February 7, 2012, Palo Alto, California
Socialtext, the leading enterprise social software provider, has launched a strategic partnership with NetDocuments, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) content management service provider, to enhance social collaboration within the enterprise. The ClimateWorks Foundation is a joint customer and non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. ClimateWorks is leveraging the integrated application to enable its international network of affiliated non-profits to collaborate on strategy, learn from one another, share best practices, and reach goals faster and more efficiently. This is the first Social Knowledge Exchange implemented in the non-profit sector.
“Our knowledge exchange vision includes offering a cloud-based platform that allows our global network partners to connect with one another more effectively,” said Sarah Nichols, director of knowledge management, ClimateWorks. “After evaluating Socialtext, we felt by integrating the solution with our existing NetDocuments content management system we could develop a simple and unique solution that allows our hundreds of end users around the world to create, organize and share content, and to collaborate on projects. We believe this will enable our network to more efficiently solve issues and execute on new ideas.”
Within three months of deploying the Socialtext solution, ClimateWorks’ early adopters experienced a 37 percent reduction in departmental email traffic. Now, with more than 500 users, the organization will continue rolling out the solution to their entire global network for faster and more efficient execution on key initiatives. By teaming up with NetDocuments, Socialtext enables a powerful way for network partners to create and manage documents, and deliver information. End users no longer have to know exactly what they want and where it is before they can find it – now they can retrieve all types of network knowledge assets via a single front end.
“The combination of Socialtext and NetDocuments effectively delivers improved productivity for the discovery of corporate knowledge through social collaboration,” said Leonard Johnson, vice president of marketing, NetDocuments. “Having an internal social framework for sharing internal expertise and corporate data, then easily linking the flow of information for any related documents securely stored in a feature-rich NetDocuments repository, brings two best-of-breed cloud applications to a user’s daily work experience.”
Through this strategic partnership, Socialtext and NetDocuments provide joint customers with the opportunity to manage, develop and share documents through the native Socialtext interface.
This partnership showcases Socialtext's unparalleled ability to rapidly customize and integrate into existing enterprise applications and infrastructure. A seamless integration offers customers, such as ClimateWorks, the ability to virtually access all people and information throughout the company with a single, easy-to-use interface.
"I’ve always believed that companies can benefit from smart customers, and Sarah Nichols’ innovative insight led to a great partnership between Socialtext and NetDocuments," said Eugene Lee, CEO, Socialtext. "Our vision is to make all systems of record easily accessible for social collaboration and provide faster execution of business initiatives. We are aggressively moving towards creating a fully connected internal network, which is displayed through our relationships with companies such as Salesforce.com and Sharepoint. Our partnership with NetDocuments underscores our next steps in accomplishing our vision."
NetDocuments was organized in 1998 as one of the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies in the world. Our vision is to leverage the Web and the SaaS delivery model to offer the most feature-rich and efficient document service, including the management and collaboration of work in process documents, emails and records. For more information about the company and management, go to http://www.netdocuments.com
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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