaining to the DCF, I am factoring in an expectation for acquisitions to continue, albeit at a slower pace than they previously had occurred.
Base Case Assumptions:
Growth rate for next 7 Years (excl. 2022 & 2023)
Terminal Growth Rate
Intrinsic Value per Share ($USD)
Current Share Price ($USD)
Source: Yahoo Finance Authors Estimates & Calculations
In my base case, I’m assuming revenue growth of 17% over the next 7 years excluding 2022, and 2023. This is somewhat slower than what they have historically been able to achieve (20%+) but I wanted to err on the side of conservatism due to the unknown nature of future acquisitions and any potential impact to share count.
As you can see above, Salesforce’s shares are roughly at fair value, perhaps slightly undervalued. But that doesn’t paint the whole picture. For my final take on valuation, please refer to the conclusion.
Before I give my final assessment on Salesforce let me highlight the biggest risk I am concerned with: tightening financial conditions (perhaps that is a bit of a euphemism).
As rates have risen, valuations continue to compress across the tech sector. On one hand, as an acquirer, this benefits Salesforce vis-à-vis lower prices. But on the other hand, it may slow the pace of acquisitions, as target companies become more hesitant to sell in a period of lower valuations. Historically, salesforce has acquired companies using a mixture of stock and cash, obviously, with shares much lower than they were last year, the stock portion is much more expensive to issue than it once was. Given the FCF generative nature of Salesforce’s business, they should be able to at least, partially mitigate these concerns.
Since Salesforce is so reliant on acquisitions to fuel growth, investors should pay attention to how the tightening financial conditions wind up affecting the M&A market. P/E firms are still active in the market, but would-be sellers are nervous. The jury is still out on this one.
Microsoft shareholders best watch out, there’s a “new” kid on the block. He’s scrappy, he’s smart, and he moves fast. And his name is Salesforce. Salesforce doesn’t play by your traditional growth by acquisition playbook, it follows its own rules.
Step 1. Acquire. Step 2. Bundle. 3. Forego profit now, in exchange for more profit later.
The macro-economic environment is a legitimate concern but Salesforce, at least to this investor, looks like a company with a secular growth story that is still very much intact, it looks like a company that will continue to grow despite the headwinds.
On the valuation front, the discounted cash flow analysis points to Salesforce being a company that is approximately fairly valued. But a large part of that is due to the conservatism that I have baked into my DCF, should Salesforce execute on their flywheel, 17% growth may be much too slow, and margins may grow much faster than anticipated.
In short, the “bundle” factor is immune to rising rates.
I rate Salesforce as a “Buy” with a 1-year price target of $165.
As always, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my article, all feedback and comments are welcome. I try to engage with all of my readers so if something sparked your interest feel free to let me know in the comment section and I will do my best to get back to each of you with a response. Have a fantastic rest of your day/evening!
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Salesforce Stock (NYSE:CRM)
Oct 03, 2022 (PressReach.com via COMTEX) -- As consumers experience a significant digital transformation in the context of the current hybrid work environment, Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) has reaped the benefits of the widespread adoption of its cloud-based products and solutions. In addition, the cloud-based Salesforce stock software provider’s unwavering attention to acquisitions and collaborations allows it to Boost its product offerings and grow into new areas.
The Rapid Pace of Digitalization Is Increasing the Need for Salesforce's Software.
Demand for Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) cloud-based solutions is rising because of the faster digital transformation and the rising hybrid working trend caused by the pandemic. The capacity to provide a comprehensive answer to business issues faced by clients is the primary motivator.
Salesforce stock top line is booming due to the company’s efforts to provide goods that better meet the demands of its clientele. The company’s offerings, such as Trailhead and myTrailhead, use cutting-edge technology to facilitate corporate change and expand the reach of existing enterprises.
We anticipate that rapid digital transformation will provide Salesforce with substantial growth opportunities over the long term. Cloud service use is projected to skyrocket in the coming years as businesses continue their digital transformation initiatives.
