Central Desktop Launches Enterprise Solution Package
Enterprise Edition Delivers Enterprise-Grade Security, Workflow, Up-Time Guarantee, Salesforce.com Integration and API Access
Pasadena, CA – Central Desktop, a leading SaaS-based social technology platform for next-generation business teams to interact, share and manage their daily work activities, today announced the release of its Enterprise Solution Package – an easy to use and easy to deploy alternative to traditional collaboration software. This new package will address mid-market demand for enterprise-grade functionality without enterprise-level resource requirements. The package includes the complete Central Desktop platform feature set along with a new integrated workflow engine, enhanced enterprise-grade security, a minimum up-time guarantee (SLA), Salesforce.com integration as well as access to numerous APIs that were previously unavailable. In addition, the company will provide customized consulting services and training for all Enterprise Solution customers.
In today’s economic climate, enterprises are looking for less resource intensive solutions to meet immediate business technology needs. Continuing to embrace the SaaS model, Central Desktop’s Enterprise Web 2.0 Solution requires no software or hardware to install and scales to accommodate growing mid-sized businesses and large teams within the enterprise. The Central Desktop platform delivers the most comprehensive set of Web 2.0 content, collaboration, conversation and connection tools integrated into a pure web-based single-sign-on workspace. According to Forrester’s January 2008 report titled, Web 2.0 Pure Plays Might Be The Right Answer for Your Organization, “For the first time in decades, enterprise users are turning to tools other than corporate-supplied productivity and collaboration solutions for generating business content. Web 2.0 tools are proving to be better suited for many types of content collaboration, generation, sharing, publishing, and ultimately management than traditional enterprise offerings. As traditional vendors work to react to the phenomenon, a new breed of vendors with a deep understanding of the enterprise are serving this emerging need with offerings that are more mature, easily deployed, and aggressively priced… SaaS will be a differentiator that drives rapid short-term adoption that will greatly improve long-term viability.”
Central Desktop has successfully served the SMB market for the last four years with its pure SaaS social technology platform. Today, the company is extending its offering to the enterprise market with workflow, enhanced security, SLAs and deep application integration for teams of 100-1000 users.
“Our enterprise customers demand deep functionality and a high-level of security and reliability along with integration into existing systems and applications, but companies today don’t want to pay for or maintain expensive hardware or software–everyone is looking for ways to reduce waste,” said Isaac Garcia, CEO and Co-Founder, Central Desktop. “Our sole focus is to bring business users the best technology available on the market with the least amount of resistance–SaaS is great for the bottom-line of a growing company as well as for a larger company that’s searching for cost-saving solutions.”
Central Desktop provides its software services to more than 200,000 users worldwide. Its enterprise customers include: Adobe, Allied Barton CBS, Harvard, Johnson Controls, Nielsen, Oracle, Ramada, Reuters Toshiba, and USC among others.
More on the Enterprise Solution Package
Central Desktop Enterprise Edition has 5 plans starting at $499/month.
The powerful and easy-to-use rules-based workflow system integrated into Central Desktop’s file system, databases, time-tracking and help-desk tools enable users to create automated email notifications and tasks for team members to support business processes across markets and functional areas.
The enterprise-grade security offering delivers state-of-the-art perimeter, network, server, application and data security to ensure greater data privacy and availability for customers. This applies to both SMBs and organizations that work within industries that require security compliance such as, healthcare and financial services as well as business teams within larger organizations that have more stringent requirements enforced by their IT departments (Corporate Governance, HIPAA, etc). Unlike many of its competitors, the Central Desktop platform runs on a proven infrastructure designed to provide maximum performance and reliability with state-of-the-art physical and data security and redundancy, and a security policy that was architected with multiple layers and safeguards to ward off external security threats.
The Enterprise Edition will include a guaranteed minimum level of up-time and service available for annual subscribers.
Central Desktop’s Salesforce.com integration allows for a single sign-on experience between the two applications, easy member provisioning, lightweight task management and secure extranets to collaborate with external customers, partners and vendors.
Deeper and unlimited API access for developers and enterprise customers to create custom workflow triggers, business processes and integration with third-party systems.
About Central Desktop
Central Desktop delivers a pure web-based social technology platform for next-generation business teams to interact, share and manage their daily work activities from anywhere at anytime. Built collaboratively over the last three years with direct feedback from its users, the Central Desktop platform provides enterprise-grade functionality without enterprise solution resource requirements. Used by over 200,000 people worldwide, Central Desktop’s customers represent progressive organizations with geographically dispersed teams that are committed to using innovative Web 2.0 tools for business success.
Central Desktop serves organizations in technology, media, marketing & communications, professional services, architecture & design, manufacturing and many others. Its social technology platform consistently delivers a 30% increase in productivity while decreasing the total cost of doing business. Key Central Desktop customers include; The Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, WebCor Builders, iSoldit, Gymboree, NXTV, Chapters of the Project Management Institute and the California Office of HIPAA Compliance.
Founded in 2005, Central Desktop is a privately-held company located in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit www.centraldesktop.com.