April 16, 2024

Hexagon: the alliance of seven French corporations

Below the decided management of the state, a collaborative workplace suite within the cloud, proudly French, is getting into the commercialization part. This utility addresses the problem posed by the hegemony of American options on this space and goals to supply all native authorities a sovereign and safe various.

This suite is operated by writer Interstis (clickable hyperlink to HP), chief of the Hexagon consortium made up of seven French digital corporations, together with six SMEs.

The goal of this consortium is to function an alternate workplace and collaboration suite to Microsoft Workplace 365 and Google Workspace by positioning itself on clear strengths: simplicity and accessibility, knowledge sovereignty and safety, technological robustness and digital sobriety.

This consortium is characterised by its territorial protection. Removed from the Parisian centralism of sure giant digital tasks, Hexagone is current in six areas with its seven member corporations, thus guaranteeing proximity to regional stakeholders.

A collaborative suite made in France

The provide must be easy and readable. 100% SaaS, permits a group to subscribe to the suite in entire or partly by way of 4 modules: workplace automation and collaborative work, messaging and diary, instantaneous communication, safety and IT and utility administration.

The Burgundian writer Interstis, cornerstone of the Hexagone undertaking, affords the constructing block “Workplace automation and collaborative work” across the work areas and functionalities which have made its platform profitable: digital doc administration, instantaneous messaging, shared calendar, listing, undertaking and activity administration and Workflow. The workplace instruments (doc, spreadsheet, presentation) developed by the Ile-de-France writer Xwiki are natively built-in into this module.

The Toulouse-based firm BlueMind brings its expertise and experience to the “messaging and diary” element. Its distinctive expertise, suitable with Outlook, makes it potential to safe the corporate’s e-mail with out altering person habits.

The Grenoble SME Belledonne Communications, writer of the Linphone utility utilized by tons of of hundreds of customers around the globe, offers the technological foundation for the “Immediate Communication” module (videoconferencing and softphony).

The Nantes firm Tranquil-IT offers its expertise for managing and securing IT belongings ({hardware} and purposes) and types the fourth module of Hexagone’s providing.

Dassault System, by way of its subsidiary 3DS Outscale, performs a vital function in offering all modules with French internet hosting, known as SecNumCloud by ANSSI, to make sure the very best ranges of safety and availability within the cloud.

Lastly, a zero belief model of the suite shall be introduced by 2025. It’s supposed for tasks and companies that need to take care of significantly delicate knowledge and is predicated on the expertise of the Bordeaux startup PARSEC.

Sovereignty and safety are priorities

This consortium is characterised by its constant dedication to sovereign digital expertise. This daring and reasonable initiative affords a 3rd possibility for municipalities seeking to equip their brokers with fashionable workplace automation and collaboration options. Beforehand positioned between Microsoft Workplace 365 and Google Workspace, communities now have a assured various that mixes the simplicity of a 100% SaaS providing with knowledge safety ensures.

On the coronary heart of this new proposal is a robust dedication to sovereignty: knowledge hosted in France on infrastructures referred to as SecNumCloud and applied sciences developed and operated by French SMEs, the expertise leaders of their area.

Scale back the social and environmental influence of digital expertise

On the agent facet, the Hexagone providing goals to face out for its user-friendliness by way of a major quantity of effort on the person journey throughout the 4 modules of the providing. Specific consideration was paid to problems with the digital divide, with the acknowledged goal of the suite assembly the accessibility requirements of the RGAA Reference System.

Lastly, as a pacesetter, Interstis has made sturdy commitments to accountable digital expertise. Particularly, it’s about permitting every person to know the environmental impacts related to their use and offering them with good practices that they will observe to restrict them.

The Hexagone workplace and collaboration suite is already in use by a number of pilot prospects and can initially be marketed by Interstis in a preview to municipalities from October 2023 and to different personal and public gamers from mid-2024.

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