Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Uprise Apps and SalsaDev announced partnership

Today, SalsaDev (http://www.salsadev.com ) and Uprise Apps (http://www.upriseapps.com ) announced partnership between two companies in order to join their efforts in delivering new wave of semantic search and integration solutions.

SalsaDev, located Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland, provides innovative enterprise solutions to enable users to stop searching for information, and simply find it straight away (Stop Searching: Find!).

"This partnership is the strategic step forward for Uprise Apps," Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of Uprise Apps said, "as now we can deliver our innovative "Web Content Aggregation" product to Microsoft Office users based on top of SalsaDev streamlining semantic platform".

Both companies are going to concentrate their effort in order to minimize the latency of product availability for the market.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Uprise Apps and Cazoomi sign reseller’s partnership agreement

Uprise Apps, an emerging application developments specialist, has announced today its product suite “Office-In-Cloud” is now included on the Cazoomi Xchange™ Platform.

San Francisco, CA December 7th, 2009

Today Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com) and Cazoomi (www.cazoomi.com ) announced the strategic partnership and reselling alliance between the two companies.

“This is an exciting development for Uprise Apps”, Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of Uprise App, said. “We have been focusing on developing opportunities in expanding our presence in the US market.”

Through Cazoomi, users can select Uprise Apps Office-In-Cloud as an application to integrate with their existing programs as well as choose other Cazoomi applications like NetSuite, Salesforce, Good Data and SAP BusinessNOW!, along with the services needed to implement member applications. As added functionality is enhanced in Office-In-Cloud, such as the planned Web Contents Aggregation program, users can benefit from seamless enhancements:

  • Connect relevant content from raw text inputs seamlessly
  • Discover semantic relationships between documents with one click
  • Delivers structured results directly to MS Office Suite easily
Cazoomi is a platform offering users to have a excellent comparison of different products & applications available to them. It is pitched towards enterprises that are seeking to build a customized solution by integrating different applications from different parties. This is consistent with our research where we are seeing increasing number of enterprises adopting the Customization model instead of off-the-shelf solution.

Uprise Apps’s “Office-In-Cloud” platform has added different functions over the past few months, in addition to the existing collaboration function, new functions has been added to allow users to enjoy the true “one-stop” experience to use different applications from their native operating environment.

The collaboration function on “Office-In-Cloud” between MS Office and Google Docs continues to be a popular function amongst users as Google Docs gains market-share and with more additional functions attached to it.

Cazoomi is our second major milestone achieved by Uprise Apps in United States. Earlier this year, the company successfully set up first presence in the US through the appointment of US President based in New Jersey.

Both companies are going to cooperate close in order to deliver added value to users as well as increase customer satisfaction from usage of their products and services.

Cazoomi (www.cazoomi.com) is an innovative platform based in San Francisco, California: the platform provides potential members with access to a large range of applications including SaaS, Cloud based applications as well as services. Cazoomi (http://cazoomi.com ) portal was launched in 2009, and since its launch, it has already attracted significant number of members ready to use its platform to build customized applications.

Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com ), based in Warren, New Jersey, develops middleware that makes mainstream desktop applications more powerful by leveraging cloud-based computing solutions. Uprise Apps’ lead technology, Office-In-Cloud, is a software platform based on the Microsoft libraries, which acts as the conduit between the Microsoft Office Suite and 3rd party internet based applications. Uprise Apps was founded in 2009 by a group of experienced IT professionals, the founders of the company have on average 10+ years experience in diversified IT & applications developments, including in collaboration with global companies such as BMW, InvisibleCRM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, EMC.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Uprise Apps was nominated as one of most prospective Ukrainian Startup

Today, the leading Ukrainian start up experts and serial entrepreneurs announced the rating of most prospective Ukrainian startups:

Uprise Apps gets the seven position in this rating among others famous companies.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Web Content Aggregation for Office In Cloud - Private Beta

We'd like to inform that from today we starts the private beta of Web Content Aggregation component for our flagship product - Office In Cloud.

What is the Web Content Aggregation

  • Finds relevant content from raw text inputs
  • Discovers semantic relationships between documents
  • Delivers structured results directly to MS Office Suite

And all this stuff is natively integrated in MS Office Suite
Supports MS Office 2003/2007/2010

Please send your requests for demo to info@upriseapps.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Update for Office In Cloud Platform

Dear Customers,

We'd like to inform you that emergency update for Office In Cloud platform is available on our website.

Fix: Unable to log in due to issue with Date’s parsing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Form2Go (former Mail2Google) – A new automation database management application

Form2Go is the new application developed by Uprise Apps (http://upriseapps.com), this product was launched as a new solution for database marketers, e-commerce companies and other enterprises that need to manage databases frequently.

