Telligent Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

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Telligent Recognized as a Visionary in Three Magic Quadrants

Telligent, a leading provider of social community software for the enterprise, today announced that it is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant in the ‘Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace’ (1) report.

Gartner includes vendors in the Visionaries quadrant based upon completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“Telligent is honored to be acknowledged by Gartner in this report,” said Wendy Gibson, CMO of Telligent. “Our customers are using online communities to connect employees and enable quicker sales cycles, improve internal collaboration and encourage innovative new products. We see this report as a testament to our ability to enable great brands to deliver on key business objectives through a social employee community.”

Gartner notes that, “[e]nterprises continue to invest because they need to support community hubs, idea sharing, expertise location, project teams, social intranets, collaborative document authoring and better communication.” (1)

Earlier this summer, Telligent announced the Telligent Enterprise 3.0 suite for social software in the workplace. Telligent Enterprise is the only social enterprise suite built on a true social platform, making it the singular choice for businesses that need to infuse social across their organizations. This recent release unites the enterprise with a social layer that integrates, not replaces, an organization’s IT investments.

“Social software in the workplace isn’t just about bringing Facebook-like features into the enterprise. Rather, it is a deep understanding of how work patterns are changing and a reflection of how today’s decisions are made: building on the insight of peers,” said Telligent Founder and CTO Rob Howard. “Our vision within the enterprise is to enable organizations to get maximum value from key enterprise technologies, such as Microsoft SharePoint, through an integrated social layer.”

Telligent is positioned in the Visionaries quadrant in three recent Magic Quadrants from Gartner related to community software, including the ‘Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software’ (2) and ‘Magic Quadrant for Social CRM’ (3).

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace” by Nikos Drakos, et al. August 25, 2011
(2) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software” by Jeffrey Mann, et al. August 25, 2011
(3) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Social CRM” by Adam Sarner, et al. July 25, 2011

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Telligent
One of the pioneers in enterprise social community and workforce collaboration software, Telligent helps companies worldwide to implement social communities for their employees, customers and partners. Its powerful community development platform allows customers and partners to customize their community experiences and build award-winning applications on top of the platform.

Telligent differentiates itself with an ease of business and a level of confidence to which seasoned and successful organizations are accustomed. With a customer-focused culture, Telligent sets the social enterprise standard for positive business outcomes. With Telligent, thousands of organizations worldwide have created successful communities that drive collaboration, communication, innovation, networking and support, including American Marketing Association, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Psion, U.S. Department of Defense - All Partners Access Network (APAN) and more.

Learn more about Telligent by visiting telligent.com.

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Telligent Media Contacts

UK        
Elena Savvides    
esavvides(at)telligent(dot)com
+44 (0) 203 178 3012

US
Tiffany Henry
thenry(at)telligent(dot)com
+1 (214) 420 1350

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