Vlocity Continues Global Expansion with Strong Growth and Momentum in Europe

Industry Cloud Apps Leader Shows Triple Digit Growth and Extends European Presence with New Offices, 20+ Partnerships.

Jan 26, 2016 by Vlocity
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Strong EMEA Momentum

Rapid Growth in Industry Cloud App Adoption, New Customers include Sky Plc Group, Swisscom Fastweb, Wolters Kluwer, Old Mutual and Mercedes Benz Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO – January 26, 2016 – Vlocity, a leading industry cloud software company, today announced continued global expansion and rapid business growth with a strengthened European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) footprint that includes several new offices, more than 20 industry partnerships, and a growing number of key customers including Sky Italia, Fastweb, Wolters Kluwer, Old Mutual, and Mercedes Benz—resulting in triple-digit growth in the region over the past year. The company now has ten offices in the region including a new presence in Germany, which comes on the heels of the 2015 opening of locations in Milan, Paris and the prestigious Leadenhall building of London.

Vlocity’s strong EMEA growth signifies the increasing importance of the company’s solutions, built 100 percent natively on the Salesforce platform.

“I am impressed with the speed at which Vlocity has entered the EMEA markets, and the praise they are garnering from our important customers,” said Miguel Milano, President EMEA, Salesforce. “I see Vlocity’s deep industry solutions and domain expertise driving significant value for our joint customers and look forward to our continued work with Vlocity to ensure customer success.”

“When we launched Vlocity, we made the strategic decision to be a global company from the beginning, as companies in every country appreciate the need to deliver superior industry-specific and omnichannel customer experiences,” said David Schmaier, CEO and Founder of Vlocity. “Our strategic partnership with Salesforce and the momentum in EMEA are driven by our world-class team. Our success in EMEA validates the incredible demand for industry-specific solutions in the cloud, and is yet another proof point that Salesforce and Vlocity together are driving the next major wave of superior sales and service enablement.”

"Our incredible growth in Europe is attributed to both our customer success and our partnership with Salesforce," said Dominic Dinardo, Managing Director of Vlocity EMEA. "Salesforce brings the most powerful platform in the world, and an incredible ecosystem of partners to our customers. They are more than the world’s #1 CRM provider; they are the world’s #1 company for innovation.”

Seasoned Industry Leaders Join Vlocity

Vlocity EMEA has recently hired a number of seasoned executives with decades of deep industry experience, including:

  • Dominic Dinardo, Managing Director of Vlocity EMEA. Mr. Dinardo, was formerly the General Manager Europe, Veeva, Inc. and Global SVP Sales Engineering for Salesforce.com.
  • Jean-Marie Pierron, VP Communications and Media. Mr. Pierron was formerly Managing Director at Accenture, leading EMEA Communications and media thought leadership and client engagement.
  • Vijay Sood, Director of Professional Services, EMEA. Mr. Sood was formerly Director of Solutions Delivery for Salesforce, and Service Delivery Director for Oracle EMEA.
  • Ed Butterworth, Regional Vice President EMEA. Mr. Butterworth previously led regional activities for Salesforce, Software AG and Business Development at Vodafone.

Salesforce and Vlocity Host Customer Webinar with Sky Italia

Salesforce and Vlocity recently hosted a webinar that enjoyed strong attendance entitled: Sky Italia Transforms Omnichannel Experience While Modernizing Legacy IT. Sky Italia, part of the international Sky Plc Group, is Italy’s leading provider of pay TV serving over 13 million viewers. The webinar featured a detailed CRM initiative overview from Gabriele Scarponi, CIO of Sky Italia, on how Sky is transforming its business and IT while focusing on delivering world-class customer experiences across all channels and devices.  Click here to view a replay of the Sky Webinar.

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