Why Moving to Salesforce’s Industry-Specific Solutions Should be on Your Tech Roadmap

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Industries, Salesforce

The Evolution of

Salesforce Industry-Specific Solutions

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving business landscape, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for success. Technology plays a pivotal role in this journey, and for many organizations, Salesforce has been a trusted partner in their digital transformation efforts. Salesforce’s robust suite of tools and services has empowered businesses to streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and drive growth. Salesforce’s commitment to innovation goes even further with its Industry Clouds.

Salesforce’s Industry Clouds were introduced to cater to the specific needs of various sectors. Industry Clouds have come a long way, maturing and evolving to become powerful solutions that warrant a closer look from businesses across the board. In this blog post, we’ll delve into why moving to Salesforce’s Industry-Specific Solutions should be a key consideration for your organization, and we’ll highlight three prominent Industry Clouds: Salesforce Media Cloud, Salesforce Communications Cloud, and Salesforce Consumer Goods Cloud.

Salesforce and V2 Media Cloud Partnership

The Evolution of Salesforce Industry Clouds

Before we explore the Industry Clouds in detail, let’s first understand why these solutions have become such a compelling option for businesses today.

  1. Purpose-Built for Your Industry

One of the standout features of Salesforce Industry Clouds is their tailored approach. Unlike generic CRM, CPQ and Order Management solutions, these Industry Clouds are purpose-built for specific sectors, which means the internal data model is finely tuned to match the intricacies and nuances of your industry. This level of alignment brings immense benefits.

  1. Increased Time to Value

By utilizing an Industry Cloud, you’re not starting from scratch. You’re leveraging a system that has been architected with an understanding of the unique workflows, data structures, and processes of your industry. This leads to quicker implementations, smoother user adoption, and, ultimately, improved efficiency across your organization.

  1. Access to Industry Best Practices & Solutions

Salesforce has collaborated extensively with industry experts and thought leaders during the development of these Industry Clouds. This means you’re getting access to industry-specific best practices right out of the box. For instance, consider the variance in opportunity forecasting from one industry to another. In healthcare, it may involve predicting patient admissions, while in manufacturing, it could relate to inventory turnover. Similarly, order management in e-commerce vastly differs from that in financial services. Salesforce’s Industry Clouds come tailored to these unique processes. In healthcare, it means capturing and processing patient data precisely, while in e-commerce, it’s about managing online orders efficiently. These tailored approaches have profound impacts on things like user adoption, as employees can immediately relate to familiar workflows, and also on scalability for your organization at large, ensuring that your technology infrastructure can effortlessly accommodate industry-specific demands.

  1. Future-Proofing Your Tech Stack

With the rapid pace of technological advancements, staying current can be challenging. Salesforce Industry Clouds provide a degree of future-proofing because they are continually updated and refined to stay in sync with industry trends and emerging technologies. Customers benefit from Salesforce’s three releases per year, with the comfort of knowing each release will include industry-specific features and functionality that are relevant to their organization. 

Exploring Salesforce Industry Clouds in Depth

Now that we’ve outlined the overarching benefits, let’s dive into three specific Industry Clouds and understand their unique advantages:

Media Cloud

Salesforce Media Cloud

Key Benefits:

  • Streamlined Ad Sales Prospect-to-Order Flows: Efficiently manage the entire advertising sales process from lead generation to order fulfillment.
  • Optimized Subscriber Lifecycle Journey: Reduce churn by personalizing your customer experience and drive subscriber engagement that leads to loyalty.
  • Toolkit to Quickly Deploy Custom Solutions & Integrations: Seamlessly incorporate OmniStudio integration procedures, enabling organizations to swiftly deploy custom solutions and integrations tailored to their unique needs.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Advanced analytics tools provide actionable insights to optimize ad sales and subscription management engagement.

Who Should Consider It:

Ad Sales organizations span multiple segments including print, digital, out-of-home, radio and podcast, TV, OTT, sports leagues and franchises, live events and entertainment companies, and more, as well as any company with a content-oriented subscription-based business.

Comms Cloud

Salesforce Communications Cloud

Key Benefits:

  • 360-Degree Customer View: Gain a comprehensive understanding of your customers’ needs and preferences to deliver personalized communications.
  • Streamlined Sales & Service: Empower your team with a seamless, integrated platform that streamlines sales and service operations, enhancing customer engagement and satisfaction across multiple channels.
  • Integrated Engagement: Seamlessly connect with customers across multiple channels, from social media to email and beyond.
  • Integrated Order Management & Field Service Operations: Integrating order management and field service operations will help drive efficient service delivery and increased customer satisfaction.

Who Should Consider It:

Telecommunications companies spanning ILECs and CLECs, ISPs, and organizations in the communication sector aim to enhance customer experiences and streamline communication processes.


Salesforce Consumer Goods Cloud

Key Benefits:

  • Retail Execution Excellence: Optimize in-store operations, merchandising, and sales planning to drive revenue growth.
  • Demand Forecasting: Leverage AI-powered forecasting to ensure products are available when and where consumers need them.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Gain real-time visibility into market trends and consumer behavior to make informed decisions.

Who Should Consider It:

Consumer goods manufacturers, distributors, and retailers striving to boost sales, improve supply chain management, and enhance customer experiences.

In conclusion, Salesforce’s Industry Clouds represent a pivotal shift in the CRM landscape. They are no longer just an option but a strategic imperative for businesses looking to thrive in today’s competitive markets. The benefits of these purpose-built solutions are clear: greater alignment with industry needs, enhanced efficiency, and access to industry best practices.

If you’re in the Media, Communications, or Consumer Goods sectors, the Salesforce Industry Clouds we discussed here could be the missing piece of your tech roadmap. Embrace these solutions to unlock new levels of success and drive your organization towards a brighter future.

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If you are in the Telecommunications industry and need expert advice on tackling these challenges, V2 Strategic Advisors is here to help. Contact our team to explore how Salesforce can transform your business and drive you toward sustained success. Together, let’s conquer the challenges and build a brighter future for your organization.

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Brett Carneiro

Brett Carneiro


Brett Carneiro is the Director of Marketing for V2 Strategic Advisors, helping to elevate the awareness of our brand and approach within the Salesforce and Partner ecosystem. Brett also works as a Sr. Sales Engineer, helping to run product demos and discovery sessions with clients, showing teams the 'Art of the Possible', using the latest products and V2 configurations that are available to solve business problems and increase efficency and profitability. Brett has been working in the marketing and sales space for more than 15+ years and has worked on both the brand and agency side. Additonally, in 2018, Brett earned an M.B.A. in Marketing, and also holds several active Salesforce certifcations.