Microsoft's Stutz Rumored to Have Joined Salesforce.com
Bob Stutz, Microsoft’s corporate vice president in charge of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM business, has reportedly left the company to join rival and business partner Salesforce.com as its chief analytics officer.
Analytics is a new area for Salesforce.com, which only entered that market last year with the launch of its Wave Analytics platform.
Stutz, a 20-year veteran in business applications development, was senior vice president and general manager of business solutions at HP prior to joining Microsoft in 2012. Before HP, Stutz held several executive roles at SAP, Siebel Systems, Intrepid Systems, and Sybase.
Jujhar Singh, general manager of the Microsoft Dynamics business unit, will replace Stutz at Microsoft.
Though Salesforce.com and Microsoft offer some competing CRM products, the two companies have been strengthening ties and building product integrations for the past two years. Microsoft was even rumored to have been pursuing a deal to purchase Salesforce.com earlier this year.
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