|[June 10, 2014]
Spanning Delivers the Ultimate Safety Net for Google Apps and Salesforce.com Data Loss
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Cloud Apps today made two significant moves to advance its position
as the most trusted provider of SaaS (News - Alert) data backup and recovery. The
company released a major update to Spanning
Backup for Salesforce, the first backup and recovery product to be
delivered directly through the Salesforce user interface. The release
includes a new, on-page Salesforce data restore that makes it easy for
end users to quickly and easily compare and recover previous versions of
Salesforce data objects, such as Accounts, Opportunities and Contacts.
In addition, Spanning launched the Google
Apps 100% Restore Guarantee. Through the offer, the company
guarantees customers who use Spanning
Backup for Google Apps to back up their data will be able to restore
lost data back to its original state 100 percent of the time or they
will receive ten times their money back for each failed restore
operation for that user account. This is the first data restore
guarantee of its kind offered for cloud application (or SaaS) data and
demonstrates the company's commitment to delivering the highest
standards for backup and recovery in the industry.
"SaaS applications provide users with reduced cost, increased
flexibility and higher business productivity," said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO
of Spanning Cloud Apps. "Nothing disrupts productivity more than data
loss events, which happen far more often than most companies realize.
Spanning is committed to maintaining productivity by ensuring that lost
data is restored quickly and accurately by the end user without the need
for IT intervention. Losing data is something that Spanning customers
don't need to worry about when using Google (News - Alert) Apps or Salesforce."
Spanning Backup for Salesforce
For more than 100,000 organizations, Salesforce data - customer details,
sales, marketing and financials - is their lifeblood, and the risk of
data loss is real. Individual records and fields can be mistakenly
overwrtten, maliciously destroyed or corrupted. When information in a
record is lost, end users must contact an administrator to use an
optionally configured field history report or attempt to find and
restore the specific record from a local, weekly export. Recovery
alternatives provided through Salesforce are costly and time-consuming.
Spanning Backup for Salesforce is the first and only backup product to
provide granular, on-page restore of Salesforce data from any point in
time. End users initiate the restore process by simply clicking the
"Restore" button within a record and then comparing and selecting
individual fields to restore within object records, such as phone
numbers, activity logs or attachments. This simple process requires no
training for the user and is completed more quickly and more accurately
than any other available methods. Spanning Backup for Salesforce also
uniquely enforces field-level security, ensuring that users only see and
restore data they are authorized to edit.
"One of the main reasons we switched to Spanning from a competitive
product was transparency," said Arne Plum, Business and Data Application
International Education, the leading provider of global education
programs�for K-12 schools and a user of Spanning Backup for Google Apps
and Spanning Backup for Salesforce.�"With Spanning's granular status
reporting, we know exactly what was backed up at each point in time and
trust that anything successfully backed up can be restored. We are
excited to see Spanning's�focus on accurate restore extend to their
Salesforce product and are impressed with the ease of use of�the new
Spanning 100% Restore Guarantee
The Spanning 100% Restore Guarantee is based on the premise that if
Google Apps data can be backed up, customers should be able to
accurately and completely restore it. If not, Spanning will refund the
customer 10 times the money paid for that user account for each failed
restore operation. The company's product, Spanning Backup for Google
Apps, offers unprecedented restore capabilities. The product's proactive
status reporting ensures that customers are alerted if any data is not
properly backed up on a daily basis. This helps to ensure that all files
are protected and always available if ever a data loss event occurs.
"The potential for data loss with cloud applications is as real and
prevalent as it is with on-premise applications," said Jason Buffington,
Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert). "When considering the
protection of cloud data, organizations must think beyond backup and
evaluate vendors on the accuracy with which they restore lost data in
the easiest way possible. Spanning's laser focus on this, and its
willingness to guarantee it, sets the company apart."
Pricing and Availability
The update for Spanning Backup for Salesforce is available to customers
now in the Salesforce
AppExchange as a free 14-day trial or for purchase with a $30
per-user, per-year subscription with unlimited storage.
Spanning Backup for Google Apps is available for a free
14-day trial or for purchase with a $40 per-user, per-year
subscription and unlimited storage.
About Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.
Spanning, the leading provider of backup and recovery for SaaS
applications, helps organizations to protect and manage their
information in�the cloud. The company provides powerful,
enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps and Salesforce.com (News - Alert).
Spanning Backup�is the most reliable and trusted cloud-to-cloud backup
solution available. Learn more at http://www.spanning.com.
Try Spanning Backup with a 14-day
free trial or request
a demo. Follow Spanning on Twitter (News - Alert) @SpanningBackup, on LinkedIn,
to stay up-to-date on SaaS backup and recovery.
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