Intervate, a specialist provider of enterprise information management solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with enterprise social computing solutions provider NewsGator.
“As a premier SharePoint partner in South Africa, Intervate is at the forefront of social business deployments on SharePoint,” says Roy Hobson, Practise Manager: Information Worker Solutions at Intervate. “Our partnership with NewsGator adds an essential social dimension to our enterprise content management portfolio.”
NewsGator Social Sites increases SharePoint's 'social' capability, boosting an organisation's performance with the power of innovation management, collaboration and knowledge-sharing both within the organisation and externally.
NewsGator's Social Sites product makes Microsoft SharePoint even more social, with features that are familiar to Facebook and Twitter users that integrate easily into SharePoint 2010.
The company delivers collaborative features, which make it even easier for SharePoint users to connect and work together. With Social Sites and SharePoint 2010, organisations can fully leverage their SharePoint social network - instead of building custom applications or learning and supporting additional technologies. As a result, the tremendous power of social computing becomes fully integrated into business operations, leaving the organisation with a single, rich environment for improved results. By placing the social technology on top of SharePoint, social becomes business.
“Through our partnership with NewsGator, we will be able to deliver a complete set of ECM capabilities on a Microsoft platform, as NewsGator together with SharePoint fills the social content management niche for our customers,” Hobson explains. Intervate has already seen momentum building for social ECM solutions on SharePoint 2010, with customers including a leading South African banking institution and a top telecommunications company. “We have observed that the usage of intranets skyrockets when these social features are enabled. Users seem to find this a natural way to engage with each other around business content.”
NewsGator recently won the US Country Partner of the Year at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. “SharePoint 2010 is a powerful and versatile collaboration platform in wide use and broad demand, and it is our business to help any and all SharePoint customers enhance their social business capabilities,” said André Bonvanie, General Manager of NewsGator Europe. “We know what kind of benefits these capabilities can deliver in terms of dramatically increased efficiency and productivity, and we are eager to work with Intervate and its customers to help them achieve their goals.”