The Cloud Alliance for Google Apps has recently welcomed three new members: Zendesk, Esna and UberConference.
“We’re thrilled to add Zendesk, Esna and UberConference to the Cloud Alliance,” said David Politis, Chairman of the Alliance and CEO BetterCloud. “These companies are three of the most dynamic players in this space and we’re confident their contributions to the Alliance will help to further our agenda of advocating for Google Apps specifically and cloud technology in general.”
The Alliance is an independent group of software vendors dedicated to building software that integrates with Google applications, such as Gmail or Google Docs. The Alliance chose the new partners based on the depth of their integration with Google’s ecosystem, customer feedback and their potential to lead the market in their respective fields.
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service platform that allows representatives to handle common queries and get in touch with customers from anywhere. The company already has over 30,000 companies as its clients, including Gilt Groupe and The Walt Disney Co.
Esna is a provider of cloud-based unified solutions, integrated cloud, social and mobile communication platforms to allow people to get in touch from anywhere. TMC recently gave the company’s Cloudlink 3.0 a UC Innovation Award.
UberConference is a startup that attempts to revamp a common business tool, the conference call, and make it even easier to use with a nicely designed Web-based user interface. UberConference integrates with a number of social networks, including Google+, allowing users to start conference calls easily. The company is headed by Craig Walker, an industry veteran who has helped build Google Voice and Yahoo Voice.
These companies are joining the established Alliance companies, which include BetterCloud, Insightly, Fujitsu RunMyProcess, Smartsheet and Spanning as well as Harvest, Lucidchart, ShuttleCloud and Yesware. It is expected that The Alliance will continue to expand its membership significantly in the coming months.
Edited by Peter Bernstein