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Munich, December 13, 2018 - For the third time in a row, the Munich-based software manufacturer InLoox has been able to close its fiscal year with above-average success. In addition to the far-reaching release of InLoox 10, the company also launched a fundamentally new mobile app and set new standards for its channel program.
Launch of new major release and mobile app
With the launch of InLoox 10, the software manufacturer emphasized its focus on networking with other systems, such as SharePoint, SharePoint online or OneDrive. The interaction with Microsoft Office 365 is even smarter now, as the InLoox logon is done automatically by Office 365 authentication, which is not only important for networking in the project, but also provides more data security. InLoox 10 has also been supplemented by a completely new mobile app with which - as with InLoox for Outlook - you can switch between the online and offline functions.
Dr. Tiziano Panico, co-founder and managing director of InLoox GmbH: "The mobile app is an important addition to the product range. Together with our customers, we thought very carefully about which functions are really useful in an app for smartphones and tablets, because we wanted to provide users with a product that is not overloaded and complex, but offers exactly what they need on the road: project tasks, fast capture and access of documents or images, and reporting time spent on the project.
Growth trajectory points upwards
With these two key product innovations, InLoox is continuing the roadmap from last year. "After the very strong fiscal years 2016 and 2017, we were again able to increase both user numbers and total sales this year. We have gained more than 300 new customers, including well-known companies such as Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH, Lapmaster Wolters GmbH and Wilhelm Manz GmbH & Co. KG," says Dr. Andreas Tremel, co-founder and managing director of InLoox GmbH. Due to this growth, the number of employees also increased, which is why in the summer of 2018 the company moved to larger offices in the Parkstadt Schwabing in Munich - in the immediate vicinity of the important technology partner Microsoft.
15 new channel partners under contract
The new edition of the channel program also contributed to the solid growth of new customer business. In addition to the classic sales partnership, this offers the possibility of being certified as a Value-Add-Partner and thus deepening the partnership as an Authorized Reseller. Michael Louis, Head of Sales and Business Development: "In addition to the existing partnerships, which have focused exclusively on sales, Value-Add-Partners have also been established for the areas of training, implementation and integration. Since the summer, we have already been able to acquire 15 new partners, so that we can now offer our customers a comprehensive network of specialists. For 2019 we are planning the further expansion of this partner ecosystem".
Fully booked Insider Days in Berlin and Munich
In addition to participating in and sponsoring some of the most important industry events, InLoox also attaches great importance to direct exchange with its customers. Last year, a counterpart in Berlin was added to the Insider Day in Munich. The concept of enabling customers to network among each other and ensuring that users receive impulses for their personal use of InLoox from as many practical examples and application scenarios as possible was very well received.
Networking in the direction of science also plays a central role - this is one of the reasons why the LMU Munich is involved. Tremel: "Project management skills are in demand on the job market in every sector and we support the business studies branch at the LMU every year with an entire practice day in software-supported project management". In the meantime, Tremel has even observed that job advertisements demand knowledge about working with InLoox as a prerequisite for employment.
InLoox was founded in 1999 and develops project management solutions integrated in Microsoft Outlook that simplify and accelerate business processes. The convenient Outlook integration makes InLoox the central platform for project and day-to-day business. Its ease of use makes every-day work easier and project managers, teams and decision-makers can rely on InLoox's powerful planning, controlling and monitoring functions - on the desktop, on the Web and on their smartphones.
More than 60,000 users in over 65 countries trust InLoox. InLoox customers include AVIS, CHRIST Wash Systems, German Red Cross, LIEBHERR, Novartis, Pentax Europe, STOROpack, SEAT, Siemens, US Airways, Verizon and many more. InLoox is based in Munich, Germany and has offices in San Francisco, USA and Stans, Switzerland.