Nowadays, it’s very important for any business to expand beyond its normal endeavors, and this is especially true in the IT sector. It can be very hard nowadays to try and do everything on your own, but when startups manage to bring new ideas, the larger companies will immediately try to integrate them within their own.
This is especially true for Microsoft. They have recently managed to buy Acompli, which is a company that has managed to find a way that enables you to prioritize the mails you get on mobile platforms, but alongside that is also offers a wide range of numerous other functions as well. For example, Acompli also makes it very simple to easily schedule your messages in any way you want. This is a great tool that has changed the mobile landscape for quite some time now, and the acquisition of Acompli by Microsoft is definitely an amazing thing.
It’s said that the deal is in the 200 million USD range, although no official announcement has been made in this regard, so you can take this with a grain of salt. From what we expect, Microsoft is most probably going to integrate the app or maybe some of its functions in Outlook, maybe implement some mobile tools, who knows.
Alongside the aforementioned features, Acompli also offers the ability to easily and quickly manage your calendar as well as attach your files to file sharing tools such as OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive. In addition, it even provides you with an intense, stunning way to perform a predictive search that showcases the most important files for you. The technology that Acompli uses is definitely revolutionary and because of that, people have high expectations to see what will happen with it. Acompli had already stated that it will provide support for a wide range of mail platforms such as Exchange, iCloud, Gmail and Google Apps, among many others.
Despite the acquisition, it seems that Acompli will still include the non-Microsoft services. This is a great deal considering the fact that many people are using it because they get a unified email experience, one that is still very hard to find nowadays in the emerging mobile market.
In conclusion, the Acompli acquisition is quite unexpected, but this shows the high amount of commitment that Microsoft has when it comes to improving its products and services. This is definitely one of the major things to look for in regards to mail apps, so we are excited to see how the things will evolve in the near future!