May 26, 2011, Palo Alto, California
Socialtext announced today that it has partnered with Winvale, a leading reseller of technology solutions to government agencies. Under the partnership, Winvale will resell Socialtext's industry-leading enterprise social networking platform under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedule, where government organizations can purchase products and services for discounted prices. As a software as a service company, Socialtext delivers easy-to-use applications that makes government business processes more flexible and enhances employee collaboration.
“We’re proud to be partnered up with Socialtext for the federal marketplace,” said David Sonde, Winvale Managing Partner, “They’re a forward looking company with a vision on breaking down barriers.”
“Government agencies are utilizing enterprise social networking to eliminate knowledge silos and share information across boundaries,” says Eugene Lee, Socialtext CEO. “This partnership with Winvale will help us deliver Socialtext into more government organizations looking to transform their internal processes and knowledge sharing to serve their constituents more efficiently.”
The partnership builds on Socialtext's success in the government sector. Socialtext has customers from local, state, federal and foreign government entities. Examples include:
Many of these government customers prefer Socialtext's on-premises, SaaS appliance, which brings these social applications behind the firewall to meet their stringent security requirements. Socialtext is also available as a VMware image, which can be installed in an agency’s virtualization environment or private cloud.
Established in 2002, Socialtext was the first company to deliver social software to businesses. By unlocking knowledge, expertise, ideas and data, Socialtext eliminates information silos across the enterprise to drive superior business performance. Socialtext's enterprise social networking products — including micro blogging, blogs, wikis, profiles and social spreadsheets — provide simpler ways for employees to share vital information and work together in real-time. Delivered in a variety of hosted cloud services, as well as on-site appliances, enterprise customers are provided with flexible deployment options that meet their security requirements. Built on a flexible, web-oriented architecture, Socialtext integrates with virtually any traditional system of record, such as CRM and ERP, enabling companies to discuss, collaborate, and take action on key business processes. More than 6,500 businesses worldwide have accelerated their business performance with Socialtext, including Egon Zehnder, Getty Images, Symantec, Meredith Corporation, NYU Stern, OSIsoft, and Epitaph Records. To learn more, visit www.socialtext.com.
Winvale is a government sales consultancy, leading advisor on government business strategy and procurement. Headquartered in Washington D.C., Winvale provides expert guidance to companies seeking to do business with federal, state, and local governments. Winvale also offers channel-friendly reseller services designed to help companies reach government buyers quickly by allowing them to place their products and services on Winvale’s existing contract vehicles. Winvale’s client portfolio includes smaller emerging organizations as well as Global Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.winvale.com.
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