A new digital workspace platform from the Netherlands has officially launched into the UK, with Manchester selected as its British headquarters.

Based at Spaces in central Manchester, Workspace 365 allows users to access all their software requirements via one adaptive visual dashboard, either on their computer or their mobile device via an app. It says it boosts productivity by giving each employee up to 30 minutes of their working time back per day.

Erik Nicolai, CEO and co-founder of Workspace 365, said Manchester was the “natural location for our UK headquarters”.

“With its thriving tech ecosystem and talent pool… we’re excited to be a part of this great city,” he added. “Workspace 365 is a unique product which we were keen to launch in the UK to enable British businesses to meet growing employee demand for digital workplace experiences.”

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The company says a key benefit of Workspace 365 is its simplified single sign-on, which significantly reduces concerns surrounding password management. Owing to its user-friendly interface, the product is also accessible to those with lower IT literacy and can act as a bridge between legacy and cloud applications. 

The system, which is already in use in continental Europe, has been built with evolution firmly in mind. New updates are released every three weeks and each user has a personalised dashboard aligned with the specifics of their role, regardless of how it may change.

This includes the Hub, a platform on which knowledge can be shared and announcements – both company-wide and bespoke to the employee – are made.

Aimed at medium-to-large businesses with 200+ users, Workspace 365 allows for a smooth transition to the cloud as it integrates technologies into a secure, browser-based workspace available as an app on any device.

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