For Immediate Release
9 a.m. CT
June 24, 2016

Branchfire Integrates Microsoft Office with Folia

Folia now offers import of Microsoft Office documents and more direct from Microsoft OneDrive for Business


CHICAGO – May 24, 2016 – Earlier today, Branchfire announced support for Microsoft Office 365 in Folia, allowing users to import documents created in Office for presentation and collaboration. Office customers can user Folia to get feedback and start discussions on their Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, as well as other files. This integration makes it easier than ever to present your best content for collaboration and review.

Folia improves on email attachments by letting users package documents together to present and discuss. Folia is available on both web and mobile, and includes powerful annotation and discussion tools to aid in the review process. Organizations use Folia for sharing files internally, enabling real-time review sessions, or for sending to external contacts, to present their ideas and get feedback. Many Folia customers use Office for content creation, so it only made sense to integrate with it.

"Our customers have turned to Office to create and edit work content on any device, right in the cloud," said Ravi Bhatt, CEO of Branchfire. "With Folia, organizations can gather these documents for discussion and review, which makes Office the perfect platform to integrate with."

Folia is a next-generation cross-platform service centered around document annotation and review. More and more, organizations are beginning to adopt multi-platform, real-time solutions like Folia that help their employees work smarter and faster. Branchfire plans to continue improving Folia's rich set of features, including closer integration with Office 365 and OneDrive.

“Our new integration with Foila gives our joint customers a great new tool for getting feedback on the documents they create in Office, further empowering mobile productivity” said Rob Howard, director, Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft.

Office 2016 delivers new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio, and Access. By subscribing to Office 365, customers get always-up-to-date, fully installed apps for use across their devices, combined with a continually evolving set of consumer and commercial services, such as OneDrive online storage, Skype for Business, Delve, Yammer, and enterprise-grade security features.

Branchfire builds next-generation tools for document markup and review. Folia was built to present documents and ideas for feedback and review without modifying the base document. Customers include banks, law firms, universities, government agencies and more.


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