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Apr 01 2017

XWiki announces Free Open-Source Software Services (FOS3) - share for free services

April's Fool: of course, this was an April's Fools joke. Services require people and people need salaries. The revenues from the XWiki services (training, support, projects) are also helping us finance the development of the XWiki Open Source software, and our contributions to the XWiki Open Source software would not be possible without this revenue. It should remind users of Open Source around the world that Open Source Software is not build by magic ! You can help us make XWiki better by purchasing our services.

XWiki SAS, the leading Open Source provider of Open Source Collaboration Solutions, announces a new offer: the Free Open-Source Software Services (FOS3)TM program.

In addition to heavily contributing to one of the greatest Open Source Wikis available, XWiki SAS is happy to announce a new program to help companies successfully implement the XWiki Open Source software inside their organisations. 

Thanks to this new program, companies can benefit from free consulting and implementation services. 

Ludovic Dubost, Founder of XWiki and CEO of XWiki SAS explains: "Building on the 'Tweet for Goodies' idea from our presence of at FOSDEM conference, we thought it would be a good idea to give free services to anybody sharing this announcement. Now, with these free services and the free XWiki Open Source software, companies no longer have excuses not to improve their Knowledge Sharing."

For a single tweet sharing this announcement, companies can get one of the following free services from XWiki SAS:

  • a free consulting day to help analyze how to implement XWiki in their company
  • a free implementation day to develop advanced projects on top of XWiki
  • a free training day for up to 8 people
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Through this offer, companies can implement an advanced Knowledge base for a support, sales or competitive intelligence team, a public web site to share information online, or a collaborative editing web site to elaborate a report or document online and produce a custom PDF output. These services, until today only available to paying customers of XWiki SAS thanks to the valuable knowledge of the expert Client Project team with 10 years experience implementing projects for large companies around the world, will now become available to everybody. Any company is now only one tweet away from working with the same expert team that implemented the new features in XWiki 7.x and 8.x for the internal wiki of Amazon Inc.!

This offer is cumulative with itself and other promotional offers: just tweet multiple times to cumulate free days of services. For example, to get your project done through the FOS3 program, tweet once and choose the free consulting day. During this day, ask from your XWiki SAS Free ConsultantTM a full analysis of the requirements of your project and an estimation of the amount of days necessary to implement it. Then, tweet as many times as needed in order to cumulate the number of estimated days, and choose the option "free implementation day" for these. Don't forget to throw in a couple of extra tweets, to cover for potential underestimation of the required work (we all know how developers estimate!).

For a long time, we believed companies fancy Open Source because the code is open, because they can contribute, because it allows building better software and protects their investment by avoiding vendor lock-in. But we had to admit that what they like most is that it is free. This revelation is the reason we now provide free services. Nothing can beat free ! 

Also, by working more with companies using XWiki, the XWiki SAS team will be able to better understand users' needs and improve XWiki even more. We believe this will drive a positive feedback loop increasing the demand of the XWiki Open Source software which will lead to even more demand of the free services, which will to improve the software even more, and so on, ultimately resulting in exponential growth!

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The XWiki SAS team is fully on-board and eager to start the new FOS3 program:

"I think FOS3 is a great program, it will make my work more pleasant and so much easier. I don't want to sound selfish, but I can tell you this will have a tremendously positive impact on my KPIs. I mean, I'm happy, the clients are happy, what more could I dream of? Since it was announced this morning, I just cannot see myself working one more day the way we used to before!", said a member of the XWiki SAS sales team.

Following a Beta-testing program of this offer limited to existing XWiki customers, the development resources of XWiki SAS are currently fully booked until late 2018. So hurry up, tweet now to benefit from the Free Open Source Software services (FOS3)TM offer and get scheduled for January 1st 2019.

As many people want things without paying for them, the waiting time for accessing the Free Open Source Software services (FOS3)TM offer might become important. However, we plan to adjust capacity in order to not exceed 8 years of waiting time. Services will be provided on a first tweet, first served basis, using a FIFO queue. Similar to open source licences, no warranty is provided that the services will be properly performed or performed at all.

