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Sprout Social and Salesforce extend partnership

Sprout Social has announced a new integration with Salesforce Service Cloud to provide brands with a 360-degree view of their customer interactions.

Earlier this year, Sprout Social and Salesforce launched a global partnership which made Sprout the preferred social media management solution for Salesforce customers. Building upon that partnership, the new Service Cloud integration ensures Salesforce customers can manage all of their social customer care requests directly from within Service Cloud while enriching customer CRM profiles with social data to provide a holistic view of customer interactions. This functionality becomes increasingly important as service organisations rank social media the #1 non-traditional channel they use for customer support.

In addition to the Service Cloud functionality, Sprout will also integrate Marketing Cloud Intelligence—Salesforce’s marketing analytics solution—into its platform to provide an automated method for bringing social data and insights into overall marketing dashboards in Salesforce and Intelligence.

Ryan Barretto, President of Sprout Social, said: “Deepening our integration with Salesforce will provide incredible value to our shared customers as social media and customer care become increasingly intertwined. Salesforce has been an incredible partner in rethinking the future of customer care as consumer behaviour and expectations continue to evolve. The past few years have brought about the centralisation of the entire customer journey onto social and the functionality we deliver through this partnership will ensure brands are empowered to deliver an amazing omnichannel experience.”

Nga Phan, Senior Vice President, Service Cloud Product Strategy, Salesforce, commented: “Social customer care is an integral part of the end-to-end service experience and our commitment to help customers deliver high-quality service at scale. We are thrilled to have Sprout Social, a leader in social media management, deeply integrated within Service Cloud to connect social channels with a unified omnichannel experience, where customers can engage with brands wherever and however they’d like.”

Sprout Social will have a booth at the Dreamforce 2022 event in San Francisco later this month. .