Form2Go has a number of advantages:

· It integrates with your website and different applications to automate the Leads Generation process
· 100% Fully automated process – data are integrated into your databases (eg. CRMs, Google Docs) automatically
· Unlimited number of entries can be integrated – we have users using our program and update 1,000 leads each day

We changed this product from Mail2Google to Form2Go because we have expanded our capabilities for this application:

· It now supports a wide range of CRMs, you can use our application to capture data into your CRMs directly
· Integration with our Office In Cloud, you can edit databases on Excel easily if you prefer to
· Ability to support multiple marketing campaigns simultaneously and integrated with different databases
· Supporting different language formats as long as your website can support these languages

Since we rebranded our application Form2Go, it has been taken up by multiple customers for various purposes, including:

· Marketing Research Firms using our application to collect and analyse survey results automatically
· Web businesses using our application to sign up and track new members
· Non-profit organizations using Form2Go to update new members for various campaigns
· Business Development managers using our campaigns to collect leads to send follow up newsletters and e-mails

Form2Go is the smart way for you to manage your database, no matter big or small, it can support your requirements – it is cost-effective and highly scalable solution that can meet your increasing demands for databases management without incurring additional costs.

For more information for demonstration, please contact us for more information. Please visit our new website http://upriseapps.com and download the Form2Go for trial or contact us for trial implementation.

Uprise Apps refreshes its website (continue ...)

Recognizing the increasing number of visitors from global markets, Uprise Apps (http://upriseapps.com/), a global leader in developing user-friendly collaboration applications has refreshed its website today.

Commenting on the new website design, Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of Uprise Apps said “Our traffic has increased substantially since September; we are seeing growing number of visitors from US, Canada, Europe and as far as India, China and Australia”

“At the same time, we had launched a number of new products: We had expanded our functions on our Office In Cloud by adding LinkedIn public search function. We also expanded our Mail2Google and rebrand it to Form2Go”

“In addition, we are just about to launch our new contents aggregation and research application to complete our current range of products”

Because of these product updates and changes, it is necessary for Uprise Apps to refresh its website and make them more user-friendly and easier to navigate and download for trial.

“The growth has been significant” commented Andrew Kandzuba, “sometimes we can get 20 to 40 downloads for our Office In Cloud, demonstrating there are increasing number of users interested in this type of applications”

The new website provides the following key improvements:
· More product description
· Easier to find product and download
· Easier registration process
· More news and product updates and alerts
For more details about the new website, please visit http://upriseapps.com/ for more details.

E-Commerce Strategy: Web Automation, the next strategy

We all heard of Web 2.0, we all heard of Social Medial Networks, and Web 3.0 is already being adopted by many enterprises – but what about Web Automation for all these leads generated by Web 2.0 and Social Media strategies?

We have been analysing the trends and impacts from Web 2.0 and Social Media Networks strategies, while they are great tools to generate new business and sales leads, it has caused new challenges to many businesses.

The very easy question to assess these changes is asking yourself – how many e-mails are you checking now from all these leads generated by Web 2.0 and Social Media?

I can tell you right now that my inbox e-mails have gone up by 3 times since we started our Web 2.0 & marketing activities on LinkedIn and Facebook – and this is can cause disruptions to your business operations.

We need to build new databases for our newsletters subscription as it has increased from 100 a week to 1,000 a week, we need to adjust our CRM system, we also need to hire new additional staff for database management.

Then one day, it came to be, this is not the way to solve the problem as I can see our subscription increases from 1,000 to 2,000 a week in no time – what do I do? Double my budget to ensure we can manage the databases and leads? That’s when we think technology can solve the problem.

There are 2 ways to manage your leads and databases growth: First is to outsource to “Manpower”, you can do this by hiring virtual assistants, Second is to outsource to “technology”, by developing applications that can improve the efficiency.

In terms of the ROI for Automation, below is our comparison

Old Way:

1,000 Leads a Week, 20 hours to update the leads onto Excel, hours: 25 hours @ US$5.00 per hour = US$125 per hour (using offshore BPO companies), which means monthly cost of US$500 and Yearly cost of US$6,000. This is assuming no growth in numbers.

New Way:

We implemented Form2Go, which costs us $800 upfront for 12 months, we still need 2 hours each week to generate reports and compile a database into Newsletter mail format. The Monthly cost is now US$40, and yearly cost of US$480.00

On the $ for $ comparison, the ROI is around 5 times already (US$1280 vs US$6,000), but the real benefit is scalability.

