Kingsoft Office Releases New Platform, CEO Claims No Intention of Competing With DingTalk and WeCom

Kingsoft Office, a leading software and internet services company based in China, released the Kingsoft Digital Office Platform on Thursday, as well as three brand-new products: Kingsoft Collaboration, Light Dimension Table and Kingsoft Knowledge Base.

Specifically, the Kingsoft Digital Office Platform is an empowering solution based on the company’s existing products, covering content creation and management, collaborative office and business digitization through cloud-based, middle-platform transformation and secondary development.

The other three products include: Kingsoft Collaboration, Light Dimension Table and Kingsoft Knowledge Base. Kingsoft Collaboration is an office platform based on document sessions and integrating various collaborative services of Kingsoft Office. Light Dimension Table is an enhanced version of the table software specially designed for multi-person collaboration scenarios. Kingsoft Knowledge Base is a knowledge management tool.

After the launch, Zhang Qingyuan, CEO of Kingsoft Office, said in an interview with the media that the release of Kingsoft Office Digital Platform is not intended to compete with software such as DingTalk and WeCom, but to motivate and empower all the existing capabilities of Kingsoft Office to help enterprises build their own office software. At present, the biggest pressure point of existing office platforms is their lack of openness. Kingsoft Office wants to help customers make their own office platform.

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Zhang said that the platform is positioned as a SaaS (Software as a service) product. In the future, it will cooperate with many manufacturers providing IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) products. At the press conference, Kingsoft Office also held strategic signing ceremonies with Huawei Cloud, Inspur Cloud, Kingsoft Cloud and GCBD, and will carry out comprehensive cooperation in office intelligence, government cloud, cloud office and digital China.

WPS is the core product of the company, having a history of 33 years since it was launched in 1988.

As of the third quarter of 2021, the number of monthly active devices of WPS Office on the PC side exceeded 200 million, up 17% year-on-year. On the mobile side, the number of monthly active Android devices reached 278 million, up 12% year-on-year. The monthly active IOS devices reached 32 million, up 21% year-on-year.