A special program, the Premium Free Open-Source Software Services (PrOS3)TM, is available to customers wishing to by-pass the waiting line by purchasing Fast-Track Tickets. Each Fast Track Ticket entitles the bearer to one day of services, scheduled on the top of the FIFO queue. For example, one Consulting Fast Track Ticket (CFT2), sold 999.99€, will allow you to get one day of Free Open-Source Software Services as soon as a resource frees up, regardless of the waiting time initially announced.

Existing paying customers of XWiki SAS will have their current contracts transformed to Fast Track Tickets within the PrOS3 program. In the following days, they will receive by mail the books of tickets corresponding to their current credit with XWiki SAS (short delays could be experienced due to restrictions imposed by our printing subcontractors).

With this new offer, XWiki SAS will definitively make the World a better place !

Mar 20 2017

XWiki's Solution Intranet participation announcement

Have you heard the latest news? Starting with tomorrow, 21st of March, we will be attending, speaking and networking at Solution Intranet - RSE & collaboratif, happening in Paris, France.

The event will take place at Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 4.2 from Tuesday, 21st (beginning with 14:00h) to Thursday 23rd of March 2017. You can find us at stand B55. The full schedule and list of stands are now available, and you can obtain a visitor's badge here

On our behalf, Ludovic will tackle the subject of Couteaux suisses mondialisés versus solutions Intranet & RSE spécialisées locales : comment choisir sans se tromper? Allez, on refait le match!, on the 21st of March, between 11:40 and 16:30, in Salle Voltaire.

On the 22nd of March, he will also be sharing his expertise at: Intranet social/RSE : les mid-managers sont-ils des utilisateurs comme les autres?, in Topos Rapidos from 10:00 to 10:30 and Voici les toutes dernières innovations participatives à connaître - 1ère partie, in Topos Rapidos, from 16:15 to 17:00.

Olivier, our Senior VP Business Development, will be speaking at Comment extraire les connaissances à des fins de réutilisation/de partage et mettre en valeur les compétences dans un modèle collaboratif et social ?- 2ème débat, Salle Voltaire, from 11:30 to 12:45.

On Thursday, the 23rd, Ludovic will hold an atelier, Culture Wiki, comment transformer votre entreprise comme les startups in room Balzac, from 11:00 to 11:45, whilst Olivier can be found at Oui, l’Intranet peut être le socle de l’entreprise digitale!, Topos Rapidos, from 12:15 to 12:30. 

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Feb 28 2017

More recognition coming towards XWiki with 2017 Collaboration Software Awards

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Over the past 12 years, since XWiki has been launched, we have won several awards and distinctions as tokens of recognition to our contribution on the collaborative tools market and for our involvement in the Open Source world.

Back in 2009, XWiki has been named one of the 200 finalists of the Red Herring 100 Europe award program. Soon after, we have been chosen as one of the 5 winners of the 2010 Open Innovation awards, presided by a jury composed of Open Source experts, leading IT managers and innovation consultants. Year of 2013 was another successful one for us as OWcon awarded XWiki the Technology Council Special Prize for our ethical approach of doing business and for complying with the best Open Source practices.

Today, our innovative spirit and focus on customer experience has landed us two more awards that we are proud of. FinancesOnline, a trusted B2B SaaS directory, has evaluated XWiki and gave an extensive review which underlines our focus on improving collaboration and developing an innovative data structure model. We have scored 98% in user satisfaction according to their customer satisfaction algorithm. Moreover, their SaaS experts have rated XWiki an average of 8/10.

Following these encouraging results, we have received the 2017 Rising Star Award and the 2017 Great User Experience for their online community software category both proving, once again, our focus on providing bespoken user experience and innovative solutions. What is more, XWiki has also been mentioned on the platform’s list of leading collaboration software solutions prepared by their experts.

We are happy and privileged to be recognized as a provider of good software and services. We are looking forward to seeing what other surprises 2017 has planned for us!

About XWiki SAS

XWiki SAS is a company created in 2004 whose founding members initiated the XWiki Open Source community. It aims to provide a range of professional services for the XWiki software, which is under the LGPL licence. These services are targeted primarily to organizations and communities seeking to allow their users to work better together, and drive their wiki at a higher level of performance.

Recently, XWiki was the solution chosen by Amazon as its intranet solution. XWiki has today over 200 customer references and thousands of business users in France and worldwide.

