Salesforce, the world’s fastest growing cloud services company, formally announced the opening of their new business footprint in Hyderabad in India. The San Francisco-based company officially cut the ribbon at their latest customer service and product development hub on Wednesday. With this, Salesforce India moves into the blooming programmer’s capital of Asia — Hyderabad in Telangana State. The new Center of Excellence (CoE) facility was inaugurated by Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao in the presence of Katherine B. Hadda, U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad, and Srini Tallapragada, President, Technology, and Product at Salesforce.
Salesforce released an official statement revealing its plans to leverage cloud computing ecosystem in India, especially in Hyderabad and Bangalore.
“Our research with IDC shows that the benefits of cloud computing coming from Salesforce customers in India will add a GDP impact of $4.2 billion to the Indian economy.”
“Salesforce plans to expand team of enterprise software engineers as well as customer success representatives in Hyderabad, establishing one of its largest engineering and customer success centers globally,” Salesforce said in a statement.
Back in June 2016, Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris said, “We are thrilled to be expanding our presence and deepening our commitment to India, home to some of the best technology talent in the world,”
As per latest information, Salesforce India is looking to expand its business presence in other localities around Hyderabad and Siddipet with 1-1-1 model. With the arrival of the fastest growing martech company, Hyderabad is expected to feature among the top global cities considered ideal for accelerated business growth.
Meanwhile, Salesforce affirmed its earlier commitment to invest heavily on its expansion in India, creating more than 1000 jobs in the country by 2020. Salesforce Academic Alliance Programme and Salesforce Developer Relations are currently partnering the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to train 2,000 programmers and 100 researchers for the next couple of years.