Salesforce buying Tableau for $15.7 billion
Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images.
Salesforce on Monday announced it will acquire data analytics company Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in stock.
The bottom line: This is about deepening customer engagement via data analytics in the cloud, much like what we saw last week when Google paid $2.6 billion to buy Looker.