Exact and Microsoft intensify their collaboration to strengthen mobile strategy and to offer private cloud proposition globally via Microsoft Azure
- Mobile solutions from Exact available for Windows 10 devices to facilitate mobility, productivity and flexible working
- Exact deploys PaaS and IaaS platform components of Microsoft Azure to supply private cloud proposition to SMEs globally
Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2016 – Exact and Microsoft are intensifying their collaboration to strengthen mobile offerings for Exact customers. The result being that Exact will make its entire portfolio of mobile apps available for Windows 10, making it one of the first CRM providers to do so in Southeast Asia. Initially the Exact Self Service app, the Exact Expenses app and the Exact CRM app will be launched in the Microsoft Store.
Increase in productivityMaking the Exact business apps available for Windows 10 f makes it much easier for companies to put their mobile strategies into practice. The Exact apps ensure increased effectiveness and efficiency in all layers of an organisation and also ensure that staff members always have access to the relevant information. In this way, the apps create increased productivity for customers, staff members and end users and offer users the same experience on every Windows smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Jarno van Hurne, Product Marketing Director Business Solutions at Exact, explains: “Mobility and flexible working are really taking off. Many companies speak about this, but in practice we see that it is still not widely embraced. Thanks to the strengthened collaboration with Microsoft, Exact can contribute even further to the mobile strategy of organisations by facilitating this and helping them in taking the initial steps. The significant advantage for the end user is that, in this way, they always have their company at hand and can work more flexibly than ever before. In addition, Windows 10 apps contribute to a superior user experience for Exact software. We are proud to be one of the first in Southeast Asia to do this.”
Cross-platform integrationPart of the strengthened collaboration is that the private cloud offer from Exact will be supplied to SMEs globally via the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This strengthens Exact’s cloud offer thanks to flexible security, data privacy and reliable data storage. It is therefore easy for customers to easily scale their businesses up and down and be flexible in their business activities. The Exact architecture matches the IaaS and PaaS range of Microsoft Azure seamlessly, which makes integration of both systems possible.
Caroline Phillips, Director of Developer Experience & Evangelism at Microsoft Netherlands:
“Partners are very important to Microsoft as we believe that we can create great solutions and jointly provide new possibilities allowing our customers to achieve more. Exact has both cloud and personal computing high on its agenda and that is where we very much see eye to eye in this new Cloud First, Mobile First Era. As result we are both looking for new possibilities where we can jointly enable users to be more productive and with this exciting announcement, the Exact end user can now rely on an identical, productive user experience on their smartphone, tablet as well as PC or laptop.”
Van Hurne adds: “Exact and Microsoft have been partners for many years and we continue to look towards the future. The focus of Exact lies in implementing innovation. That is why we are collaborating with Microsoft. We certainly consider them to be an excellent partner when it concerns areas such as mobile and cloud.”