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GetApp is One of Europe’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 14 April 2014

GetApp was selected as one of the top 3 fastest growing tech startups in Spain and a top European tech company, according to The Next Web, one of the most influential technology publications. GetApp was nominated a top company in the Tech5 competition, created by The Next Web to highlight Europe's most promising tech startups in seven major European countries. The selection process took into consideration critical business data, such as the growth in revenue and in users that the companies achieved between 2011 and 2013. (more…)

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Cloud-based Software Fueled Industry Growth in 2013

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 2 April 2014

SaaS and cloud-based software played a mayor role in the growth of the software industry over the last year. According to a Gartner report, the worldwide software revenue grew by 4.8% compared to 2012, achieving a total of $407.3 billion in 2013. The importance of cloud and subscription-based software is demonstrated by the entrance, for the first time, of a pure cloud vendor in the list of top 10 worldwide software vendors. Salesforce.com won the 10th position with more than $3.8 billion in revenue and with a 33% yearly growth, the highest among the top 10 vendors. (more…)

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Join the SaaS Marketing Revolution at Maximize 2014

By Manuel Jaffrin, 2 April 2014

GetApp is pleased to support the upcoming SIIA Maximize 2014 conference, taking place May 20 – 22, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Maximize is the premier SaaS gathering focusing on specific growth opportunities for SaaS marketers.  (more…)

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Free Photos For Social Media Thanks To Getty Images

By Mila Nikolova, 10 March 2014

Free photos are the Holy Grail for social media marketers, especially for the ones working in small and medium businesses that cannot afford to pay for expensive stock photos on a daily basis. As reported by TechCrunch last Wednesday, Getty Images announced an important twist in their business strategy and will be making freely available 35 million photographs from their stock imagery. (more…)

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Zoho Offers ServiceDesk Plus for Free

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 6 March 2014

Zoho has made a bold move by offering the Standard edition of ServiceDesk Plus for free. ServiceDesk Plus is a popular IT help desk solution and is developed by ManageEngine, a Zoho division. ServiceDesk Plus was previously free only for a maximum of five technicians/agents using it, but as soon as you surpassed that limit the different plans started to be quite expensive, especially for SMBs. Now it's completely free, without any restrictions. It applies not only to new companies signing up but also to its more than 60,000 existing customers. (more…)

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Insightly Introduces its New Interface Design

By Jessica O' Loughlin, 28 February 2014

Insightly rolled out their new user interface after the announcement of its impending release two weeks ago. The main focus of the new UI is to combine familiarity with functionality and simplicity with speed. With their number of users having grown to 400,000, Insightly has used extensive customer feedback to test the interface over the last few weeks. This is the first complete redesign of the interface since they launched the first version of Insightly two years ago and it has been 8 months in development. (more…)


Clarizen Introduces New Collaboration Features

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 27 February 2014

Clarizen is one of the top solutions for project management and team collaboration. If you are considering it for evaluation, they just introduced some improvements and new features that are worth checking out. The enhancements are focused on new resource management functionalities, a customizable interface, communication with external stakeholders and better internal notifications. Clarizen remarks that these improvements and new features were implemented to respond to feedback and requests from their users. (more…)


As reported by TechCrunch, GoDaddy is set to release a new online store solution that could take on Shopify as a competitor. The new e-commerce storefront, which is to be named the GoDaddy Online Store, is aimed at small business customers and will replace the company´s existing solution, Quick Shopping Cart. The aim of the new product is to create a simple storefront that is easy to use and requires less technical know-how than some of the current online shopping cart platforms. This is designed to encourage small business owners to make the move to an online store in a less intimidating way. Features of the new e-commerce solution will include a selection of store layout templates, GoDaddy's own customization tools, and a step-by-step guide to help customers get their products online. (more…)

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Next Generation Act! Announced

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 25 February 2014

Swiftpage, the maker of the popular Act! contact management software, has announced the launch of its next generation SaaS solution, Act! Cloud for the second quarter of the year. Act! Cloud will have a full software-as-a-service subscription model and will offer much more than just the typical contact management functionalities, positioning itself as an end-to-end application for marketing, sales and interaction management. (more…)


Highrise to be Abandoned? Look for Highrise Alternatives

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 6 February 2014

 37signals announced yesterday that it could stop the development of its Highrise CRM software, focusing only on the development of Basecamp, its project management solution. To fully reflect that, the name of the company is changing to… Basecamp. The critical question for many Highrise users is what will happen to their CRM solution? Will it be abandoned by Basecamp and will they have to switch to a new application? The answer from Basecamp is uncertain at the moment. Highrise development could be continued by a different company or it could be completely halted. But at least they plan to keep supporting existing Highrise customers through security updates and minor bug fixes. While we wait to see what the future of Highrise will look like, it could be useful for its users to start evaluating the best CRM applications and check if they will be offering any migration plans. At GetApp we offer a handy Highrise alternatives page and several popular comparisons between Highrise and other CRM solutions. Highrise vs Salesforce Highrise vs Zoho CRM Highrise vs Insightly Are you a Highrise customer? What do you think of this Basecamp move? Are you already looking for alternative CRM solutions?