Paris is always a good idea: 3 reasons to visit POSS

20 December 2019By Tati

Hello everyone!

Last week we came back from the Paris Open Source Summit 2019. Despite all the strikes our visit to France was fabulous and we are eager to tell you about our achievements and share our impressions with you.



Event: The Paris Open Source Summit is Europe’s first event on open source, free software, and open innovation. International conference summit, business fair, and community event, OSS Paris highlights the driving role of open source technologies in current and future digital transformations.

Where: Dock Pullman, Paris, France

When: December 10-11, 2019

Program: Exhibitors stands, Conferences, Community Summit, Coding contest

ONLYOFFICE team: Galina Goduhina (Head of Sales), Alex Mikheev (Head of Professional Services), Tatiana Kochedykova (Head of Marketing and Communications), Konstantin Maistrenko (Account Manager).



Reason 1. Customers

Each event is always about people. This year 5 000 participants were expected to take part in the Paris Open Source Summit, of course, traffic disruption made its adjustments, but yet people were there. It was truly a pleasure to meet our customers who came by our booth to share their experience or just to say hello to us.

Konstantin Maistrenko, Account Manager at ONLYOFFICE:

POSS was a great chance for the ONLYOFFICE team to meet their existing and potential clients in person and present the best office editors to the French community. People from different professional spheres came by our booth to ask what is so special about our product and I hope we managed to convince them that ONLYOFFICE is the right solution to switch to if you want to ditch Microsoft or Google.

A very special thanks to Jeremy Maton who came to POSS to tell how ONLYOFFICE helped to organize research work-flow in the Institute of Biology of Lille. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us and other POSS participants.

Some facts

The most useful ONLYOFFICE editing tools for scientists are charts, equations, and symbols.

The most appreciated ONLYOFFICE collaboration feature is the in-built chat.

The most used ONLYOFFICE modules are Documents and Projects.

About 400 office documents are stored in the Documents module by the IT team of the Institute of Biology of Lille.

The most awaited feature is the macros converter.

Stay tuned for the full success story in the coming weeks!

Reason 2. Partners

At ONLYOFFICE, we believe that success is best when it’s shared. Therefore, ONLYOFFICE constantly seeks ways to bring its collaborative technologies to companies and individuals worldwide and our partners and resellers are a great help in this mission.  At POSS, we met our partners from Nextcloud, Arawa, XWiki, Pydio, eXo and discussed our further cooperation.

We signed a new partnership agreement with Ceo-Vision that has integrated ONLYOFFICE editors into GoFAST, a collaborative digital workplace.


What’s more, we met our new partners from Factor FX to tell about Nextcloud and ONLYOFFICE integration into BlueMind, an open-source enterprise messaging and communications solution.

Some facts

This week the ONLYOFFICE integration became available to all customers of the eXo Platform 5.3 version.

The new version of the ONLYOFFICE connector for Nextcloud with real-time document collaboration between federated clouds is available on Nextcloud Marketplace.

Reason 3. Projects

The Paris Open Source Summit highlights the driving role of open source technologies and innovations in current and future digital transformations and we are proud of being part of it.

It was a pleasure to know that ONLYOFFICE was integrated into CryptPad, an open-source project administered by XWiki SAS that indeed includes ONLYOFFICE spreadsheet implementation in JavaScript to provide end-to-end encrypted sheets.

Alex Mikheev, Head of Professional Services at ONLYOFFICE:

It’s great to see that ONLYOFFICE is used in different branches. It proves that our editors are compatible with any software.

Some facts

Encrypted sheets are one of the most used CryptPad features.

CryptPad also includes the ONLYOFFICE word processor and presentations, but the developers are holding off on integrating them completely until they make spreadsheets more usable.

Designed by the French company, CryptPad is more popular in Germany.

Galina Goduhina, Head of Sales at ONLYOFFICE:

POSS was a great opportunity for ONLYOFFICE to meet our French partners and customers. ONLYOFFICE is getting more and more popular in France and it was really important for us to get feedback from our users directly to better understand the next steps for our project. We signed a partnership agreement with Ceo-Vision company to get closer to our customers, used the chance to discuss all the questions with our current partners from Nextcloud, Arawa, XWiki, Pydio, eXo Platform, and others. Now ONLYOFFICE is fully packed to provide French customers with the best solution for online document editing and support them jointly with our local partners.

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