back to article HP Inc dumps Salesforce, adopts Microsoft's cloudy CRM

Microsoft's customer relationship management cloud is well-regarded, but most of the noise in the field is made by and about Salesforce and Oracle. But Redmond now has bragging rights over both, as it's revealed HP Inc has signed up for its Dynamics service for “CRM solution for our direct selling, partners and service”. …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Kind of surprised by that move

    HP was Salesforce's biggest customer (at least when HP was a unified company). Well, perhaps the new PC side of the company felt the need to make nice with the PC software giant. All one big happy family, and MS Dynamics is a good CRM.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    As someone lumbered with Salesforce's product

    I have to ask what took HP so long?

  3. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Coming soon (well in a year or so)

    Microsoft buys HPE (or what little there is left of it by then)

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Coming soon (well in a year or so)

      Well, if HP really was their biggest customer, it won't be long 'till Salesforce is ripe for the picking. Might be bought by someone who sits on a big pile of cash and is looking for a suitable tax writeofff... Nudge nudge, wink wink.

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "perhaps [HP] just reckons Microsoft offers a superior CRM"

    Nah, you see it's just that Philip is the nephew of a board member and he just got a job at Redmond.

    Now his uncle is going to get a shiny new Mercedes SL.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "perhaps [HP] just reckons Microsoft offers a superior CRM"

      No it's just that HP always does what MS tells them

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