Salesforce and Tableau FAQ

Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tableau, combining the world’s #1 CRM with the #1 analytics platform to supercharge customers’ digital transformations. More information is available in our press release, and here are some frequently asked questions:

Who is Tableau?
Tableau pioneered self-service analytics with an intuitive analytics platform that empowers people of any skill level to work with data. More than 86,000 organizations around the world, such as Charles Schwab, Verizon, Schneider Electric, Southwest and Netflix, rely on Tableau to help them see and understand data.

How will Salesforce customers benefit from this combination?
Companies of every size and industry are transforming how they do business in the digital age—customers and data are at the heart of those transformations. With Tableau, Salesforce will play an even greater role in driving digital transformation, enabling companies around the world to tap into data across their entire business and surface deeper insights to make smarter decisions, drive intelligent, connected customer experiences and accelerate innovation. With Tableau and Einstein together, Salesforce will deliver the most intelligent and intuitive analytics and visualization platform for every department and every user at any company.

How will Tableau customers benefit from being part of the Salesforce family?
As part of Salesforce, Tableau will be positioned to scale and further its mission to help people see and understand data. Following close, Tableau will operate independently within Salesforce under the Tableau brand, driving forward a continued focus on its mission, customers and community with the full power of Salesforce behind them.

How will Salesforce support Tableau’s strategy and product roadmap?
Salesforce is committed to Tableau’s roadmap and vision. As part of the world’s #1 CRM company, Tableau will be able to accelerate its mission and deliver even more innovation to more people, faster than ever before. Tableau is going to continue to be laser-focused on delivering the innovations in analytics that customers need.

How will the acquisition affect the Salesforce Analytics product roadmap?
Salesforce has the best analytics for CRM with Einstein Analytics and Datorama. Tableau has the #1 analytics platform for every department and everyone at a company. With the acquisition of Tableau, Einstein Analytics and Datorama will continue to be core to our analytics strategy. We will be working over the next few months to jointly build a product roadmap that takes advantage of all the unique capabilities of each technology and brings to market a solution or set of solutions that enhances all three products.

When will the transaction close?
The acquisition of Tableau is expected to be completed in Salesforce’s fiscal third quarter ending October 31, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including the tender by Tableau stockholders of shares representing a majority of the Tableau common stock voting power, assuming all shares tendered or converted will be counted on a one-vote-per-share basis, and the receipt of regulatory approvals.