There is truly never a dull moment in the Microsoft SharePoint ISV marketplace – as was evidenced once again today when it was announced that Metalogix acquired MetaVis Technologies. From AvePoint’s perspective – just like previous, similar acquisitions – we view this exciting change as further validation of our continued devotion to supporting comprehensive enterprise solutions for all collaboration environments – whether in the cloud, on premises, or in hybrid deployments.
Since our inception in 2001 and subsequent work with some of the world’s largest customers and systems integrators, a core principle of our business has been to provide fully integrated solutions to help you enable enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices. It all began with DocAve Software, which quickly became the enterprise-class infrastructure management platform for SharePoint. Presently, our flagship solution allows more than 13,000 organizations to use SharePoint sustainably, securely, and productively through one centralized interface. To this day, we’ve built all of this entirely organically, with our 800+ member research and development team creating solutions here in house that are designed to work together and complement one another from the very start. When it comes to information management, this is why AvePoint continues to lead the way with our integrated software solutions for data migration, governance, and compliance.
As collaboration needs began to push toward the cloud in recent years, we stayed ahead of the trend to meet customer needs with the release of AvePoint Online Services in 2013. AvePoint Online Services is the industry’s first and only 100% Microsoft Azure-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Microsoft Office 365 – now enabling more than 2 million cloud users to simplify administration, compliance, governance, and file share presentation with neither installation nor agents required. Like the Office 365 software upgrade experience, AvePoint Online Services customers receive seamless monthly updates. Whether the cloud is right for your business, you’ve chosen to stay on premises, or you’re adopting a hybrid approach that combines both, we’re here to fully support your collaboration journey every step of the way.
Even more than today’s news, however, we’ve seen validation that this comprehensive approach works best from our customers themselves. As I mentioned in a blog post published earlier this week, our average customer relationship is longer than seven years. This is a strong testament to our model of integrated long term engagement that is designed to empower customers as collaboration needs continually grow and evolve. Our award-winning products go beyond simple point solutions, and our aim has always been to be a long-term, trusted collaboration advisor rather than just a one stop shop. Our legacy of proven, future-ready solutions gives our customers peace of mind that they have a partner throughout their digitization journey. For us, though, technology is only the beginning, as we offer our customers extensive services and multilingual, 24/7 support (from our global offices in Jersey City, Tokyo, Singapore, Munich, and Beijing) to ensure continued success. Don’t just take my word for it, though. Hear about it from the customers themselves.
At AvePoint, these validations inspire us to continue our path of innovation while building upon the foundation we’ve already established, offering customers truly centralized, fully integrated solutions that enable collaboration at all ends of the business with world-class service and support.