CRM company Salesforce plans to use Google Cloud Platform for its core services as part of the company’s international infrastructure expansion.
The companies will also offer integrations that connect Salesforce with G Suite, enabling customers to access between Salesforce Lightning and Quip and Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sheets.
Salesforce’s more than 150,000 customers (only eligible) that are new to Google’s productivity and collaboration services will be able to use G Suite at no charge for up to one year. G Suite is used by more than 3.5 million businesses globally.
“Our up-to-a-year at no cost offer makes it possible for eligible Salesforce customers to experience G Suite’s transformative impact,” said Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud. “This will all be a big win for our customers and partners.”
The companies will integrate Salesforce with Google Analytics, connecting sales, marketing and advertising data across Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Google Analytics 360, for the first time.
In addition, Google will continue to use Salesforce as its preferred CRM provider to engage with its cloud customers in new and meaningful ways, while Salesforce will continue to use G Suite as its preferred email and productivity provider.
“There has never been an easier way for companies to run their entire business in the cloud—from productivity apps, email and analytics, to sales, service and marketing apps, this partnership will help make our customers smarter and more productive,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.
Meanwhile, Salesforce revealed fiscal 2019 revenue guidance of $12.45 billion to $12.5 billion, for year-over-year revenue growth of 20 percent.
The Quip Live Apps integration with Google Drive is expected to be available in the first half of 2018 with any Quip Enterprise License, for $25 per user, per month.