Rogers launches online one-stop-shop for small businesses to simplify the way they use cloud-based apps
Sep 7, 2016
Rogers Business App Market makes it easier for business customers to set up and manage cloud applications including Google Apps for Work and Microsoft Office 365
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Small businesses in Canada today manage approximately five cloud applications to run their business – email, payroll, accounting, scheduling – all at once. For a small business, this can be a complex, onerous and time consuming task as they have limited or no dedicated IT staff1. To ease the burden, Rogers today launched Rogers Business App Market, a new online portal where small businesses can purchase, manage and get expert tech support to run best-in-class business applications for their business.
"Many of our customers today are stretched thin, having to spend hours of time managing business applications. We want to make it simple and easy to use business applications, so we've launched our Business App Market with the latest apps and dedicated support," said Craig Bentley, Senior Vice-President of Small Enterprise, Rogers. "Our goal is to provide access to a variety of apps that small businesses can easily use to run their businesses more efficiently."
The first two applications available in Rogers Business App Market include Google Apps for Work and Microsoft Office 365, and a number of new productivity applications will launch in the coming months. To make it easier to set up and use business applications, Rogers is also going to provide 'always-on' support, which includes an onboarding service and ongoing support from experts who will look after day-to-day software administration for apps.
To deliver a simplified experience, customers will be able to buy applications and pay for them on the same bill they use to pay for their other Rogers services. The platform also offers customers a single sign-on where they are able to use one user ID and password to gain access across all of their cloud services.
"Google's collaboration capabilities are what businesses are asking for in order to work the way their employees want to work," said James Lambe, Country Manager, Google for Work Canada. "Working with Rogers, we are able to provide these solutions to more Canadian clients easily. We're excited to bring Google innovation and scale to more Canadian small businesses through this partnership."
"The way we work is changing rapidly and at Microsoft it is our belief that productivity is at the heart of business success," said Charlotte Burke, lead for Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners at Microsoft Canada. "We are excited to be working with Rogers to bring the best of Microsoft Cloud services with a high quality service and ease of access to help small and mid-size businesses in Canada achieve more in the digital age."
To find out more about Rogers Business App Market, visit: rogers.com/businessapps
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. Our stock is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.
1 Rogers internal research
SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. - English
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