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AppDirect Named Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group

October 5, 2014

Award Recognizes Company for its Technology and Creating a Global Partner Ecosystem for Cloud Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 6, 2014 – AppDirect, the cloud service commerce company, today announced it has been named Company of the Year in the IT and Telecom category of the 2014 BIG Awards for Business program. The annual award, created by the Business Intelligence Group, recognizes top-performing companies and organizations through a proprietary judging process scored by well-known and experienced leaders and executives from around the globe. AppDirect was recognized for its innovative monetization and management platform that makes it easy for businesses to find, buy, use, and manage cloud services through a connected ecosystem of providers and developers.

“Today’s recognition is a testament to our team’s vision and commitment to ensuring businesses have easy access to the software they need to be effective and productive,” said Daniel Saks, co-CEO of AppDirect. “We’re changing the landscape of how businesses operate and how they work around the globe and we’re just at the tip of the iceberg as to the innovation and results we can deliver.”

Powering the marketplaces of many of the world’s largest global brands – including Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, Swisscom, FICO, Comcast, Cloud Foundry and more – AppDirect provides a monetization and management platform that delivers a complete solution for cloud service commerce with centralized discovery, billing, identity, provisioning, data management, and automation solutions. The company has succeeded in uniting providers, developers and consumers of cloud services in an ecosystem that drives substantial benefits across the entire network.

Creating this type of platform and ecosystem can take years to build and develop. Through AppDirect, companies can launch marketplaces quickly and efficiently, and even choose from a range of commerce capabilities as they evolve and grow their presence. AppDirect’s ecosystem also drives benefits across its network of marketplaces – developers can integrate their applications once and be available in numerous marketplaces operated by different brands around the world and this also enables providers to offer a rich selection of services to their customers.

“The winners this year epitomize what is going right with companies,” said Russ Fordyce, Managing Director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The sheer amount of innovation and the renewed attention to the customer experience was a common theme. We are incredibly proud to reward each and every winner and finalist.”

To see a listing of the 2014 BIG Awards for Business winners and finalists, click here.

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above their peers.

About AppDirect
AppDirect is the cloud service commerce leader making software and products accessible globally. The AppDirect monetization and management platform unites providers and consumers of cloud services into a single ecosystem. This makes it easy for businesses to find, buy and manage cloud services from a central location and delivers new opportunities for providers to distribute, sell, and market cloud services. AppDirect-powered marketplaces, billing and distribution, and reselling services help providers – including Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, Staples and others – connect 20 million business users to solutions from Microsoft, Google, Box and more. AppDirect is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices. Learn more at

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