Embarcadero Introduces Free Platform for Delivering Self-Service, "One-Click" Access to PC Software

Over 250 free PC apps available on AppWave.

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Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of database and application development software, has released AppWave, a free platform that provides self-service, one-click access to PC software within organizations for business PCs as well as personal laptops of employees that fall under "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) initiatives.

Available via a free download, the AppWave platform gives users instant access to more than 250 free PC productivity apps. AppWave users also have the ability to add internally developed and commercial software titles, such as Adobe Creative Suite products and Microsoft Visio, for on-demand access, control, and visibility into software utilization to software titles they already own.

AppWave gives “business users instant access to software tools they need to be successful, when they need them,” said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of marketing and products for Embarcadero. “AppWave is about self-service where users can discover and run PC apps within an organization without delay or process hassles.”

AppWave users have instant access to more than 250 free apps on the AppWave platform for general business, marketing, design, data management, and development including OpenOffice, Adobe Acrobat Reader, 7Zip, and FileZilla FTP Client, TweetDeck, Ventrilo, Blender 3D, PhotoWipe, ImageMagick, Thunderbird, ModelRight Viewer, PSPad, and Inno Setup, Celestia, MySoftwareSuite, and TuxPaint. More are being added daily..

Bring Your Own Software (BYOS) onto AppWave

Business users can bring their own software into AppWave, be it commercial or custom in-house applications. AppWave works with many popular commercial software titles, such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Altova XMLSpy.

Embarcadero’s own data modeling, database, and development tools, such as ER/Studio and DB Power Studio, can also be accessed and tracked through AppWave.

With AppWave, companies have a consumer-like app experience with the software they commonly use. With rapid, self-service access to apps, and real-time tracking and reporting of software utilization, the end result is a boost in productivity and lowering of software costs.

Pricing to enable commercial and custom software applications to run as AppWave apps starts at $10 to $400 per app.

More information is available at www.embarcadero.com.