September 7, 2011, Palo Alto, California
Socialtext, the leading enterprise social software provider, is recognized as a Strong Performer by Forrester Research, Inc. in its “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011” report, published August 24, 2011.
Socialtext highlights include: “Socialtext, a long-time thought leader in enterprise social networking, continues to be a leader in bringing new social capabilities to business, particularly in the mid-market. Socialtext has placed a market emphasis on the mid-market with aggressive pricing and a business-focused professional services offering. Its commitment to the integration of social technologies with existing business systems, the ‘social layer’, has demonstrated real-world success. Additionally, its commitment to OpenSocial offers appealing, low-cost, easy-to-deploy extensions of core functionality, that’s particularly attractive to its target mid-market customers.”
“We believe the Forrester Wave recognized the commitment we place on the integration of social technologies with existing business systems and the rich set of social capabilities and API we have built,” said Eugene Lee, Socialtext’s CEO. “The results of this report are another proof point for the offering we provide that combines capabilities and pricing, ease of deployments and commitment to customer success.”
Socialtext launched a new deployment option earlier this year that enables customers to run Socialtext on VMwareTM, to help IT leaders deliver social software in their private cloud and virtualization environments. The report highlights that the launch of the Socialtext Virtual Appliance further drives cost-effective and simpler deployments. The VMware deployment option is one of a rich set of four SaaS deployment options, with the others including, hosted in the cloud (single or multi-tenant), or on premises as a private cloud (a hardware appliance).
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 microblogging, 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.
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