(Tarrytown, N.Y.) – SummitClouds’ Giza solution recently earned top honors and took the grand prize at Microsoft’s BizSpark Camp. Held to raise awareness of Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, more than 20 software startup companies participated in BizSpark Camp where the technology startups pitched their applications to a panel of judges consisting of Microsoft representatives, venture capitalists, analysts and angels.
“We used stringent criteria to determine the winners including capabilities of the founding team, market and competitive understanding, and degree of technical innovation,” said Larry Gregory, senior director of U.S. Partner Evangelism at Microsoft and coordinator of the event. “We were pleased to see the Giza application leveraging Windows Azure to address a compelling customer scenario. SummitCloud demonstrated superior awareness of how to generate revenue, including leveraging the Microsoft partner community.”
“We’re thrilled with the win and the opportunity to have one-on-one development experience with the Microsoft team. This validates the marketability of our solution on the Azure platform as the only bridge between Google Analytics and enterprise Microsoft technologies,” said David Leibowitz, SummitCloud President and CEO. Armed with the insight and direction from Microsoft, Leibowitz estimates Giza to be released to private beta in the coming weeks.
About Giza. Giza, a SummitCloud solution, is the only bridge between Google Analytics and enterprise relational databases, enabling mashup with on-site line of business applications such as CRM, POS, eCommerce and more. It enables enterprise customers with investments in Microsoft technologies to unleash trending clickstream metrics using familiar enterprise tools like SQL Server and SharePoint. Giza eliminates the pain of manual data downloads from the Google Analytics web reporting silo online, the instability of single-user Excel Add-ins, or having to develop with Java-centric libraries; it lowers the barrier to incorporate Google Analytics with internal enterprise reporting.
|About SummitCloud. SummitCloud provides suppliers and retailers with a competitive advantage by reducing sales administrative costs, increasing the velocity of reorders and inventory turn and reducing the overhead for compliance through enhanced visibility across the organization. This enables increased profit margins and improved relationships with their customers – department, chain and specialty retailers. Our flagship solutions CloudMetrix for POS Analysis, CloudNexus for CPSIA Document Management, and Giza for Google Analytics (currently in private beta), provide unparalleled functionality and ROI to midsized enterprises. SummitCloud solutions fully leverage the power of Microsoft .Net, SQL Server, Azure and Google Analytics to deliver a consistent and consolidated view of actionable information to decision makers.|