Google acquires Indo-Canadian start-up Synergyse

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Google has acquired a Toronto-based business technology startup founded by Varun Malhotra, an entrepreneur of Indian origin. Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Synergyse, launched in 2013 to teach users about Google Apps.

Google is now drawing up plans to to scale up its app based offerings for its customers.

Peter Scocimara, Senior Director, Google Apps Operations, said in the Google For Work blog that Synergyse built a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface, built on Google Cloud Platform.

“With voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within our apps, Synergyse will help your users get up to speed quickly — including when new features are rolled out. The trainings are always up to date, thanks to the power of the cloud. Organizations that use Synergyse see on average 35 percent higher adoption across Apps products, meaning those organizations are more likely to be productive, collaborative and embrace digital transformation.”

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“Given the enthusiasm that exists for Synergyse already, we want to extend this service to all of our customers. That is why we’re happy to announce Synergyse will be joining Google, and we intend to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year. In the meantime, existing customers will continue to have access, and new customers will be able to download the Chrome extension for free while the integration is underway,” he said

Synergyse is a Chrome extension that puts a virtual guide into Google Apps, training you to be productive and stay up to date with changes. The extension is now offered by Google at no additional cost.

The Syneryse site says: “Your technology support team can count on Synergyse to provide updated training content automatically when new features are added to Google Apps for Education.They can send direct links to training lessons to answer many common support questions.”

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The website also says many teachers use Synergyse as a teaching tool in their classrooms, allowing them to clearly demonstrate features in Google Apps for Education, and assign lessons to students to take at their own pace.  – CINEWS

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