IndiaMART.com goes the collaboration way

Enterprise Connect,

India, May 10, 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 include Gmail, Google Calendar, and integrated IM, as well as Google Docs and Google Sites, Google’s word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and Website creation tools, said a company release.

“At IndiaMART.com, we have always been proactive in adopting new technologies for seamless business operations. It is this outlook that prompted us to utilize Google Apps, which promises better infrastructure and management than what is ordinarily possible with on-premise solutions, while serving millions of users simultaneously,” said Dinesh Agarwal, CEO, IndiaMART.com.

“Google has created a wonderful suite of applications that tend to help organizations save time, money and resources. We are optimistic that these innovative apps would definitely trigger many organizations like us to move on to Cloud,” added Agarwal.

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.

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

IndiaMART.com plans to transition other custom on-premise apps to the Cloud using Google App Engine in future, added the release.