Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rave reviews, more new features...

It's been awhile since we gave an update on gPanel and there will be another update coming very soon, but we wanted to share a couple of recent & great customer reviews.

Our favorite highlights from Judi Sohn's Blog:
And then you find the Apps in the Marketplace like Promevo gPanel that truly make a difference to those of us who have to manage and support multiple users (and multiple domains). I've only been using it for a short time, but at this point I can say that I never want to touch a Google Apps domain without it again.
and from the KDTS Blog:
I think this is quite possibly the best service I’ve ever received from an online solution provider and I’d like to just give him and his team kudos.
If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to implement shared contacts in to Google Apps, this is the best solution available to date. The fact that it easily allows administration of the rest of Google Apps is really a bonus.
There are many new wonderful ratings in the Google Apps Marketplace listing as well, which we are thrilled about.

Development team update: We have spent the last several weeks focusing on performance improvements, improved logging, and bug fixes. We're wrapping up this work this week, and the team will focus a majority of September on implementing exciting new gPanel features.

New gPanel features: Google Docs ownership transfer, Google Apps organizational unit management, user self-service portal.

Coming soon: Google Apps data export, improved gPanel navigation, reports module including Google Docs security audit reporting.

I would like to remind customers and evaluators (and people considering gPanel) to please send us your feature requests at Many of our recent and coming gPanel features have been a direct result of our customer requests! We love to hear from customers.

Monday, July 26, 2010

gPanel Mobile Subscription rate lowered

To celebrate the recent ranking of Promevo gPanel for Google Apps Mobile as #13 in the Top Android Business Apps in CIO Magazine we are lowering the cost of gPanel Mobile in the Android Market in a big way. Our previously low annual subscription price is now even lower: gPanel Mobile is now just $25 per registered administrator account per year.

If you previously evaluated, or are currently evaluating, gPanel Mobile and for some reason have not been able to commit, we hope to help your decision. We are sure you'll agree $25 a year is quite a deal for an app that lets you manage all of your Google Apps domain users, user profiles, shared contacts, and groups from your mobile device.

To buy Promevo gPanel for Google Apps Mobile edition, search for "gPanel" or "Promevo" in the Google Android Market. Install the free trial version for a 14-day preview, and then purchase the annual subscription to unlock your admin account for a full year.

We want to know what you think - contact us at with any feedback!

Monday, July 12, 2010

gPanel Mobile listed in Top Android Applications

We don't spend alot of time promoting the gPanel Mobile application for Android OS, but thought it was noteworthy to announce that we were recently named one of the Top 15 Android Apps for Business by CIO Update.

gPanel Mobile allows full management of users, user profiles, shared contacts and groups from your Android device. Great for password resets when not connected to the network and a simple way to manage shared contacts for your domain if you are still on the fence about gPanel full edition. We are proud to say that no other products like it exist.

As with gPanel, gPanel Mobile is available for a free trial from the Android Marketplace. We encourage you to try it today.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mass-import of shared contacts released

Last week we quietly released a highly-requested and anticipated new feature of gPanel - importing of shared contacts from a csv file, complete with data preview and user-selectable columns. We think it's really slick.

Many of our customers have been describing their frustration with not having access to edit, add, delete shared contacts in the Google Apps cPanel. One-by-one editing doesn't really help when you have 1,000 shared contacts to import, either. This puts the issue to rest.

In addition to the myriad of other powerful gPanel features, GA administrators can continue to rest easy knowing that gPanel fills more "how do I do [fill in the blank] in my Google Apps" gaps than any of our competitors ... oh and at a really low annual subscription rate! :)

Check it out from gPanel by going to the Shared Contacts module and looking for the new "Import Contacts" button in the grid.

Special note: if exporting your personal Google Apps contacts for importing into shared contacts, be sure to export using the Outlook CSV format, NOT the Google CSV format. We assure you that no information is lost in the process...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

gPanel for Google Apps Official Launch

We hope our application has given you the ability to effectively manage your Google Apps domain.

"We are very happy to have gPanel in the Google Apps Marketplace," adds Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead for Google Enterprise. "Through the Google Apps Marketplace, software vendors like Promevo are helping us build a rich ecosystem of integrated apps that work seamlessly with Google Apps, allowing IT administrators to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and extend Google Apps to meet more of their business needs. We are excited to offer the advanced management capabilities gPanel brings to the millions of Google Apps users who have embraced the cloud."

gPanel will remain in Beta for now.  We expect it will drop the Beta tag on July 1st, 2010.  Since releasing gPanel in Beta we've had a lot of questions about pricing.  In response to this we've made pricing available on our Google Apps Marketplace Ad.  We know that we are still in beta, so as an incentive to buy now before the beta tag is dropped we are offering a limited-time 10% discount.

How to save 10% on gPanel for Google Apps:

Known Issues:

  • Google App Engine is still causing gPanel Errors.  Please read about it here.
  • Mail Auditing Issue.
  • Indexing slowness on domains above 15,000 users.  We are working with the Google Apps Engine team and Google developers to resolve this issue.
  • Please help us and report any issue that you may experience.
Major Improvements:
  • Role Management Interface
  • Google Document Sharing Interface
  • Google Docs Issues
  • User Portal Interface: Users can view their profile information, search and view Google group members, search and view shared contacts.
New Features to be released next week:
  • Shared Contact Import
  • Shared Contact Search
  • Improved Searching Performance
  • New Reports
  • New Google Data Exports
Please tell us what you would like to see in gPanel!
    It's our goal to deliver you the most advanced Google Apps administrative product available.  If you experience an issue, please report it.  Our support team WILL respond.  If you like our product, please let everyone know about it.  If you do not, please let us know about it.  We will do our best to support you and to win your approval.

    Google Apps Administration, mobile simplicity
    Easily manage Users, User Profiles, Groups and Shared Contacts from your Android mobile device.

    Get gPanel for Google Apps for FREE!
    Buy or transfer your Google Apps Premier licenses or other paid Google Apps version licenses to Promevo and we will give you gPanel for FREE.  Contact for more information.

    Thank you,
    Promevo Team