Feb 23 2017

XWiki launches Procedures Flavor

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XWiki SAS, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, launches its newest flavor: the XWiki Procedures. This offer is for anyone who wishes to quickly and simply deploy a wiki-based procedure tool that responds to business organizing needs, in a easy to understand and use form. 


Paris, 23 February 2017

The XWiki SAS wiki procedures solution meets the need of professionals in terms of knowledge management, enhancing collaboration, following policies and structuring content. In order to answer the growing needs of companies and policymakers in having an established methodology of dealing with tasks, XWiki SAS is making the solution available to all new Cloud users, in beta mode, and accepts feedback to optimize it. 

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Procedures are an established or official way of doing something, as in the steps for getting from A to B or from idea to results. XWiki offers a versatile ready to use structure for all interested domains of activity: management, IT development, marketing, HR, transportation and many more, or any department of an enterprise trying to put in place procedures in order to streamline processes. The advantages of choosing to use Procedures over other classic solutions are the top-notch features that allow you to: 

  • Create Categories and Procedures
  • Add covers, icons and descriptions
  • Assign responsible users
  • Check-out the customized Search

A main advantage of XWiki Procedures is the fact that it enables organizations to start "small" and then grow their procedure for a process or even the entire enterprise, with no difficulty or delay in deployment.

The flavor is free to try for all new XWiki Cloud users, and can be installed from here, by choosing Procedures Flavor, as seen below:

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About XWiki SAS

XWiki SAS is a company created in 2004 whose founding members initiated the XWiki Open Source community. It aims to provide a range of professional services for the XWiki software, which is under the LGPL licence. These services are targeted primarily to organizations and communities seeking to allow their users to work better together, and drive their wiki at a higher level of performance. Recently, XWiki was the solution chosen by Amazon as its intranet solution. XWiki has today over 200 customer references and thousands of business users in France and worldwide.

For more information, please contact George Nikolic by mail at george.nikolic@xwiki.com or visit our website http://www.xwiki.com.

Jan 27 2017

XWiki's FOSDEM participation announcement

We are pleased to announce that, in less than a week, we will be attending, speaking and networking at FOSDEM 2017, in Brussels. 

The event will take place at ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017. You can find us at zone K, level 2, booth 6 - "Wikis and CMS" - between the booths of Jenkins and OpenNMS. The full schedule and list of stands are now available. The entry, just like any other year, is free and registration is not required.  

On our behalf, Ludovic will tackle the subject of collaboration tools, between open source and closed source, with an in-depth comparison of such tools, in a Lightning Talk on Sunday, between 11:40 and 11:55, room 2215 (Ferrer). 

Also, Ecaterina will disseminate the complex mission of designers in Open Source, specifically the matter of design feedback in these communities. You can enjoy her group talk Sunday, between 12:10 and 12:50, in room AW1.121 and from 16:55 to 17:00 in the Closing remarks for the Open Source Design room. 

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Oct 13 2016

XWiki Research Team and OW2 working on an improved Realtime Collaborative Editing extension

OW2 and XWiki are proud to announce that we are working together to deliver an improved Realtime Collaborative Editing extension in XWiki. While Google Docs with its realtime collaboration feature has become a significant part of the modern paperless office, Enterprises in Europe and around the globe are becoming increasingly wary of Google's off-shore data retention and privacy policies. ...

Apr 16 2014

XWiki SAS completes the acquisition of Nearbee!

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XWiki SAS has acquired the main assets of Nearbee and part of its product development team.

Founded in 2007, Nearbee is specialized in cloud services for businesses, providing vertical solutions to respond to large core activity needs. The solutions offered by Nearbee are based on the XWiki Enterprise technology, which makes it perfect for the integration in XWiki SAS.

"The acquisition of this business will further strengthen XWiki SAS’s service offers to our customers." said Ludovic Dubost, the president and founder of XWiki SAS. 

To continue its fast development, XWiki SAS acquired Nearbee's key assets in early 2014.

What does this acquisition mean for XWiki?

New solutions will soon be available for our clients: Some of Nearbee's features and solutions will be integrated in our catalog. In particular, the "Franchise" and "E-learning" solutions will very soon be a part of the solutions proposed by XWiki SAS.