According to Gartner, public cloud service expenditure will increase by 20.4%, from $410.9 billion in 2021 to $494.7 billion in 2022. It is expected that the worldwide CRM software market will grow at a CAGR of 13.3% between 2022 and 2030, according to research by Grand View Research. We expect Salesforce to dominate the industry because of its innovative SaaS-based customer relationship management (CRM) and social business tools.
The Ability to Acquire New Assets and Enter New Markets
By forming strategic partnerships and acquiring relevant companies, Salesforce stock has fortified its key strengths. Slack, Tableau, ClickSoftware, Mulesoft, Datorama, and CloudCraze have all been purchased by the corporation in latest years, and each has proven to be an excellent investment.
Several new international clients and an improved suite of tools for team communication are just two of the benefits to Salesforce stock of its purchase of Slack. Also, the acquisition is making the corporation more competitive against Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Their Dynamics CRM applications are quickly becoming a significant threat.
The purchase of Tableau fits the company’s ambition to expand beyond customer relationship management and provide more significant customer data insights.
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In the past few years, Salesforce has been one of the fastest-growing business software in the world. Businesses are dependent on their current and future clients. Therefore, having a strong customer relationship management or CRM tool is something every business should have. Even though every business has its own set of requirements, maintaining connections with customers has always been the same. The Salesforce platform fulfills every bit of business requirements offering the exclusive features of CRM systems. The customer customization functionality of the salesforce CRM makes it accessible for any size of business belonging to various industries starting from manufacturing to education.
Along with various pre-installed features of Salesforce CRM the access to integrate 3rd party tools helps many business processes efficiently and decreases operational costs. The Salesforce CRM also facilitates services ranging from brand identity building to data report generation and analysis. Salesforce CRM offers visual representation of effectiveness of popular marketing campaigns,Customer issues management and resolution status, and many more through visual dashboards, and comprehensive reporting features. As these features are beneficial in almost every industry, various businesses belonging to the banking system, financial services, corporations and insurance sectors, retail, fitness and healthcare, ed tech, and government sectors and many more are reaching out to Salesforce development companies in India to get affordable and feature rich salesforce solutions.
As India is becoming a homeground of various Salesforce consulting companies, finding the ideal partner will never be as simple as having a cup of tea. Before finalizing the most suitable salesforce consulting firm, there are various things businesses should consider such as the company's prestige, the employee strength, years of experience, their service offering and many more. As it takes a long time to study everything, we have done it for you. The team of TopSoftwareCompanies.co has assembled a list of the top 10 Salesforce Consultants in India 2023 after doing comprehensive research and analysis. To compile this list of trustworthy firms, the team did an extensive analysis in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, and other major cities in India.
The List of Top 10 Popular Salesforce Consulting Companies in India 2023
1. Hyperlink InfoSystem
Hyperlink InfoSystem established its business in 2011 as a mobile app development company that provides top services such as AI, IoT, Big Data, AR/VR, Metaverse, Salesforce, and blockchain. With 10+ years of experience in the industry, the company has worked with more than 2,700 plus clients for their custom tech needs. Hyperlink InfoSystem is listed as the top Salesforce partner in India. They implement the best Salesforce development services, including planning, designing, & implementing Salesforce solutions.
By unlocking the potential of data across Salesforce clouds, IBM allows Salesforce Einstein and IBM Watson to change your operations. This activity is carried out throughout the whole Salesforce platform and customer life cycle, including sales, marketing, customer service, and commerce.
Accenture is one of Salesforce's most important international partners. They are a trustworthy leader when it comes to creating, cultivating, and growing transformational skills via the use of Salesforce technologies. Accenture has finished 1529 Salesforce projects. They stimulate innovation to better how our lives operate.
