Friday, August 22, 2014

Salesforce.com extends its reign as Forbes magazine's most innovative company.

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Forbes magazine has once again named salesforce.com as the year's most innovative company. It marks the fourth consecutive year Salesforce holds the title and the company has held the top spot every year Forbes has released the list.

SkyPlanner is not surprised Salesforce walks away with the distinction once again. In the decade since it became a public company Salesforce has exploded from less than a 1,000 employees to more than 13,000. Revenue generation has seen even more explosive growth as $50 million annual revenue dropped a zero but gained in a "B" as the company recorded $5 billion in revenue last year.

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
Salesforce's success begins at the top. CEO Marc Benioff is the catalyst that keeps the company striving to be at the forefront of innovation. His constant pushing of boundaries has sprouted an incredible line of business-optimization products. And when an existing Salesforce offering isn't living up to the standard he believes customers deserve he isn't shy about acquiring a company who does it better, as is the case with Heroku and ExactTarget.

Benioff's management style, based on his V2MOM philosophy, encourages employees of all levels to push boundaries themselves because he trusts them to figure out the best ways to get things done.  V2MOM stands for "vision, values, methods, obstacles, and measure."

The infographic below highlights why Salesforce has ruled the rankings for the previous three years:

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We at SkyPlanner are extremely proud to be associated with such a respected company, and as South Florida's largest group of Certified Salesforce Developer's are also proud to be able to share all the best things about Salesforce with our customers. 

Sources:
  1. Konrad, Alex. "Salesforce Innovation Secrets: How Marc Benioff's Team Stays On Top." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 20 Aug. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2014.
  2. Stanford, Emily. "Fourth Time's a Charm: Salesforce Named." Blog. Salesforce.com, 20 Aug. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2014.
  3. "The World's Most Innovative Companies." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 20 Aug. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2014.
  4. "How Salesforce.com Became the Most Innovative Company 3 Years in a Row - Salesforce.com." Salesforce.com. Salesforce, n.d. Web. 20 Aug. 2014.