Element is the natural replacement for Skype for Business Server.
It offers the same data ownership model, but with the added protection of end-to-end encryption and a complete messaging and collaboration platform with VoIP and enterprise-grade functionality.
“One idea behind choosing Element as a chat tool was that it is based on an open protocol to enable collaboration with other clients. It also reduces lock-in effects, which is an advantage if one of the services lags behind the others in terms of development speed.”
— Anna Engström, Försäkringskassan
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“Organisations need a secure, neutral way to communicate. Matrix is the most advanced platform to provide that missing communication layer.”
— Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn backs Element and Matrix, through his investment fund Metaplanet.
“63% of technology decision makers are planning to introduce secure real time communication across their value chain as a high or critical near-term priority.”
— The Future of Secure Communications, a report conducted on Element's behalf by Forrester Consulting
The University of Innsbruck chose Element over Microsoft Teams to be its university-wide real time collaboration platform for 5,000 employees and 27,000 students; all hosted on-premise.
Choosing an on-premise platform that has been independently researched is a powerful validation when building the business case for a secure and compliant collaboration platform.
Download Forrester Wave™: Secure Communications, Q3 2022.
Element is a decentralized solution that supports on-premise and self-hosted cloud deployment, as well as private (and open if desired) federation.
Deployed at an enterprise level, Element supports the business with essentials such as Single Sign-On, auditing, moderation and antivirus tools.