HP Signs 6-Year Deal With Microsoft CRM In ‘Salesforce Takeout’

In a major industry move, HP, Inc. has signed a six-year deal to partner with Microsoft’s cloud-based Dynamics CRM after previously employing Salesforce’s technology.

HP will now deploy Microsoft Dynamics to thousands of employees across its enterprise. This adds on to HP’s previous deploys of Azure, Office 365, and other Microsoft Cloud offerings, the company announced this week.

“We have chosen Microsoft Dynamics as our CRM solution for our direct selling, partners and services,” said Jon Flaxman, HP Chief Operating Officer, in a statement. “This brings us a cloud-based solution that delivers a more effective and efficient collaboration engine across our business.”

At the Deutsche Bank Technology conference this week, Microsoft’s cloud chief Scott Guthrie said the collaboration between his company and HP was a “salesforce takeout,” according to businessinsider.com.

According to the report, Salesforce is the global CRM applications software leader three years running, with a 20-percent growth rate from 2014 to 2015.

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