A new deal between the Crown Commercial Service and Collabora Productivity will provide public sector organisations with savings on Open Source office software.
Collabora GovOffice is based on LibreOffice, and is compatible with Google Docs and Microsoft Office (including Office 365). It includes comprehensive support for the latest version of Open Document Format, which is recommended by the Cabinet Office for use by government organisations.
With a familiar interface for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, Collabora GovOffice offers considerable cost savings compared to competing packages.
The Open Source software can complement or replace existing office applications and be used to extend the usefulness of other software packages.
In addition, the forthcoming Collabora CloudSuite will extend Collabora GovOffice with internet and mobile access for viewing and editing documents, and online access in web browsers. IT managers will be able to deploy the cloud software locally, providing remote access to documents managed in controlled environments.
The deal covers both Collabora products, and applies to all non-profit making government organisations, including those working on behalf of government, either directly or via outsourcing.
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