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 http://www.norada.com
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