After the acquisitions, Slack’s founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield will continue to manage the messaging service, which will become an operations unit within Salesforce. In addition, Salesforce said in a statement that Slack will be integrated into Salesforce Cloud and a new interface will be developed for Salesforce Customer 360, the company’s customer management platform.
Founded by Marc Benioff, Salesforce provides businesses with sales management software and some cloud services. The company has seen record growth as much as businesses affected by COVID-19 have transitioned to the cloud. Continuing its growth, the company took its next step by purchasing Slack.
Slack is worth almost twice what it paid for analytics company Tableau, which it bought last year for $ 15.7 billion. At this point, the deal, made for $ 27.7 billion, is also recorded as Salesforce’s largest purchase agreement to date.
Finally, let’s note that it is unclear what changes will occur in the platform with Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack.