Market Overview

' Connect'™ - First Social and Document Enterprise Solution to Deliver SharePoint Uniformly on Desktop and Mobile Devices


Collaboration with SharePoint just got a whole lot easier.® has created a way to bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft to create a unified social user experience for the enterprise across the iPad, iPhone and desktop with Connect™ for SharePoint. Building on the 1 million plus enterprise users who now find it easy to share SharePoint documents and interact with colleagues, Connect for SharePoint now unifies the collaboration experience, wherever people spend their workday - on email and mobile devices.

Today, workers collaborate with colleagues in the office via email, which they supplement with SharePoint, IM, unified communications and other social apps. The use of many disparate applications makes the process difficult and unwieldy. Then, when workers leave the office, the experience becomes completely disjointed; the collaborative process becomes messy and disorganized. has solved this problem.

With Connect for SharePoint, document and social information from all sources appear in one window with a consistent user experience, in the office or on the road. For example, users can follow important documents directly from email or their mobile device. Any changes made on one platform immediately become visible on the other.

In a recent IDC MarketScape titled, “Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis,” analysts wrote that, “Organizations are now beginning to extend current [enterprise social software] deployments, looking to rich clients across all mobile form factors (particularly smartphones and tablets). Extending a streamlined enterprise social software user experience across mobile form factors will enable end users to continue to collaborate in the context of work processes and across a number of device interfaces.”

Dan Antion, vice president of information services at ANI, a joint underwriting association to insure nuclear power plants and related facilities worldwide, commented on Connect, “When it comes to collaboration in the enterprise, the objective is to do whatever it is you need to do, regardless of where you are, or the technology you happen to have with you. This has been our objective way before mobile was so accessible and easy. Connect is ahead of the curve. We are excited about how this new solution will help us meet our objectives as our staff and resources continue to expand.”

“Apple and Microsoft are completely missing the boat when it comes to closing the gap between the desktop and mobile devices in the enterprise,” said Yaacov Cohen, CEO of “This is leaving enterprises in the lurch, particularly when it comes to collaboration on SharePoint. The bridge has created takes existing applications, unifies them across all platforms and makes workflow more productive. understands the culture of enterprise users – they want the same experience using their office applications wherever they are and with whatever they are using.” Connect for SharePoint offers users the following benefits:

  • Same Activity Stream across the Desktop and Mobile Devices – Any action performed through one interface is immediately reflected on the other ones, thus providing users with a consistent user experience. For example, simply connect to SharePoint sites or follow documents on the desktop and these become available on SharePoint for iPad. No setup or configuration is needed.
  • Enterprise-ready iPad - makes the iPad enterprise-ready so users can securely edit and share documents directly from the iPad.
  • First SharePoint Mobile Enterprise Solution – offers the first full SharePoint solution for mobile and desktop. Users can work in the office and on the road and not miss a beat.
  • Distribute and Provision Apps – Connect supports mobile device management (MDM) for distribution and provisioning of mobile users.

Pricing and Availability Connect is available on the App Store or as an MDM package download. Standalone versions of are available for free; the mobile app on iTunes and the desktop app from

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About provides software solutions to advance the social user experience by aggregating document collaboration, enterprise social networking and other social tools into the email client and mobile devices. Thousands of businesses including Continental Corporation, BearingPoint and Amway use to vastly increase user adoption of applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, IBM® Connections, and Google Docs™ for social and collaboration functions. is a Microsoft Gold Competency ISV Partner. For more information, visit

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1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #237336, October 2012.

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