Telligent Partner, InnovationCast, Named a Leader in Innovation Management Tools by Independent Research Firm

Idea management solution provider, WeListen, recognized as a leader for its innovation platform powered by Telligent

Dallas, TX – July 12, 2013 – Telligent, a market leader in enterprise social software, today announced that its innovation management partner, WeListen, was recognized by Forrester Research Inc., as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Tools, Q3 2013” report. WeListen was among the select companies Forrester invited to participate in the report, which evaluated 14 innovation management vendors based on their current offering, strategy and market presence.

Innovation is a priority for businesses today. As a result, companies are putting their closed innovation mindset to rest and seeking out more collaborative methods that deliver quicker and more efficient value back to the organization.

Forrester states that, “organizations must continually evolve through innovation to meet increasing market and economic pressures. Rather than simply mining promising suggestions submitted on slips of paper dropped into an employee suggestion box, an organization must actively mine and manage the collective wisdom and experiences of all of the players in the firm’s innovation ecosystem to thrive in increasingly competitive markets.” (1)

WeListen’s co-founder Leonardo Varella-Cid shared: “It’s very exciting to see how customer companies are approaching innovation management, using InnovationCast in so many different ways towards a common goal: to make innovation a systemic part of their businesses. Today’s game is no longer about doing something innovative, it’s about continuously taking steps to become innovative as a way of being." Siemens, Sanofi and HealthStream are among InnovationCast’s customers.

Innovation management vendors play an important part in helping organizations bring innovation into the workplace and providing robust innovation platforms tailored to their needs. Forrester reports that, “when combined with a staff and funded innovation process, innovation management tools can provide value to an organization in many ways, including: faster time-to-value for promising ideas, access to external experts, serving as a collection point for customer-driven improvements and positive employee engagement.” (1)

“The innovation management tools market is dynamic and growing,” said Megan Yunker, VP of Marketing at Telligent. “We believe Forrester’s recognition of WeListen as a Leader further validates its ability to help organizations looking to take innovation to the next level and take advantage of untapped knowledge.”

WeListen built InnovationCast™ on top of Telligent’s platform for online communities and enterprise social networks. It supports open innovation and addresses the entire innovation cycle, from harvesting ideas to implementation and evaluation. It is the only idea and innovation management solution considered in the report that is built on an enterprise platform for social collaboration.

(1) The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Tools, Q3 2013, Forrester Research, Inc., July 11, 2013.

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About WeListen

WeListen delivers tools for sustainable innovation. Its advisory services and technology empower businesses with integrated, end-to-end innovation management that turn ideas into real business value. WeListen’s award-winning software, InnovationCast, drives open innovation among customers, partners and employees.

Learn more about WeListen and InnovationCast by visiting InnovationCast.com.

About Telligent

Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Global brands including Cadbury, Dell, Investec, Microsoft, Oxfam, Rackspace, Sitecore and Susan G. Komen for the Cure trust Telligent to transform their business with social. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. Our commitment to customer excellence is matched only by our dedication to community service, a people-first philosophy that defines our brand promise. For more information, visit Telligent.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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