If you’re anywhere near the Silicon Valley, or if you’ve simply worked anywhere near modern sales teams over the past decade or so, you probably already know that Salesforce’s Dreamforce is this week. For the handful of you who may not be familiar with this annual event, let me assure you, it is kind of a big deal in the tech world. First and foremost, this is the 15th annual Dreamforce and it’s expected to draw crowds that top last year’s record-setting 120,000+ attendees from 83 different countries. Even if a business isn’t relying on Salesforce’s key customer relationship management (CRM) software, it’s difficult to argue that the product isn’t meaningful in the business world when faced with numbers like those.
Cruise Ships, Circus Acts, and U2
No, that isn’t the weirdest Jeopardy! category ever, it’s a reference to some of the wild and outrageous events that have gone down at past Dreamforce events. The fact is that if you’ve been named as the world’s most innovative tech company six times in a row by Forbes Magazine, getting a chance to go all out for your customers and your industry means you really go all out. But more than just a sideshow, Dreamforce is still very much linked to the roots of its relatively humble beginnings. Much like many other tradeshows, this exposition began as a way to unveil products, interact with users, and showcase success stories all to generate new business. One of the biggest aspects and largest draws of Dreamforce and events like it, though, typically has to do with new products and partnerships. Unfortunately for Salesforce, though, we scooped them with our own big news this year about one of our latest and greatest integrations; the Salesforce CRM and VirtualPBX Softphone Integration for Dash!
Combining Two Excellent Systems
When two award-winning and essential platforms like the VirtualPBX Desktop Softphone and Salesforce CRM want to join into a cohesive, singular platform, you can’t just layer them atop each other and call it quits. That’s why our engineers worked to ensure that both systems integrated flawlessly and were intuitive, contributing platforms for each other. Additionally, in proving that for certain collaborations the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, they added new functionality including data visualizations and real-time, one-click calling features as well. VirtualPBX Softphone and Salesforce CRM Integrations are even available for an industry-leading value when they’re paired with Dash Unlimited for endless sales production, too. While this collaboration may not have the glitz and glam of a U2 rock concert, it definitely puts businesses ahead of their competition with speed and efficiency. And that’s definitely something we think is worth celebrating.
Are You Headed to Dreamforce?
Now with the event in full swing, the commotion is already at an all-time high here in San Francisco. Are you in town or are you watching along from home? If so, let us know by reaching out on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think so far. Or, if you want to join in on the keynote speakers and some of the festivities, you can also use the live streaming link for Dreamforce and watch along from almost anywhere. Hey, that’s also where you can use our VirtualPBX Desktop Softphone, too! Coincidence? Probably not.