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3 Takeaways From Salesforce's Tableau Acquisition

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Salesforce (CRM) - Get Report bought Tableau (DATA) - Get Report , a maker of data analytics and visualization software, in an all-stock deal with $15.7 billion.

Here are a few things to know about the deal.

The multibillion deal is the biggest in the history of Salesforce, and more than double the size of its $6.5 billion acquisition of Mulesoft last year.

It's set to close in the third quarter -- and for Salesforce, the deal will add $350 million to $400 million to their revenue for fiscal 2020.

 Salesforce lowered its profit forecast for 2020 owing to the deal, but on a call, CEO Marc Benioff reiterated its commitment to boosting those profits over time.

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