Company sees “Collaborative Enterprise Management” (CEM) as next major wave of productivity and innovation – and offers solutions that deliver real business outcomes
Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts — June 22, 2009 — Today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, nGenera™ announced four new end-to-end Collaborative Enterprise Management Solutions designed to deliver greater efficiency, employee and customer engagement, and innovation to the enterprise. The company also announced the release of nGenera Collaboration Platform 3.0, a full-featured cloud-based platform that is compatible with Microsoft’s SharePoint and Google’s OpenSocial, and hosts a suite of collaborative applications that power nGenera’s CEM Solutions.
“Over the last few years, the promise of Web 2.0, collaboration and social networking for the enterprise has created a lot of buzz and an avalanche of vendor offerings,” said Steve Papermaster, founder and CEO of nGenera. “But no one has come forward with end-to-end solutions that put all the pieces together and deliver real results – until now. The level of engagement, efficiency, agility and innovative capacity provided by CEM are propelling businesses forward more than any other innovation.”
Collaborative Enterprise Management: Solutions that drive outcomes
nGenera’s CEM Solutions provide a robust approach to driving real business outcomes:
“Up until now, the focus has largely been on managing collaborative tools, such as wikis and blogs,” said Don Tapscott, award-winning author ofWikinomics and Grown up Digital, and a senior nGenera executive. “The breakthrough of CEM is that it is about collaboratively managing the enterprise.”
“We partnered with nGenera on our collaboration initiatives due to nGenera’s in-depth understanding of our business and their strong track record of insightful research on web 2.0 for the enterprise. In addition we also appreciated their practical approach in helping customers realize business impact through collaboration,” said David Johns, SVP, Chief Information Officer and head of Shared Services for Owens Corning. “Their team was critical to the success of the initiative we launched.”
nGenera’s CEM Solutions
nGenera’s CEM Solutions combine thought leadership, collaborative applications, and collaborative strategy and implementation services to deliver business outcomes.
Each solution is targeted at a specific executive role in the organization and delivers outcomes specific to that role and line of business. These roles include executive, sales, marketing, HR and IT leadership.
“It takes a deliberate sequence of selecting the right initiatives, garnering executive sponsorship, deploying applications, increasing your collaborative capacity and most important, delivering real business outcomes,” said Steve Douty, EVP of Platform, Products and Marketing at nGenera. “This is exactly how each of our CEM Solutions is designed – and when you deploy them enterprise-wide, they are truly transformational.”
nGenera Collaboration Platform 3.0
In addition to the announcement of CEM Solutions, nGenera also released version 3.0 of nGenera Collaboration Platform, a cloud-based platform that features:
The nGenera Collaboration Platform hosts a number of collaborative applications, each taking advantage of its rich set of services. Highlights of these applications include:
“Collaboration is a journey, not a destination,” said Papermaster. “InWikinomics, we showed how it has the power to revolutionize business. With a decade of research, knowledge and experience in making collaboration work, no one knows the journey better than nGenera.”
nGenera drives productivity and business velocity by deploying on-demand Collaborative Enterprise Management (CEM) solutions in the world’s leading organizations. These innovative solutions combine nGenera’s collaborative applications, executive insight, advisory services, and education to deliver critical business outcomes in marketing, sales, IT, HR and operations.
About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This annual conference and sponsor pavilion focuses on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce. For more information visit: www.e2conf.com.