4. Marlabs LLC
Marlabs LLCcreates cutting-edge digital solutions that assist our clients to enhance their business outcomes quickly and precisely. They achieve our goals by using the power of the Digital CollectiveTM, which combines design-led digital innovation with human experience, composable digital platforms, and a collaborative network of world-class technology partners and innovators.
5. Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has extensive Salesforce service experience across multiple market verticals. So, Salesforce and its 6,500 consultants in 35 countries have a track record of collaboration and integration, aiding varied organizations in meeting their business objectives.
6. Grazitti Interactive
Grazitti Interactive is a global strategic partner that helps businesses develop their CRM strategy, laying the road for long-term success. It is trusted for its wide experience, innovative ideas and products, and exceptional customer service. Salesforce's technology and skills, when combined, can change your sales, marketing, and commerce cloud strategy.
Cyntexa provided Salesforce consulting services to a leading social enterprise. They examined the system's history, performed interviews, and suggested CRM courses and certifications with links for progress. They have 250+ certified Salesforce certified that have worked on over 400+ projects with 350+ pleased clients all across the world.
Webkul is a renowned IT services provider that was formed in 2010. With our industry-leading services for Digital Commerce, ERP, and CRM solutions, we assist businesses all over the world address challenging business issues. Over the last 11 years, the company serviced over 80,000 clients worldwide, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to huge corporations, enterprises, and government agencies.
9. Damco Solutions
Damco Solutions is a prominent IT Services and Solutions provider with over two decades of professional expertise in offering the excellent customer value and enormous business benefits to its clients globally. They provide end-to-end, innovative, and cutting-edge business and technical solutions to assist corporations in leveraging technologies, transforming their businesses, and achieving long-term growth.
10. HData Systems
HData Systems delivers all today's trending innovative solutions, including Blockchain, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, Salesforce Development, Artificial Intelligence, and many more. HData Systems delivers eye-catching solutions to businesses, starting from startups to enterprises, to achieve their goals efficiently with better decision-making strategies to boost their ROI.
Source:Top Salesforce Consulting Companies in India
Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) stock is on the minds of investors Friday as they react to reports of layoffs and a hiring freeze at the U.S. cloud company.
According to these reports, the company laid off a total of 90 employees. The reasons behind the Salesforce layoffs, as well as the finer details of the job cuts, are unknown. However, it appears to be limited to mostly contract workers.
A statement from Salesforce backs this up. The company says it has ended relationships with “some temporary recruiting contractors.” These were brought on for a short time to help bolster numbers during a hiring period.
Insiders claim that Salesforce only opened up to hiring new employees for about one month. Adding to that, the company notes that “most departments have reached their hiring goals for the fiscal year,” in an email to Protocol.
Sources close to the matter claim that Salesforce’s hiring freeze is set to last until January 2023. Investors following the stock will remember that it also enacted a hiring freeze back in May 2022. All of this comes as tech stocks deal with the ongoing effects of inflation, rising interest rates, and a recession.
CRM stock is down 1.3% as of Friday afternoon and is down 43.8% since the start of the year.
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Virtus Partners with Benelinx to Drive Employee Benefits Growth with the Salesforce Ecosystem
Virtus (www.virtusinsurance.com), an insurance brokerage and consultancy, has partnered with Benelinx (https://www.benelinx.com/) to deliver an industry-leading digital insurance platform to support its employee benefits service offering. Benelinx is a fully integrated, end-to-end solution built on the backbone of Salesforce and focused on the delivery and management of employee benefits insurance.
The deployment of Benelinx is part of a multi-phased project by Virtus to move the Company to the Salesforce ecosystem and revolutionize how the company and its employees deliver insurance across its P&C, Benefits, Personal Insurance and MGA platforms.
“We took a long hard look at our existing technology and realized that we could do it better and make Virtus a technology leader in the insurance brokerage space,” said Virtus COO and General Counsel, D.J. Steinmeyer. “Benelinx has been instrumental in our overall solution, and we are excited to continue our growth with Benelinx as a trusted partner.”
