harmon.ie, a leading provider of user experience products for the workplace, today announced that its Outlook add-on, Collage, is now available for free on the rapidly growing Microsoft Office Store. Collage is the first topic-driven interface to help users focus on what matters most, by leveraging the environment where they are most comfortable: email. The new Collage Outlook add-on represents a revolution in how workers deal with information overload. Using artificial intelligence and incorporating Microsoft Graph recommendations into its patent-pending machine learning technology, Collage, for the first time ever, enables workers to concentrate on their most important activities.
The Collage Outlook add-on surfaces key topics contained in email messages and then identifies related notifications from a range of business applications, document management systems, and social tools such as Office 365, Salesforce, Zendesk, Yammer, and more. By identifying topics that span a range of information sources, Collage enables workers to see the big picture. Then, it enables the workers to take action and share updates from within their Outlook window, without losing focus or context, or being forced to toggle between disparate application interfaces.
“By bringing all the information workers need to do their jobs directly into the email client, Collage is leveraging the popularity and universality of email with core digital workplace principles and the future of work,” said harmon.ie CEO Yaacov Cohen. “In an increasingly best-of-breed cloud world, workers need a topic-driven interface to bring it all together. Slack and others are proposing similar ideas using bots, but rather than deploying yet one more piece of proprietary technology, the existing email client is the place where people already spend their day. It is the natural place to become the modern command center for digital workers.”
The release of Collage builds on harmon.ie’s track record of success and expertise in enabling productivity in the workplace. The company now has 1.8 million licensed users across mobile and desktop for its flagship product, and today is also announcing an overall sales growth of 42% year-over-year. harmon.ie also recently received prestigious accolades including KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award, TMCnet Mobility Tech Zone’s Product of the Year, and the CTIA Emerging Tech Award.
The Collage Outlook add-on is uniquely geared to a variety of challenging digital workplace business scenarios, particularly for organizations that need to stay on top of rapidly changing opportunities and environments as they struggle to make sense of disparate updates coming in from Office 365, Salesforce, Zendesk and more. Additionally, any information worker who struggles to focus on their most important activities due to an ever-increasing torrent of disconnected emails and document updates from Office 365 will find Collage an antidote to information overload at work.
Gartner analysts Nikos Drakos and Mike Gotta’s recent report, How to Make Collaboration Work With Gartner’s ACME Framework, underscores the necessity of intelligently streamlining the barrage of notifications and information that centers around email. The analysts write, “Email filtering technologies, insight engines, text and behavior analytics will need to play a much bigger role to provide a counterbalance to the increased noise generated by the vibrant and intertwined collaboration tools that will permeate deep into every business activity.”
Add Collage to your Office 365-based Outlook from the Office Store here, and visit the company at Microsoft Ignite at Booth 545.
harmon.ie provides a suite of user experience products that empower today’s distributed workforce to get work done on their own terms. We put people first, insulating them from technology complexity, enabling information workers to complete many workplace tasks directly from the friendly confines of their email client. For Microsoft customers, harmon.ie increases the adoption and return on investments for SharePoint Online and on-premises by bringing it directly into Outlook. Thousands of enterprise customers count on harmon.ie to provide seamless information governance, collaboration, knowledge retention and email and records management using SharePoint, Office 365 and other Microsoft collaboration tools. harmon.ie is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.