UGAL was started in late 2005 with the goal of providing small businesses with better tools to manage their online presence.
UGAL markets itself as the best alternative between the almost free ISP-provided hosting accounts that can't offer much value to your business and the much more expensive (often many thousands of dollars) custom designed websites.
The Benefits of Web Hosted Software
UGAL software is web hosted: it resides on our servers, not on your computer, and only a web browser is needed to use it. We strongly believe in the hosted model as the future of software delivery. The benefits are numerous, and are even more obvious when applied to website management software:
- There is no software to install, update and debug on your computer. Only a web browser is needed.
- You can update your website from any computer, at home, at work, virtually anywhere you have online access.
- New features become available to you as soon as we deploy them on our servers. Much faster than the traditional delivery model (we ship you a CD and you install it).
- Issues and bugs can be resolved much faster, often the same day they are discovered.
Hosted software evolves constantly, improves with user feedback, and you will not run into the same annoying issues that surround software year after year. It all adds up to less headache for you, and more time to focus on your business.
Jean holds a PhD in Solid State Physics from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. As LaCie's IS Director he designed and lead the development of their corporate internet, intranet and extranet sites. After 15 years spent in the Bay Area and in beautiful Portland, Oregon, Jean and his family now live in Strasbourg, France.
Mathilde graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims, France and from the Fachhochschuhle in Reutlingen, Germany. Mathilde lead the creation of a number of high traffic websites, including surcouf.com. Before co-founding UGAL, Mathilde was VP Marketing and Research and Development at LaCie. Mathilde lives in Paris, France.
Amy is a freelance web developer for UGAL. She graduated from the prestigious Portland Community College with an associate's degree in Computer Information Systems in 1999. She has been working with Internet related technologies for fun and profit ever since.