New York, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Cloud Alliance today announced the addition of five new member companies to its prestigious roster. The Alliance’s newest members, AwayFind, Harvest, Lucidchart, ShuttleCloud and Yesware, are among some of the most popular and heavily installed applications in the Google Apps Marketplace and were chosen based on user reviews, depth of integration with Google Apps and Marketplace position.
The Alliance, an independent network of cloud software developers building applications integrated with Google Apps, strives to educate Google Apps administrators and end-users alike. Through monthly webinars and industry-wide reports, the Alliance and its member companies promote awareness of the Google Apps Marketplace, share best practices for operating within the ecosystem and serve as thought leaders in the emerging space.
“Since founding the Alliance, we’ve had several requests from Google Apps customers for the inclusion of applications similar to those of our newest members,” said David Politis, CEO and Founder of BetterCloud and Chairman of the Alliance. “In an effort to meet the needs of Google Apps users and expand the product range covered by the Alliance, we thought now was the time to add to our roster.”
The Alliance’s newest members join BetterCloud, Expensify, Insightly, Okta, RunMyProcess, Smartsheet and Spanning Backup, who came together just over six months ago to found the consortium. As the Google Apps ecosystem continues to expand and mature, the Alliance will look to add new strategic partners and vendors and continue to produce compelling industry-related content similar to the group’s 1st Annual Benchmark Report for Google Apps.
AwayFind alerts users to urgent emails even if they’ve stepped away from their inbox. The handy tool turns important emails into SMS, Voice, iPhone, or Android notifications. Used by over 2,000 businesses, AwayFind was a featured Google partner in the launch of the Gmail contextual gadgets and seamlessly integrates with Google Apps. For more information please visit http://www.awayfind.com.
Harvest (http://www.getharvest.com) is a leader in time tracking software. Harvest provides more than 10 easy ways for freelancers and teams to track time. Once the time is tracked, Harvest's reports make it easy to analyze and understand the data. With Harvest it's easy to manage business and bill clients for work. Plus, set up is simple. Within a few minutes customers can start tracking time and invoicing clients.
Lucidchart provides collaborative online diagramming to make it easy to draw flowcharts, org charts, wireframes, UML, mind maps and more. With Lucidchart, you can work together with an unlimited number of collaborators to create and edit diagrams in real time -- great for team collaboration and working with clients. Lucidchart is also the only web-based application that supports import of native Microsoft Visio (.vsd) files, and also the only application that supports exporting back to Visio. Please visit http://www.lucidchart.com.
ShuttleCloud is a New York-based technology company focused on providing the most comprehensive data management and migration solutions for Google Apps administrators and users. ShuttleCloud’s deep integration with Google services has helped it to become the leader in Google Apps migration. We also partner with leading Google Apps resellers to provide top-tier migration services to their clients. For more information on ShuttleCloud, please visit http://www.shuttlecloud.com.
Yesware is a Gmail productivity service that helps users close deals faster and make more money. Yesware provides email tracking & analytics, customizable sales templates, CRM integration and more to help salespeople communicate with customers more effectively. Please visit http://www.yesware.com for more information.
About Cloud Alliance for Google Apps
Founded in 2011, the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps is a trusted network of independent cloud software providers that build and deploy applications heavily integrated with the Google Apps platform. Members include AwayFind, BetterCloud, Expensify, Harvest, Insightly, Lucidchart, Okta, RunMyProcess, ShuttleCloud, Smartsheet, Spanning Backup and Yesware.