Open-Xchange, creator of messaging, collaboration and office productivity software, has announced a technical partnership with ExtendASP that will see full integration of OX App Suite with the ExtendASP Control Panel hosting management software suite. ExtendASP Control Panel offers hosting and telecommunications service providers complete management of customers and product offerings, including billing processes and technical support, from a single unified interface.
Existing ExtendASP Control Panel users will now be able to offer their customers OX App Suite with minimal effort, increasing revenue generating opportunities and value-added services. Additionally, customers of Open-Xchange’s OX-as-a-Service, the fully managed and hosted version of OX App Suite, can now benefit from the “powerful” features of ExtendASP Control Panel to help simplify user account management.
“As service providers and hosting companies are faced with perpetual price cutting in an effort to retain customers, additional revenue streams and value added services become more important than ever,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange. “OX App Suite gives communications providers a readymade set of tools to attract new users and grow business and integration with ExtendASP Control Panel makes deployment for service providers simpler.”
“Cloud services are the next real growth opportunity for the service provider industry, but OTT apps like Skype and WhatsApp are already eating into market share,” added Laguna. “By using ExtendASP to rapidly deploy OX App Suite, telcos and hosting providers have the opportunity to fight against the commoditization of their core products and offerings.”
Open-Xchange’s OX App Suite is a fully-featured email, communication and productivity suite designed for telcos and hosting providers. Features include OX Documents, an open source cloud-based office productivity suite; OX Drive, a “powerful” cloud storage and sync tool; OX Messenger, a voice, video and instant messaging app; and OX Guard, an “easy-to-use” email and data encryption solution. Available either as a hosted or on premise solution, OX App Suite would provide a highly scalable white label-ready customer engagement platform.
“OX App Suite is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for telcos, hosting companies and resellers, and integrating it into Control Panel is in anticipation of increased demand from our customer base,” said Eric Hanig, CEO, ExtendASP. “OX App Suite, like Control Panel, is also white label ready making it a perfect fit for existing resellers that require the need to customize and differentiate the product and offering.”