In an industry that thrives on collaboration, Salesforce is often described as a leader in software development and collaboration.
And that’s precisely what it is, said CEO Marc Benioff, speaking to The Jerusalem Press Association on Thursday.
But sales force employees also need to learn to navigate the world of software development, he said.
“It’s not easy to go from sales force to software development,” he said, adding that they need to be able to work independently from the sales team.
Salesforce is hiring, Beniof said.
The company has more than 2,000 employees worldwide and has about 8,000 worldwide in sales and marketing.
The job search, he noted, is focused on those roles, not on sales.
Benioff also said he expects to introduce new products, which will allow the company to attract new customers, without having to change its business model.
Benioef noted that the company already has a number of sales teams working in software and in salesforce.
He said that the new products will bring the company closer to the customers that it has built over the years.
Beninoff said the company has plans to introduce a new product and software called “Salesforce Connect,” and will introduce new capabilities to the salesforce team.
Salesforce Connect will allow salesforce employees to easily share data and create dashboards, he added.
Benionioff said he wants to see salesforce teams using technology that will give them greater visibility into their customers.
“We’re in a world where data is becoming more and more valuable,” he told The Press Association.
“We have to have a better relationship with customers.
We have to be more efficient and more accountable,” he added, saying that the team has to make more of a commitment to be transparent and to share their insights.
SalesForce is growing in value each year, and the company is now worth $8 billion, according to Morningstar, a data analytics firm.
Benioniof noted that it is important for the company not to let the value of the company fall too far behind its market value.
“You need to take a leap of faith in the value that you have,” he stressed.
Sales force is not a one-stop shop for employees, Benion.
Employees are also expected to make up for lost revenue through their own spending, Benaoff said.
Beniioff added that he expects that Salesforce will grow its revenue by about 40% this year.
SalesForce currently has about $100 billion in annual revenue.
Benjamins job search is a sign that SalesForce is getting ready to take on a bigger role in the global software industry, he suggested.
Beniiof also said that he will continue to build Salesforce into the technology platform that other companies want to use, and that he is planning to introduce features and features that make it easier for developers to work with Salesforce.
Benjoff, who has a Ph.
D. in computer science, has led Salesforce for nearly a decade.
Sales Force’s revenue is expected to grow to $20 billion by the end of 2019, Beniostef said.
Benaoifs position as CEO comes as the company faces a tough market.
Sales force is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world, and Beniutoff is the third-highest paid CEO in the United States, according for the latest US PayScale rankings.