Salesforce software may assist in distributing coronavirus vaccine

Salesforce.com on Wednesday said it adapted its business software to assist healthcare organizations and government entities distribute vaccines for the coronavirus once they become available, Reuters reported.
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The San Francisco-based business software company said the offering, called Work.com for Vaccines, will help cities, states and health-care groups track vaccine inventory levels, create online appointment portals and track how patients fare after being vaccinated.

“All these vaccines have various levels of quality and efficacy. We all know that they’re not all the same,” Salesforce.com Chief Executive Marc Benioff said. “And so technology will be really critical in separating the wheat from the chaff in the vaccine.”

Salesforce.com’s efforts build on tools rolled out in May aimed at modifying the company’s business software to help governments make re-opening decisions based on public health data and carry out contact tracing and other tasks related to the pandemic.

Salesforce said pricing will be based upon the unique requirements of each public agency or private healthcare organization.

“We get the government the price they need. We know a lot of people are under pressure, and we’re going to do whatever we can to make sure that they get the technology at the right price that that’s appropriate for them,” Marc Benioff said.

The timeline for a vaccine was a major focus of the U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday. Marc Benioff said the business software company plans to work with red states and blue states and has previously worked with both California and Texas.

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