SOURCE: Spigit



January 12, 2010 08:02 ET

Spigit Partners With OpenKnowledge to Expand Access to Comprehensive Innovation Management Solutions in Europe

Spigit's Enterprise-Grade Collaboration Suites Now Available in Italy and United Kingdom

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Spigit, the leader in innovation management software for the enterprise, announced today that it has partnered with OpenKnowledge, a European consulting firm specializing in enterprise 2.0 solutions, to expand access to comprehensive, collaborative, enterprise-grade innovation and idea management solutions in Europe.

The partnership marks Spigit's second in Europe and an opportunity for both companies to leverage their collective offerings to help their clients improve the efficiency, efficacy and return on investment of their innovation efforts.

"We are pleased to be able to offer Spigit's proven idea and innovation management solution to our customers," said Rosario Sica, managing partner at OpenKnowledge. "Collaboration is a key component of our approach to working with clients, and Spigit's software provides exactly the kind of comprehensive tools we need to help clients leverage their social capital through a community-style platform."

OpenKnowledge helps clients rapidly and consistently adopt industry best practices through a systematic approach to regain and maintain competitiveness and market growth. Through the use of collaboration, more efficient processes and more strategic decision-making, its clients are able to foster a culture of innovation that translates directly into a competitive advantage.

As the industry standard for enterprise innovation management and collaboration, Spigit has received numerous awards and recognition for its novel integration of social-style interaction with corporate-style reporting and metrics that allow companies to derive greater ROI from their innovation efforts. By allowing companies to tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers and other stakeholders, Spigit's solutions enable companies to manage innovation and growth strategies in the most meaningful and intuitive way to aid strategic decision making.

"OpenKnowledge is a recognized leader in the integration of enterprise social networking, open innovation and the adoption of enterprise 2.0 solutions, having worked with some of the most leading-edge companies in Europe and around the world," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and co-founder of Spigit. "We're very pleased to partner with them to provide the agile solutions they need to expand their service offerings and expand access to enterprise-grade collaboration tools throughout Europe."

Spigit's award-winning solutions are already in use by many Fortune 2000 companies and other well-known brands at the forefront of innovation, including AT&T, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, MedPlus, Walmart, Southwest Airlines and Choice Hotels International. The company was recently named to InformationWeek's Startup 50 list of the top business technology startups as selected by readers and editors.

For more information about Spigit's solutions, visit; for more information about OpenKnowledge services, visit

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading provider of purpose-built innovation software for the enterprise connecting employees, customers and business partners for idea management and innovation discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence within an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to get the most out of their key assets. Our technologies are used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including: Pfizer, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Allstate, AAA, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit

About OpenKnowledge

OpenKnowledge is an international consulting company helping clients to realize their business potential through creative approaches. OpenKnowledge aims to increase the level of performance and efficiency for our clients through leveraging their social capital; using informal social networks and collaboration software as tools. With offices in Milan, Italy, London, Sydney and Shanghai, OpenKnowledge serves the needs of clients throughout Europe and beyond. For more information, visit

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