Google says it has acquired Synergyse a business technology startup as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers base.
Google did not disclose the financial details of the deal to buy Synergyse, which was launched in 2013 to teach users how to use Google Apps.
Google says with voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within its apps, Synergyse will help Google app users get up to speed quickly, including when new features are rolled out.
Organisations that use Synergyse see on average 35 percent higher adoption across Apps products, meaning those organizations are more likely to be productive, collaborative and embrace digital transformation, Google says.
“Given the enthusiasm that exists for Synergyse already, we want to extend this service to all of our customers. That is why we’re happy to announce Synergyse will be joining Google, and we intend to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year’’
In the meantime, existing customers will continue to have access, and new customers will be able to download the Chrome extension for free while the integration is underway.’’ Google says in a blog post.
Responding to the deal, Synergyse says it is happy joining the Google Apps team. “In 2013, we launched Synergyse Training, with a mission to teach the world how to use Google Apps. Synergyse Training for Google Apps puts a virtual guide into Google Apps, helping users get the most out of their Google Apps experience and training them to be more productive. We’re proud to have served more than 4,000,000 people and 3,000 organizations globally.’’
According to Synergyse, “by joining the Google Apps team, we can accelerate our mission because we will be working even closer with the teams that build Google Apps. Advancing our mission at a faster speed is very exciting for the Synergyse team and our customers will directly see the benefits as we move forward.’’
Google says that by providing the right help at the right time, Synergyse will help its customers with the critical task of change management in the enterprise, and bolster the training and support programmes the company already offers today.