New Innovation in the AppGuru Preview, Part 2: Box, Salesforce.com Join Growing App Catalog

AppGuru is designed to give IT a single, central source for managing the myriad cloud apps being adopted and used in the workplace. And as I noted in my last post, we’re actively listening to our users to help guide our decisions on functionality and AppGuru’s ever-expanding app catalog.  So, with that in mind, I’m happy to announce that we’ve added new apps to the AppGuru App Catalog. The newbies are Salesforce.com and Box.

Our strategy with AppGuru is to enable admins to manage all of the cloud apps that are critical to their businesses. We’ve been prioritizing the list based on feedback. Sync and store apps continue to be the number one request because of the security risks they can pose to a company’s data and IP. But we’re also working on integrations with other popular collaboration, helpdesk, Finance, and HR applications.

We believe that a delightful experience is what separates the great apps from the good apps. So, we’ve spent a great deal of time improving the way the app tiles animate when you’re interacting with them. Play around to get a feel for it. We’d love to know what you think.

What apps would you like to see in AppGuru? If you’re already a user, check out our feedback community which you can access from within AppGuru.  Here you can suggest or vote on apps as well as new features and functionality.

If you haven’t joined us on the preview yet, you can sign up here.

         

New innovation in the AppGuru Preview, Part 1: Group Support

It’s been almost 4 weeks since we opened the doors on the AppGuru preview, and we’re happy to announce some new capabilities, and, yes, some new apps.  We’ll provide a deeper dive – and quick demos – on all the new features in the coming days, starting with one of our top requests: group or team support.  But before I get into the details, I wanted to first thank each and every one of our customers for your continued feedback and ideas. It’s always gratifying to know that we have such a reliable and insightful base of people to help us in our journey to build great products.

So, with that in mind, here’s a look at the new group support. We’d love to hear your thoughts:

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Group support, or more accurately nested group support, allows you to organize your users into whatever group structure makes sense for your business. It is also our first step toward broader Active Directory support; where we’ll enable you to replicate your AD group structure in AppGuru.

This gives you the ability to apply policies at the organization unit level – teams, departments, office locations, accounts, etc. – and apply these policies across appropriate apps under management.  The result is dramatically simplified on-boarding and the ability to ensure that new users are automatically assigned to the apps you’ve set up for their respective organizations or teams.

You can see it in action below, or even better, try it out for yourself.  It’s now live for all AppGuru users.  If you haven’t joined us on the preview yet, you can sign up here.

Don’t be shy. We want to hear more about what you like, loathe and anything in between.  And feel free to pile on over at our feedback community once you’ve joined the preview.