There are many ways you can automate part of your business operations, while this has been adopted by many large sized corporations through systems integrations, it is yet to be adopted by many Small-Medium Enterprises.

Unlike the common perception, it will not cost you an arm or a leg for system automation, There are solutions available off-the-shelf (or net), many SaaS providers have solutions available for automation and Cloud Computing also offers more solutions for businesses.

In our case, we developed Form2Go as a solution for database and leads management, since then, the product has been used by many e-businesses as a solution to manage the growing leads, and “time-poor” situation.

If you are interested to know more about web-automation and Form2Go, please contact us for more details. http://upriseapps.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Uprise Apps Website

Today we released the new version of our website. Thanks to everybody who's assists us to analyze the gaps and lacks of old version.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A new web application for Human Resources professionals

As a HR professional, it is inevitable to receive and process large volumes of applications each day. During this global recession period, we have seen this is becoming an issue for many HR agents as each position can attract hundreds of applications and resumes.

Managing these information presents a problem itself, and many HR companies have already facing challenges due to lack of time and resources.

Here is a smart way to manage your candidates’ information; this is done so through a small application that integrates with your web contact forms and Google Docs – we call this product Mail2Google!

According to our research, majority of applicants send their applications through online, usually through contact forms with attachments. Agents then download each profile and process them manually, which is a time-costly procedure.

Using our newly developed Mail2Google application, we can at least save your time in managing these entries. You can simply adjust your web contact forms and have the fields clearly defined with specific information you wish to have from candidates.

The data entered by the applicants are then captured by Mail2Google automatically, all you have to do is to run reports and review candidates’ information accordingly. This is a useful system to gather applicants’ information cost-effectively and efficiently.

Moreover, you can use this program to manage multiple campaigns, for instance, processing different positions simultaneously, again, this can save significant time in data entry and management.

While we can not solve the problem for you in reviewing each resume and cover letters, the least we can assist you is to save significant precious time in data entry, so that you can focus your time in reviewing the resumes and make informed decision.

Once the reports are generated in Google Docs, you can easily convert them to Excel if you wish to, and use them for future purposes such as newsletters or send updates.

Mail2Google is especially for those time-poor HR professionals, or maybe you are starting up a new venture and have limited resources for data entry and management.

If you are interested to find out more about how Mail2Google can assist you in managing your business process, please visit our website http://upriseapps.com for demonstration.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Eric Korb has appointed the Uprise Apps Board of Directors

Uprise Apps would like to announce changes in its management team.

Eric Korb (LinkedIn profile) has recently appointed the Uprise Apps Board of Directors. Eric will also heading up our initiatives in North America, where we expect to establish a formal presence by Q'1 2010 to support marketing, sales and customer service to End Users and Alternate Channel Partners.

Eric is one the veteran of IT. He is known for his successes, leadership and a keen eye for technology; a true visionary, he has been founding high-tech companies since 1983.

There are couples of facts from Eric’s bio:

  • 6 successful high-tech start-ups since 1983, $19M - $1.0B
  • Raised $100m + (Private, Lockheed, GE)
  • Business operations, process, and communications expert
  • 24 years of high-tech product design, marketing & sales - $3b sales
  • E&Y Entrepreneur of Year – 1988 @ Age 28
  • BSIM – Krannert Business School, Purdue University, 1981

Uprise Apps glad to see Eric on board and expects exiting results out of the cooperation.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ResearchWhitepaper integrates with Uprise Apps Mail2Google Service for Leads Automation

ResearchWhitepaper (http://researchwhitepaper.com/), a global portal with operations in Australia, Asia and US has adopted Uprise Apps Mail2Google Service for its website.

ResearchWhitepaper is a highly popular website with daily traffic exceeding 600 a day, and as high as 1,000 per day. The company receives up to 300 enquiries a day from a variety of users downloading their trial documents and reports.

“While we are glad the campaign has worked for us, we needed to hire 2 F/T employees just for data entry, this is costing us $200 a week” commented Amy Hsu, Marketing Director of ResearchWhitepaper

“While leads generations is great, it is no guarantee we can make convert them into sales, so, we have been very cautious on terms of marketing budget. The response rate had exceeded our expectation, and we were scared to launch more campaigns because we spent all our time on data entry” She continued.

“We have been seeking for technology solutions to resolve this simple-data entry process, and ultimately, integrating them into our CRM system.

We looked around and discussed with Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of Uprise Apps, originally using their “Office In Cloud” Microsoft Office to Google Integration tool to back the files. Soon we found Google Docs can be used as a great record keeping tool, hence implemented Mail2Google as well”.

