Salesforce opens Bangkok office, deepens commitment to Thailand
By Digital News Asia July 12, 2021
- New office brings Salesforce closer to Thai customers
- Salesforce customers to add approx USD$1.6 bil new business revenue to Thailand’s economy
SOFTWARE vendor Salesforce.com announced its presence in Thailand with the opening of a dedicated office at Sukhumvit Road’s T-One building in Thonglor.
In a statement, the company said its expansion Thailand aims at creating more impact in the local Thai business community, while supporting growth throughout the Salesforce ecosystem.
This includes bringing Salesforce’s team and decision-making closer to Thai customers, it added.
“As Salesforce continues to gain momentum across Asean, we are thrilled to further our commitment to Thailand with the opening of our new office in Bangkok,” said Sujith Abraham, senior vice president for Asean at Salesforce.
Abraham said the expansion will strengthen our local commitment to our customers, while also serving the community through our not-for-profit and volunteer work.
Being closer to our customers means we are able to support their growth, inspire innovation, and help them connect to their customers in new ways, he added.
With an increased local presence, Salesforce plans to grow its Thai team by hiring over 10 more employees, based in Thailand, to further support its local customers, the company said.
Cloud computing continues to drive economic benefits in Thailand, and Salesforce is well-placed to help extend these benefits across the country, it claimed.
According to Salesforce, the industry is expected to grow by 19% from 2018 to 2024 and its customers are predicted to add up to US$1.6 billion (RM6.7 bil) in new business revenue to Thailand’s economy during the same period.
Citing an IDC Salesforce Economy report, Salesforce claimed the company and its partners will directly create more than 24,000 new local jobs by 2024, with a further 33,570 jobs created indirectly.
In addition to job creation, Salesforce’s Thai team supports local communities through Volunteer Time Off, it said.
To date, employees have donated over 900 hours of employee time to supporting not-for-profits across the country, it added.
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