Software giant Salesforce.com On Wednesday it was announced that the company is expanding its workplace health monitoring applications to help distribute vaccines.
The company launched the Work.com for Vaccines platform to help governments deliver vaccines designed for various diseases, including a number of highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccines that are in emergency development contain the biggest global health crisis in over a century.
The platform will also be useful for coordinating flu vaccinations and other funds, CEO Marc Benioff told CNBC’s Jim Cramer.
“We are in a situation right now, Jim, in which vaccination is one of the most important things we can do for public health,” said the internet entrepreneur in a “Mad Money” interview. “We have hundreds of new vaccines for Covid. It will be one of the greatest logistical and technological challenges in the history of the planet.”
As part of the company’s Customer 360 platform, Salesforce developed Work.com for Vaccines applications to coordinate the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and vaccinate billions of people around the world. The program will be useful for other purposes as well, including functions for managing vaccine inventories, scheduling appointments, and monitoring patient health.
“Salesforce is now building and delivering our new Work.com for vaccines and expanding our hugely successful Work.com product that has served so many states and nation-states [and] Companies are thriving during the pandemic, “said Benioff.
The Work.com for Vaccines announcement comes months after the company launched the program to help companies get workers back into the office as the country began to recover from a brutal deadlock that plunged the economy into recession crashed. Home stay orders have been placed across the country to help contain a deadly virus that has been linked to more than 200,000 United States this year alone.
Aside from wearing a mask and social distancing, public health officials say a vaccine is the most effective way to protect public health and help society return to a new normal.
“I’m done with Covid. I’m ready for this to be over so we can go back to the life we had, but none of this will happen until we are all vaccinated,” said Benioff.