Our partner Jalios announces the launch of Jalios Open Suite, a complete cloud-based collaborative office suite. The result of a collaboration between Jalios, BlueMind, and ONLYOFFICE is the most complete French sovereign alternative to the solutions currently on the market.
Jalios Open Suite
Jalios Open Suite is the first sovereign cloud-based collaborative office suite with enough functionality to be a serious alternative to the US players. In this offering, the publisher and its two partners provide enterprises with a suite of communication and collaboration tools that have been tried and tested by millions of users to optimize teamwork.
The offer includes flagship Jalios Workplace components such as JCall video conferencing integrated with Jitsi, Horizon instant messaging, JMail email management and JCalendar integrated with BlueMind messaging, JTask project management, JDoc document management integrated with ONLYOFFICE office suite, and other features already present in Jalios Digital Workplace such as blogs, wikis, notes, forms, collaboration workspaces, community and site-building.
The offer is aimed at all sizes of organizations, from SMEs to major corporations, and is available as a SaaS subscription, with sliding-scale pricing according to the number of users. Jalios Open Suite, which is hosted in data centers in France, is also accessible in the SecNumCloud region, in partnership with 3DS Outscale, and will be available from OVH Cloud later this year.
Vincent Bouthors, CEO of Jalios:
With Jalios Open Suite, we are offering the French market a complete solution with proven components capable of covering all forms of collaboration, from email to collaborative workspaces, including co-editing, videoconferencing, web chat, and more. Organizations can choose sovereignty: it’s important for the protection of their data.
Pierre Baudracco, CEO of BlueMind:
Our partnership with Jalios is not new, as our solutions have long been integrated to meet the needs of our joint customers. This Open Suite offer accelerates this partnership by integrating BlueMind messaging. The specificity of the French Open Source BlueMind solution is to combine sovereignty and user satisfaction by being the only messaging solution to support Outlook natively, offering the best support for Thunderbird, mobiles, and a modern web interface. BlueMind is recognized as the leading alternative for messaging, and we’re delighted to be working with Jalios to promote sovereign and open-source alternatives in a context where security and digital sovereignty issues are more than ever a priority for many organizations.
Offer based on open technology and the Jalios ecosystem
This sovereign alternative reinforces the “Je choisis la French Tech” (I choose French Tech) plan to which Jalios has also committed, and whose aim is to double public orders and purchases by major groups from start-ups in the French Tech network, of which the publisher is a member.
The offer integrates the office suite offered by ONLYOFFICE, of which Jalios has been a partner since 2019. More than 40 Jalios customers are already using the solution, including major public accounts such as DINUM – Direction interministérielle du Numérique (240,000 users), but also smaller structures from both the private and public sectors.
Artem Avdeev, ONLYOFFICE Sales Team Leader (EMEA region):
The ONLYOFFICE office suite offers many assets that Jalios identified back in 2019, and we worked together to create a fluid and efficient collaborative experience. Editing and co-editing documents, presentations or spreadsheets comes naturally in both the individual and collective workflow in Jalios Open Suite. We look forward to extending our collaboration in the future.
For videoconferencing, the Jalios Open Suite offer is based on the open-source Jitsi solution, which, integrated with its JCall application, offers a very fluid user path for starting video conferences from several locations: email, web chat, people’s profile sheets, etc. The other functional bricks are provided natively by the Jalios solution, although it is always possible to integrate other solutions if necessary. This capacity for interoperability and openness of the Jalios technical base is one of the editor’s major assets.
The offer also benefits from numerous add-ons available in the Jalios marketplace: digital learning, gamification, machine translation, business EDM integration, etc. It will also soon feature the publisher’s latest innovations, particularly in generative AI. The editor is the first in the French market to integrate generative AI into its offering with its JNLP application, which integrates with the solutions of various players, including sovereign and open-source players. Once again, this approach is made possible by the publisher’s dynamic ecosystem of partners.
Nicolas Turlay, Alliance Manager at Jalios.
In France, we’re fortunate to have a very rich and mature network of highly competent digital players, with highly competitive offerings, from solution providers to ESNs, hosting companies, and consulting firms. A fast-growing software publisher like Jalios must contribute to the dynamics of such an ecosystem. It’s a win-win situation and ultimately means even more added value for our customers.
French leader for over 20 years in the Cloud and On-Premise Intranet and Digital Workplace market, Jalios‘ mission is to make organizations more efficient and everyone’s work more fulfilling in the long term. Its sovereign collaborative platform is designed for all employees, wherever they may be, to stay connected, collaborate, and share knowledge, both internally and externally. It provides a complete, natively collaborative, open, and interoperable digital work environment that integrates with customers’ existing information systems.
Scalable and customizable, the solution extends to Extranet, Social Networks, collaborative platforms, document management, knowledge management, and e-learning needs.
Jalios, which has been awarded the Responsible Digital label, currently employs more than 80 employees passionate about innovation and relies on a network of recognized partners to support more than 460 clients, from SMEs to large customers, in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including Caisse des Dépôts, SFR Business, La Redoute, Système U, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Solidarity and Health, MACIF, Yves Rocher Group and numerous SMEs, ETIs, cities, departments and regions.
BlueMind is the benchmark alternative to MS Exchange and 365. BlueMind, a sovereign French open-source solution for collaborative enterprise messaging, offers a full range of functionalities: e-mail, calendar, contacts, etc. in a solution designed around user satisfaction. As the only natively Outlook-compatible solution on the market, with support for collaborative Thunderbird, mobiles, and the web, they enable companies to break free from the stranglehold of the American giants for the tool most used daily in the professional world. With BlueMind, digital sovereignty is finally compatible with user habits.