Barcelona (PRWEB) July 16, 2010
GetApp.com is gearing up to launch a brand new Evaluation Center full of comprehensive resources to help users choose business applications and vendors. For the first time ever, users will find relevant, crisp and consistent evaluation information, apps ranking and a Q&A community conveniently located in a single place.
Cloud computing is fueling the development of countless on-demand business applications. These apps are easy to deploy and use, but with so many choices at their fingertips, it’s not always easy for users to select the best solution to suit their needs.
At the new GetApp.com Evaluation Center [http://www.getapp.com/evaluation-center , users will find a spectrum of well organized information including: independent evaluation reports, interviews with SaaS and Cloud leaders, industry research reports, decision making tools and purchasing guides.
A Monthly Top 20 Apps Rank [http://www.getapp.com/evaluation-center/all/top-20-apps will feature, based on various criteria: listing popularity in GetApp.com, number of reviews and comments, social media information such as Twitter and FaceBook followers, number and quality of integration points and input from analysts’ reports. The Top 20 Apps Rank will be refreshed monthly.
"Adoption of cloud-based applications is growing exponentially. Millions of new users, many of whom have never bought business software before, face the challenge of selecting a solution to run critical aspects of their operations such as CRM, accounting, HR management, e-marketing and team collaboration", - says Christophe Primault, co-founder of GetApp.com.
"Since we launched GetApp.com, we have been asked to house all evaluation resources in one place, so we set about building the first Evaluation Center dedicated to Cloud-based applications."
To make application evaluations more interactive, GetApp.com has also released a vertical Q&A [http://answers.getapp.com/ community to answer questions on SaaS and Cloud Computing. This dedicated Q&A site acts as a highly dynamic and specialized social media where businesses can meet experts who will offer them specific guidance.
During its beta testing phase, the Q&A site received answers to numerous relevant questions from an active group of over 200 reputable bloggers and recognized experts.
"What are the benefits of SaaS and Cloud Computing for my business? What do I need to consider when looking at an application to improve my operations? How do I figure out what will work best for me? These are the kinds of questions that small businesses ask us about", says Laurie McCabe from the SMBGroup [http://www.smb-gr.com/ .
"As a small business expert, I actively participate in GetApp.com´s Q&A community to understand what companies are concerned about, and provide feedback based on my experience. GetApp.com is a great forum for small businesses to ask questions, and get relevant responses from different expert and user perspectives. Having access to this spectrum of insights provides a terrific resource for business owners."
In addition to the Evaluation Center, GetApp.com offers application research services such as peer reviews, social comments, vendor news and social media buzz.
GetApp.com is a vertical search engine for Enterprise Applications buyers and providers. It offers a simple way for buyers to find, compare and evaluate applications and a low cost channel for providers to be found online. Applications buyers come to GetApp.com to research from a very large number of enterprise applications, well organized by categories. They can save weeks from their purchasing cycle. Application providers come to GetApp.com to get their solutions listed and found by prospects. They can reach out to a new global audience of active buyers, get high quality traffic to their website and receive sales leads relevant to their targeted markets.
GetApp.com blog [http://www.getapp.com/blog/
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