Soarsoft Africa, a specialist of archive, migration, messaging and collaboration solutions, and distributor of Metalogix solutions in southern Africa, has announced Metalogix's acquisition of Axceler's highly successful and profitable SharePoint business, including the industry's most powerful and widely used governance and administration product, ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration. The acquisition of Axceler's related products, employees, assets and brands positions Metalogix as the fastest-growing SharePoint-focused independent software vendor (ISV) in the world.
"As two of the leading global SharePoint vendors, Metalogix and Axceler had highly synergistic product sets, and joining forces will enable them to offer a more complete offering. As local distributors of both product sets prior to the merger, we are well positioned to offer the South African market comprehensive local presence, support and training from a single vendor. We will also be able to offer a single solution with an expanded range of options to our customers, which makes sound financial sense and further assists to simplify the complexity of SharePoint tasks and management," says Chris Hathaway, Director at Soarsoft Africa.
The addition of ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration to Metalogix's market-leading portfolio of content infrastructure software establishes the company as a single source supplier of premier products for the management of the entire SharePoint life cycle. The expanded Metalogix product portfolio delivers expanded visibility and proactive control over enterprise SharePoint environments.
It also enables customers to effectively manage the increasing scale of SharePoint deployments, explosive growth in business content and the need to mitigate security risks. ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration enables organisations to easily manage their SharePoint platforms and enforce governance strategies that protect business assets, while driving employee adoption and productivity. The ControlPoint family of offerings, which have won more than a dozen awards, are used by more than 3 000 organisations worldwide to manage more than 14 million SharePoint users.
"Today's announcement is truly a game-changer in the SharePoint industry. The addition of the leading SharePoint governance and administration management product to Metalogix's offering extends our range, reach and leadership in the strategic SharePoint governance market segment. This investment is another milestone in our strategy to provide customers best-of-breed content infrastructure software to deploy, operate and protect their Microsoft SharePoint platforms, on-premise or in the cloud," says Steven Murphy, CEO of Metalogix. "SharePoint customers can now buy the premier migration, administration, storage optimisation and replication technology from a single source – Metalogix."
"Over the past four years, SharePoint adoption has grown tremendously across enterprises of all sizes. As the market has matured, SharePoint has increasingly become a vital and complex asset for tens of thousands of operations," says Michael Alden, CEO of Axceler. "SharePoint administrators are increasingly seeking single-source technology providers who can provide exceptional technology and offer comprehensive, global, 24x7 support. The integration of Axceler's SharePoint business with Metalogix is a natural evolution of the market and will drive significant value for those managing contemporary SharePoint environments."
With more than 10 000 customers, in 86 countries on seven continents, Metalogix is the fastest-growing SharePoint-focused independent software vendor (ISV) in the world. Metalogix is committed to integrating and enhancing the combined product portfolios to help customers enhance the use and performance of SharePoint. New and existing customers will benefit from the expanded reach, scale and resources of the new Metalogix, including its industry leading live 24x7 support programme, which manages the most complex global issues.
Axceler's non-SharePoint business will continue to operate independently, supporting solutions for Lotus Notes, Yammer and other collaboration platforms.