Salesforce Partners with Google on G Suite and Google Cloud
Salesforce join forces with Google to integrate Salesforce data into Google’s G Suite business productivity software and also using Google Cloud as it grows worldwide. Salesforce revealed on Monday.
Diane Greene, leader of Google’s cloud computing strategy, joined Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in front of an audience Monday afternoon at Dreamforce in San Francisco to talk about the new partnership, Salesforce said in an official statement. The partnership involves Salesforce users having the ability to use G Suite for FREE for a year, the companies said.
“Today we’re bringing all the power of Salesforce and all the power of Google together for the very first time,” Benioff said, introducing Green and Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior vice president of ads and commerce at Google.
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In addition, Salesforce users have the opportunity to share data between their Salesforce consoles and G suite, which are quite beneficial for heavy users of both products. Salesforce Lightning and Quip, a document-management suite brought by Salesforce a year ago, will work a lot more closely together with Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sheets, and there will also be a tighter integration between Salesforce and Google Analytics.
Salesforce furthermore plans to utilize Google Cloud “for its core services as part of the company’s international infrastructure expansion,” as stated in the press release. Google Cloud is now “a preferred cloud provider” for Salesforce, which raises doubt about the significance of the word given that Salesforce called Amazon Web Services its “preferred public cloud infrastructure partner” last year, at the same time planning to utilize AWS for international expansion.
A good amount of Salesforce-Google integrations are as of now accessible, while the ones that aren’t will begin rolling out early next year. There is certainly an extra cost for some of the features, as well as some limitations apply to the free year of G Suite service.