the cloud is a game changer for all businesses and that the 5000-plus SaaS solutions we offer have put small and medium sized businesses on a more level IT playing field with larger companies
Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
GetApp is now the largest independent small business marketplace for cloud applications in the world, the company announced today. More than 5,000 top-tier business app developers have signed on to GetApp to offer affordable and easy-to-use applications to millions of businesses. Software as a Service (SaaS) – or cloud-based business apps - have become the fastest growing segment of the cloud computing industry, according to Forrester. Likewise, Gartner predicts that the cloud computing industry will reach $148 billion by 2014.
“We believe that the cloud is a game changer for all businesses and that the 5000-plus SaaS solutions we offer have put small and medium sized businesses on a more level IT playing field with larger companies,” says Christophe Primault, CEO of GetApp.
Since GetApp is vendor-neutral and not tied to a specific brand, it can offer a variety of cloud products based on quality, affordability and ease of use and not on affiliation with any one company or ecosystem. “Our mission has not changed since we started in 2009 – we strive to make businesses successful by guiding them in the discovery of enterprise class solutions at a fraction of the cost in the cloud,” says Primault.
To date, over 2 million businesses – the vast majority from the US – have clamored to GetApp to find the right cloud-based apps for their business. The online marketplace has created the ideal online connection point between SaaS providers, and businesses looking for cloud-based solutions.
"GetApp has been a significant resource in securing sign-ups for us, and has been a great fit for our target market of small to mid-sized business (SMB),” says Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR, a SaaS provider that offers mobile and automated human resources software for businesses seeking to transition from paper-based systems. “With two million SMB's visiting the GetApp marketplace, it makes obvious sense to be there. We appreciate GetApp's integrity and the objective reviews and recommendations provided to help businesses find solutions like ours to meet their specific needs."
Christian Staples, from Arctic Spas in Utah describes what end-user businesses are looking for: “We use 8 Software-as-a-Service apps and some server-based software in our business. I am looking to throw away our servers and have everything move to the cloud. For our business, there are two challenges. First, finding the software, and second, finding the way to keep it all in sync.”
For businesses that have several cloud-based applications and want to integrate their applications and streamline their business processes, GetApp recently developed an easy to use platform for non-technical people called CloudWork that debuted in late 2012.
“Integration is the natural next after the discovery phase for businesses moving some or all of their business operations into the cloud,” says Primault. “ With these two complementary services, anyone without technical skills can first of all find the most suitable business apps (with GetApp) and then keep them working together efficiently (with CloudWork).”
GetApp is the largest independent online marketplace that helps small to mid-sized businesses and startups discover, evaluate and manage the perfect cloud business apps for their needs. Its mission is to support millions of users in their "best app" research with comprehensive directories, interactive search tools, side-by-side comparison tables, user reviews and app evaluation resources.
In addition, GetApp serves as a global online marketing channel for thousands of cloud business application developers. GetApp operates primarily in North America and the U.K. It is privately owned and backed by Nauta Capital.