According to Rogers, small businesses in Canada currently manage approximately five cloud applications in order to run their business – email, payroll, accounting, scheduling – all at once.

In an effort to provide small business owners with additional tools to simplify things, Rogers has launched something called the Business App Market. This is a new online portal where small businesses can purchase, manage and get expert tech support to run applications for their business.

"Many of our customers today are stretched thin, having to spend hours of time managing business applications. We want to make it simple and easy to use business applications, so we've launched our Business App Market with the latest apps and dedicated support," said Craig Bentley, Senior Vice-President of Small Enterprise, Rogers. "Our goal is to provide access to a variety of apps that small businesses can easily use to run their businesses more efficiently."

The first two applications available in Rogers Business App Market include Google Apps for Work and Microsoft Office 365.

The company says a number of new productivity applications will launch in the coming months.

In addition to the apps, Rogers is also providing 'always-on' support, which includes an onboarding service and ongoing support from experts.

Customers will be able to buy applications and pay for them on the same bill they use to pay for their other Rogers services. The platform also offers customers a single sign-on where they can use one user ID and password to gain access across all of their cloud services.

"Google's collaboration capabilities are what businesses are asking for in order to work the way their employees want to work," said James Lambe, Country Manager, Google for Work Canada. "Working with Rogers, we are able to provide these solutions to more Canadian clients easily. We're excited to bring Google innovation and scale to more Canadian small businesses through this partnership."

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