InfotechLead.com, a prominent IT news website targeting IT decisions makers and CIOs at enterprises, government, SMBs and start-ups, today announced InfotechLead Award 2017.
Salesforce, a the world’s largest CRM company based in the U.S., was selected as InfotechLead Award 2017 Business Software Company.
Salesforce aims to achieve $20 billion revenue in the next three years from $10 billion plus in 2017. Focus on customer retention with innovative products has enabled Salesforce to set company records in Q4 2017.
The business software company closed more deals in the fourth quarter than it closed in all of 2013. Eight of its top 10 customers expanded their IT contracts. Salesforce doubled the number of $20 million deals. Its $1 million plus deals grew 43 percent.
Partners have played a large part in Salesforce’s ability to be seen as a trusted adviser to customers’ digital transformations. Salesforce generated half of the new business via the partner ecosystem. This engagement from partners helped Salesforce to control its sales and marketing expenses.
Winners of InfotechLead Award 2017 were selected after individual consultation with the following jury members, who assembled at a major IT event in India end of last year.
# V Ananthanarayan, CIO of Sundaram Finance
# Rupinder Goel, CIO of Tata Communications
# Sanjeev Kumar, head of tech and security at Diageo
# Shijo Joseph, CIO of East West Seed
# GT Venkateshar Rao, IT department at Telengana Government
# Narendra Babu, DGM – IT at Ashok Leyland
Kizhakedath Media Services Pvt. Ltd., the publishers of InfotechLead.com, had received hundreds of nominations during the selection process.
“The jury members evaluated the winners based on the company’s contribution to the IT department, business outcome, their growth and the growth of their enterprise and individual clients,” Baburajan Kizhakedath, editor of InfotechLead.com, said.