Salesforce.com Inc. has unveiled software aimed at helping companies and government offices safely reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The applications, collectively called Work.com, will help organizations orchestrate shifts for when groups of employees can work in the office, as well as manage emergency response procedures and conduct manual contact tracing, the company said Monday in a statement. There’s also a tool to let workers self-report their wellness.
Salesforce, the leader in software for managing customer relationships, said it wants to help organizations navigate a “complicated recovery phase” to the Covid-19 pandemic. The U.S. government is keen to lift stay-at-home orders across the country to bounce back from an economic contraction, but it hasn’t been able to provide mass testing or contact-tracing nationwide to give Americans confidence that they are safe.
San Francisco-based Salesforce has sought to play an active role during the pandemic, telling its workers to stay home even before it was mandated and encouraging other businesses to promise not to lay off employees during the crisis. At the direction of Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff, the company has procured 50 million pieces of personal protective equipment from China to distribute to U.S. states and hospitals.
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