SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quipu Applications, Inc., a Northern California start-up, announced its entry into the Cloud community and selectively offered a preview of the world's first online business plan dashboard to Press, Analysts, and select venture groups at Santa Clara's Cloud Connect 2011 conference.
Incorporated last year, the Quipu team has been working in stealth mode for two years and is prepared to release its flagship product, BusinessModel™, previously code named Harrier Project, later this month at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.
"Planning and management applications are very critical for entrepreneurs and small businesses of all sizes, yet traditional distribution and pricing models can limit access to them," says Michael Issa, President and CEO of Quipu Applications, Inc. "BusinessModel™ will level the playing field with its subscription-based software-as-a-service offer to minimize costs while providing ubiquitous access to best-in-class business planning features."
Quipu Applications has integrated their platform with Google Embedded Document Viewer and the Visualization API which gives BusinessModel™ the ability to natively support many file formats including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint files natively or within a launched Google Docs window. Similarly, BusinessModel™ provides native support for Apple Pages, Adobe Illustrator, and many other file formats. Quipu can also import contacts from all major online sources: Yahoo!, GMail, Facebook, LinkedIn, and hundreds of other groups.
"With QBM, we broke down industry-standard business plan software into its individual features. We looked at what worked best and we sought to improve upon as many features as we could, then put them all in a single suite," says Issa. "And by taking it into the Cloud, it becomes accessible to everyone. It's the best of all worlds, for all stakeholders."
In closed beta since October, BusinessModel™ will have its public launch later in March 2011 at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Its base feature set will be available for free via the web – a SaaS, so no hardware or software installation is required.
About Quipu Applications, Inc.
Quipu Applications, Inc. is a start-up Cloud Computing company. Based on Quipu Applications, Inc.'s Business Plan Software and collaboration platform, Quipu has revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and VCs collaborate and communicate with one another and their other stakeholders. For more information, visit www.QuipuApps.com.
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