Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 9, 2010
Cloud Sherpas announced today that SherpaTools for Google Apps has been added to the Google Apps Marketplace™, Google's recently launched online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services. SherpaTools is a free application from Cloud Sherpas that enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both IT administrators and business users. Delivered as a service and easily installed with just a few clicks, SherpaTools works with Premier, Education and Partner editions of Google Apps and addresses many of the most common customer feature requests.
"Cloud Sherpas has migrated tens of thousands of users from dozens of enterprises and institutions to Google Apps," says Michael Cohn, Founder and CEO of Cloud Sherpas. "SherpaTools for Google Apps was developed in response to our customers' demand for additional IT management tools and end-user workflow capabilities. In simple terms, SherpaTools lets you 'Do More with Google Apps.' And with the new Google Apps Marketplace, it's easier than ever for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to market and distribute their integrated solutions."
Directory Manager, the first module available in SherpaTools, provides administrators with a familiar interface for managing user profiles, shared contacts and groups. Directory Manager also includes an instant messaging bot that allows users to query the corporate directory from any Google Talk™ client, including mobile devices.
SherpaTools for Google Apps is currently available to the Google Apps community for free while the product remains in beta. SherpaTools modules in development include compliance tools, user provisioning and de-provisioning workflow templates, and a robust end-user contacts directory. To add SherpaTools for Google Apps to your Google Apps domain, visit (http://bit.ly/SherpaTools).
"We are very excited to have Cloud Sherpas in the Google Apps Marketplace," adds Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead for Google Enterprise. "Cloud Sherpas has helped migrate thousands of users to Google Apps, and now, through the Google Apps Marketplace, they are joining a rich ecosystem of integrated apps that work seamlessly with Google Apps, allowing IT administrators to extend Google Apps to meet more of their business needs. We are happy to offer SherpaTools to the millions of Google Apps users who have embraced the cloud."
The Google Apps Marketplace makes it easy for more than 2 million Google Apps customers to discover, purchase and deploy integrated business applications and related professional services. By integrating with user account and application data stored in Google Apps, these cloud applications provide a simpler user experience, increase business efficiency, and reduce administrative overhead. To learn more, visit google.com/appsmarketplace.
Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations. With Google Apps, users can use applications such as Gmail™ webmail service, Google Talk™ instant messaging service, Google Calendar™ calendaring service, Google Docs™ program, Google Sites™ web application, and Google Video™ for business on their own domain to work together more effectively. Best of all, it's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software to download, install or maintain.
About Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas (http://www.cloudsherpas.com) is a cloud computing systems integrator and application developer. As a Google Apps Authorized Reseller and leading Google Enterprise partner, we have migrated tens of thousands of users from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps and Google App Engine, helping organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. SherpaTools for Google Apps (http://www.sherpatools.com) is a free app from Cloud Sherpas that enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both administrators and end-users.
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