“Our partnership with Benelinx has been fantastic,” said John Eichmann, Managing Partner of Virtus Employee Benefits. “The team is excited to have a customized agency management system built specifically for employee benefits. The ability to access and visualize our data is, to my knowledge, unmatched in the industry allowing us to increase productivity and deliver enhanced service to our clients.”
“We’re thrilled to forge a new path in the benefits industry alongside Virtus,” said Benelinx Founder and CEO Rachel Zeman. “This project will deliver a hybrid solution complete with industry specific customizations and multiple AMS managed packages within Salesforce. This technology is truly the first of its kind.”
Virtus is hard at work on the P&C and MGA side of the house and intends to launch its new technology platform in Q4 of this year.
Visit www.virtusinsurance.com for more information. Push Forward—We’ve Got Your Back.
D.J. Steinmeyer, COO, Virtus
Rachel Zeman, CEO, Benelinx
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Salesforce Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner(R) Magic Quadrant(TM) for Sales Force Automation Platforms for 16th Consecutive Year
Oct 05, 2022 (PRNewswire via COMTEX) -- PR Newswire
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation Platforms. It is the 16th consecutive year that Salesforce has received this recognition.
Gartner defines CRM Sales Force Automation (SFA) as "the automation and capture of sales activities, interactions with prospects and clients, processes, and administrative responsibilities for organizations' sales professionals."
Gartner recognized Salesforce as a Leader based on its Ability to Execute and Complete its Vision.
Salesforce Sales Cloud helps companies of all sizes and industries around the world drive growth and productivity by delivering millions of recommendations and insights daily, so sales reps can spend less time filling out spreadsheets and more time serving as a trusted advisor to clients.
"To be recognized as a Sales Force Automation Leader for the 16th consecutive year is an honor and we believe is a testament to the millions of sales professionals worldwide who trust Sales Cloud to be their platform for efficient growth," said Ketan Karkhanis, EVP and GM, Sales Cloud, Salesforce. "A lot has changed in nearly two decades - technology, society, and customer expectations - but what has not is the Sales Cloud team's relentless focus to deliver innovation that will keep our customers ready for anything."
Salesforce Sales Cloud brings together technology that unites AI, automation and workflow inSales Cloud Unlimited, enabling teams to drive productivity and efficient growth for companies of every size and in every industry.
Last year's innovations -- like Revenue Intelligence, a revenue insights command center and Einstein Relationship Insights, an AI-powered relationship engine -- make it easy for sales reps to connect the dots throughout the sales process so they can close more dealers, faster.
Additionally, with the recently-launchedSubscription Management for Sales Cloud, customers can quickly activate new channels for growth, andSlack integrations provide deeper visibility into account details and allow customers to collaborate everywhere while they work from anywhere.
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Insiders seem to have made the most of their holdings by selling US$106m worth of Salesforce, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) stock at an average sell price of US$173 during the past year. The company’s market cap plunged by US$10b after price dropped by 6.4% last week but insiders were able to limit their loss to an extent.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.
See our latest analysis for Salesforce
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Co-Founder, Marc Benioff, sold US$53m worth of shares at a price of US$182 per share. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of US$145. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.
Salesforce insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
I will like Salesforce better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It's great to see that Salesforce insiders own 3.1% of the company, worth about US$4.6b. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Salesforce shares in the last quarter. It's great to see high levels of insider ownership, but looking back over the last year, we don't gain confidence from the Salesforce insiders selling. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. While conducting our analysis, we found that Salesforce has 3 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.
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Salesforce is the number one savvy CRM platform for all types of businesses. Recognized by market leaders for CRM technology, Salesforce delivers out-of-the-box solutions by integrating the latest technology. Salesforce is committed not just to connecting with the CRM industry but also representing the future of business across diverse industries. Even though the basic functionalities of Salesforce alone help companies to stand out, integrating them with the latest technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning and many more can bring outstanding results. Salesforce’s secure and creative cloud technology allows users to be enhanced and updated with every single innovation to keep them up and running at the most pace.
