Salesforce has continued their acquisition spree with field service computer firm ClickSoftware. They had recently acquired data visualization software company Tableau for a lofty $15.3 billion. The acquisition of ClickSoftware was facilitated in order to accelerate the growth of their service cloud business and continue to expand their engagement capabilities.
ClickSoftware was founded in 1997 and was previously purchased by private equity firm Francisco Partners in 2015. The deal will be enabled this fall after standard regulatory procedures. With their recent acquisitions, Salesforce has positioned itself to be the undisputed leader in field service and customer relationship management for the foreseeable future.