Office 365 Ushers in New Opportunities and Global Sales Successes
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - harmon.ie today announced the closing of another impressive year of revenue, new customers and global expansion. As companies around the globe realize the need to cut through the business application noise and enable workers to focus on what matters most, harmon.ie achieved 220 percent year-over-year growth in enterprise licenses sold in 2015.
Adding more than 235 new customers across a wide range of industries and driving 73 percent year-over-year growth in partner-led sales, marquis clients now also include Daimler AG, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Kaplan International, Nature Conservancy of Canada and many more. In 2015, the company also substantially grew its presence in Boston and Israel, and added strategic partners and support teams around the globe.
"The last decade has seen emerging changes to the workplace in response to demands for great enterprise innovation, flat organization structures that require improvements in cross-team collaboration, globalization, and more nuanced appreciation of the nature of productivity in relationship to high-impact work. These trends have fueled a refreshed view of the personal and group productivity tools that have defined nearly a generation of high-impact work. So tightly bound are these technologies and ideas driving the future of work that these tools are best understood as components in a digital workplace."
-Gartner, IT Market Clock for the Digital Workplace, 2015, Brian Prentice, Nikos Drakos, Gavin Tay, et al., September 24, 2015
Increasing Global Traction
The company is committed to changing how enterprises approach email management, records management, knowledge retention, migration projects and more--all by improving collaboration. Driving the rise of a more effective digital workforce, the award-winning harmon.ie suite of user experience products now empowers more than 1.5 million licensed enterprise users from thousands of companies around the globe. Proven to help companies get the full value from Microsoft investments and bridge hybrid environment gaps, the rise of Office 365 and trend toward multi-cloud infrastructures fueled incredible growth for harmon.ie.
"We are bringing structured collaboration to the digital workplace," noted Co-Founder and CEO Yaacov Cohen. "By giving business users the information required to do their job on any device, we are connecting the digital dots and giving them the real-time context they need to be more effective in today's fast-paced work environment."
The company also officially opened its new Boston headquarters at the start of the year, and the expansion of its partner program heralded global traction with harmon.ie adding over 100 partners to its established channel program. In 2016, Cohen will take the helm at the Boston office, spearheading the company's plans to double North American sales in 2016.
Introducing New Microsoft-Centric Products
Recognized as a 2015 Microsoft Office and SharePoint Application Development Partner of the Year Award Finalist, the company also introduced harmon.ie 2016 to extend the enterprise-focused functionality of Microsoft's productivity suite. harmon.ie 2016 gives Microsoft Office 2016 users a single-screen experience for structured collaboration across desktop and mobile devices. It also provides the ability to use SharePoint as a single central repository for emails and documents, and secure offline mobile access to documents, emails, tasks, calendars, announcements, contacts and wikis to increase user productivity.
Earlier in the year, harmon.ie unveiled a new way for organizations to treat email as a document and better manage emails in SharePoint. The solution helps organizations overcome a primary business challenge: how to manage important emails together with traditional business documents. Ending the disjointed approach of storing email messages in Microsoft Exchange and other business documents in SharePoint, harmon.ie now gives workers a way to quickly find relevant information by treating emails as full-fledged documents in the same repository.
Building a Vertical Business
The company saw a spike in sales in verticals with specific needs such as the construction industry, healthcare, consulting firms and government. To meet the increasing demand within organizations to prove value for specific initiatives and tasks, harmon.ie launched its first vertical solution. Aimed at the construction industry, harmon.ie's industry-specific collaboration solution helps field personnel seamlessly work from construction sites, even when outside the reach of the network.
In addition, consulting firms such as Aon Hewitt were able to drive remarkable results and overcome internal resistance by leveraging harmon.ie -- even spurring over a 95 percent enterprise-wide adoption rate of SharePoint in a short timeframe. To learn more, watch the video now.
harmon.ie provides a suite of user experience products that empower the digital workplace. An established global company serving thousands of enterprise customers, harmon.ie helps information workers focus on getting work done, rather than on using a multitude of tools. harmon.ie is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.
harmon.ie creates a contextual, single-app activity stream of multiple cloud services from leading enterprise cloud vendors including Microsoft and Salesforce.com across mobile devices and desktop computers. For Microsoft customers, harmon.ie increases their adoption and return on investments in SharePoint, Office 365 and other Microsoft collaboration products, thereby enabling Email Management, Records Management, Knowledge Retention, and Notes to Outlook migration initiatives.
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