Significant Improvements in Efficiency

Here are some facts:

  • Since the implementation, the data entry hours has reduced from 20 hours a week to 2 hours a week, mainly for reporting

  • Able to run 3 projects simultaneously without incurring additional cost, ResearchWhitepaper now generates 1,000 leads per week without adding new costs

  • Able to run master reports, and always updated, there is no need to wait for the staff to finish their data entry tasks

  • Able to conduct campaigns in multiple markets as Mail2Goole also supports different languages

  • Saving of at least $1,000 a month just in data entry costs

  • Able to change the web contact forms and start a new program with Mail2Google easily, flexible solution

ResearchWhitepaper now only retains 1 data entry staff since implemented Mail2Google service. By using our service, it can now allocate more resources to follow up on the leads generated and other sales driven and product developments activities.

ResearchWhitepaper is now in discussion with Uprise Apps in integrating the service with its Salesforce CRM systems as a extension to existing service.

About Uprise Apps

Uprise Apps (http://upriseapps.com/) is a leader in developing applications integrating with Google Docs and Google Apps. Its product’s line includes “Office In Cloud”, “Office Online” and “Mail2Google Service”. It also provides customization services in addition to its own products.

About ResearchWhitepaper

Established in 2008, ResearchWhitepaper (http://researchwhitepaper.com/) is a fast growing website dedicated to research reports, especially relating to Capital Raising and Marketing related industries.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Don't have Microsoft Office installed but still want to edit Microsoft documents? Use Office Online

What’s Office Online?

Office Online is an application specific for users wish to working with Microsoft Office (2003 & 2007) documents, but do not have Microsoft Office installed.

Through Office Online, they can still edit and receive documents in Microsoft Office formats and stored locally or share with others.

Office Online let user by one click to download the existing local document created in Word, Excel or PowerPoint to Google Docs account, edit it there and save back to the local drive.
Office Online does not require any additional Microsoft Office components to be installed in order to process documents.

Key advantages of Office Online for end users are:

  • For users who wish to operate on MS Office documents under Google Docs
  • No MS Office installation required – saves cost
  • Able to edit MS Office files and share with other MS Office users
  • Integrate with 2003/2007 Words, Excel and Power Point files

Who can benefit from using Office Online:
  • Users that use other programs as primary documents (eg. Google Docs) but with ability to view, share and edit MS Office documents
  • Organizations looking to save costs but with ability to work on the key MS Office documents Users require a program that can share with other users online frequently
  • Users require a program that can share with other users online frequently

Please visit our website http://www.upriseapps.com/ in order to learn more about Office Onlile

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Data Entry Nightmare? Google Docs automation system is the Solution.

As a website owner, we often experience difficulties in finding enough resources, and most importantly “TIME” to manage tasks, especially when comes to data entry.

Maintaining your leads database can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Whether you have a CRM system or not, you need someone to manually update them, and this is very time consuming.

One of our clients has more than 100 leads generated from their campaigns each day, another client who runs a non-profit organization can have as many as 200 leads a day during the marketing campaign period. Another website which produces e-vouchers can register 200+ prospective users a day to claim for their vouchers.

For website owners, it is a nightmare to maintain a large and “live” evolving list, and additional costs are also needed to hire assistants to perform data entry, this also delays the sales process as Business Development Managers need to wait for the list to be updated. This is why many had come to us for a quick, automated solution.

Since we launched our Office In Cloud, we had investigated different ways to utilize Google Doc as a tool to assist website owners that need to update their databases consistently.

We decided to adopt Google Doc as it can be integrated, and best of all, it can be “automated”.

Google Doc, as we also know, is free and through our Office In Cloud, this can also be compatible with Excel, still regarded as a preferred “Leads Generation Format” by many.

Our Mail2Google is now working smoothly, and is already servicing a number of clients. It is an automated solution that captures data from web contact forms and integrated onto Google Docs on daily, weekly or monthly. Data are recorded in accordance to your forms.

By doing so, you can save hundreds of hours in data entry, and be more efficient in other areas; concentrate on your sales or product developments.

One of clients is now installing Mail2Google across his clients’ websites, mainly for newsletter subscription basis, another client is using this to collect feedbacks from customers.

If you are interested for a demonstration on how Mail2Google works, or if you are a web development company, we also have programs specifically for partners.

Please contact us at info@upriseapps.com in order to see a demo.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mail2Google: The Smart Way To Manage Your Data Entry

Uprise Apps would like to announce the general avalibility of a new service provided by our company: Mail2Google

What is Mail2Google?

