By Dennis Callaghan  |  Posted 2003-12-01 Print this article Print

Theres a big focus on dashboards in your new release. Given that Siebel is moving into the business intelligence space, is hosted business intelligence services within the realm of possibilities for Salesforce.com or is this more just about delivering dashboards for CRM applications? Youll find that we have a complete CRM application, but youll find that we have a complete analytics environment online now also. We have all the dashboard systems, and its modularization of the dashboard, etc., but we also have complete analytics that we fully customize our reporting environment.
Reporting and analytics for us are integrated now. And dashboards are part of that overall environment. And so we have a full analytics engine as part of our service. When you get the next review of Salesforce.com in eWEEK, it will be very clear the huge depth we have in analytics. Also we have relationships with other analytics vendors.
Business Objects announced that theyve rewritten their product on top of our Sforce API. And also we have another partner called Synergex and other vendors who are doing more in analytics, and were also providing analytics capabilities. We have a very rich and we think highly competitive analytics environment. Youre cash flow positive and profitable. Isnt it about time to take the company public? Weve been cash flow positive for nine quarters. Weve been profitable every quarter this year. But I cant answer that question. It would be called solicitation, and you cant do that. So we have no comment on all IPO stuff. Discuss This in the eWEEK Forum


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel