Business SaaS solution now available to Apple Safari users

Norada Corporation, the provider of the Solve360 communicating and collaborating Web solution for small business, announced today that the service is now available to Macintosh users using the Apple-native Safari browser.

“Following the release of Safari 2.0 for OS 10.4 and 1.3 for OS 10.3, we set to work optimizing the service so that all the features — email, team scheduling, contact management and CRM tools, personal and group file sharing — work as seamlessly in the Mac environment as in the Windows world,” says Norada CEO Steve Ireland in the press release.

“Whether a small business is Mac-based or uses a mix of Macs and PCs, with Solve360 users can get a full suite of proven Web-based productivity-enhancing services today, with none of the IT headaches associated with desktop or server-based solutions,” adds Ireland. “While products such as Microsoft Office Live are still in beta, Solve360 is being used all day, every day, by thousands of small business customers around the world. And now Mac users can reap all the productivity and cost benefits of the Software as a Service (SaaS) revolution.”

“As a startup with a mix of Macs and PCs in the office, Solve360 meets all of our email, collaboration, file sharing and online archiving needs,” says Ryan Keating, VP Finance of WisdomArk, a VC-funded internet startup based in Mountain View, California in the release. “We’re 12 people today, with plans to grow aggressively in the future. Getting everyone in the office on the same Web service lets us focus on building our business instead of building an IT department.”

Ireland added that new Solve360 features due for release in the next quarter — integrated invoicing tools and enhanced, archivable instant messaging — have been built in response to customer requests to continue extending the platform. “On the invoicing and accounting fronts, Mac shops are effectively shut out of using products such as Intuit’s QuickBooks Online or Sage’s Act for Web because they don’t support the Apple OS, much less Safari specifically,” says Ireland. “We’re keenly aware of the needs of our small business customers. With more than 30 percent of our customers having Macs in the office, we know that everything we’re doing has to be designed to work with OS X and Safari.”

Norada Corporation’s Solve360 tightly integrates the functionality of business-class email, CRM contact management, group calendar, task, document management, and invoicing into a single, robust, easy-to-use Web-based application. Solve360 provides all the benefits of installed software without the hassle, high cost or complexity of a traditional desktop application. Product tours and a full demo version of Solve360 are available at

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  1. More apps for OS X is always a good thing. It’s really refreshing to see the specs on a piece of software or on a web-based service list Macintosh as supported. This is a HUGE change vs. just 6 years ago when I came to the platform. Does anyone else feel the momentum of this wave?

  2. My ears were burning so I came by. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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    “If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Steve Jobs

    Ain’t that right.

    1: Charging for Mac OS X and iLife upgrades.

    2: Switching to Intel processors.

    3: Apple joined a Windows on PC benchmarking club at full membership.

    4: “Avie”, who developed the NeXT mach which is used in Mac OS X, is leaving Apple, his PhD skills are not needed anymore.

    5: Apple does nothing to stop Windows from running on a Mac.

    6: Firewire being dropped left and right.

    7: Apple opening expensive stores left and right in high traffic locations.

    “You know, I’ve got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can’t say any more than that it’s the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.” – Steve Jobs before being rehired at Apple.

    Seems folks we know what that “perfect plan” is shaping up to be

    VISTA on Macs sold through Apple Stores.

    The rent and labor costs for all those Apple Stores is much too high to be only supported by selling Mac’s with Mac OS X.

    Apple needs cash, lots of it. That’s why they are selling $99 leather iPod cases and $350 cheap plastic boomboxes. These items generate substancial profit.

    Expect the gouging to continue and Vista option on Mac’s to come next year.

    Apple is about selling hardware. Period.

  3. “If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Steve Jobs

    Yep, and the next big thing was a consumer-oriented media hub. It may be called a Macintosh, but that’s not what it is really.

    It’s a NeXT Workstation with media apps, and it’s already destroyed Microsoft’s media centre ambitions. Let Redmond have the office, the home belongs to Apple.

    MW “thirty”. Not Saturday already surely.

  4. I do not understand the Norada website. The demo does not work in Firefox, and the “tour” is just a bunch of video files with a customer service person talking about the features. What a flaky site…

  5. The video tour with the cutie worked fine for me and the the link “One-Click Demo” went straight into their app …

    Hmmm video, audio, reading and a working email / productivity app … Looks pretty straightforward from what I can tell. Just missing smell and I’m sure they’re working on that too!

    M. Jimbob, a bit green at all this new at this Internet web stuff hu?

  6. “LOL. MacDude hasn’t even posted here and we’re bashing him.”

    Sad isn’t it? <u>TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THINK MACDUDE IS A TROLL:</u> – Why do you keep resonding to him then? The “I hate MacDude” posts are getting tiresome. They are a waste of space. If you want to respond to something he actually SAID in his post fine, otherwise STFU – it’s that simple. Let the fucking guy post! If you think he is trolling then don’t respond.


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