Mail2Google is a simple and smart solution developed by Uprise Apps. It helps web owners, subscription based businesses to “automate” contact forms into Google Docs automatically. This means, no more data entry for you to record leads, or update your CRM systems.

You can pre-set the reporting period, and simply log onto your Google Docs to download your latest report. Each contact will be captured by this application according to the fields set in your web contact form. This system can also automate the process integrating CRM systems.

Why using Mail2Google?

· You are looking for a solution to reduce time in Data Entry, an automated solution to record your contact forms
· You are a subscription based website and need a system to update subscription base
· You need an automated system to capture data for specific marketing campaigns

Then Mail2Google is the perfect solution for you, please contact us for demonstration how it works.

Please contact us in order to get more information

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Smart IT Management – Why Customization is important for your business

Interview of Uprise Apps regarding Customization by Money Cat, this article also posted on www.smallcapwrap.com

With the advancements in technologies, we rely more and more on applications for our day-to-day operations. Popular programs include our documentation management systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and industry specific applications you use, such as accounting software.

Would it not be a nice idea to have everything so simple and just one click away on your computer instead of opening 3 or 4 programs at the same time?

We ask Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of IT Service Provider, Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com) which specializes in customization and integration for corporate clients why customization is a smart IT management idea to improve efficiency.

MoneyCat: Andrew, for many users, they do not understand fully why customization is important, can you give us some starting points?

Andrew Kandzuba: The word “Customization” has many meanings, but ultimately it means you have a specific need to integrate or to modify your existing applications for a better management and more efficient use.

There is no such thing as a “perfect” product for organizations, some companies have decided to develop products for themselves, but for the vast majority of corporations, they will purchase products off-the-shelf, and install them.

But as we know , many products lack of the functions they require, or they have specific needs for reporting, or they have real requirement to track real-time changes, these can not be provided by the products, this is where customization comes in.

MoneyCat: In your experience, is customization only for big corporate or should SMEs consider them as well?

Andrew Kandzuba: That is a common perception, but it is not true. When comes to customization, we are not talking about very large amount of investments. In fact, it is usually just a fraction of cost compared to the products or licenses you have purchased.

In our view, small to medium companies should definitely consider customization as an option as they are in even more demand for better efficiency.

They do not have the resources comparing to the large corporations, staff at SMEs need to multitask all the time and this where technology can really improve their efficiency.

MoneyCat: What are some of the basic products or applications that can be integrated?
Andrew Kandzuba: There are some easy starting points, for example:

We have assisted our customers synchronizing their MS Office with Google Docs through our own product Office In Cloud. By customizing this, the end users have immediate benefits in terms of accessing and managing files online through Google Docs.

This results in significant improvements in efficiency in terms of documents updates, and another advantage is that it supports users both on MS Office and non-MS Office products.

Another good example is integrating with CRM systems, this is a fast growing area for companies including us. CRM is becoming a must-have application even for small businesses, we have customized applications that allow users to update from their spreadsheets and integrate into CRM systems instantly.

Also, for IIT companies or database linked businesses such as subscriptions, a simple customization process can allow them to integrate downloads and instantly uploaded onto CRM system – this is a useful application for sales and management team.

MoneyCat: What benefits can customers really achieve from these integrations?

Andrew Kandzuba: I believe there are 3 real benefits from these integrations. First, is improvement in efficiency, by working with much less applications simultaneously, also saves time in data entry and duplications. Second is accuracy, this is especially the case for CRM, where customers’ data are captured and integrated into CRM instantly instead of waiting for data entry. Third is improvements in user-interface, this relates to both users and management for reporting purpose.

When we undertake a customization project, we always address the needs of the end users, to make the interface much more user-friendly and minimize as much steps as possible.
MoneyCat: Can you give us some real examples how customization can really achieve efficiency for corporate?

Andrew Kandzuba: International companies can save significant amount of time through simple customization applications. For example, they can use our Office In Cloud and integrate their sales records in Excel with Google Docs or integrate with their CRM if they have one.

The old way is to hold a conference call across multiple time zones, we all know how difficult this can be especially if you are across Asia, Europe and North America, it is impossible to schedule a perfect time, then you have to wait for each person to dial-in.

The smarter and more efficient way is to have the documents from Google Docs or CRM, directly saved and updated using Office In Cloud, and then making notes and update them onto the master file where everyone can see the comments, and responds to them accordingly. This eliminates the hours spent on conference calls.

Another example relates to improvements in sales activities, some sales teams are now equipped with iPhones which means they can update their Excel or Word documents on iPhone. With a few changes to their applications, these can be integrated with the CRM system instantly, managers and inventory managers can update their records simultaneously. This customization application eliminates the waiting time, and orders can be processed much more efficiently.

