As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt routines, families, communities, and businesses, it’s more important than ever that we each do our part to come together and help one another.
Salesforce, Simplus’ long-time partner and investor, is doing a number of things to help alleviate some of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, as outlined in a customer letter this week. Take a look at what may help you, your family, or your business during these uniquely challenging circumstances:
1. First of all, like many businesses, Salesforce’s workforce is going remote and digital to slow the spread of and protect each other from COVID-19. However, in the interim period while everyone works from home, Salesforce is continuing to pay its vendor hourly service providers.
2. Salesforce is turning its in-person events into digitally reimagined virtual events. Already, this has been wildly successful, with over 80,000 digital customers attending World Tour Sydney and the second annual Trailblazing Women Summit attracting 1.2 million online viewers. Simplus, too, is promoting digital events to help companies prepare for and address disruption. Check out our manufacturing event happening today!
3. All over the world, Salesforce is supporting local communities with donations and philanthropic initiatives. This includes making Salesforce technology available for the organizations and businesses that could really use it during this crisis.
4. Salesforce Health Cloud is providing free access to the qualified emergency response teams, hospitals, and call centers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Response Package includes Salesforce Health Cloud, Shield, Community Cloud, and Trailhead to provide affected and overwhelmed areas with a comprehensive healthcare technology solution. Read more about the Response Package here.
5. One of Salesforce’s more recent acquisitions, Tableau, has created a free data hub to better understand the virus in near real-time. This data has been compiled in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organization.
6. Quip Starter, a collaboration tool for distributed teams that embeds with Salesforce, will be available for free to any Salesforce customer or non-profit organization through September 30, 2020.
7. Salesforce has created a free, publicly-available Trailmix. This Trailmix is full of modules for personal wellbeing and work-from-home tips, and it’s all accessible on Trailhead.