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25 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Salesforce

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In today’s time, Salesforce is widely considered as the best CRM on the market. Salesforce provides the various innovative and out-of-the-box tools that make it stand out from other CRM providers.

Salesforce puts you in a better position to stay relevant in today’s ever-changing digital world and continues to acquire new customers. By doing this, it improves the way you do business with existing customers.

If you’re wondering what makes Salesforce make stand out among its competitors, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 25 amazing facts you might not have known about the world #1 CRM platform – that’s Salesforce CRM.

Amazing Facts of Salesforce

1 . The Salesforce Tower, also known as Transbay Tower, in San Francisco is the tallest building in the Bay Area and the second tallest in the United States.

2 . Salesforce has a band called Apex & the Limits that are made up of current Salesforce MVPs.

3 . Salesforce was named the world’s most innovative company by Forbes 4 times in a row, from 2011 to 2014.

4 . Marc Benioff is the cousin of David Benioff, the Game of Thrones TV Series creator.

5 . BOLDforce is Salesforce’s Black Organization for Leadership & Development that aims in developing educational youth programs to help create education and awareness around diversity and inclusion.

6 . There are over 3,500 apps on the Salesforce AppExchange.

7 . Radical Apex Developers (RAD) Women is a community group that has been teaching women to code on the Salesforce platform.

8 . Salesforce invented the 1/1/1 Model – Salesforce pioneered the Pledge 1% model of integrated corporate philanthropy that is all about dedicating 1% of equity, product, or employee time back into the community.

9 . Salesforce offers an Education Reimbursement Program that reimburses employees’ cost of fees, tuition, and books up to $5,000 per year.

10 . Salesforce offers job training and career accelerator program for military service, members, veterans, and spouses called Vetforce.

11 . AppExchange from Salesforce was launched in 2005, 3 years before Apple’s App Store.

12 . Time magazine was acquired by Salesforce founders for $190 million.

13 . Salesforce ranked #1 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to work for.

14 . At just 26 years of age, Marc Benioff was the youngest Vice President of Oracle.

15 . Dreamforce, the biggest Salesforce event of the year, was first launched in 2002 and held in San Francisco every year.

16 . Salesforce’s largest acquisition was Mulesoft for a whopping $6.5 billion.

17 . Salesforce Trailhead leads the field of gamification and it makes the learning process fun for participants at the same time by helping them complete Trailheads and earn badges along the way.

18 . Salesforce has an entire community designed to bring together people with various disabilities called Abilityforce.

19 . Salesforce has its own community called the IdeaExchange where you can suggest and vote on ideas from fellow Trailblazers.

20 . Salesforce has its personal online shop for swags called the Salesforce Store.

21 . There are currently a total of 22 Salesforce Certifications available.

22 . Salesforce has its own user-generated community for Q&A on Twitter called AskForce.

23 . Salesforce has acquired over 50 companies since its inception in 1999.

24 . ExactTarget was acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion in 2013 and later became the well-known Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

25 . Salesforce acquired Demandware for an unprecedented sum of $2.8 billion in 2016 and renamed it Salesforce Commerce Cloud.


In a comparison of customer relationship management (CRM) providers, Salesforce continues to be recognized as one of the leading CRM providers for the sixth consecutive year. This is because this amazing platform allows you to manage all interactions with your customers and prospects in a unique and effective way through various cloud-based applications.

If you want to take your business to the next level of success with Salesforce CRM, don’t hesitate to contact our Certified Salesforce Consultants to get the most out of your Salesforce investment by leveraging our top-notch Salesforce-related services and solutions.


Akshay Dhiman

Chief Technical Officer
Akshay Dhiman, the CTO of Cloud Analogy, has been a standout and successful Salesforce Platform Developer for years. He has a rich experience in Salesforce Integration, JavaScript, APEX, VisualForce, Sites, Batch Processing, Lightning, PHP, C++, Java, NodeJs, ReactJs, Angular 8, GraphQL, React Native, Web Technology, and jQuery.

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