Office 365 through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program expands Apptix’s options to meet larger organizations more demanding cloud services needs and requirements

HERNDON, VA – January 26, 2015 — / — Apptix® (OSE: APP), a premier provider of managed and hosted business communication, collaboration, compliance & security, and infrastructure solutions, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program and the addition of Microsoft Office 365 to its offering for mid-market and enterprise organizations. Apptix offers Office 365 to direct customers, and through the program will own the entire billing, provisioning, and support process. Customers will also adopt additional products and services from Apptix’s robust cloud services portfolio.

“Adding Office 365 to our existing Managed and Hosted Exchange offerings paired with our industry leading cloud expertise, problem solving capabilities, migration experience, and leading support, enables Apptix to tailor the right solution to meet the demanding needs and requirements of larger organizations,” said Peter Walther, Vice President of Product Management, Apptix.

Apptix offers the Office 365 Pro Plus suite of Microsoft business applications paired with its Hosted or Managed Microsoft Exchange services; these email environments are available for customers with complex customization, security, compliance, or uptime requirements. With Office 365 Pro Plus, customers receive an always up-to-date version of the full Office 365 desktop applications – including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint available on PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone, or in the cloud for use on the go.

The full Microsoft Office 365 productivity offering is also available from Apptix. This solution integrates Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync Online for enterprise-class email and shared calendars, instant messaging and web conferencing, and file backup and sharing, and includes Office 365 Pro Plus.

All Office 365 offerings are backed and enhanced by Apptix’s technical, migration, customer support, and professional services teams.

“The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Through participation these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud.”

Why Apptix for Office 365
With over 500,000 end users under contract, including more than one-third of business users in highly-regulated industries, Apptix understands the exacting needs of enterprise organizations. Apptix provides extensive experience, expertise, and problem solving capabilities – including planning, integration, migration, and customer care – to deliver and support the right cloud email service they require.

Planning, Hybrid, and Active Directory Integration: Apptix employs a full team of Microsoft certified experts – including one of only a handful of Microsoft Certified Architects for Exchange (aka a “Microsoft Ranger”) – to ensure customers understand and receive the right solution and environment.

Migration: Apptix has assembled one of the most experienced migration teams in the industry – a team that has performed hundreds of thousands of migrations from a number of unique environments, including Microsoft Exchange 2003, Microsoft Exchange 2007, and Lotus Notes. Apptix chooses from a variety of options for the right tool and proven techniques to migrate mailbox items such as emails, calendars, contacts, and tasks based on the customer’s legacy email platform. From the beginning, mid-market and enterprise customers are assigned a project manager to guide the migration process to completion.

Account Management & Customer Care: Mid-market and enterprise customers are assigned an Account Manger to assist with planning, on-boarding, facilitating support and operations request, and future technology needs. A U.S.-based, 24/7 Customer Care team supports the Account Manager to ensure excellent quality of service and prioritized response to service issues.

Expanding Portfolio of Cloud Services: Apptix offers customers a growing range of additional enterprise-grade communications, collaboration, compliance & security, and infrastructure solutions via public, private or hybrid cloud environments.

About Apptix
Apptix (OSE: APP) is a premier provider of managed and hosted business communication, collaboration, compliance & security, and infrastructure solutions to mid-market and enterprise customers and blue chip channel partners. Apptix is a Cloud services pioneer with over 500,000 users under contract around the world. Apptix’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud solutions includes Microsoft Hosted Exchange email, VoIP, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Servers on Demand, and Enterprise Backup. Services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SSAE 16-compliant datacenters, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support.

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Greg Matranga

Source: Apptix