Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named X-Author for Excel as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner.

The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year.

The X-Author product line allows users to bring data from Excel, Word and the entire Microsoft Office into the Salesforce1 Platform, resulting in secure collaboration, data sharing, and boosted productivity across the enterprise. X-Author allows users to bring the immeasurable processing and analytical benefits of the cloud to their familiar Microsoft-based working environment.

“We’re extremely proud that X-Author for Excel has earned this recognition from TMC,” said Jules Ehrlich, vice president of advanced solutions at Apttus. “It serves as another indicator of X-Author’s continued growth and prominence. By allowing users to harness the advantages of the Salesforce1 Platform, without forcing users to abandon the familiar and productive Microsoft Office environment, it is a true showcase of Apttus’ utility and innovation.”

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce X-Author for Excel as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Apttus is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

About Apttus:

Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company, drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Apttus is delivered on the Salesforce1 Platform, the world’s most trusted and comprehensive cloud delivery infrastructure. Applications include Quote-to-Cash Intelligence (Analytics), Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Renewals, Contract Management and Revenue Management. Additionally, Apttus’ patent pending X-Author technology enables Microsoft Office to be a user-interface with full interaction and control between Salesforce and Microsoft Office. Apttus is based in San Mateo, California, with additional offices in London, UK, Bozeman, Montana and Ahmedabad, India. For more information visit: apttus.com.

About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.