Salesforce, the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform provider, has agreed data visualisation specialist Tableau Software. Tableau’s share price jumped by around a third on Monday (10 June), following the news.
The deal could soon make the data collected by Salesforce’s Customer 360 package far more visually engaging and easier to digest. Salesforce has acquired more than 60 coampnies in the latest two decades by Tableau is its biggest deal to date.
Tableu’s user-friendly software is employed by almost 90,000 organisations worldwide including the likes of Verizon and Netflix.
The deal returns Tableau’s Oscar-winning co-founder, Patrick Hanrahan, to billionaire status, despite Hanrahan, an early Pixar employee, reportedly only spending 20% of his time at Tableau.