You may have noticed the increased excitement around BatchBlue recently. We’ve been working on some new efforts and tonight we are announcing the launch of the BatchBook as a part of the Google Apps Marketplace, Google’s online storefront for Google Apps products and services. BatchBook is part of a diverse group of applications that will now be available for sign-up directly within all Google Apps customer’s accounts.
This marketplace represents an exciting new era in the world of small business management. Google has long been a leader in providing easy, affordable, reliable applications such as Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs for small businesses to use to run their businesses. With the launch of the Google Apps Marketplace, Google is now making it that much easier for their customers and all small businesses to find, set up and maintain their own grab bag of business applications without the overhead of IT installation and maintenance.
Why we love the new Google Apps Marketplace:
- It’s easy for small businesses to set up all of their applications at once.
- It is safe, reliable and very affordable.
- The integration between Google Apps Marketplace vendors means better results and less work for small businesses.
- The high caliber of companies in the Google Apps Marketplace means we know our customer’s are in good hands.
- We got to work with THE Google.
All of the applications included in the new Google Apps Marketplace integrate with the existing Google Apps products. So a small business user can now manage their communications in Gmail, automatically save those Gmail contacts as customers in BatchBook, easily invoice them using FreshBooks and collect payments using Google Checkout, then send an auto-response using MailChimp. All with a few quick clicks and without uploading/downloading separate files or duplicating entries into different systems.
We are very excited to be involved in the new Google Apps Marketplace. And we are excited by what this new era in cloud computing means for small businesses.