Employee Development software
Updated: July 12, 2019
2019. 15Five raised $30.7M to expand its employee development toolkit
15Five, which builds software and services to help organisations and their employees evaluate their performance, as well as set and meet goals, has closed a Series B round of $30.7 million, money that it plans to use to continue building out the functionality of its core product — self-evaluations that take “15 minutes to write, 5 minutes to read” — as well as expand into new services that will sit alongside that. At the same time that 15Five works on productizing these principles into software form, it seems that the secondary idea will be to bring in more services and coaching into the mix alongside 15Five’s existing SaaS model. 15Five’s approach is to create a focus on building an easy way for employees to think about and set goals for themselves on a regular basis.
2012. Top 7 Dreamforce stories
At the Dreamforce 12 conference Salesforce presented a lot of new products, but the problem is that most of these new products either had been already presented at the conference last year, or will become live to next year's conference. So, we'll just briefly go over the main ones: 1. Salesforce Marketing Cloud has absorbed the acquired services Radian6 and Buddy Media and become the most powerful social marketing tool in the world. 2. Service for employee development and business goals achievement Work.com is already live and appeared in the top six Salesforce's products on the home page of the company site 3. Salesforce's version of Dropbox for Enterprise (ChatterBox) will appear next year. It's main feature will be the "social context" of stored files 4. Communities and chat in the Chatter (announced a year ago) are finally available 5. Also available the HTML5 interface Salesforce Touch, which allows to access any Salesforce application from any mobile device. Interestingly, that few days ago the Internet giant Facebook announced the 180-degree turn from HTML5 to mobile apps 6. Next year, Salesforce will launch the service, code-named Salesforce Identity, which would become a universal authentication tool for enterprise applications, like Facebook is for public sites 7. The PaaS-platform Heroku (owned by Salesforce) adds support for Java and becomes much more attractive for developing and hosting enterprise applications (previously it supported only Ruby)