Salesforce had 141 patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. Salesforce Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for methods related to data matching and merging, data processing with a user interface, database entry storage, privilege escalation in a cloud platform, and generating interactive emails with user interaction tracking. These patents cover a range of technologies aimed at improving data management, user experience, and security in multi-tenant systems. GlobalData’s report on Salesforce gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Salesforce grant share with digitalization as a theme is 67% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: User identifier match and merge process (Patent ID: US20230418844A1)

The patent filed by Salesforce Inc. describes a method for matching and merging data objects from various sources associated with a tenant. The method involves receiving configurations defining rules for matching and merging, generating merged data objects based on matching values, selecting values for merged data objects with multiple values, creating mappings between primary keys, and storing the merged data objects and mappings in different data stores. The method also includes configuring data processing jobs for tenants, identifying duplicate data records based on matching criteria, merging duplicate data records based on merging criteria, and assigning unique identifiers to merged data records.

The claims associated with the patent detail the steps involved in configuring data processing jobs, identifying duplicate data records, merging them based on criteria, and updating fields in subsequent data processing jobs. The method also includes selecting primary records for merging, checking conditions for initiating data processing jobs, and utilizing rules based on data source type, recency, and data input frequency for merging criteria. The patent further covers the implementation of the method through an apparatus with memory and processors, as well as a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable code for configuring data processing jobs, identifying and merging duplicate data records, and assigning unique identifiers to merged data records.

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