Meet the cloud’s newest strategic partners: Salesforce and Google. The two companies announced a deal at Dreamforce late yesterday, with Google Cloud becoming Salesforce’s preferred public cloud provider alongside new product integrations.
There were four primary integrations announced. Salesforce Lightning for Gmail enables users to surface Salesforce CRM data in Gmail, as well as customer interactions from Gmail directly within Salesforce. Lightning for Sheets allows the Google spreadsheet tool to be embedded anywhere in Salesforce, while Quip – the word processing and productivity app bought by Salesforce last year – will be able to integrated with Google Drive and Calendar. Salesforce will also integrate with Hangouts.