Google Campfire One: Apps Marketplace, Part 3


>>DAVID: …and Mindy from Intuit, who are
going to show you how, using pretty much exactly the same integration points, they’ve taken
a business critical application, Payroll, and used the same technical capabilities that
we just demo’d on a toy app to solve a real business problem, which is Payroll, and to
do that in a way that is well integrated with Google Apps and part of the family of Apps.
So, Martin.>>MARTIN: Great, thanks, David. So you probably–many
of you may know Intuit. Maybe you don’t know that Intuit is the largest or most popular
payroll service provider in the nation. We have about a million customers right now having
their payroll provided by Intuit. And some of them using our online service that we’re
gonna show here. The kind of customers we serve, they’re usually very small customers–five,
six, seven employees there. When you went to a sandwich shop today to get your lunch
or you go to a coffee shop, those are the kind of people who use our service, and there’s
about 6 million employers in the U.S. Most of ’em are the smaller end of the market,
less than 20 employees. So here this is the page that we were just looking at. Are we
on the demo now? We’re ready for that. So that we can add our app. There we go. So Mindy’s
adding the application just like David showed, but this is ours, of course. We have the same
set of clicks, the terms of service. We agree and continue. The next step is data access.
We have the calendar access ’cause we’re gonna put some stuff about your payroll–when your
paydays are in particular in the employees calendar and the employers calendar. That’s
some user provisioning. And then we enable the app. So that’s all quite quick and straightforward.
There is the setting up of the payroll, which takes a little bit longer. You have to put
in all the employees. We’re not gonna demo that today, so we’re gonna switch over to
another company now where we’ve already set up the payroll stuff and show you how the
payroll works inside of Google Apps. So here it typically starts where you get an email
from us reminding you that it’s time to do your payroll. We’ll go to the universal nav
up there on the top and click on Intuit Online Payroll. And in our case, we’ve chosen to
have you reenter your same credentials for your Google Apps. Just there’s some confidential
data in Payroll, as you can imagine. We just want to make sure that’s all safe and the
right person looking at it. And here we go. So this is the to-do list. We will show you,
typically, what you would do with your taxes and your forms. In this case, there’s not
a lot to do other than–oh, look at that. Somebody–Mindy wants a raise. What’s that,
Mindy? So we’re just gonna go straight to Payday and skip that giving her a raise business.
But we will put in some hours for Mindy so that she gets paid for this week, and then
create the paychecks. Up they come. And that’s it. Paychecks are calculated. You can see
that the numbers are all right, that a small business would typically approve them at that
point. And there’s a few more steps. They can print them out if they want to. They can
also send email to the employees to let them know their payroll’s available. So that’s
it. Payroll’s done. We really focus on that, making it simple to do Payroll, and with the
integration with Google Apps, it’s simple to use the same credentials that you already
use. In this case, we’re also gonna have Mindy show that she just got paid and how she can
see her pay stub. Mindy?>>MINDY: Yes. So I am buying a new car, a
Jetta TDI, and Volkswagen, in order to approve my auto loan, needs a copy of my latest pay
stub as proof of employment, so let me show you how easy it is to get my pay stub through
Google Apps. I’m gonna log into my calendar. Hmm. Wanted to make this experience feel real.
>>MARTIN: If anyone would like to make guesses about what that CAPTCHA says. She might be
accepting…>>MINDY: So that was so easy. I get to my
calendar, and you can see I have a little paycheck icon on my last payday. So I can
click on this to view my pay stub. In the past, I would have had to track it down on
my own records or bug my employer to get my pay stub. But now because of the integration
between Google Apps and Intuit’s employee website, I can actually just log in directly
to my calendar and get right to my pay stub. I can print it right from here. And I’m done.
It’s that easy.>>MARTIN: So we’re really excited to be part
of this Marketplace. The same kind of businesses that use Google Apps are the ones that use
our payroll solution, and we’re just looking forward to adding more to what we’ve already
started here today. David.>>DAVID: Thank you. So what you just saw is Intuit using some
very simple points of integration to the Marketplace, building their payroll application into the
Google Apps family, so it feels just like part of the family. Good luck with that loan.
