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US News Official: Salesforce Acquires Slack for $ 27.7 Billion

01:15  02 december  2020
01:15  02 december  2020 Source:   drwindows.de

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Salesforce is paying $ 27 . 7 billion for Slack , according to the press release. “Under the terms of the agreement, Slack shareholders will receive .79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of Salesforce common stock for each Slack share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $ 27 . 7 billion based on

It's official . After reportedly entering high-level, late-stage talks, Salesforce , one of the newest members of the Dow 30, has agreed to buy Slack , a Here are the juicy details: $ 27 . 7 billion in cash and stock, giving the corporate software giant a popular workplace-communications platform in one of

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Microsoft is getting a new and stronger competitor: After rumors about the a good week ago, Salesforce made the takeover of Slack official this evening. At USD 27.7 billion, this is the most expensive takeover in the company's history, and in total also slightly exceeds Microsoft's takeover of LinkedIn. Salesforce aims to complete the takeover by the 2nd quarter of its own fiscal year 2022.

Slack, which so far has around 12 million users and is thus far behind the number of users from Microsoft Teams, is to be closely interwoven with all of Salesforce's cloud services in the future. At the same time, it should be the new face of Salesforce Customer 360 and focus even more on the business and enterprise sector. After the takeover is complete, the company will then be integrated as a separate department within Salesforce. The line should remain with the current Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

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Salesforce approaches Slack with acquisition offer - Software. According to WSJ's latest report, Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack . Acquiring Slack , which has a market valuation near billion , would be Salesforce 's biggest deal ever and produce an enterprise software powerhouse.

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Slack is certainly one of the biggest names alongside Teams and Zoom, but the free version of the service could be of particular interest in the future. This is also very popular with small teams and they could certainly be forced to switch after the takeover when the integration into Salesforce is complete. In addition to Microsoft, there are plenty of alternatives from other technology giants, including of course Google Chat and Google Meet, Amazon Chime or the Zulip belonging to Dropbox. In addition, there are smaller services such as Zenchat, self-hosted variants such as RocketChat or Mattermost or the Matrix protocol, which can be used with the Element reference client and is gaining users, especially with authorities and countries.

Either way, Microsoft is now facing even greater competition from Salesforce, which, in addition to the previous competition to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Dynamics, is now also daring the frontal attack on Microsoft Teams.

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