October 13, 2014 by Robert Gonzales

Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, today announced new features, updates and additions to its X-Author solution family. X-Author solutions will now feature complete integration with Office 365 and Google Docs, Touchless Excel Services, an innovative new query engine and more new features listed below.

Apttus understands that the tasks of the modern office demand both the universality of the Microsoft Suite and the interconnected nature of Salesforce. The X-Author product line allows users to bring data from Excel, Word (for contracts) and the rest of the 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.

Recently announced updates and features of X-Author include:

  • Integration with both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs
  • An updated Query Engine, bringing Salesforce-stored data into Excel documents
  • Touchless Excel Services, removing the need to open or connect to Excel when updating cloud-based documents
  • Rich text capabilities, allowing more dynamic information exchange between Salesforce and MS Office
  • Universal spreadsheet compatibility, creating simple editing, sharing and tracking of legacy spreadsheets

“X-Author is the perfect marriage of a common business conundrum with its solution,” said Jules Ehrlich, vice president of advanced solutions at Apttus. “It allows users to harness the advantages of the Salesforce1 Platform, without forcing users to abandon the familiar and productive Microsoft Office environment.”

“Companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV & channel, salesforce.com. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, Apttus provides customers with the proven social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to accelerate business success.”

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 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.wpengine.com.


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