March 12, 2010
SuccessFactors to Launch BizX in Google Apps Marketplace
By Jai C.S.
SuccessFactors, Inc. has announced plans to launch Express, its BizX solution in the Google (News - Alert) Apps Marketplace, Google's recently launched online storefront for Google Apps products and services.
This will be the first business execution solution to be made available to more than 2 million Google Apps businesses, according to the company.
Express is a cloud-based business application for smaller, emerging businesses to set goals, track progress, review employee performance instantly and execute at peak performance for the best possible results.
“SuccessFactors is committed to bringing the power of the cloud to all companies – from emerging growth companies to global enterprises – and the Google Apps Marketplace is further validation of our vision for strategic integrations in the cloud,” said Tom Fisher, vice president of cloud computing, SuccessFactors.
“By adding Express to the Google Apps Marketplace, we plan to make it extremely easy for all Google Apps customers to instantly access a powerful, collaborative performance review web application that works seamlessly with Google's products,” Fisher added.
SuccessFactors official mentioned that customers’ who wish to use Express, can soon do it by purchasing the solution through the Google Apps Marketplace and instantly access and use it from Google Apps with single sign-on.
SuccessFactors BizX is said to help more than 6 million users and 3,000 companies improve business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results. For larger, more complex organizations, SuccessFactors offers its broader suite of BizX applications, which includes existing integrations with Google Apps collaboration tools including Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Book Search, and Google Maps.
“We are very excited that a cloud computing leader like SuccessFactors will be joining the Google Apps Marketplace,” Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead for Google Enterprise said.
The Google Apps Marketplace allows 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. Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri