IBM acquires 7Summits to deepen its salesforce consulting expertise
For more than 10 years, 7Summits has specialized in projects based on software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications from Salesforce. IBM launched its Salesforce consulting practice in earnest by acquiring Bluewolf in 2016. The IBM consulting practice is designed to help organizations achieve that goal by either standardizing on Salesforce SaaS applications or integrating them with other SaaS applications from Salesforce rivals such as SAP, Adobe, and ServiceNow. The Einstein engine from Salesforce is optimized for Salesforce applications, while Watson AI technologies are applied more broadly across the enterprise, noted Papas. Papas declined to say whether IBM planned any further acquisitions among consulting firms that have Salesforce expertise, but he wouldnâ€™t necessarily rule it out, either.