The power and flexibility of the CorasWorks platform make it a natural for building applications on SharePoint.
Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2010
CorasWorks Corporation, a leading provider of applications and application development software for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced a major surge of plug-and-play apps from a growing ecosystem of Application Publisher Partners. The plug-and-play apps—all built on CorasWorks’ Modular Application Development System—are now available for download from the CorasWorks App Store for SharePoint.
A growing ecosystem of application publishers is leveraging CorasWorks to build and publish a wide variety of plug-and-play apps for SharePoint. The apps range from smaller, simpler collaborative apps available for free, to more complex business applications available for a fee. All of the apps are available through the CorasWorks App Store to organizations running Microsoft SharePoint. For customers that do not have the CorasWorks application platform, many apps include the CorasWorks AppEngine, a small run-time component that enables the download and use of all applications in the App Store.
“We have seen a huge increase in the number of app publishers building plug-and-play apps using CorasWorks software. Some of these firms have been long-time CorasWorks business partners who normally build custom solutions, and some are completely new to CorasWorks and focused on pure apps,” said Darryl Eadi, Director of Channel Programs at CorasWorks. “Partners realize that plug-and-play apps are a legitimate offering for SharePoint and want to capitalize on this trend. Our new app publishers also recognize that CorasWorks has a flexible and robust application platform on which to build the apps. The apps we’re announcing this month are just the beginning of a wave of new apps from our existing and new app publisher partners.”
Many of the apps in the CorasWorks App Store for SharePoint are built and offered by ISVs that are part of the CorasWorks Application Publisher Program. The Program offers a variety of benefits to companies that want to build applications for SharePoint, including access to CorasWorks application development platform and technical resources, and the ability to publish and promote the apps through the CorasWorks App Store. CorasWorks is committed to also marketing the apps, thus expanding the reach of the App Publishers.
“The concept of plug-and-play apps and an App Store for SharePoint are overdue,” said Sanjeev Arora, President of Quasar Apps. “Part of the problem was that the old model of custom coding apps just wouldn’t support those types of efforts. Now, with the CorasWorks app dev system, we can build legitimate plug-and-play apps without the concerns of custom code and maintainability. Plus, we get the full power of the CorasWorks brand and marketing engine behind the apps.”
Recent apps developed and published by third-party App Publishers include:
- Community Services Suite (Spirit EDV-Beratung) – Robust, plug-and-play solution to create rich, web-UI-based Communities for Intranets or Extranets leveraging SharePoint content.
- Sales Activity Manager (The ODKM Group) – Complete end-to-end solution for tracking and managing sales activity in multiple-opportunity-per-account sales environments.
- Sales Proposal Hub and Idea Hub (Future Structure, LLC) – Collaborative apps used to track and manage proposals and ideas within an organization.
- Conference Room Scheduling (Crucial Systems Consulting) – Application used to track the availability of and to reserve meeting rooms.
- Time Tracker, Time Off Management, Travel Request Management, and Purchase Request Management (R3 Business Solutions) – Process-based applications for tracking common elements and artifacts within an organization.
- Library Catalog Management (Quasar Apps) - Library Catalog solution for special libraries that provides rich search and display capabilities, and tracking of reference questions and purchase requests from patrons.
“The power and flexibility of the CorasWorks platform make it a natural for building applications on SharePoint,” said Carrie Todd, CEO and President of The ODKM Group. “We can build robust, feature-rich applications in less time and build them so they are portable, reusable and available to anyone running SharePoint. The CorasWorks platform makes that possible. And putting the apps in the CorasWorks App Store gives us a tremendous marketing boost. More organizations are now seeing our apps and our company.”
“Our customers and prospects tell us they need plug-and-play applications so their organizations can realize immediate success with SharePoint,” said Gary Voight, President and CEO of CorasWorks. “Some of our existing partners also realize that customers need immediate business value and recognize that the most efficient way to build plug-and-play apps is to use CorasWorks Modular Application Development tools. We are also seeing a new breed of app publisher solely focused on building apps for SharePoint. This approach is clearly building momentum as evidenced by several recent new customer wins that is now driving the recent surge of apps and application publishers.”
Visit the CorasWorks App Store at http://www.cwappstore.com to view and download these and other plug-and-play apps for SharePoint. To learn more about the CorasWorks Application Publisher Program, visit http://www.corasworks.net/resources/apppublisherpartner.html.
CorasWorks is a global leader in applications and application development tools that drive immediate business value on Microsoft SharePoint. More than 1,000 organizations and 1 million users worldwide download and use plug-and-play apps from CorasWorks and our partners, and build their own applications without the cost and complexity of custom code using our comprehensive application development system. CorasWorks is a Microsoft Gold-certified Managed Partner headquartered in Reston, VA. For more information on our plug-and-play apps or our application development system, visit http://www.corasworks.net.