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O-i Launches Transformative Digital Workplace On Akumina Platform

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Akumina Inc., the world’s leading software provider of digital engagement solutions for the workplace, today announced that O-I has successfully launched on their digital workplace software platform. Based in Perrysburg, OH, O-I is the world’s leading glass container manufacturer with more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. The company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. They selected Akumina and Microsoft’s Office 365 enterprise cloud to enable its entire workforce to do their jobs better, faster and easier.

“Akumina has changed the way that we communicate and collaborate with our workforce” said Charles Krolak, O-I’s Collaboration Services Coordinator. “Communicating with our workforce through Akumina on their devices and in their native language has been incredibly powerful for our global business.”

With the Akumina platform O-I can seamlessly manage multiple content types in a unified branded experience, empower internal communication to deliver localized messaging targeted to specific audiences, democratize the creation of content and deliver a localized experience to each of their global geographies.

“Demand for Akumina’s solutions, from new to existing customers, combined with our ability to deliver significant increases in employee engagement and productivity resulted in the best quarter in our history,” said David Maffei, chief revenue officer at Akumina. “With boardroom influence favoring the latest cloud offerings from Microsoft during a customers’ due diligence – our strategic partnership with Microsoft and our ability to drive measurable adoption are changing the game.”

O-I’s successful launch comes on the heels of Akumina being named a Top 10 Startup in the State of New Hampshire by The Tech Tribune. Akumina was selected after a review of the company’s revenue potential, leadership team and brand traction in the market. Akumina has been on a roll recently with having announced record-breaking sales and revenue growth for the quarter ending June 30th and a successful capital raise including a strategic investment by Accenture Ventures and Avanade.

“The successful launch of O-I’s digital workplace and being named one of New Hampshire’s best startups is both exciting and humbling” said David Maffei, Akumina’s President. “The team at O-I has an incredibly strong vision of where they want to go as it relates to creating an immersive employee experience for their workforce. This launch is just the beginning of O-I’s digital transformation journey and we, at Akumina, are excited to be at the heart of it.”

Akumina, the world’s leading digital workplace software platform, empowers enterprises to easily build and deploy personalized digital experiences to any audience. This allows organizations to focus on driving quantifiable increases in employee engagement, productivity, and collaboration while ensuring they get more out of their investment in Office 365, Azure, and non-Microsoft enterprise cloud applications. Akumina's customers include Whole Foods Market, The Boston Red Sox, GlaxoSmithKline, iRobot, The World Trade Center and the United States Federal Government to name a few.