The Cloud Alliance for Google Apps Welcomes Zendesk, Esna and UberConference

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Three market-leading software vendors join the consortium's prestigious roster.

The Cloud Alliance for Google Apps today announced the addition of three new member companies to its prestigious roster. The Alliance’s newest members, Zendesk, Esna and UberConference, are among some of the most popular and heavily used products in the Google Apps and SaaS ecosystems. These providers were chosen based on customer feedback, depth of integration with the Google Apps suite and market-leading potential in their respective fields, customer service software, unified communications and teleconferencing.

The Alliance, an independent network of cloud software developers building products heavily integrated with Google Apps, strives to foster a community among Google Apps Marketplace vendors and promote the ecosystem as a whole. In the coming months, the Cloud Alliance will be sponsoring a number of initiatives to further promote Google Apps including an industry-wide survey with research firm Frost & Sullivan, as well as a member summit this fall.

“We’re thrilled to add Zendesk, Esna and UberConference to the Cloud Alliance,” said David Politis, Chairman of the Alliance and CEO of founding member, BetterCloud. “These companies are three of the most dynamic players in this space and we’re confident their contributions to the Alliance will help to further our agenda of advocating for Google Apps specifically and cloud technology in general.”

The Alliance’s newest members join founding members BetterCloud, Insightly, Fujitsu RunMyProcess, Smartsheet and Spanning as well as Harvest, Lucidchart, ShuttleCloud and Yesware, who joined the Alliance in June 2012. As the Google Apps ecosystem continues to expand and mature, the Alliance will look to add new strategic partners in the months ahead.

About Zendesk

Zendesk builds cloud software for better customer service, bringing companies and their customers closer together. With Zendesk, companies engage directly and openly with customers, building more meaningful customer relationships that last a lifetime. More than 30,000 companies, such as Gilt Groupe, Disney and Box, use Zendesk to provide service to more than 200 million people worldwide. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, Zendesk has offices in seven countries and funding from Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, GGV Capital, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Redpoint Ventures. Learn more at http://www.zendesk.com.

About Esna

Esna is a global leader in cloud-enabled unified communication and collaboration solutions. Esna integrates cloud, mobile and social communications with cloud applications from Google, Salesforce, Jive and others. Esna gives millions of information workers the freedom to choose how, when and where they communicate and collaborate with one another. For more information, visit http://www.esna.com.

About UberConference

UberConference launched in 2012 and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. Founder and CEO Craig Walker has more than 15 years experience in telephony, having built and sold the companies that became Yahoo! Voice and Google Voice, respectively. With UberConference, he and his team have redesigned the teleconference to fix all the broken and outdated aspects of traditional conference calling, and make it a more productive business tool. To learn more go to http://www.uberconference.com.

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 BetterCloud, Esna, Harvest, Insightly, Lucidchart, Fujitsu RunMyProcess, ShuttleCloud, Smartsheet, Spanning, Yesware, UberConference and Zendesk.

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