With BizSpark Plus, Microsoft supports selected software startups in staying focused on what's essential: working on their product. Staffbase profits in many ways. In order to meet our customers' desire to implement Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint and Active Directory into their individual employee app, we're using these technologies, too. Not only does the BizSpark Plus membership accelerate these processes, but it also provides a strategic hosting partner with Microsoft Azure. They are investing a six-figure amount in Staffbase.
“Our direct contact with and technical support from Microsoft gives us a massive benefit. It’s a pleasant cooperation,” says Dr. Martin Böhringer, co-Founder and CEO of Staffbase. Furthermore, the BizSpark Plus Program includes free Microsoft Office licenses for up to eight users. The result: Staffbase saves up to several thousand euros of monthly license fees. Money that's better spent on the ongoing development process of our product.
The Microsoft BizSpark Plus Program is open to startups that are less than five years old, have an annual turnover not greater than one million euros, and which have already been financed by investors. More than 75,000 companies worldwide are part of the Microsoft BizSpark Program, which is limited to three years. Microsoft doesn't talk about the user numbers of their Plus Program—but it's safe to assume that Staffbase has become part of a very exclusive society.