Today is one of the proudest moments in Netvibes history:
We are now part of Dassault Systèmes.
This is huge for Netvibes and great news for our users. The product, brand and team stays the same, but our ability to innovate will be greatly enhanced. So, why did we choose Dassault Systèmes and where is Netvibes headed?
Our vision has always been to bring dashboard personalization to the entire world. We’ve come a long way since our start as a personal startpage in 2005. Today, millions of people around the world use Netvibes Basic to dashboard everything that matters and manage their daily digital lives. Thanks to our users, Netvibes won more awards than any other dashboard solution and continues to grow as the best reader and monitoring tool in the world. Not surprisingly, companies were quick to see the potential of using dashboards for business, too.
Today, Netvibes Premium and Netvibes for Enterprise deliver dashboard intelligence for Fortune 500 brands, agencies, governments and enterprises, including L’Oreal, Digitas, McCann Worldgroup, Sage and the US Dept. of Energy. We currently serve more than half a billion Web apps per month and our ecosystem is now the biggest, with more than 250,000+ universal Web apps.
So what’s next?
We believe that the future of business is dashboard intelligence, which will help companies understand everything that’s going on across the real-time Web and inside and outside their organization. This ultimately will create a better world in which brands react instantly to changing consumer needs and a better work environment with personalized work dashboards tailored for each employee. This future puts Netvibes in a unique position in the enterprise market. It also means we are competing against large, multi-national corporations and enterprise vendors.
To continue to grow and to achieve our ambitious vision, we needed an ambitious partner. Our revenue is strong and we were never for sale, but we found an exceptional partner: Dassault Systèmes. They are the leader in 3D and PLM, with about 10,000 employees and 135,000 customers in the whole industry–they have global resources. Virtually every products in the world is designed using their software, including the Boeing 777–they have deep technology and modeling experience.
As Bernard Charlès says “Netvibes is a perfect fit with our 3D Experience platform. It will connect and combine products, usages, internal and external data sources, user intelligence and social tagging. All in real-time and in context for a better, richer experience and decision-making process.”
They believe in the future of bringing dashboard intelligence to all companies–they share our vision. This means if you like Netvibes, you’ll love the new Netvibes. Our product and team will stay the same, but you can expect new features, faster than ever. (In fact, you will see some great ones over the next few weeks!) Both users and clients can expect a long-term future growth and stability, backed by one of the largest public companies in France.
We are committed to this future. And we are committed to you. We are 100% committed to providing you with best dashboards in the world. Period. Without compromises.
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This is not the end of the journey. The journey has just begun.