As Salesforce's mega-conference wraps up, partners leave the frenzied spectacle that enveloped San Francisco all week with more insight into the CRM giant's product direction, channel goals and growth strategy.
Salesforce leaders emphasized throughout the event that integrating Salesforce's clouds with each other, and with systems from other enterprise technology vendors, is an essential capability for empowering customers to fully leverage their business data, understand their customers, and maximize their market opportunities.
To further improve the CRM experience, Salesforce introduced new artificial intelligence capabilities enabling its customers to dictate notes and conduct queries by talking directly to smart speakers.
As the portfolio becomes deeper and more powerful, Salesforce wants its partners to focus on gaining expertise across seven verticals, seeing the lion's share of growth in the coming years coming from those industries.
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