Applango, a startup providing enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) management solutions, today announced that it was selected as finalist at the 2012 IGT Cloud Summit among 24 other SaaS companies at DLD Tel Aviv.

[bra_blockquote align=””]”Applango’s solution is a winner among SaaS offerings since it answers a crucial management need for companies that have adopted SaaS widely,” said Avner Algom, CEO of IGT Cloud. “The judges were pleased to award this honor Applango since it is solving a real-world business problem, and is already achieving traction in the market.”[/bra_blockquote]

IT professionals know how easily other employees and departments can subscribe to cloud based apps. That is one reason for the massive growth of SaaS in the enterprise. All these uncoordinated efforts are difficult to track and manage and can often cause inefficiencies throughout the organization, wasting large budgets in subscriptions.

Applango provides tools that CIOs and IT leaders need to manage SaaS applications. This way they can track usage, provision users, and monitor spending. Subscription waste is easily stopped and coordination between users is achieved.

Companies that benefit most from Applango have adopted company-wide SaaS applications such as Google Apps, Office 365 and a vast offering of professional applications.

[bra_blockquote align=””]”We are pleased to have been selected as one of the winners of the IGT Cloud Summit startup competition,” said Daniel Sarfati, Applango’s CEO and co-founder. “The community of SaaS companies created by the active IGT Cloud organization has been a great network for us as we have developed and validated our offering.”[/bra_blockquote]

As part of the awards process, Applango was selected as one of the startups for the next round of the prestigious Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, starting in December. The Microsoft Accelerator is a four-month program aimed at supporting early stage startups focusing on Cloud, Internet, and mobile.

About Applango
Applango provides SaaS management solutions that enable CIOs and IT leaders to maximize their cloud investment and facilitate users’ SaaS consumption. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Israel.


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