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Salesforce CEO Benioff Says Work.com Platform Helps Reopening Businesses 'Be Safer At The Office'

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Salesforce CEO Benioff Says Work.com Platform Helps Reopening Businesses 'Be Safer At The Office'

The coronavirus pandemic will "still be with us" when the global economy re-opens over the coming days and weeks, but salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) has a plan to help owners "re-open safely."

Salesforce Announces Work.com

Salesforce launched Monday a new software line called Work.com with the purpose of helping its customers "get back to work and do it safely," CEO Marc Benioff said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

Work.com helps companies deal with employee wellness assessment, shift management, contact tracing, emergency response management and grants and volunteer management, according to a company press release.

In the CNBC interview, Benioff said Work.com uses information technology to mitigate the virus. 

"We can do things to help people be safer at the office," the CEO said. 

Work Will Be Different, Benioff Says

The new Salesforce platform is built on the "best advice, the best words" from not only doctors but organizations dedicated to advising businesses on how best to open, Benioff said.

This is the result of the reality that, as people return to work, there will be many things "we're going to have to do differently," he said. 

Workers will have full access to a community, apps and advisors, Benioff said. The combination of these three resources in Work.com will help businesses reopen safely, he said. 

Salesforce CEO: Virus Has No Finish Line

The new platform is merely part of the beginning of "next-generation technology" to mitigate health dangers and there is "no finish line" in battling against a virus, Benioff said.

Salesforce shares were trading 3.14% higher at $161.26 at the time of publication Monday. 

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