Rapide named Cool Vendor by Gartner

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Customer Engagement specialists, Rapide have been named as a ‘Cool Vendor’ in the CRM, Customer Service and Social Space 2013 (1) report by Gartner, Inc. Rapide is one of just five vendors recognised in the report for their innovative approaches, tools and technologies for creating positive customer service experiences.

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We’re delighted that an organisation as credible as Gartner has recognised our technology as fast to deploy, easy to use and cost effective

Rapide offer two complementary solutions. Inform & Interact which allows brands to proactively communicate with their customers and employees at the moments that matter and Rant & Rave which lets them capture, understand and react to the corresponding feedback in real-time. Rapide call these moments ‘moments of truth’.

This recognition from Gartner comes just weeks after Rapide were announced as the only British finalist in the Temkin Group’s prestigious Customer Experience Vendor Excellence Awards. Rapide was set up in 2000 by Nigel Shanahan and has grown into one of the UK’s leading providers of customer engagement solutions to half of the FTSE, with clients that include Barclays, Manchester United, Premier Inn and National Grid.

“We’re thrilled to be named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor” said Nigel Shanahan, Rapide MD. “We’re committed to developing innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, drive competitive advantage and enable our clients to retain and grow their customer base. We’re delighted that an organisation as credible as Gartner has recognised our technology as fast to deploy, easy to use and cost effective and the good level of customer support we offer our clients.”

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Nigel Shanahan is available for interview. For press enquiries please contact Jennifer Morris on 02476 011 905 or email jennifer(dot)morris(at)rapide(dot)co(dot)uk.

Notes to Editors:

  • Rapide was launched in 2000 by Nigel Shanahan and is one of the UK’s leading customer engagement specialists. Visit http://www.rapide.co.uk for more information.

•Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner “Cool Vendors for CRM, Customer Service and Social 2013” by Johan Jacobs, Michael Maoz, Jim Davies, Jenny Sussin, 15th April 2013
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