A Unique Collaboration Experience courtesy of Kolab Systems and Collabora

kolabCambridge, United Kingdom and Zurich, Switzerland – December 8, 2016 – Kolab Systems has taken secure, scalable and friendly collaboration to the next level by integrating online office functionality with Collabora Online into the Open Source Kolab collaboration platform.

The integration of Collabora Online is the result of the close partnership announced at the beginning of this year. Together, we have created a beautifully seamless experience that provides a secure and easy-to-use, LibreOffice based online office suite, accessible directly from within the familiar Kolab web-based interface.

Collabora Online in Kolab comes with advanced collaboration features, allowing teams to jointly compose text documents, create spreadsheets, and design presentations. Team members can work from any location and all at the same time on the same documents, while still maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy that have become the hallmarks of Kolab Systems’ services and products.

Alongside Kolab’s other collaboration and productivity tools, such as email, calendar, tasks and notes, we have made our new Kolab more powerful and flexible than ever. By integrating a full-featured office suite within Kolab’s groupware functionalities, we have created a collaboration platform that will meet even the users’ most demanding expectations.

Collabora should feel proud of this release” said Kolab Systems CEO, Georg Greve. “Since our joint announcement at FOSDEM 2016, both Kolab Systems and Collabora have worked side by side to combine the leading open source office and collaboration suites. You will finally be able to collaborate in confidence in the cloud.

Kolab Systems has done a wonderful job creating a seamless integration of Collabora Online” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Their experience in providing enterprises with Open Source and secure communication and collaboration tools is extensive, and we are looking forward to the market response to their latest release.


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Collabora Online in Kolab is available right now. Visit https://kolabenterprise.com/collaborative to request a demo and try it out .

For more information, please contact sales@kolabsystems.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Kolab Systems AG:

Kolab Systems provides the secure Kolab collaborative suite to large companies, Application Service Providers (ASP), government departments, SMEs, and individuals. With Kolab our clients increase their productivity and security without sacrificing their agility, allowing them to collaborate in confidence. Our ever-expanding range of services includes email, calendars, files, tasks, notes, address books, and more.

Our Kolab Enterprise professional services “tiger team” is made up by highly qualified system experts. They will help you get the most out of your installation and will handle even the most advanced deployment scenarios.

Kolab Systems is a purely Swiss business with a European team and offices in various countries. All our infrastructure and data is held exclusively in Switzerland, including our own Software as a Service / Cloud offering, Kolab Now. We are your professional partner for enterprise services backed by Swiss privacy laws.

Get in touch and let us help you turn on confidence for your collaboration.

For more information, please visit www.kolabsystems.com and follow @KolabSys on Twitter.

About Collabora Productivity:

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Kolab Systems and Collabora Productivity will produce the first 100% open source, enterprise-grade cloud Office Suite.

kolabZürich, Switzerland – 30 January 2016.

Kolab Systems, creators of Kolab, the leading open source groupware and collaboration framework, today announced a partnership with Collabora Productivity, the architects behind LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based office productivity suite.

Collabora’s CloudSuite web-based document solution will be available as an integrated component in Kolab. The integration of Cloud Suite into Kolab will allow users to work on documents simultaneously using a full-featured online office suite from within the Kolab collaboration suite. Users will be able to compose text documents, fill in spreadsheets, and design presentations together, even when in different locations from each other. Documents can later be saved in the most common formats, including Microsoft compatible formats and the Open Document ISO-approved format. The CloudSuite offering also comes with Collabora Office, a professional LibreOffice distribution, for offline use on the desktop.

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CloudSuite complements Kolab’s integrated editor which is also gaining collaborative editing capabilities. Users will be able to cooperate in real-time composing emails, setting agendas for meetings, or adding contacts to distribution lists before sharing their work with colleagues and clients. The integration of these two products means the companies will be able to leverage synchronized cooperative features across the board of all their office productivity tools.

“For too long, closed and insecure solutions have been the industry standard for office and groupware productivity.” said Kolab System’s CEO, Georg Greve. “With this partnership Collabora and Kolab are taking the lead, not only with bleeding edge technological innovation and an office stack with full, user-friendly and comprehensive collaborative features, but also with a product that respects users’ freedoms, protects their privacy, and guarantees their work will not be locked away in proprietary formats.”

“Collabora Productivity is delighted to provide a key building block in Kolab’s comprehensive, new offering” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Kolab Systems have been a leading light in open source for many years and we look forward to supporting their ambitious growth plans in the enterprise sector and beyond”.

The first version of Kolab with integrated CloudSuite functionality is scheduled to appear in the second quarter of 2016.

If you are interested in receiving pre-release information and early access to Kolab with integrated CloudSuite, please contact sales@kolabsystems.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Kolab Systems AG.
Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) developing, maintaining, supporting and providing a wide range of services around the Kolab Groupware Solution. Fully committed to software freedom and Open Standards, it is the global competency leader and custodian for a process open to community participation. The results of that process reach our customers as a quality assured solution that brings all the benefits of Free Software. Part of a company group that excels in security and cross platform solutions, Kolab Systems is prepared to provide you with the level of mission critical data integrity you deserve.

Learn more about Kolab Systems at http://kolabsys.com
Or try out Hosted Kolab at https://MyKolab.com

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and CloudSuite provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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