Spanning Announces ‘Save 5+Make 5’ Affiliate Program for the Google Apps Community

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Program members able to offer Spanning Backup at a discount while earning referral fees.

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With Save 5+Make 5 we’re investing in our community of customers, partners, and resellers to help us spread that message. We want our community to share in our success.

Spanning, the makers of Spanning Backup for Google Apps, today announced the Save 5+Make 5 affiliate program, giving the Google Apps community the ability to offer Spanning Backup to their network at a $5/user per year discount while earning a recurring $5/user per year referral fee at the same time. Spiceworks, the world’s largest social network for IT, is the first member of the program. As a member of Save 5+Make 5, Spiceworks is able to provide extra value to its community by sharing their discount code.

“Every Google Apps customer needs Spanning Backup for Google Apps. It’s a matter of responsibility if you plan to conduct business in the cloud,” said Charlie Wood, CEO and founder, Spanning. “With Save 5+Make 5 we’re investing in our community of customers, partners, and resellers to help us spread that message. We want our community to share in our success.”

As part of the program, Spanning is collaborating with Spiceworks to offer more than 2 million Spiceworks’ community members special pricing and referral opportunities. More information is available on Spanning’s Spiceworks Vendor Page.

“As more business applications move to the cloud, it’s important for IT departments to consider how off-premise business information is being protected,” said Jay Hallberg, co-founder and vice president of Marketing at Spiceworks. “We’re excited to bring new technologies like Spanning to our community of IT professionals as they manage the transition to cloud-based environments.”

Google Apps resellers are also excited about how easy this program makes it to offer Spanning Backup to their customers. "Just like Spanning Backup, Save 5+Make 5 is a breeze to setup and use," said David Eck, Cofounder at Paruzia Technologies.

This program is also designed to reward Spanning Backup customers for the word-of-mouth referrals they have been giving Spanning Backup from the beginning.

“Our business learned the hard way about the need to back up Google Apps,” said Rob Catron, Information Technology Director at Kentucky High School Athletic Association. “When one of our users deleted all of her emails, Google told me that it went against their privacy policy to restore them. They were gone forever. Since I became a Spanning Backup customer, I’ve been educating my peers about the need for Google Apps backup in hopes that I will save a few people from repeating my mistake,” he said. “With Spanning’s new Save 5+Make 5 program I get rewarded for telling my story.”

Visit Spanning’s S5+M5 FAQ page for more information, or write us at s5m5(at)spanning(dot)com.

Connect with Spanning on Spiceworks: http://community.spiceworks.com/pages/spanning

About Spanning:

Founded in 2010, Spanning helps companies manage and protect their information in the cloud. Spanning Backup, the company's flagship product, is the top-rated backup solution for Google Apps users and administrators. The company is backed by Foundry Group, and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://spanning.com.

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