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Looks like Salesforce has intentions to get even bigger (if that's even possible) by acquiring software maker, Mulesoft. This acquisition is estimated to cost Salesforce about $6.5 billion dollars, a hefty price but according to Salesforce, well worth it.
MuleSoft currently provides one of the world's leading platforms for building application networks that connect enterprise apps, data and devices, across cloud and on-premise.
Salesforce intends to have MuleSoft power the new Salesforce Integration Cloud, which will enable all enterprises to surface any data–regardless of where it resides–to drive deep and intelligent customer experiences throughout a personalized 1:1 journey.
More than 1,200 customers, including Coca-Cola, Barclays, Unilever and Mount Sinai, rely on MuleSoft to change and innovate faster, deliver differentiated customer experiences and increase operational efficiency making this a very intelligent buy for Salesforce.
“Every digital transformation starts and ends with the customer,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “Together, Salesforce and MuleSoft will enable customers to connect all of the information throughout their enterprise across all public and private clouds and data sources—radically enhancing innovation. I am thrilled to welcome MuleSoft to the Salesforce Ohana.”
Learn more about the acquisition here: https://www.salesforce.com/company/news-press/press-releases/2018/03/180320/