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GageIn Leaves Beta and Launches Content Platform; Secures Additional FundingCompany Adds Integration With Popular CRM and Social Business Software, Aggregation of Hyper-Targeted Local News and Information, Advanced Search Agents and Enterprise-Grade Administration, Security and Privacy Features (October 19, 2011)
ALVISO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/11 -- GageIn, the best place to discover and share relevant business information, today announced the commercial launch of its content platform, adding integration with popular CRM and social business applications, such as Salesforce Chatter, aggregation of hyper-targeted local news and information, ability to seamlessly import contacts and companies from LinkedIn and Salesforce.com, new and advanced search agents, and enterprise-grade administration features. The company additionally announced that it has raised a second round of angel funding to expand marketing, sales, and research and development as it continues to expand its reach within the enterprise.
"GageIn is leading a significant market shift. Enterprise collaboration has been receiving lots of attention and it's becoming clear that business professionals need relevant content to work more effectively. This is giving rise to curation and filtering services that surface relevant information for employees," said Dr. Shaoqing Sun, CEO of C&C Group, who participated in GageIn's previous and current fund-raising rounds. "GageIn is built around the growing need for good content, allowing its users to pull relevant information from millions of sources."
GageIn's customer base has grown ten times over the past six months and now includes users from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized businesses. Kelly Morgan, director of marketing at HealthRx, makers of health sciences software, reinforces the uniqueness of the GageIn platform by stating, "I use GageIn to stay on the cutting edge of the health sciences and technology industry. The quality of content I receive is unbeatable. I now spend less time searching for stories about prospects, competitors, and my industry and more time engaging my audience."
GageIn Supercharges Enterprise Collaboration
Companies finally have a business-grade platform that allows their sales, marketing and competitive intelligence teams to systematically receive and share information on target accounts, people, market trends, competitors, and actionable events.
Easily Populate Your GageIn Content Database
GageIn makes it easy to start receiving updates from millions of sources around the Web right away. Simply connect your Salesforce.com and LinkedIn accounts and import all of your followed contacts and companies into your GageIn account. GageIn will immediately start collecting information about those contacts and companies.
Integration with CRM and Social Business Applications
Content aggregated by GageIn can now be integrated with existing CRM and social business software such as Salesforce Chatter. Feeds of information aggregated by GageIn can be pushed into popular collaboration software to add a rich layer of relevant and filtered information from sources such as 19,000+ news outlets, more than two million company websites, YouTube, Slideshare, and Twitter.
Content that is Relevant, Social, and Local
GageIn collects a wealth of information on the largest companies from a variety of industries, but its content database is also hyper-local. GageIn scans millions of local and regional news sources to aggregate hyper-targeted local news, while providing the richest information available anywhere about small and medium-sized businesses.
New Search Agents
GageIn features configurable search agents that act as the GageIn user's eyes and ears, automatically surfacing discoverable business-critical events such as personnel changes, funding developments and new contracts.
Enterprise-grade Administration Tools
Integration with Active Directory enables single sign-on so employees do not have to worry about licenses or passwords, and administrators can authenticate and authorize users. GageIn further addresses security and privacy concerns by providing tools for administrators to control permissions for company collaboration and communication.
"Since launching our beta product earlier this year, GageIn has gained tremendous traction with users from a variety of industries and has proven its value to investors," said Dr. Luosheng Peng, CEO of GageIn. "The commercial launch of GageIn marks a major milestone for the company and demonstrates that we are solving a unique problem in a compelling way. No other tools can match our comprehensive database of targeted, filtered, and hyper-local content."
Pricing and Limited Free Account Promotion
GageIn is offered as a SaaS platform with 4 tiers of pricing based on usage. Users can sign up for a free plan and upgrade to a Professional plan any time. GageIn also offers an Enterprise package, which comes with critical tools for departments to company-wide deployments.
As a promotional offer, anyone who signs up for GageIn by November 2 is eligible for a free six-month subscription of unlimited access to the platform.
To learn more and sign up for a free account, visit www.gagein.com.
Launched at DEMO Spring 2011, GageIn's unique content platform provides business professionals and enterprises the information needed to drive business growth and stay ahead of the competition. It fills a critical void in the market with its business focused and content-driven approach to social networking. It is the only platform that has the richest information available anywhere about large enterprises and SMBs. The GageIn solution is being used in a number of vertical markets such as Business Services, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Media, Technology, and more.
GageIn is headquartered in Alviso, California, with an international office located in Hubei, China. For more information about GageIn, please visit our website at www.gagein.com.
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