About Uprise Apps

Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com) is an application development company specialized in developing applications that can collaborate across different systems.

Through its product “Office In Cloud” users can synchronize Microsoft Office and Google Docs easily through a simple process, and manage documents on both applications. Office In Cloud supports both MS Office 2003 and 2007 versions.

You can download and trial Office In Cloud from www.upriseapps.com
For more information about Uprise Apps, please contact Andrew Kandzuba at Uprise Apps andrew.kandzuba@upriseapps.com

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Major update (1.0.17) for Office In Cloud is now available

Today, Uprise Apps would like to inform our users that new major update that includes numbers of features / fixes is available for download.

This update consists of:

  • Support for Vista/Windows 7 x64 platform: fix the issue: "object reference not set" during the login process.
  • Ability to set up and work via proxy server.
  • Sharing of documents with non-Google contacts.
  • Ability to add new contact to Google directly from Microsoft Office UI.

The update will be delivered automatically to all users who have previous versions installed. The rest are welcome to our web site.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Uprise Apps expanding its reseller program globally

Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com), a specialist in developing collaboration applications has announced today it will expand its reseller program globally.

Uprise Apps specializes in developing specific and customized user friendly programs to collaborate multiple applications and manage through online environment.

Its product “Office In Cloud” is an innovative program that allows users to manage documents between Microsoft 2003/2007 Office with Google Docs.

Users have found this application highly effective as they can enjoy the benefits of Google Docs without retraining.

As the result of the popularity from users globally, Uprise Apps is now seeking new Global Reseller partners worldwide.

Why becoming a Uprise Apps Reseller?

· Provide new opportunities to sell applications and services that can collaborate with Google Docs
· Opportunities to expand your services to your clients by using the unique functions from Office In Cloud and other products developed by Uprise Apps.

How you can sell value added services using Office In Cloud?

· As a back-up solution offering to clients: Many users are using Office In Cloud to manage documents with Google Docs. You can assist your clients rolling out Office In Cloud as part of your back-up plan for them.

· As a management reporting tool: Office In Cloud can also be used to integrate MS Office, Google Docs and CRM.

· As a networking service: Through Office In Cloud, users can update their documents simultaneously from Microsoft Office onto Google Docs, all through one quick click on their MS Office applications.

· Offering Customization Service: We also offer customization services to clients’ applications and programs.

What does Uprise Apps provide under the reseller program?

· Full Support – Uprise Apps will provide full technical support to any issues to Office In Cloud, as well as providing integration support for your customers

· Customization – Uprise Apps can develop customized applications for your clients that can integrate with other applications and programs. We can be your development partner

· Additional Functions – Uprise Apps is developing additional features and functions that will be added to Office In Cloud, these functions will be made available to your clients as well.

About Uprise Apps

Uprise Apps (www.upriseapps.com) is an application development company specialized in developing applications that can collaborate across different systems. Uprise Apps also provides customized solutions that can integrate clients’ software and applications to improve user convenience and productivity considerably. Its team members are highly experienced technical experts that have developed applications for global IT giants including Microsoft, Oracle, Netsuite, Salesforce and others.

For more information about Uprise Apps Reseller Program or how Uprise Apps can assist you in terms of developing customized solutions for you, please visit our website www.upriseapps.com today or contact Andrew Kandzuba Andrew.kandzuba@upriseapps.com

Smart Company – Synchronization between Google Docs and MS Office as an efficient application

Smart companies always look for alternative ways to save cost and increase efficiency at the same time.

Can this really be achieved without compromising on the quality? In this technology application issue, we look at how Google Docs has impacted on today’s IT decision making process, as well how systems integration is also an effective strategy to save cost and increase efficiency.

We ask Andrew Kandzuba, CEO of Uprise Apps (http://www.upriseapps.com/) to walk through the advantages of Google Docs and how systems integration is also a wise business decision.

MoneyCat: Andrew, first of all, can you tell us if you use Google Docs yourself?

Andrew Kandzuba: Yes, I am passionate about using Google Docs and have been using them since its very early days. I use them both from personal and business perspectives. I have found Google Docs very useful in terms of efficiency, since I started using Google Docs, I can manage my documents online and share them much more efficiently.

MoneyCat: For many users, it is hard for them to change their habit in using Microsoft Office to Google Docs, what is your advice on that?

Andrew Kandzuba: We realize that users are unable to change the habits overnight, which is what we have launched products to make users to adopt Google Docs more easily. While more and more users now understand the value of Google Docs, and increasing number of users are now using both MS Office and Google Docs.

