Sapho recognized on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors List for improving the experience for employees using cloud systems

San Bruno, CA: July 23, 2018 – Sapho, the only employee experience portal designed for the digital workplace, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has included Sapho on its 2018 Emerging Vendors List in the Cloud category. This list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers that are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. Sapho is recognized for its innovative, cloud-native solution that improves the productivity and engagement of employees, managers, and hourly workers completing critical work using legacy systems and cloud-based applications.

Today’s enterprise workforce is struggling due to the number of applications — both on-premises and cloud — required to complete their work. Legacy portal technologies were originally designed to alleviate this pain by giving employees a simpler way to access their various systems, but they often have the opposite effect. They’re painstakingly slow, hard to use on mobile devices, and ultimately employees are still forced to access multiple hard-to-navigate applications to do their jobs. This can affect companies’ business goals, too: A survey by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services found that 51 percent of respondents said outdated and inadequate technology impacts their ability to retain skilled workers, which has a negative impact on company growth.

Sapho takes a different approach. Instead of expecting employees to access a wide variety of complex applications, Sapho Employee Experience Portal uses micro apps to intelligently surface personalized, relevant tasks and data from existing systems and deliver them to any device, intranet, or messenger. These micro apps, built by IT on top of existing on-premises and cloud systems, provide employees with a consumer-like, consistent experience across all of their enterprise apps while also simplifying workflows and data access to enable employees to work faster and make smarter decisions. Sapho runs on-premises or as a cloud-native application in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure private clouds, giving enterprises the flexibility to choose the best deployment option for their environment.

“Cognitive overload is plaguing employees as they are constantly moving between applications to complete tasks,” said Fouad ElNaggar, CEO and co-founder of Sapho. “The result is that employees begin to disengage in their work – a recent Gallup report showed that 51 percent of employees are not engaged in their work and 16 percent are actively disengaged. This leads to absenteeism, employee turnover, and an overall loss in productivity. The good news is that enterprises are recognizing this connection and beginning to prioritize employee experience. Solutions like Sapho remove the overhead that occurs when switching between applications and tasks by providing employees a single place to go to complete tasks and review data. We have seen this change how employees interact with their systems, giving them an unmatched level of productivity and engagement in the workplace.”

This marks the second time Sapho has received an award in this category from CRN. The employee experience portal provider was also named a 2017 Emerging Vendor for Big Data in 2017. CRN’s recognition comes on the heels of Sapho’s continued momentum and industry traction, including the announcement of its patent-pending Consolidated Identity system, the launch of Sapho Employee Experience Portal 5.0, and integrations with Microsoft Windows 10.

“The technology suppliers on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come.”

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About Sapho

Sapho empowers the enterprise workforce with an employee experience platform that improves productivity while accelerating the speed of business. Sapho uses micro apps to surface personalized and relevant tasks and information from existing systems and deliver them to any device, intranet, or messenger. The result is a continuous, consistent experience across all systems employees use to complete work and make decisions. Sapho is used by customers in all industries to streamline their internal workflows, enable smart decision-making, and increase employee effectiveness and engagement. Sapho was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Bruno, CA. For more information, visit

About The Channel Company

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