New businesses and old businesses alike are turning to the cloud for an increasing number of business applications.
This cloud rains down convenience and savings.
Many older enterprise applications required customization, or resulted in workflows that were inefficient due to data being stored and retrieved through unconnected or loosely-connected documents, emails, or calendar events. Though cloud apps don’t necessarily solve the problems of disjointed documents, emails, and calendar entries, the Google Apps Marketplace has created an app ecosystem where software providers integrate their applications with single sign-on capability within Google Apps.
Google Apps Marketplace
When many businesses are just starting out, they use Google Apps for basic business functions. What the Google Apps Marketplace does is give Google Apps users a place to install apps that are specifically designed to integrate with and extend those basic Google business apps. The Google Apps Marketplace allows third-party applications to work like native Google applications. Users can open apps from the Marketplace from within Google Apps, rather than having to sign in separately for each one. With single sign-on capability, users have fewer passwords to remember, and save time because they don’t have to switch from Google Apps to their other apps.
Samanage in the Google Apps Marketplace
Samanage is now part of the Google Apps Marketplace, meaning that users who install Samanage through the Marketplace don’t have to worry about software updates, don’t have to remember a separate password to sign into Samanage, and no longer have to manually synchronize and store data. Installing Samanage through the Google Apps Marketplace means that the IT service desk doesn’t have to define Google App users in Samanage before they log in. The result: increased simplicity and better productivity.
Now you can run Samanage from your Google Apps dashboard so your organization can operate more efficiently.
Benefits of Samanage via Google Apps Marketplace
When you install Samanage through the Google Apps Marketplace, you benefit from:
- Single sign-on
- Reduced overhead
- Improved security
With Samanage, Google Apps users can receive support requests from end users, collaborate on support requests, share support workload optimally, track hardware and software assets, easily capture contract and license information, and even detect license compliance gaps. With the simplicity of provisioning Samanage to all users in your organization’s Google App domain, users have a faster learning curve, allowing them to save time and you to reduce overhead.
If you already have a Google Apps Account, installing apps from the Marketplace is very easy. You can search by the name of the app you want or search by category, and when you find an app you want to install, you just click the “Add it now” button shown on every app’s description page. Once you click the “Add it now” button on the Samanage page and enter the required information (most of which concerns your Google Apps account), you can see your new app on your Google Apps dashboard, from which you can set up access to and from Samanage. Then you’re off and running.
Since it started in 2010, the Google Apps Marketplace has grown into a repository of enough useful business apps to make using Google Apps even more worthwhile. If your business uses Google Apps, the Google Apps Marketplace is a terrific way to bring more business functions into the cloud and make them more convenient to use at the same time. Samanage is proud to be part of the Google Apps Marketplace, where we can make our product even more convenient and seamless.
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