JotSpot Tracker Integrating With Salesforce
The first of several on-demand applications available from JotSpot through Salesforce’s AppExchange will transform Excel spreadsheets into browser-accessible versions.
Through use of JotSpot Tracker, information from a spreadsheet can be brought into a web-based spreadsheet, manipulated as needed, and exported back into Excel whenever it is needed. An announcement at the Appforce Conference for AppExchange users and members revealed details of the deal:
“We have seen growing adoption of JotSpot Tracker since its launch in January 2006,” said Joe Kraus, co-founder and CEO, JotSpot. “This is the first of several on-demand services we plan to deliver for salesforce.com’s AppExchange.”
It is interesting to watch the transition of a workforce from the client/server mainframe-centric model of the 70s and 80s to the PC-based network through the 90s, and back to a centralized model in the 21st Century.
The technology offered by JotSpot and Salesforce do make a compelling argument in favor of the web-centric approach. If they can meet reliability and accessibility needs of their userbase, something that has been a problem for Salesforce in the past, they will be able to make a more effective pitch to businesses.
David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.