As the matter of fact, companies such as ourselves and Offisync have been developing products that can integrate both MS Office and Google Docs, specifically for those familiar in the MS Office environment but moving or adopting Google Docs as well.

Our belief is that you do not need to be familiar with Google Docs, and still able to use them, which is why we have launched our product.

MoneyCat: Is this the reason why you have launched Office In Cloud, to assist users to adopt Google Docs much quickly?

Andrew Kandzuba: Yes, absolutely, we are all busy people today, while there are technology applications available, we have very little time to learn the new applications. With our product, you can save and manage your documents between MS Office and Google Docs.

All you need is a login on Google, and most of us have one already, it could your gmail or it could be your Adword or Adsense account, so there is no need to create another login detail for it.
MoneyCat: In your view, what are the key advantages of Google Docs?

Andrew Kandzuba: Being a user using Google Docs since the early days, I think there are a number of key benefits:

It is online based, it is free and it has new functions added all the time. But from users’ point of view, an ability to share, manage and save documents online.

MoneyCat: Tell us more about Office In Cloud, how users can really benefit from using them, can you give us some examples?

Andrew Kandzuba: The key point is about synchronization, also able to share the documents and manage them online whether you are a MS Office user or non-MS Office users.

This means much better efficiency in terms of document management, revisions and updates. Some of our users use Office In Cloud as a back-up program, which means they can click and save them online, and retrieve them online and keep working on the files if they are travelling or when they go home.

For others, they have used Office In Cloud as a way to manage large “live” documents, this can be in the media industry for instance, when you work on deadline for a magazine, where you have multiple contributors. This can also be applied for accounting professionals, as Office In Cloud also supports Excel both 2003 and 2007.

Office In Cloud has also been installed by small-medium enterprises which use them as a way to save cost through Google Docs but with minimal changes required for the end users.

MoneyCat: What about customization? Is that an important part for business as every corporate user has different requirements, how do you address that?

Andrew Kandzuba: Yes, customization is very important, and it is one of our key strengths, It is very hard to find a off the shelf product that meets your requirements exactly. What we offer to our clients is customization on top of Office In Cloud.

I believe this is what makes us different, and position ourselves as a service provider instead of just a product provider.

Let me give you some examples in terms of customization we can help. This can apply to specific functions for reporting, this can apply to specific application in MS Office for certain industries, or certain ways to convert and save the files, or integrate them with the CRM system, which is another very popular integration process for many corporations.

About Uprise Apps

Uprise Apps (http://www.upriseapps.com/) is an application development company specialized in developing applications that can collaborate across different systems.

Uprise Apps also provides customized solutions that can integrate clients’ software and applications to improve user convenience and productivity considerably. Its team members are highly experienced technical experts that have developed applications for global IT giants including Microsoft, Oracle, Netsuite, Salesforce and others.

Through its first product Office In Cloud, users can synchronize Microsoft Office and Google Docs easily through a simple process, and manage documents on both systems.
You can download and trial Office In Cloud from http://www.upriseapps.com/

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Uprise Apps Office In Cloud - also a great back-up application for us

We found Office In Cloud through LinkedIn, and after 2 weeks of testing, we have found it very useful not only for document management, but also for back-up and disaster recovery purpose.

With computers in different models and different MS Office versions, sometimes in different languages, we have encountered numerous technical problems which is frustrating when you are in the middle of a large Excel or Word file.

We now use Office In Cloud for our Excel documents and constantly save them on local drive and on Google Docs, this provides "Double Protection" on our documents and ensure the documents are always up to date - this is particularly useful for database management which changes on the daily basis.

Since Office In Cloud rolls out its MS 2003 version, we have also installed them across our MS Office 2003 users. We will soon use Office In Cloud for Words as well.

Uprise Apps is also developing customization services for us, which will make our database management much more effciently and this can improve our productivity signicantly.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Office Online Preview

We are now working on new smart tool that let's people who do not have Microsoft Office installed on they laptop edit local Microsoft dcouments online via Google. The app is planned to be released by end of Augest. The video of early version is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAIT83HV2Jc

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Office In Cloud supports MS Office 2003

Today we made the next major release of our Office In Cloud integration for Google Docs.

  • Office Excel and Word 2003 is supported.

  • Search against public LinkedIn profiles. Search and past results directly to Microsoft documents.

  • Auto update for all Uprise Apps products.

  • Increase of the performance and general usability.

  • Two months of trial period for first 100 users.

Please visit our web site to download new versions.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Integration with LinkedIn preview

We'd like to inform that preview of new Office In Cloud feature - integration with LinkedIn - is available on our web site.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pre release verion of Office In Cloud

We'd like to inform that new version of Office In Cloud Integration is coming soon. It's going to support MS Office 2003 and contains numerous of features, fixes and performance improvements.

