Google have partnered with SalesForce to provide sales software and Enterprise solutions for businesses. This will mark the first time that Google has openly gone into competition with Microsoft by joining forces with a rival.
SalesForce CEO has stated “The enemy of my enemy is my friend, so that makes Google my best friend.”
Read the full details about the integration below:
[Google and Salesforce.com are making] it easy for companies of all sizes to run their business in the cloud with Salesforce for Google Apps. The combination of the Google Apps suite of productivity applications and the Salesforce suite of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications enables businesses to effectively communicate and collaborate without any hardware or software to download, install or maintain. Salesforce for Google Apps also leverages the Force.com Platform and Google’s open APIs, opening up even more development opportunities for developers and partners.
–Salesforce and Gmail(TM) – Businesses can now easily send, receive and store email communication, keeping a complete record of customer interactions for better sales execution and improved customer satisfaction.
—Salesforce and Google Docs(TM) – Create, manage, and share online Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Presentations within your sales organization, marketing group, or support team for instant collaboration.
—Salesforce and Google Talk(TM) – Instantly communicate with colleagues or customers from Salesforce and optionally attach Google Talk conversations to customer or prospect records stored in Salesforce.
—Salesforce and Google Calendar(TM) – Expose sales tasks and marketing campaigns from Salesforce on Google Calendar. Built by Appirio, this application is one example of a new category of partner extensions to Salesforce for Google Apps.