eXo Extends SugarCRM with Collaboration and Social

New eXo Platform widget allows developers to add user experience features like activity streams, collaboration and chat to any web application

Apr 05, 2011, 09:00 ET from eXo

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SUGARCON -- Continuing to demonstrate the extensibility and breadth of its user experience platform, eXo today rolled out a new widget that allows users to push out eXo Platform 3.0 features, e.g., activity streams, to any web application or site. To showcase this, eXo has created a plug-in for SugarCRM customers. The new widget makes it easier for power users to customize their application deployment.

"At eXo, we're committed to delivering an integrated yet extensible, real world user experience platform for our customers," said Benjamin Mestrallet, founder and CEO of eXo. "This widget is an example of how using our own software internally is spurring great new feature ideas from our employees—which we can quickly push out to eXo Platform as extensions that customers can also take advantage of. Our customers using SugarCRM will be the first to be able to incorporate this new feature."

eXo Platform builds on a rock-solid, proven enterprise Java portal foundation with content management, collaboration, social and application development capabilities. It can be used to turn any LDAP-based company directory into an enterprise social network; create profiles for people, groups or applications; connect people and teams; and enable collaboration in real time. As with Facebook, activity streams created by eXo Platform become the new homepage at work, and provide a place for people to self-organize around important company events.

SugarCRM is the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, with applications that have been downloaded more than seven million times. Clint Oram, CTO and co-founder of SugarCRM, commented: "We're pleased to welcome eXo to our ecosystem. Our work with eXo highlights the power of our open platforms, and provides our customers with more tools to enhance and customize the user experience."

SugarCRM customers can download the eXo Platform plug-in from the SugarExchange. eXo customers can see the widget in action with SugarCRM in this video demo, or start using it for themselves with the tutorial and getting started guide.

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About eXo

eXo (http://exoplatform.com) offers the first and only user experience platform for Java. The eXo Platform makes Java websites and applications faster to build and easier to deploy, and offers modern features such as content, collaboration, social and knowledge on a services-based architecture. The company has established technology leadership and proven value by their large European installed base and strategic partnerships with Red Hat and Bull. eXo maintains U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. with global headquarters in France and offices in Tunisia, Ukraine and Vietnam. For news and updates from eXo, follow @exoplatform.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than nine million times and currently serve over 800,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 7,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.

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