I hope they help you get your car. So… I’d like to bring up our next demo now. So I’m
going to be introducing Scott from Atlassian who flew in earlier today from the other side
of the world, and Scott’s gonna show us the demo of integration that uses a lot of different
points of integration, a lot of the different extension points, to show how their entire
suite of development tools can be connected with lots of different points of connection
with Google’s suite of communication and collaboration tools. Scott.
>>SCOTT: Thanks, David. My name’s Scott Farquhar, and I’m really excited to be here to demonstrate
the integration we’ve built. Atlassian sells software development tools to 17,000 companies
worldwide, and we’ve built kick-ass integration between Google Apps and our online hosted
development suite, JIRA Studio. Today you’re gonna see the best integrated product in the
Google Marketplace. Let’s consider our software development team. Say that I’m a project manager–and
I’ll switch to the demo now. Say I’m a project manager. I spend all my day in email, and
what I really want is the information about my projects delivered to me directly in email.
You can see on the left-hand side of the screen here, we’ve got a list of issues that are
assigned to me. Now this list of issues comes directly from JIRA studio and uses the gadget
technology to embed it inside Gmail. With one click, I can get more information about
this issue and interact with it directly. We can see on this particular issue the technical
lead on the project can’t start development because we’re missing the design specification.
Now because our company is standardized on Google Docs for all our information, it’s
simple to simply click through to search for and attach the design specification to this
issue. We think that this integration is gonna save a whole heap of time for companies that
use Google Docs as well as JIRA Studio. Let’s instead take a different member of the software
project. Let’s take the software development lead. Now, while the development lead starts
their day in Gmail, they quickly want to dive into Studio to get some work done. Now using
the universal navigation bar described earlier, we can click through and, using the open ID
integration, not have to re-log in. Now many of you will be familiar with JIRA, the number
one issue tracking system. JIRA combines the power of– well, Studio combines the power
of JIRA with Wiki, Source Code, Code Review, and Continuous Integration in one online hosted
development suite. Now you can see here with the dashboard for JIRA Studio, it’s an iGoogle-like
dashboard. And we’ve used the same technology that Google uses, the same open social technology,
in our products, and that means that we can take Google boards and Google gadgets and
embed them directly inside this dashboard, as you can see with the Google Translate gadget
that we have. Of course, you can also take Studio gadgets and display them inside Google
applications such as iGoogle or Gmail, like you saw previously. Now the power of Studio
is that we’ve got all these development applications in one suite, and on the left-hand side, you
can see the list of recent activity across the entire development tools. Let’s quickly
jump through to the issue that we saw earlier. Now because I’m the technical lead, I want
to take this design specification and ensure that it’s complete before I send it to my
developers to begin work. Now with a simple click, I can quickly review this document
without leaving Studio, without having to re-authenticate or log in. I can review this
document, and if I need to make any changes, with one click I’ll be sent straight to Google
Docs where I can make those changes, and they’ll be reflected in real time. We think again
this is going to save a whole heap of time. So just to recap what we’ve shown you, we’ve
shown you putting gadgets from Gmail– sorry, gadgets from Google inside Studio and gadgets
from Studio inside Gmail. And we’ve shown you that the real power of the integration
for Google Docs. But the thing I’m most excited about is the Studio activity bar. The Studio
activity bar is at the bottom of every page in Studio. And on the left-hand side gives
you fingertip access to all the applications in Studio and all the applications in Google
Apps. And on the right-hand side, we’ve integrated Google Talk. So Google Talk allows me to instantly
collaborate with my colleagues and let them know what’s–you know, what they need to do
next. So in this particular case, this feature’s ready to work–ready to begin work. So I’m
gonna send it to Dan the developer and, using our permalink feature, I can instantly send
him the page that we’re working on. Now of course this saves us a whole heap of time
of jumping back and forth between applications and searching for the people in our team.
So here we’ve sent information to Dan, and then we have to set up a meeting to discuss
with him later. Now we think this integration of Chat between your colleagues is incredibly
powerful. But we didn’t to stop there. We thought, well, what can we do to take advantage
of this integration between JIRA Studio…

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