As Salesforce is one of the most used CRM in various industries such as banking systems, financial services, enterprises and insurance sectors, retail, healthcare, ed tech, government and almost every other sector. The adoption rate of Salesforce development for digital services and cloud over the past two years. Due to the increased number of proficient and budget-friendly offerings, various organizations around the globe reach out to salesforce development companies in India to get better service offerings.
To efficiently leverage this platform to maintain customer relations, businesses might need a suite of compatible and quality solutions in Salesforce development. The Salesforce development companies in India offer organizational operations and promote a notable enhancement in customer retention for various industries. There are diverse Indian Salesforce consulting companies available, but it's essential to find the right Salesforce partner that provides customized solutions as per the business requirements. Examining each and everything takes sufficient time. After executing in-depth research and analysis, the team of TopSoftwareCompanies.co has shared the list of the top 10 Salesforce consulting companies in India in 2023. To make this list trustworthy, the team has researched many companies from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi and all major states in India.
The List of Top 10 Famous Salesforce Consulting Companies in India 2023
1. Hyperlink InfoSystem
Hyperlink InfoSystem established its business in 2011 as a mobile app development company that delivers top services like AI, IoT, Big Data, Salesforce, Metaverse, NFTs, and many others. With 11+ years of experience in the IT industry, the company has worked with more than 2,500+ global clients for their custom tech requirements. Hyperlink InfoSystem is recognized as one of India's leading Salesforce consulting companies. They deliver extensive Salesforce development services, including planning, designing, and implementing Salesforce solutions. Furthermore, the company analyses CRM identifies growth opportunities, and provides the best business solutions.
2. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
Cognizant, which was founded in 1994, is a top supplier of Salesforce services, including design, consulting, implementation, and support. To deliver the finest project in accordance with clients' needs, they are consistently improving their Salesforce competence.
IBM enables Salesforce Einstein and IBM Watson to transform your processes by releasing the potential of data across Salesforce clouds. They carry out this activity over the whole Salesforce platform and the customer life cycle, including sales, marketing, customer service, and commerce.
Accenture is one of the top international partners for Salesforce. When it comes to developing, fostering, and advancing transformative talents using Salesforce products, they are a dependable leader. Accenture has completed over 1529 Salesforce projects. They encourage innovation to Boost how our lives function.
TCS provides customers with profitable and affordable services and enables them to make use of the full range of Salesforce products, TCS uses a broad cloud-based platform in Salesforce. With experience in several sectors, the company's staff of Salesforce certified and developers numbers over 4 million.
6. FPT Software
FPT Software is a global technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with more than USD 513 million in revenue and 20,000 employees in 26 countries. As a pioneer in digital transformation, the company delivers world-class services in the Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud, Salesforce, AR/VR, BPO, and more.
7. Crowe LLP
Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory and consulting services, helping businesses uncover hidden opportunities in the market – no matter what challenges the markets present.
8. Grazitti Interactive
Grazitti Interactive is an international strategic partner, assisting brands to grow with their CRM strategy, paving the way for long-term growth. It is trusted for its extensive expertise, innovative solutions and products, and outstanding support throughout. Salesforce’s technology and expertise are connected together to allow them to transform your sales, marketing, and commerce cloud strategy.
Zensar has been a reputable partner for over 10 years and is a Salesforce Silver Consulting and Implementation partner. It is positioned to oversee customers' accolade-winning initiatives in the manufacturing, financial, insurance, and retail sectors.
10. HData Systems
HData Systems delivers all of today's trending innovation solutions, including Blockchain, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, Salesforce Development, Artificial Intelligence, and many more. HData Systems delivers eye-catching solutions to businesses, starting from startups to enterprises, to achieve their goals efficiently with better decision-making strategies to boost their ROI.
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