We’ve been very impressed with the Distillery team and have had the fortune to build close personal relationships with them. You are a bright, strong, hard-working, and dedicated bunch.
Important foundational elements that have helped Syncplicity build and enrich its business
Geographic/cultural expansion enabled by EU datacenter and multi-language capabilities
Improved UX and expanded capabilities for both customers and Syncplicity professionals
Ongoing product innovation to gain/maintain competitive advantage
Seamless collaboration from a ready pool of resources who understand Syncplicity’s business, enabling sustainable growth and ongoing improvement as Syncplicity’s growth story continues
Long-term relationships with several Distillery engineers, helping to streamline communication and enhance speed to execution
Syncplicity, based in California, is a leading provider of file sharing and secure collaboration solutions to more than 25,000 business and individuals. The company was acquired by Axway, a global data integration solutions provider, in February 2017.
When we first connected with Syncplicity back in 2010, Syncplicity was a small, fast-growing startup in Menlo Park trying to outpace the competition and plan for sustainable growth. They first sought our help in creating various business support tools, including an internal customer support web console and a new customer-facing business console (a first step toward B2B). Our relationship since then has expanded to include a range of large and small software development projects designed to support and accelerate the company’s continued growth.
iOS Native, Android Native, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, ASP.NET, DevOps
Through focus, perseverance and innovation, Syncplicity has quickly become a leader in its industry. In 2014 and 2015, it was named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing. In 2015, it effectively doubled its user base. In 2016, it was recognized by Forrester Wave™ as a “Leader” in Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions.
In support of their success, we’ve collaborated with Syncplicity on countless projects over the years. For example, Syncplicity and Distillery professionals have worked together to achieve all of the following results:
Making it possible
to calculate data size quotas almost instantly, enabling a better, more accurate, and more timely system for charging customers
Together with the Syncplicity
Web Team and a team of translators, making it possible for Syncplicity to converse with its customers in the customers’ own languages
Creating a second datacenter
in the EU to provide seamless UX for sharing/syncing content across regions
to access their data – regardless of data size – via any mobile, desktop or laptop device, downloading from the cloud on demand without having to worry about device storage limitations (to learn more, please visit Syncplicity’s blog announcing their new SyncDrive feature)
to share content more freely
We’ve continued to serve as a strategic partner for Syncplicity as their growth trajectory has continued through a series of acquisitions. While it’s common practice for acquiring companies to “clean house” post-acquisition, frequently dismissing third-party vendors, it’s noteworthy that each time, Distillery’s services were retained.
After Syncplicity was acquired by EMC in 2012, we participated in several projects requested by EMC that were inspired by EMC’s orientation on the E2E market. A representative project included migrating to a new EMC billing system that introduced new types of subscriptions.
When Syncplicity was acquired by LA-based private equity investors SkyView Capital in 2015, we assisted with a massive EU project focused on database performance and stability. This was a herculean effort in terms of organization, with the project ultimately adopting a slogan of “No downtime, at all.”
Following Axway’s acquisition of Syncplicity in February 2017, we’ve been engaged on a massive project that will open up exciting new possibilities for Syncplicity.