For all who are interesting in pre-release evaluation please follow this link: http://www.upriseapps.com/downloads/OfficeInCloud.1.0.12.exe

Changes log:
1. Build in auto-update
2. Two and more instances of MS Excel 2007 is now supported
3. Default local folder for storing files from Cloud (Cloud Docs)
4. Update to new version doesn’t required re-registration.
5. UI operations are synchronically.
6. Correct loading of Addin in Word 2007 on Vista

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Content Aggregation - Early Prototype

Yesterday was another great day for Uprise Apps. The early prototype of future Content Aggregation app was successfully tested.

It does integration between Microsoft Word content and LinkedIn professional network.

We also would like to announce that CA will be available free of charge for those who'll download the Office In Cloud before 1th of July.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Release: Office In Cloud for Word 2007

Uprise Apps would like to announce that the version Office In Cloud for Microsoft Word 2007 is available to download on our web site.

Now you can work with your Google documents from right from native Microsoft Office environment.

New package also contains fixes and updates to the version for Microsoft Excel 2007 in case of merging.
Now we are working on support for Office 2003 as it remains popular across huge number of users.

Google's plan on Docs

Google is to improve GDocs: http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=13508

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Google Squared - Booooom !

I want to touch the API. It's the huge step forward.

Google Squared Goes Live, Puts Web Search Into A Spreadsheet

Office In Cloud for Word 2007

Very, very close to release of version for MS Word 2007.

I'm using it right now and it's really amazingly.
No needs to send new files to my colleagues over email every time I change only one word in the text.

Really want to share this feature with others a.s.a.p.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fred Wilson about Cloud Based Messaging

Nice blog: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/05/cloud-based-messaging.html

Traditional e-mailing is dieing... or just changing its face?
BTW GTalk is the best tool from chatting standpoint. It's strage why it not so popular as Skype is ...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Office In Cloud for Google Docs (Excel 2007) Patch

We'd like to announce that today we unveil the updated for our Excel 2007 integration.

New version 1.0.9 is available for download on our web site and contains following fixes and new features:

1. Sign In failed on Google Accounts if user has contacts with empty e-mail field.
2. Excel 2007 format is supported.
3. User can see and merge changes done by others directly in Excel spreadsheet.
4. Auto merge is supported.
5. New Feedback tab is available on Office In Could pane.

Thanks everybody who helps detect these issues and make the product better.

Uprise Apps Team appreciates your assistance and looking forward for new feedbacks from your side.

Google Wave

That's how Google plan looks like: Google Wave (http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_wave_google_tries_to_reinvent_email.php)

Seems like we are observing the start of the New Greate War for next generation of Office users. Would they keep their loyalty to Microsoft or move to alternative solutions ....?

I guess we'll know answer very soon ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Office In Cloud for Google Docs (Excel 2007) Release

Today is the great day for Uprise Apps.

We'd like officially announce the release of “Office In Cloud for Google Docs” integration for Microsoft Excel 2007.

This is first really native and user friendly solution that let you consume modern Cloud features but staying in addicted environment.

Please visit our updated web site for direct download link.

As always, we appreciate your feedbacks.

And the last thing - please follow our updates as more features are coming soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

First feedbacks on Beta release

We've got first feedbacks on Beta release of Office In Cloud product.

First of all we really appreciate your assistance in finding strong/weak sides in our product as it helps to make it better for all other customers.

We’ll consider your thoughts/ideas in next releases that are coming.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Office In Cloud private beta on the way

We'd like to announce that today we start distribution of Office In Cloud for Google Docs (Excel 2007) Beta version to customers who has requested download before.

We appreciate any feedback and be pleased to answer to any questions from our customers.

The Public Beta is coming soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Beta for Excel 2007

Uprise Apps starts collecting requests for Early Beta Download.
Beta is available for Microsoft Excel 2007.
Please visits http://www.upriseapps.com/officeincloud.html in order to sign in for Download.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Office In Cloud

That's going to be the first post uder the Office In Cloud topic.

Well, let's me start.
I and couple of friends of mine is implementing new "cool tool" to let me and others works with Google Docs right from the Microsoft Office with true synchronization. No need to warry about upload, download and update of your docs. It's all hidden behind one button on "Office In Cloud" panel.

I'm really using the first version for MS Excel on daily basis to filliing and share the family budget with my wife. Looks really great.

If you wanna to read & see more - just visit our site: www.upriseapps.com

Andrew Kandzuba