Cloud Platform Offers Business Intelligence Apps for Outlook with Centralized Web-Based Management
Online PR News – 12-February-2010 – – Today RedCritter Corp. announced the immediate availability of RedCritter Cloud, a hosted Business Intelligence 2.0 App platform that runs within Microsoft Outlook. With RedCritter companies of all sizes can integrate business processes contextually into Outlook with full IT control over users and access policies.
RedCritter layers business intelligence on top of existing corporate business systems. It retrieves key information from multiple business systems and presents it through intuitive attractive RedCritter Apps running inside Microsoft Outlook. With RedCritter, companies can operate more efficiently by enhancing their sales, support and strategic operations. The more automation a company has, the greater their need for RedCritter. RedCritter gives a competitive advantage to any company with modern business systems including: Sales Force Automation (SFA), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
"RedCritter Cloud brings a real competitive edge to knowledge workers where information is vital." said Erika Lambert, RedCritter VP of Marketing. "Now companies can have key business intelligence appear instantly in Outlook when and where it is needed. Rather than scrambling to search systems or portals for customer details focus can be given to the task at hand. This capability will drive new levels of organizational awareness and responsiveness."
RedCritter Cloud offers the power of Business Intelligence 2.0 for the inbox along with the control businesses demand. Highlighted features include…
■Remote Management: Full remote administration of users, permissions and Apps from a web-based console.
■Standards-Based Customization: Supports integration with external services such as Salesforce.com as well as support for integration via REST, Web Services or XML using the RedCritter SDK and Microsoft Silverlight.
■SQL Azure: Support for directly connecting to Microsoft SQL Azure cloud databases.
■Private Apps: Ability to create private Apps available only to your organization.
■Public Apps: Ability to allow access to the growing public App Gallery on a permissions-only basis.
■One-Click App Deployment: End users can add or remove permitted Apps with a single click.
■Centralized Version Control: IT administrators control App versioning and end users are guaranteed to always have the latest version automatically.
■Zero Server Footprint: No new server hardware is needed.
■Instant Deployment: RedCritter Cloud accounts can be provisioned instantly at www.redcritter.com.
Companies can choose to allow employees to access RedCritter Apps from the public App Gallery as well as their own private Apps. RedCritter Apps deliver relevant content to users while they work with their email and contacts within Outlook. A wide variety of Apps are available today including Apps for locating context-related email, attachments, Microsoft Office documents, Bing Maps, Salesforce.com data, Twitter tweets and more.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
RedCritter Cloud is immediately available for businesses of all sizes. For full details and pricing please visit www.redcritter.com/plans.aspx.