LTech Rivals Cloud Sherpas in Reselling
Like Cloud Sherpas, LTech is another one of those integrators/resellers/apps developers that have come to be everything to every customer trying to move their collaboration utilities to the cloud. LTech offers Power Panel for Google Apps, which essentially does for Google Apps admins and end users what SherpaTools does, albeit on Google's App Engine and with more functionality.Power Panel, which costs $3 per user per month, is used by hundreds of companies, spanning hundreds of thousands of end users, LTech founder and CEO Ed Laczynski told eWEEK.Power Panel boasts a contact journal tool to give users a 360-degree view of their contacts and relationships; QuickLinks, a gadget that lets executives, managers and IT distribute links to applications, forms and documents to end users within Gmail; and shared contact search, among other tools. LTech also offers Single Sign-On for Google Apps, a Web application that allows organizations to authenticate users into Google Apps using their LDAP-based directory service. Single Sign-On for Google Apps starts at $5 per user on-premises or as SAAS. Laczynski said LTech's marquee migration was Wild Blue, an Internet service provider whose 400,000 employees LTech shuttled over to Google Apps. LTech also builds custom workflow apps for companies as well as synchronization tools between legacy systems, recalling the reseller/systems integrator/apps developer role Cloud Sherpas' Cohn discussed. The bottom line is that if you're a business looking to move to Google Apps but don't know where to begin, companies such as Cloud Sherpas, LTech and Salesforce.com, which also helps move customers to Salesforce.com, can help.