GBS announces AppDesigner integration with Microsoft SharePoint

Woodstock, GA

GROUP Business Software (GBS) announced powerful new functionality and integration with the Microsoft SharePoint platform for GBS AppDesigner, its social business application development platform.

Social business solutions make applications and data available across various collaboration platforms. According to the Experton Group, the social business solutions market will grow by 50 percent over the next two years.

AppDesigner helps business users create platform-independent, web-based social business applications, with no prior programming knowledge. According to Constanze Zarth, COO, GBS, “With GBS AppDesigner, we’re revolutionizing Web application development 2.0 for businesses that need to create new applications, or make existing ones ready for the coming decade, by making them usable on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.”

In addition to the already available integration with IBM Domino, IBM Connections and Java EE platforms, GBS also announced the significant integration of AppDesigner with Microsoft SharePoint.

“With this integration, we expand the platform-independent nature of Social applications developed on AppDesigner and comprehensively protect the investments of users and their organizations. For the enterprise, this ensures the coexistence of different application platforms and supports future platform migration efforts”, adds Andreas Richter, VP Marketing Europe, GBS.

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS ( is the world’s leading provider of solutions for enterprises using IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) platforms. The company specializes in migration, mobility, infrastructure, and analysis solutions for large application and messaging environments. GBS empowers organizations with investments in Notes/Domino and Sametime infrastructures to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, helping them lower costs and increase returns on these investments. GBS helps customers understand their current environments, formulate strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions that meet current and future business needs.

GBS has more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries, with resources available at 10 GBS offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, including a state-of-the-art offshore delivery center in Chennai, India.

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