What are Salesforce industry clouds?

Salesforce Industry Cloud aims to fast-track the digital transformation within different industries by providing tailored solutions that can enhance customer experiences, streamline operations, and improve overall business efficiency.  Industry cloud platforms use innovative technologies and approaches, such as packaged business capabilities, industry-aware data fabrics and composable tooling to go beyond traditional cloud and create added value.

Over the past few years, Salesforce has dedicated efforts to develop industry-specific solutions, exemplified by offerings such as Financial Services Cloud, Health Cloud, and the Public Sector Cloud.  These customized Salesforce solutions are created with industry experts to assist modernizing your business, saving you time, lowering costs, and focusing on your customers.

Salesforce Industry Cloud Explained

These specialized solutions take the foundational elements of Salesforce’s core CRM and tailor them to the unique needs of specific industries. In Health Cloud, the emphasis shifts from traditional Accounts and Contacts to focus on Families and Patients. Similarly, Financial Services Cloud redirects attention from standard Opportunities and Products to concentrate on Financial Holdings and Assets.

To further enhance its Industries portfolio, Salesforce expanded with the acquisition of Vlocity in 2020. This acquisition broadened the spectrum of industry-specific clouds, extending into areas such as communications, media, and insurance.

Whatever size your business, Salesforce has specialized solutions to support the capabilities your business needs to thrive and grow.  

Current Salesforce Industry Cloud solutions exist for:



Consumer Goods

Higher Education

Energy and Utilities

Financial Services

Government and Public Sector

Healthcare and Life Sciences




Professional Services



Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality

What are the benefits of industry clouds?

Industry Clouds are specific offerings that are pre-built and packaged up for organizations to adopt. By implementing these solutions, you could reap a whole host of benefits, including a higher ROI, increased job demand, and better customer experience – all of which are essential in the current climate.

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