Brightsmith, Inc. and Complexus Software Announce Partnership

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Complexus to grow customer base for Brightsmith’s leading Enterprise SharePoint Innovation and Expert Q&A Platform in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brightsmith Inc., a provider of Employee and Customer Engagement and Expert Q&A solutions based on SharePoint, and Complexus Software, a niche SharePoint software distributor and consultancy, announced today their partnership to bring Brightsmith’s leading Enterprise Innovation, Idea Capture and Expert Q&A solutions to South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

With a growing list of global clients in a range of markets such as oil and gas, aerospace, banking and engineering, Brightsmith sought a partner to help develop its footprint in the African continent. “We were looking for a business partner that shared our philosophy of using SharePoint as a platform that the Enterprise can leverage to improve the way they capture and manage ideas and knowledge from employees and customers alike,” said Jeff Spencer, CEO, Brightsmith. “Many companies already have invested in deploying SharePoint for content management, workflow and basic collaboration, but they are now considering how to use SharePoint to support other business capabilities for use inside and outside the firewall. Brightsmith makes it possible for businesses to gather, score, rank and implement new ideas in a defined time period, capture expert Q&A, and most importantly, make this a fun and engaging experience using game mechanics and SharePoint.” Spencer concluded, “Complexus sees SharePoint the same way we do: it’s an extensible and robust platform that Enterprises are only just starting to exploit for other parts of their business, and Complexus help them do just that.”

Nick Bradshaw, Director of Complexus, said: “There is passion and focus at Brightsmith that you rarely find in a software vendor. Brightsmith have a very close relationship with Microsoft and their technology is built ‘from the bottom up’ on SharePoint. The ability for clients to deploy Brightsmith solutions has been made, in a word, simple. Corporate branding and templates can be seamlessly added, you have full control via a range of configurable gamification parameters and with both on-premise and cloud options, businesses can use the solution internally for employees or externally with customers. Our philosophy at Complexus is that the solutions we sell have to be either disruptive, innovative, differentiated or unique. Brightsmith scores high on all four and certainly meets our standard motto of ‘Helping clients abstract value from SharePoint.’” Bradshaw concluded, “We are already talking to several major enterprises in South Africa who have expressed an interest in Brightsmith because they are seeking solutions to address requirements and idea capture, and who want to engage with employees and customers in new ways using innovative solutions based around SharePoint. We will be officially launching Brightsmith at SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg 8th June, 2013.” #SPSJHB

About Brightsmith
Brightsmith, Inc., is an innovative software start-up based in Houston, Texas, USA. Brightsmith Ideas and Brightsmith Expert Q&A bring the essential elements of business social into the enterprise, solving the problem of unleashing the intellectual capital locked inside the minds of the enterprise's best employees. The Brightsmith team has spent the past eight years deep in the trenches of the business of social media – testing and validating assumptions about what it means to bring social into the enterprise. Brightsmith knows that your decisions must be connected to your strategy, that your strategy must be connected to profit and that profit must be sustainable and driven by a results-oriented approach. It is a requirement and an ultimatum that any investment in social integration in the enterprise must lead to results rather than ideals.

For press only, contact:
Jeff Spencer, CEO
+1 832-451-6675 | info(at)Brightsmith(dot)net |

About Complexus
Complexus is a niche software distributor / consultancy operating out of Cape Town and Johannesburg that represents leading software brands in South Africa and wider Sub-Saharan Africa. The Complexus technology and service portfolio is aimed at organizations seeking to collaborate more effectively with enterprise content and project data, extract maximum value from their investments in the Microsoft SharePoint platform and improve business processes. Complexus offers clients software solutions and web parts that integrate with SharePoint allied to consulting services and training solutions based around ECM and SharePoint. Complexus works with a mix of industry partners local to the South African market, is BBBEE certified and a member of the Microsoft Partner Network ID 3766977. | Brightsmith(at) | +27 (0) 227720879

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