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Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho

16 Nov 2018

Citrix Systems has acquired micro app platform Sapho to enhance the guided work capabilities within Citrix Workspace, enabling people to work with even greater speed, intelligence and simplicity.

“In today’s tight labour market, the advantage goes to companies that can recruit, develop and engage employees better than the competition,” says Citrix business strategy executive vice president and chief marketing officer Tim Minahan.

“Employee experience will ultimately determine winners and losers and Citrix is committed to delivering intelligent digital workspaces that give companies an edge.”

Sapho’s micro applications improve employee productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed.

In combining Citrix’s strengths in application delivery and security with Sapho’s focus on work automation and productivity, Citrix and Sapho can help companies create a superior employee experience that redefines the future of work and deliver it today.

“Sapho and Citrix share a vision that technology can improve employee experience by helping people to be more productive,” says Sapho co-founder and CEO Fouad ElNaggar.

“Our technologies create an intelligent environment that solves productivity challenges that employees and companies are facing by organising work in a single place, guiding work by bringing micro-apps into the environment and automating tasks to increase the time for employees to do value-added work. And together, we can deliver a truly intelligent workspace that redefines the way work gets done.”

With Sapho, companies can automatically surface personalised and relevant tasks from existing systems and deliver them to any device, intranet or collaboration tool. Details about activities are exposed as micro-apps that provide contextual actions employees can take to complete work faster and make better decisions.

Using proven, pre-defined APIs that integrate with leading enterprise applications and more than 50 micro-apps for applications such as Salesforce, Workday, Concur, ServiceNow, Outlook, Google Drive and more, companies can effectively guide employees through their most common work so that they can get things done and move on.

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