CRANBURY, N.J. and LONDON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the user experience software company and a world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, announced today the acquisition of SouthLabs, developers of SharePlus, the mobile SharePoint app. Through the acquisition, Infragistics expands its business solutions further into the enterprise and empowers professionals to access and turn SharePoint data into action -- in the office, at home and on the road.
"Global enterprises are deploying tablets and other mobile devices throughout their workforce in rapidly increasing numbers," said Dean Guida, CEO of Infragistics. "SharePlus addresses a gap in the market by providing an exquisite experience for users of SharePoint on those devices. The innovations of the SouthLabs team and the scale and reach of Infragistics' sales and services organization allow us to deliver exceptional value and productivity to our enterprise customers."
SouthLabs was founded in 2009 by Gabriel Lopez and Daniel Gomez, software strategists with expertise in the development of mobile software applications for smart phone platforms. The team created SharePlus, a universal app for SharePoint that is available on iPad, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices. SharePlus has been deployed by enterprises worldwide across many industries.
SharePlus: Mobile Productivity
"SharePlus addresses several challenges for global enterprises," adds Guida. "Strong authentication and centralized deployment ensure that corporate data remains secure. The intuitive user interface dramatically improves upon the mobile browser SharePoint experience. The simple configuration eliminates IT resource drain, as time spent configuring devices and training users is minimal."
SharePlus Lite, a free version, enables business users to navigate corporate information while on the road, read documents offline and view e-mail, calendars, IM, video conferencing and shared documents by connecting to Office 365.
SharePlus Pro builds on SharePlus Lite with added features of read and write to shared documents on SharePoint, auto-sync of offline documents when a connected environment is restored, Passcode Lock, WiFi sharing and management of local files.
SharePlus Enterprise is the most robust offering in this suite and provides enterprises with added security such as multi-factor authentication and remote swipe to keep company intelligence private. The configuration broadcast enables enterprise IT to configure application settings once and push to all corresponding devices, freeing up IT resources for other efficiency-enhancing projects. With customizable options, enterprises can augment or trim features, including application rebranding to company specifications. Premium support is offered with SharePlus Enterprise.
"Intelligence is going mobile and the environment for mobile SharePoint is in its infancy. SharePlus is essential for enterprises that use SharePoint as their main collaboration tool and use mobile technology for business productivity," concluded Guida.
Please see the SharePlus page for a complete list of features in SharePlus Lite, SharePlus Pro and SharePlus Enterprise.
Pricing and Availability
The SharePlus suite (each sold separately) is available today for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices and can be downloaded from iTunes, the Android Market and BlackBerry App World.
SharePlus Lite is available for free. SharePlus Pro (for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry), is priced at $19.99 USD (MSRP).
SharePlus Enterprise pricing is driven by customer requirements and can be obtained by calling Infragistics at 800-231-8588 or [email protected].
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As the user experience software company and a world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, Infragistics empowers developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualization in line of business applications across all platforms - Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, jQuery, Windows Phone and SharePoint. Infragistics SharePlus business solutions deliver exceptional value and productivity to enterprise customers across all computing devices. Infragistics also has a range of value-added services including UI testing tools, support, training and consulting services. For additional information on Infragistics, products and career opportunities, please call us in the U.S. at +1 (800) 231-8588, +1 (609) 448-2000; in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA) at +44 (0) 20 8387 1474; or in Japan at +81 3 5474 8040.
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