eXo Extends Leadership in Enterprise Social Collaboration with Cloud and Mobile Solutions

eXo Platform Blog

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—December 10, 2013—eXo, the Enterprise Social Platform company, today announced the availability of eXo Cloud Premium, a breakthrough new enterprise service that combines the centralized framework of a portal with the functionality of social networks to deliver on the promise of a connected and collaborative workplace. Building on the unmatched capabilities of the on-premise eXo Platform solution, eXo Cloud Premium and the new eXo mobile apps empower organizations to easily create their own social workspace in the cloud from any connected device, and tap into the power of work-driven social collaboration from anywhere at any time.

Traditional, proprietary enterprise social networks fall short on their promise as they fail to extend employee interactions into any meaningful collaboration or workflow. As a result, they exist as detached islands of conversation that provide little tangible value to the organization. eXo completely eliminates autonomous social islands by delivering an integrated collaborative experience that includes social networking, documents sharing, discussions, wikis, Q&As, polls, agendas, collaborative spaces and content management.

Built on open standards and available as an open source or cloud solution, or via mobile apps, eXo’s flexible and competitive pricing empowers any organization, from SMBs to enterprise organizations to quickly deploy and start using a social collaboration platform without incurring the high costs associated with other solutions on the market. eXo combines a superior user interface with unmatched extensibility and customization to give users easy access to their key applications and information within a collaborative and social environment.

“As the collaboration market matures it is becoming increasingly difficult for vendors to differentiate themselves,” said Alan Lepofsky, vice president and principal analyst, Constellation Research. “By taking their new platform to market at a competitive price point and offering it on-premises and cloud based deployments and via mobile apps, eXo provides a strong offering that could meet the needs of many organizations.”

“We are at the beginning of the social enterprise and solutions like eXo Cloud Premium are rapidly educating organizations on the enormous impact it can have on collaboration, and productivity,” said Benjamin Mestrallet, CEO of eXo. “eXo now offers our customers the most flexible approach––from mobile apps to open source to cloud––to integrate social into their most important processes and applications. We are making social more than a buzz word in the enterprise – it now means smart business.”

eXo first introduced a free cloud version in June, to overwhelming response from thousands of organizations. The Premium Cloud version goes way beyond this to offer a host of new capabilities and services and is tightly integrated with eXo Mobile apps, allowing customers to create and customize their own account directly from their mobile device.

eXo Cloud Premium features include:

  • 1GB increased disk storage per user
  • Prioritized service from the eXo help desk support
  • Activity Streams
  • Profiles
  • People directory
  • Collaborative spaces
  • Documents (including Google Drive integration)
  • Wikis
  • Forums
  • Q&As
  • Polls
  • Calendars
  • Dashboards
  • WCM

eXo mobile apps are a seamless extension of eXo’s on premise and cloud solutions. Available for iOS and Android devices, eXo Mobile includes key features such as:

  • Social activity streams
  • Access to shared documents
  • Dashboards
  • Sign-up for an eXo Cloud account directly from the mobile app

eXo Premium Cloud is an ideal complement to eXo’s existing product suite, which includes its original solution, the free, open source community version; eXo Platform Enterprise, an on-premise solution; eXo Platform Express, an out of the box intranet solution, and eXo Mobile, integrating with native iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

Pricing and Availability

eXo Cloud Premium is available now as a subscription service for an annual fee of $36 per user.

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Also, learn more about eXo Cloud in the following introduction video:

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I'm Chief Executive Officer of eXo (The Open Source Digital workplace), a company I founded just out of university to serve its first customer, the U.S. Department of Defense. I'm also board Member at Meeds.io, an association of software vendors that provides its members with employee recognition software.

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