Apprenda's SaaSGrid Provides Microsoft BizSpark ISVs with a Firm Foundation

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Microsoft BizSpark startup goes from idea to customers in under 6 months with SaaSGrid

Apprenda announced today that software startups in the Microsoft BizSpark program are already seeing great success by leveraging SaaSGrid to build and commercialize their .NET Software + Services applications. Apprenda was selected as a BizSpark network partner in June, and their impact on the startups already leveraging SaaSGrid has been unprecedented.

One such company is Appoint IT, a Minneapolis based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company targeting the healthcare and services market with a unique appointment scheduling solution. By leveraging SaaSGrid and one of Apprenda's implementation partners, Scio Consulting, Appoint IT was able to go from idea to real customers in under 6 months.

"We couldn't have done this without SaaSGrid, not in this short a time," said Nate Rowe, CEO at Appoint IT. "Not only did we get to market much more quickly than we had ever dreamed, we're light years ahead of where we would have been with regards to the maturity of our architecture and business because of SaaSGrid."

Another Microsoft BizSpark startup, UVision Consulting is leveraging SaaSGrid to build a next generation non-profit & volunteer management solution designed to connect prospective volunteers with organizational causes by leveraging the social web.

"Using SaaSGrid was the smartest move we made as we began building our next generation offering, " said Omar Uddin, CEO at UVision Consulting. "It lets us focus on the innovations in our products to help organizations lead the drive to change in their mission. SaaSGrid lets us do what we are great at."

Apprenda's SaaSGrid SaaS Application Server is proving to be the best way for software companies to bring their .NET based applications to market as fully commercialized multitenant SaaS offerings, complete with all of the critical SaaS specific business systems and tools needed to operate a successful SaaS business. Things like the out of the box multi-tenancy, the application billing system, provisioning system, full application lifecycle management system, and much more are all provided by SaaSGrid.

"We're always happy to see companies achieving success with SaaSGrid, " said Jesse Kliza, Director of Business Development at Apprenda. "The BizSpark program continues to be a wonderful program for startups and we're glad to have made the impact we've been able to make thus far. "

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, a powerful SaaS Application Server that eliminates the difficulties of building and delivering Software as a Service. SaaSGrid greatly reduces the barrier to entry for SaaS by smashing significant technical hurdles like multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing "out of the box" application services like metering and monetization, billing and subscriber management, and much more. This leaves developers with one job: to build on-demand software that meets customers' needs without worrying about the difficulties of on-demand delivery.

For more information visit Apprenda's website at: http://www.apprenda.com

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Jesse Kliza
Apprenda, Inc
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