Google Apps market is all business
Google Apps Marketplace allows enterprise customers to find, run and manage cloud applications that integrate with Google Apps
Google has gone live with its Google Apps Marketplace that lists a variety of cloud applications for Google Apps customers.
According to the search giant, more than two million businesses have already adopted Google Apps over the last three years but not without facing problems.
"...customers who adopt applications from multiple vendors end up with a fractured experience, where each particular application exists in its own silo where each particular application exists in its own silo. Users are often forced to create and remember multiple passwords, cut and paste data between applications, and jump between multiple interfaces just to complete a simple task," writes Chris Vander Mey, product manager, Google Apps Marketplace.
Google hopes their Google Apps Marketplace that allows customers to find, deploy and manage cloud applications that integrate with Google Apps will be the solution to these business woes.
More than 50 companies are already selling applications through the service for different prices and conditions. For example, the faxing solution eFax is available for monthly cost of $16.95 and the online business suite myERP.com online is free for up to two users with a premium version available for $29 per user/month.
Once installed, these third-party applications work like native Google applications and can be integrated with calendar, email, document and contact data for added productivity.
" Google Apps Marketplace eliminates the worry about software updates, keeping track of different passwords and manual syncing and sharing of data, thereby increasing business productivity and lessening frustrations for users and IT administrators alike. That's the power of the cloud," added Vander Mey.