Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to launch a new subscription software service aimed at small businesses, in collaboration with enterprise software company Salesforce.com Inc. The software service, called VIIZR, will be offered starting next year by the automaker's Ford Pro commercial vehicle and services unit. Based on Salesforce technology, the system will digitize paperwork for contractors, repair technicians and other trades people, and start at $39 per month per user, Ford said.
DEARBORN, Mich., December 07, 2021--Ford today announced the launch of VIIZR, a new field service tool built on Salesforce and designed to meet the needs of the small business owners that keep America running – such as plumbers, electricians, and heating and ventilation technicians. VIIZR will help small businesses simplify key commercial activities such as invoicing, scheduling and managing requests, so they can focus on serving their customers from anywhere.
After spending years in neutral gear, eclipsed by exciting new names like Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), automotive giant Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) appears to be executing strongly on its energetic new modernization strategy. The automaker just released its November 2021 sales report, which shows possibly unsurprising year-over-year (YOY) growth from 2020's troubled market. While supply chains remain crimped and a variety of swirling economic and logistic factors are hampering the automotive sector, Ford reports its total vehicle sales rose 5.9% in November.