Citrix acquires Sapho to enhance their digital workspace solutions

Citrix acquires Sapho to enhance their digital workspace solutions

Citrix Systems, Inc. is enhancing its digital workspace solutions to make this vision a reality with the acquisition of acquired Sapho, a leading micro app platform which it will use to enhance the guided work capabilities within Citrix® Workspace, enabling people to work with even greater speed, intelligence and simplicity.

“In today’s tight labor market, advantage goes to companies that can recruit, develop and engage employees better than the competition,” said Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Citrix. “Employee experience will ultimately determine winners and losers and Citrix is committed to delivering intelligent digital workspaces that give companies an edge.”

Organize and Optimize

Citrix delivers intelligent digital workspace solutions that fuel a superior employee experience by organizing work so it is more convenient , automating it so that it’s simpler and delivering insights that make it smarter.

“Organizations are experiencing a need to securely aggregate and automate access to applications and data from an increasing number and variety of sources, both on-premises and in the cloud.  Citrix understands the need and is evolving its workspaces product to balance security with an improved end-user experience with the goal of elevating employee productivity, and reducing frustration with corporate IT systems among users,” said Chris Marsh, 451 Research.

Using Citrix Workspace, companies can:

  • Give employees flexible access to all the apps and insights they need to work where and how they want and be productive in a single location.
  • Leverage innovative technologies such as machine learning alongside simplified workflows to organize work and guide employees through their day, automatically serving up tasks they need to focus on and the intelligence needed to get them done quickly.
  • Build employee skills and keep them on the cutting edge in their fields.

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

“Sapho enabled us to replace our complicated systems with micro apps and modern workflows that deliver the consumer-driven experience that our employees have come to expect,” said Steve Comstock, CIO, CBS Interactive. “With Sapho, our employees get things done faster, are more productive, and are happier with the experience we’re delivering.”

With Sapho, companies can automatically surface personalized 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.

“Broadcom was looking for a true SaaS app solution, and we found Sapho,” said Stanley Toh, Head of Enterprise End-users Services, Broadcom Inc. “Sapho is a true cloud-hosted app platform that is easy and fast to configure. The library of ready-to-use connectors and APIs are impressive, which reduces  development time.  From contract negotiations, to conceptual design, to development, testing and production, we were able to roll out in less than three months.”

Better Together

In combining Citrix’s strengths in application delivery and security with Sapho’s focus on work automation, productivity and digital workspace, 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,” said Fouad ElNaggar, co-founder and CEO, Sapho. “Our technologies create an intelligent environment that solves productivity challenges that employees and companies are facing by organizing work in a single place, guiding work by bringing micro-apps into the environment and automating tasks to increase time for employees to do value-added work. And together, we can deliver a truly intelligent workspace that redefines the way work gets done.”

Citrix’s Vision for an Intelligent Workspace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citrix´s vision is to deliver an Intelligent Workspace that redefines the employee experience and radically improves personal productivity. Last summer, Citrix delivered on its promise to unify its portfolio with the new Citrix Workspace experience which provides employees with a central place to securely access their applications, desktops, and content on any device across web, mobile and desktop.

Today’s Citrix Workspace delivers secure, contextual access to apps, desktops, and data. The evolution of Citrix Workspace will continue to focus on creating an unparalleled end-user experience that:

  • Puts employees at the center and finds the right information from the right place to get work done.
  • Deeply integrates with business applications and leverages machine learning to guide employees’ work.
  • Breaks down business processes into simple tasks and simplifies interactions with business applications.
  • Embraces and tightly integrates with team collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and new modes of interactions like voice.

Why Sapho?

Organizations are undergoing digital transformation to deliver best-in-class employee experiences. By integrating Sapho’s technology into Citrix Workspace, those organizations will be empowered to use digital workspace in a new way:

  • Give employees flexible access to all the apps and insights they need to work where and how they want, and be productive in a single place.
  • Leverage innovative technologies such as machine learning alongside simplified workflows to organize work and guide employees through their day, automatically serving up tasks they need to focus on and the intelligence needed to get them done quickly.
  • Build employee skills and keep them on the cutting edge in their fields.

The Sapho technology improves personal productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed. It’s integrated with the way you work, available on mobile, desktop or your preferred communication tool like email, Slack or Microsoft Teams. Sapho integrates with leading enterprise applications and offers out-of-the-box micro-apps for applications such as Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft PowerBI, SAP Concur and more.

Integrated within Citrix Workspace, the Sapho technology will present a personalized work feed that prioritizes:

  • Important tasks and contextual actions to complete, such as approving an expense report, rating an employee or completing a travel request.
  • Insights about on-going projects, such as the latest marketing campaign results or sales pipeline trends, so users can get the context they need to efficiently do their work.
  • Relevant company communications, such as the latest employee survey results.

Details about activities are exposed as micro-apps that provide contextual actions.