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Spigit Launches New Crowdsourcing Platform ICON, a People-Powered Social Solution

Yammer Integration Gives 200,000 Enterprises Instant Access to ICON (May 01, 2012)

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Spigit, the global leader in social innovation software and services, today announced the availability of ICON, a new crowdsourcing platform that gives employees a quick way to tap their co-workers for ideas, knowledge and feedback. ICON is available at no charge to employees and businesses, requiring only a corporate email address. ICON is also available through third party integration with Yammer.

As the leading social innovation platform provider for enterprises, Spigit currently serves more than 6M licensed users. ICON, the new people-powered solution, combines best practices and knowledge gained from delivering these solutions to the world's leading global brands, and lets employees connect with their entire organization by posing questions and challenges. Here's how it works:

  • Solve questions that matter - any employee can pose a question or challenge and get immediate feedback from coworkers.
  • Decide what's hot and what's not - contrary to typical voting mechanisms every idea in ICON gets equal assessment as coworkers and employees engage in a pair-wise comparison game of hot or not with comments on your idea. The solutions the crowd finds valuable then bubble to the top of the leaderboard.
  • Give and you will receive - users can earn points and top leaderboard status by posting challenges, voting, commenting and "gifting."

"ICON is addictive," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and founder of Spigit. "In the same time it takes to ask a co-worker what he thinks, you can ask your crowd and get better results."

"Successful ideation campaigns are critical to driving innovation across an organization," said Jim Patterson, chief product officer at Yammer. "By integrating ICON with Yammer, Spigit is connecting new ideas with a broad base of employees who touch all aspects of the business. Yammer provides the social context for these ideas to thrive."


For Yammer users looking to take advantage of ICON, Spigit utilized Yammer's open APIs to build this integration, which publishes activity stories such as new ideas, challenges, votes and comments in Yammer's Ticker in real-time. Yammer users can also log into ICON via the Yammer Connect button, using their Yammer credentials to bring their Yammer identity, profile information and corporate social graph with them. If a user has not yet created a Yammer account, it will prompt them to do so.

ICON allows businesses to gain insight on the feasibility of crowdsourcing with innovation in mind and offers enterprises an easy upgrade path to SpigitEngage, a feature-rich social innovation platform. For more on ICON and the Yammer integration, visit icon.spigit.com or https://www.yammer.com/about/applications.

About Spigit
Diversity of insight is often the source of the most innovative solutions. Spigit is a platform that enables organizations to tap into the collective intelligence of employees, customers, partners and fans to help tackle business objectives.

By incorporating game mechanics, Spigit first engages your people at scale. Using social algorithms Spigit then leverages this crowd to do the heavy lifting and surface and vet the most promising ideas through collaboration. Finally, with big data analytics Spigit pinpoints actionable and predictive information that drives results.

The largest and most innovative companies in the world use Spigit including Overstock.com, AAA, US Bank, City of New York, Estee Lauder and Capgemini. For more information about how you can enable crowd innovation for your enterprise, visit www.Spigit.com, email info@spigit.com or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

About Yammer
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations from across the globe, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.

Media Contacts:
Sarah Borup
SHIFT Communications
617-779-1803
spigit@shiftcomm.com

Annie Lawrenson
Spigit, Inc.
925-452-6519
alawrenson@spigit.com


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