Introducing Xobni Enterprise – Including, Sharepoint, LDAP & more

As we’ve grown (3 million downloads and counting!), we’ve been hearing more and more from IT managers about their interest in deploying Xobni to their employees. We’ve managed to excite executives from all over the globe and they want to see their companies become more productive using Xobni. We’ve taken all the feedback in and have an exciting announcement today.

We’re announcing Xobni Enterprise, our second revenue-generating product in three months. Xobni Enterprise consists of a web-based admin portal that allows IT administrators to easily control, customize and deploy Xobni across their organization. We’ve also updated our Xobni Extension platform to give our enterprise customers the ability to easily create and integrate high-value services and applications into the Xobni client. The first two enterprise extensions are for CRM and Microsoft SharePoint, and you can expect many more to come. We can’t wait to see what compelling extensions our customers build, surely things we’d never even considered.

See the official press release here.

Xobni Admin Portal
Xobni Enterprise Admin Portal

Imagine, for example, a Xobni user who wants to email a customer of theirs, but currently flips back and forth between Salesforce CRM and Outlook in order to get it done. No longer necessary. In addition to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Hoovers tabs, we’ll have a Saleforce extension that allows you to immediately see all the relevant information on the Contact or Account without leaving your inbox. IT administrators can also easily incorporate company profile information via LDAP into Xobni with just a couple clicks. We hope that by opening these extensions to development will create a rich ecosystem that supports our effort in making the inbox a more productive, useful and happy place

Xobni Client (portion of) showing Salesforce and Sharepoint extensions.

So, you won’t see us sporting business suits anytime soon, but we are growing up, folks. If you like Xobni, tell your favorite IT manager to check out our new baby today –

Sign-up here to learn more about Xobni Enterprise

13 Responses to “Introducing Xobni Enterprise – Including, Sharepoint, LDAP & more”

  1. 1 suominena November 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Hope you bring the SharePoint integration to Xobni Plus as well. It should not be only for the enterprises. I think the individual users would like to have this opportunity as well, when the enterprise model is out of the question.

  2. 2 Neha Mohan November 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I hope with the LDAP integration my Outlook won’t slow down as much as it does now.

  3. 3 Steven November 3, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Just uninstalled program due to the cost of the Plus version and the fact that when using the free version, it doesn’t allow me to select from my dropdown contact lists in the to: fields. I probably would have kept it and continued using it until that occurred, and the fact that they stopped some of my normal functionality in order to get me to buy the plus version really ticked me off.

    Until they drop the price significantly and restore all functionality to outlook when using the free edition, I’m absolutely not interested in this product.

  4. 4 Rebel November 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Completely agree with Steven. Uninstalled for the same reasons, and I was sick of the constant reminder to purchase the Premium. This WAS a very nice piece of free software. Now, it is junk.

  5. 5 Matt Brezina November 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Steven, Rebel – i’m sorry that our new version of Xobni is confusing. I want to assure you, we do not take away existing functionality from Outlook’s autosuggest. We would never do that. The way Xobni’s autosuggest works is that we re-display the results Outlook would have given you at the top of the compose window, and then we show you all of Xobni’s results in the bottom area. This has surprised many users, and mostly becuase what we’ve shown is how bad Outlook’s native autosuggest really is. The difference is that Xobni’s autosuggest searches every email address that has ever passed through your inbox. People that were CC’d, people you’ve never emailed but have emailed you, and people from old PST files. Outlook autosuggest on the other hand only shows you people you’ve recently emailed. Xobni Plus provides between 5 and 10 times as many results as Outlook’s autosuggest. Another massive benefit of Xobni’s autosuggest is that we allow you to search by any term in a person’s email address. Their name, the text of the email address, and even the domain name. For example with Xobni autosuggest you can easily search for everyone you know at enron by typing “enron” in the compose window. This is incredibly powerful and you can’t do it with native Outlook autosuggest. Because we are a business, and our Plus users support our development, we have made these powerful new feature part of our paid offering. However, i assure you, we would never take away functionality that Outlook provides. It just ends up that Outlook’s functionality is pretty limited.

  6. 6 Kody November 8, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Millions of mails reach our enterprises every week. This time-consuming proces is not necessary when you have a good search tool. Lookeen works with exchange, searches your desktop, can be used very easily in enterprises (thanks to Group Policy) and has a lot of other very cool features.

  7. 7 Anonymous December 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    A very important suggestion: take your CEO’s picture from your blog/advertising material. He does not look bad, but there’s a lot of people who don’t like him.

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