Lars Ulrich and the guys from Metallica weren’t the only rockstars we celebrated at Dreamforce ‘18. We also honored our amazing partners at the 2nd annual Lightning Bolt Trailblazer Awards. Community Cloud customers have connected over 300 million users on the platform, and we continue to see massive growth as companies race to transform the digital experience for their customers and partners.
We push 29 communities live every day, which basically means a new community is about to make its debut as you’re reading this.
In 2016, our partners helped Salesforce customers take their communities to the next level by by building Lightning Bolt solutions designed to meet the needs of virtually every industry, including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare.
With Community Cloud, companies can build branded communities, websites, and next-gen portals that seamlessly integrate with the entire Salesforce ecosystem. Lightning Bolt takes it a step further by helping customers go to market 80% faster — with packaged solutions for industries.
Today, we have over 50 partner-built solutions tailored to specific industry use cases, including
Supercharging insurance agent productivity
Empowering patient engagement
Building retail and franchise communications
Simplifying supplier relationship management
Innovating connected manufacturing
Last month, we presented 19 Boltys to partners who have combined deep industry expertise with the power of the Salesforce Platform to drive new levels of customer success. Winners were recognized at a private event at Dreamforce ‘18 on September 26.
Trailblazer of the Year: Accenture
Best Bolt for Retail: OSF Commerce
Best Bolt for Consumer Goods: PwC
Best Bolt for Manufacturing: CGI
Best Bolt for Financial Services: PwC
Best Bolt for Healthcare and Life Sciences: Accenture
Best Bolt for High Tech: 7Summits
Best Bolt with Lightning Flow: Appirio
Most Repeatable Customer Success with Bolt: Groundswell
Best Performing Bolt on AppExchange: PwC: Source2Pay
Codey's Fan Favorite Bolt: Traction on Demand
Most Active Bolt Trailblazer: Phil Weinmeister, 7Summits
Breakout EMEA Bolt Partner: Advanced Communities
Best Bolt for Higher Education: Appirio
Best Bolt for PRM: Sundog
Best Bolt for Self-Service: Magnet360
Best Bolt for Migration: Paladin
Best Bolt for Employee Engagement: Cadalys
Best Bolt for ISV Innovation: Appinium
Salesforce has ambitious goals; our partners are the fuel that helps us achieve those goals faster. With the Salesforce Platform, partners can accelerate time-to-market for our customers and tap into over 150,000 Salesforce users through the AppExchange. Additionally, our customers can create new digital experiences that extend the power of the platform — without huge investments in time or resources.
Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners! We can’t wait to see what you build in 2019.