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Salesforce Releases IDC Report and Announces 2 Exciting Milestones!

By 09.12.16
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This morning, Salesforce announced they have worked with IDC to publish new research that shows the collective global impact and growth of the company with the support of its customers and partners. Salesforce also announced two great achievements: four million AppExchange app installs and one million Trailhead badges earned! We are extremely grateful to work alongside such an astounding organization that continues to dramatically affect economic worldwide growth.

Salesforce has created an ecosystem of customers and partners, like Silverline, that will create nearly 1.9 million jobs and add $389 billion in GDP impact worldwide over the next five years. This is an incredible number that is especially exciting to the millions of people on the Salesforce platform and their partners alike. One of the most exciting parts of the report is the justification in knowing that partnering with Salesforce forecasts a strong range of opportunity. The report highlights some key IT related information that is eye-opening as you look at the scope of potential change within the technology sphere as cloud computing continues to grow:

  • Today, public cloud computing accounts for less than 5 percent of IT spend. But despite its small share of the $2 trillion IT market, it is growing at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending since 2009, and expected to grow more than 6 times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020.
  • More than 70% of IT spending is tied up with maintenance of legacy systems and routine upgrades.
  • Organizations that purchase cloud computing subscriptions also spend funds on ancillary products and services, from additional cloud subscriptions and professional services, to software applications, hardware and managed services. By 2020, for every dollar earned by Salesforce, the company’s ecosystem will gain $4.14.

Silverline is a Salesforce Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner focusing exclusively on the end-to-end deployment of Salesforce products and third party apps. Silverline’s results-driven methodology leverages best practices developed over 900 deployments. We address the unique business challenges across industries such as Financial Services and Healthcare through innovative solutions, and know first hand how Salesforce is expertly positioned to solve these challenges by being flexible and responsive. We’ve developed our team to provide key Subject Matter Experts in each industry by training and developing Silverline employees to understand the specifics of these industries. We have also invested in growing these verticals by adding Practice Directors to our team in Healthcare, Banking, and Insurance and Investments. We understand organizations want to communicate effectively with a team that can fully handle the needs of their business and the knowledge that comes with it.

As we reflect on our past growth and look towards the future to maximize our impact on businesses, we saw the need to established our own Foundry that consists of a team dedicated to creating solutions that combine our industry consulting expertise with our AppExchange product management excellence to create greater value and accelerate innovation on the Salesforce Platform. This team of innovators works with clients and industry leaders to identify and bring new opportunities to life through industry accelerators, Appexchange apps, Lightning components, Community templates and more. Our experience working on projects in Healthcare and Financial Services enables the Foundry to focus on building accelerators to drive faster value for our clients so they can be empowered by all the Salesforce platform has to offer.

We are thrilled to see Salesforce’s impact on economic growth and happily anticipate seeing great things in the future. Salesforce’s philosophy resonates with us as their partner, we think it is incredibly important to our company’s success to cultivate teamwork, communication, development and well-being for the people who work here at Silverline. A great team that feels both supported and challenged in a collaborative workplace creates happy employees which resonates into happy relationships with our clients. Interested in working for a Salesforce Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner? We’re hiring!

Read the full IDC Salesforce Economy Report.

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