Salesforce and SAP are two of the most popular customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Salesforce has displaced iconic SAP as the world’s largest provider of enterprise applications. Salesforce, Inc. is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.
SAP on the other hand is a German multinational software company based in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg. It develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations, has led and at times dominated the sphere of enterprise apps business for nearly its entire 50-year existence, but Salesforce has now leapfrogged SAP as the world’s largest provider of enterprise apps with a reported revenue of $7.72B compared to SAP’s $7.52B.
First you’re ahead, then you’re behind.” SAP’s cloud enterprise remains going robust with 34% cloud growth rate in Q2. Co-CEO Marc Benioff noted on Salesforce’s recent sales call how significant the milestone was for his company, and how much respect he has for SAP. This isn’t a case of SAP stumbling, it is the indication of how powerful Salesforce’s influence is on the cloud wars growth market.
Salesforce’s achievement needs to be recognized and celebrated.Salesforce beats SAP and moving to the cloud solution was the agreed upon conclusion and it finally came true. In short, moving to the cloud is more than just a luxury for most organizations. It’s a must in today’s landscape.
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