India’s Largest Online B2B Marketplace IndiaMART.com Goes Google

New Delhi, 5th May 2011: IndiaMART.com, India’s largest online B2B marketplace, announced today that more than 4,000 of its employees, located across 75 offices within the country, have recently started using Google Apps for Business as their primary messaging and collaboration suite.

Google Apps for Business is a web-based suite of messaging and collaboration applications, that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, and integrated IM, as well as Google Docs and Google Sites, Google’s word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools.

Dinesh Agarwal, CEO – IndiaMART.com, said, “At IndiaMART.com, we have always been proactive in adopting new technologies for seamless business operations. It is this outlook that prompted us to utilise Google Apps, which promises better infrastructure and management than what is ordinarily possible with on-premise solutions, while serving millions of users simultaneously. Google has created a wonderful suite of applications that tend to help organisations save time, money and resources. We are optimistic that these innovative apps would definitely trigger many organisations like us to move on to cloud.”

“We are pleased to have IndiaMART.com join the Google Apps family here in India,” said Pradeep Agarwal, Country Head, Google Enterprise in India. “They serve as a great example of how organizations are able use cloud-based messaging and collaboration tools to connect their employees, customers and business partners in various offices and cities for enhanced productivity and better decision making.”

The migration to Google Apps for Business allows IndiaMART.com to move its employees onto one common email platform. The company is also in the process of rolling out collaboration tools such as Google Docs, which allow employees to share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever they work.

IndiaMART.com plans to transition other custom on-premise apps to the cloud using Google App Engine in future.

About IndiaMART.com

IndiaMART.com is India’s largest online B2B marketplace for Small & Medium Size Businesses, connecting global buyers with suppliers. The company offers a platform & tools to over 1 million suppliers to generate business leads from over 5 million buyers, who use the platform to find reliable & competitive suppliers. The company has over 4000 employees located across 75 offices in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Products & Services

IndiaMART.com offers products that enable small & medium size businesses generate business leads (online catalogs/store-fronts), establish their credibility (third party verified trust profile) and use business information (finance, news, trade shows, tenders) for their business promotion.

For more information, please visit: http://www.indiamart.com/corporate/press-section.html

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

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