(Bloomberg) -- Salesforce.com Inc. forecast first-quarter revenue and profit that will exceed analysts’ projections, getting a lift as corporate customers shift more spending to cloud-based services.

Sales in the period that ends in April will be $1.885 billion to $1.895 billion, the San Francisco-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Analysts on average had estimated revenue of $1.86 billion, according to data complied by Bloomberg.

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