Salesforce vs Microsoft: Why customers choose Microsoft over Salesforce

“Why choose Microsoft over Salesforce?” was asked of me recently. In this post, I will highlight a few details of my response.

Both Salesforce and Microsoft offer vibrant ecosystems. However, Microsoft offers clear advantages to customers who are educated on the breadth of Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Facts that empower customer’s advantage with Microsoft:
Microsoft built its first data center in 1989.
Microsoft has invested more than $15 Billion in cloud infrastructure.
Microsoft runs over 200 cloud services (from Azure to Xbox)
Microsoft has built one of the most connected commercial cloud networks in the world: 100 data centers in 54 regions, 70,000 miles of fiber, 130 edge sites
Microsoft’s leadership in global infrastructure includes the co-development of the Marea cable. The first and most technologically advanced subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic.  Spanning 4,000-miles from Virginia to Spain, it’s staggering ability to deliver 160 terabits-per-second is more than 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection.

Security in the Cloud
Microsoft spends more than $1B on cyber security annually.
Microsoft’s Security Operations Center processes 7 Trillion cyber events per day. (For nearly two decades, Microsoft has been turning threats into useful intelligence that can help fortify it’s ecosystem and protect customers.)
Microsoft’s cloud is used by >95% of the Fortune 500
Microsoft offers complete SaaS (Office 365, Dynamics 365 & LinkedIn), PaaS, IaaS and hybrid cloud with Azure 600+ Services

Office 365 + Dynamics 365 + LinkedIn = Better Together Customer Advantage
Microsoft’s LinkedIn network has 500+ Million active users and tight integration with Dynamics 365, Sales & Talent.

See a demonstration of how Microsoft’s Office 365, Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn are better together and give sales teams a unique advantage that drives more revenue.