Google Acquires Google Apps Training Startup Synergyse
On Monday, May 2, Google announced the acquisition of the Google Apps training startup Synergyse. The amount of the transaction has not been disclosed.
Synergyse Training has been founded in 2013, according to SiliconANGLE. The startup has been offering a Google Chrome extension that includes a virtual guide into Google Apps. The extension is aimed to keep users up to date with any changes rolled out and allows users to learn how to use the service in the most productive way.
The price for the Synergyse's Google Chrome extension started at $10 per year per user. For businesses with more than 5,000 employees, Synergyse offered some available discounts. For students, the extension was available for free.
Although far from being a well-known name, Synergyse has had some success with its Google Chrome extension even if the company is not a well-known name. It is estimated that 3,000 organizations and around 4 million people are using the product globally.
After the acquisition of Synergyse, in the medium term Google is planning to integrate the training aspects into Google Apps itself. The extension is now offered by the California-based search engine giant at no additional cost.
Google Apps Operations Senior Director Peter Scocimara announced the deal in a blog post. He wrote that Synergyse's extension is built on Google Cloud Platform and acts like a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface. The app features text and voice interactive modules searchable by topic. When new features are rolled out, Synergyse will help users work faster.
The service provides intuitive and simple training and support for Google Apps products. They become much easier to use and more appealing to enterprise customers. According to I4U News, Scocimara added that Synergyse will support the training already offered by Google and help customers with the critical task of change of management in the enterprise.
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