Telligent bought community software company Leverage earlier this week, and with it got an established customer base along with missing cloud and mobile pieces, which appear to be key to the deal.
Telligent, which has built a suite of Enterprise 2.0 products including an on-premise community building tool and analytics to measure adoption across the enterprise hasn’t had a cloud or mobile component up until now.
In fact Telligent CEO Patrick Brandt made a point of emphasizing the cloud aspect of the product in a company blog post. “This means that customers can configure and launch a community in minutes, without any IT involvement. Plus, you can take advantage of the latest advances in social technology with frequent software updates,” he said.
In addition, Brandt pointed out that Leverage also brings a mobile component having developed an iPhone app that takes advantage of the phone’s capabilities such as GPS and camera.
Leverage also provides Telligent with an active customer list that includes The Home Depot, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Stanford University, among others.
Leverage’s employees will join Telligent and since both use the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) stack to develop the two product lines, everything should smoothly integrate.
It’s always tough to predict how well two companies will mesh when they get together like this, but this fills in some big blanks in the Telligent product line, and on first blush, at least, it looks like a great deal.
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