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Google, the tech giant has acquired another business-technology start-up, Synergyse, which was founded by Varun Malhotra with an aim to teach users how to use Google Apps. Google intends to make Synergyse Training for Google Apps available for free to all Google Apps customers and hence attract new customers to its brand.


Google Apps Operations Senior Director Peter Scocimara said, "As more businesses sign up, we wanted an elegant way to scale our training offerings to our customers and our customers' users."

He further mentioned in a blog post, “When learning a new skill, it’s helpful and comforting to have a coach by your side, every step of the way. The same is true when learning a new technology. That’s why we – and thousands of Google Apps customers – have been so excited about Synergyse.”

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Synergyse builds a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface. With voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within its apps, Synergyse will help users get up to speed quickly - including when new features roll out. "By providing the right help at the right time, Synergyse will help our customers with the critical task of change management in the enterprise, and bolster the training and support programs we already offer today," Scocimara wrote.

Synergyse, which has trained over 4 million people in 3,000 organizations so far, will be joining Google, and the company intends to make the product available as an integral part of the Google Apps offering later this year.

Synergyse works within Chrome and allows its users to interact with guided training alongside their work in Google’s applications. “By joining the Google Apps team, we can accelerate our mission because we will be working even closer with the teams that build Google Apps,” said Synergyse’s founders. “Advancing our mission at a faster speed is very exciting for the Synergyse team and our customers will directly see the benefits as we move forward.”

Google is yet to disclose the financial details of the acquisition. Existing customers of Synergyse will be able to continue using the service and new customers can now download the Chrome extension for free.

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