Citrix acquires Sapho

Citrix Systems, today announced that it has acquired Sapho, a leading micro app platform which it will use to enhance the guided work capabilities within Citrix Workspace, enabling people to work with even greater speed, intelligence and simplicity.

Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Citrix

“In combining Citrix’s strengths in application delivery and security with Sapho’s focus on work automation and productivity, Citrix and Sapho can help companies create a superior employee experience that redefines the future of work and deliver it today,” said Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Citrix.

Sapho’s micro applications improve employee productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed. With Sapho, companies can automatically surface personalized and relevant tasks from existing systems and deliver them to any device, intranet or collaboration tool. For example, a user can get company financial notifications, expense reports, IT support updates, and timely marketing campaign metrics, all in one place, organized by priority.

By integrating Sapho into Citrix Workspace, companies can:

  •  Give employees flexible access to all the apps and insights they need to work where and how they want, and be productive in a single place.
  •  Leverage innovative technologies such as machine learning alongside simplified workflows to organize work and guide employees through their day, automatically serving up tasks they need to focus on and the intelligence needed to get them done quickly.
  •  Build employee skills and keep them on the cutting edge in their fields.

Sapho also offers an early-stage virtual assistant that will help users easily locate critical intelligence and deliver it in context. Citrix plans to invest in these virtual assistant capabilities.

“Sapho and Citrix share a vision that technology can improve employee experience by helping people to be more productive,” said Fouad ElNaggar, co-founder and CEO, Sapho. “Our technologies create an intelligent environment that solves productivity challenges that employees and companies are facing by organizing work in a single place, guiding work by bringing micro-apps into the environment and automating tasks to increase time for employees to do value-added work. And together, we can deliver a truly intelligent workspace that redefines the way work gets done.”