The groupware solution OX App Suite, available in the Univention App Center, is aimed at companies, educational institutions and public administrations looking for a modern and future-proof communication solution.
OX App Suite is a modular communication and collaboration platform. It is based on open standards and can be used in combination with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) for the integration into existing IT infrastructures.
The core of OX App Suite consists of integrated applications to edit emails, contacts, and appointments. These can be extended by the following functions:
- OX Drive for managing and synchronizing documents, images, photos, and films
- OX documents for text editing, spreadsheets, and presentations
- OX Guard for encrypting emails and files
Users only need a browser to use OX App Suite with a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Alternatively, OX App Suite also supports popular software clients such as Thunderbird, Mac OS X Mail, iCal, and Contacts.
With OX App Suite and UCS, users can choose between on-premise operation, hybrid scenarios or pure cloud solutions, because Univention and Open-Xchange support the different operating systems both technically and with their license models.
Univention Corporate Server is our recommended operating system platform for educational institutions, government agencies, and companies that want to run OX App Suite, be it in their own data center or in the private cloud at a trustworthy service provider. With UCS and OX App Suite, IT executives can reliably ensure that sensitive and personal information is stored in accordance with the strict requirements of German and European data protection.
Integral component of UCS@school
At the CeBIT 2017, Univention announced that the solution UCS@school, which is adapted to the needs of educational authorities and schools, now also includes OX App Suite. One of the first customers is the city of Basel in Switzerland, which is implementing UCS@school with OX App Suite in a pilot project for 20,000 users.
In Basel, we want to offer functions for mail, calendars, and school-specific applications such as homework distribution and spatial planning for our approximately 20,000 teachers, and have thus evaluated various solutions, says Markus Bäumler of the Pedagogical Center of Basel ICT Medien. We chose Univention’s digitalization package UCS@school with Open-Xchange as it meets all our requirements, is very good integrated into the central identity management of UCS, and we are convinced of the price-performance ratio for licenses and comprehensive support.
OX App Suite and Univention Corporate Server can be downloaded and tested free of charge as a virtual image from the Univention App catalog in just a few steps.