It’s an exciting time for Steelwedge, our partners and our customers. Cloud computing is on the rise. More and more companies are not only adopting cloud technologies, but making cloud a strategic priority. As the leader in cloud Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, Steelwedge understands better than most how the cloud, coupled with social and mobile collaboration, can transform your business. Simply put, we get it.
With that backdrop, I’m very pleased to announce the launch of Steelwedge Sales Pipeline Bridge on Salesforce1 AppExchange, the world’s leading business apps marketplace. Steelwedge Sales Pipeline Bridge systematically captures the sales opportunities in users’ Salesforce1 Sales Cloud and intelligently filters and transforms sales data into a view that is meaningful to finance, product management, operations and executive management. With Steelwedge Sales Pipeline Bridge, companies can align sales pipeline-based and demand history-based forecasts, enabling them to quickly identify and respond to changing market conditions and improve revenue predictability.
The combination of Steelwedge and salesforce.com, two powerhouses in cloud technology, empowers businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way. Exciting times indeed!
Just today, ZDNet posted an article entitled, “CIO priorities are different around the world, but the cloud is one consistent factor.” It’s a great read and reiterates that, irrespective of industry or geography, cloud technology is top of mind for CIOs trying to take their businesses to the next level. While shrinking IT budgets, consolidation, and continuous changes in technology are here to stay, I believe that cloud helps companies face these challenges head on—protecting profits and delivering agility all at once.
But don’t just take their word for it (or mine!) This infographic, posted recently by CloudTech, demonstrates in one powerful picture, the explosive growth of cloud computing and what’s to come.
- 2008: Global cloud computing industry estimated to be worth $46 billion. By the end of 2014, it’s predicted to be in excess of $150 billion.
- More than three quarters of respondents to a recent Forbes survey use some form of cloud computing and 86% of those companies use more than one type of cloud services.
- Last but not least, studies predict that more than 50% of all information technology will be in the cloud in the next five to ten years!
My take? If you’re not in the cloud, your competitors are probably eating your lunch—or will be soon. But don’t panic, the time is now to make the transition. Take a look at your business, educate yourself, and join forces with Steelwedge and salesforce.com to connect like never before.
You can find more detail on the Sales Pipeline Bridge solution in my previous blog post or visit http://www.steelwedge.com/solutions/sales-pipeline-bridge/ .
As always, questions and comments are most welcome. I look forward to hearing from you!