Our teams are currently adapting and integrating these solutions into our service catalog.

XWiki SAS, an increasingly international company

Our team is growing: we opened a subsidiary in Algeria to host Nearbee's technical experts. Six IT engineers, most of them very experienced (with over five years of development experience on the XWiki Enterprise technology), have joined our teams. They are accompanied by Nearbee's technical support manager. 

XWiki SAS has now a new office on a new continent, bringing the number of locations to three: Paris (France), Iasi (Romania) and Algiers (Algeria).

An expanded customer portfolio

In addition to the technology and Nearbee employees, we also get part of the company's client portfolio. More than a dozen of Nearbee's customers have already joined the XWiki SAS adventure and we hope that many others will also join us soon. 

XWiki SAS makes a lot of effort to ensure a seamless service continuity for customers who have already made ​​the transition to our services.

About XWiki SAS

XWiki SAS was founded in 2004 to help organizations to better organize their information. 

We are the main sponsor of the XWiki Enterprise Open Source software. The latest release of XE is the 5.4.4 version. This version brings many improvements and new features to our customers and our users in 2014! 

Among the latest improvements, XWiki Enterprise now allows you to open wikis on demand and easily install apps straight from the wiki. Discover the XWiki Enterprise software.

Oct 25 2011

CloudBees adds XWiki to partner ecosystem of hosted cloud services for Java developers

XWiki SAS is excited to announce a new partnership with CloudBees, the Java PaaS company. Our Cloud wiki solution, XWiki Cloud, is now available directly through CloudBees’ Java platform, with a simple API, unified billing and integrated account management.

CloudBees recently launched a partner ecosystem that extends its platform to seamlessly support additional high quality cloud services. Developers now have access to multiple hosted services and can manage, build, deployment, management, monitoring, and data services for Java web applications from a single location in the cloud. XWiki Cloud is now part of these services.

Jan 24 2011

XWiki SAS launches XWiki Cloud, a collaborative platform in the cloud and 100% Open

XWiki SAS, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, launches today its newest offer: the XWiki Cloud. This offer is for anyone who wishes to quickly and simply deploy a wiki that responds to business needs, while enjoying total freedom (Open Cloud).

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Paris, January 24th, 2011

The XWiki SAS enterprise wiki solution meets the needs of professionals in terms of collaboration, content management and flexibility. In order to answer the growing needs of companies and policymakers in Cloud Computing (particularly in terms of security, integration and responsiveness), XWiki SAS is making the solution available in SaaS mode.

XWiki Cloud is an "all-in-one" offer, easy to take over: no need to acquire, install or manage IT infrastructure that affects the implementation time. Hosting, support and updates are included at no extra cost.

XWiki Cloud offers all the advantages of Cloud Computing (cost, reliability, simplified administration, availability 24/24 and 7/7 ...) and also provides the freedom organizations are looking for. This means companies will benefit both in terms of changes in their workspaces (the XWiki Cloud platform allows custom developments, like applications) and from the level of ownership of data and information (each company is free to export their data).

But the main advantage of XWiki Cloud is the fact that it enables organizations to start "small" and then grow their projects for a service or even the entire enterprise, with no difficulty or delay in deployment.

Pricing and availability

  • Sign in and test XWiki Cloud (in beta version and in English only, for the moment) for free (up to 10 users, for the first 6 months)
  • Then, for only 5€ per user per month you will continue benefiting from the best of content collaboration and related services on-demand.

About XWiki SAS

XWiki SAS is a company created in 2004 whose founding members initiated the XWiki Open Source community. It aims to provide a range of professional services for the XWiki software, which is under the LGPL licence. These services are targeted primarily to organizations and communities seeking to allow their users to work better together, and drive their wiki at a higher level of performance. Recently, XWiki was a candidate in the French call for projects "Innovating Web" with the project Wiki 3.0 and received an award at the Demo Cup. It is also one of the 10 successful French enterprises in open source (L'Informaticien, n° 68). XWiki has today over 100 customer references and thousands of business users in France and worldwide. 

For more information, please contact Emilie Ogez by mail at Emilie.Ogez@xwiki.com or visit the web site http://www.xwiki.com.