SOURCE: Actiance

Actiance

April 23, 2014 08:00 ET

New Actiance Technology Partner Program Enables Partners to Ensure Industry Leading Compliance for Their Applications

Program Builds on Existing Partnerships With Companies Like EMC, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, and Jive to Include New Partnerships With Line of Business Solution Providers Bazaarvoice, Exterro, HNW and PeopleLinx

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Actiance, a provider of compliance, security, archiving, and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced the launch of the Actiance Technology Partner Program. Building on Actiance's successful partnerships with enterprise platforms like Cisco, EMC, IBM, and Microsoft; and with social networks like LinkedIn, the new program also expands Actiance's partners to include more independent software vendors that help organizations in all industries better manage their business communications. Actiance is pleased to announce new partnerships with Bazaarvoice, Exterro, HNW and PeopleLinx.

The Actiance Technology Partner Program allows partners to extend the reach of their solutions into new markets and to provide joint-solutions that comprehensively address customers' business and regulatory compliance challenges. Through the program, partners can integrate with the Actiance Governance Platform, export data to the platform, or import data from Actiance's products: Vantage, Socialite, and Alcatraz.

For example, social relationship platform vendors can help marketing managers engage with their communities in a manner that also ensures they are compliant and ready for litigation. Likewise, marketing content management system vendors can integrate Actiance's social sharing and content library features within their customers' application user interfaces in a way that allows regulated users, like financial advisors, to share pre-approved, timely, and relevant content and help them build credibility with their audiences. To facilitate internal collaboration, enterprise collaboration vendors can provide customers with comprehensive monitoring and alerting capabilities for the content users to create and share on their platforms, helping IT and compliance teams enforce acceptable use policies while keeping sensitive company data protected. eDiscovery partners can expand the scope of data sources their customers can retain and search, and take advantage of Actiance's advanced contextual capture and real-time notification capabilities, improving the efficiency of their customers' legal and compliance teams.

Actiance is excited to announce that these joint solutions are immediately available to help organizations engage in improved business communication between colleagues, prospects, and customers, all while ensuring they meet their compliance and regulatory requirements. The Actiance Technology Partner Program includes partners offering a wide range of solutions like:

Collaboration Platforms: IBM Connections, Jive, Microsoft SharePoint
Social Relationship Platforms: Shoutlet, Spredfast
Unified Communications: Cisco, IBM Sametime, Microsoft Lync
Content Management Systems: Earth Integrate
Public Instant Messaging Networks: AIM, AOL, BlackBerry, GoogleTalk, Microsoft IM
Social Networks: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
Industry Networks: Bloomberg, ICE, Pivot, Thomson Reuters
Enterprise Information Archives: EMC, HP, IBM, Symantec, ZL Technologies

In addition to these existing partners, Bazaarvoice, Exterro, HNW, and PeopleLinx have also joined the Actiance Technology Partner Program.

The Actiance Technology Partner Program builds upon Actiance's core belief that nothing should stand in the way of providing professionals access to new forms of communication and collaboration. Through its partners, and with the broad experience and technology only Actiance can provide, customers can satisfy their compliance and eDiscovery requirements, and realize the benefits that better internal and external collaboration bring to the business.

Commentary on the news:

  • "Being more collaborative internally, and social externally, is not only a culture shift for most organizations, but a change that requires the adoption of new governance solutions," said Jim Petty, vice president of partnerships and corporate development at Actiance. "As organizations make the transition, they need to ensure they still meet their compliance and eDiscovery requirements, not just for email, but for all their critical business communications. The Actiance Technology Partner Program helps our partners assure their customers that new technologies can be used in a way that allows their workforce to be collaborative and social while still meeting the most stringent governance requirements and regulatory mandates."
  • "Social media has gained widespread adoption in a wide variety of industries because of its ability to help increase brand awareness and customer loyalty but compliance concerns have often been a barrier for financial services and other regulated industries who want to engage in marketing programs that leverage consumer-generated content," said Alan Godfrey, executive vice president, strategic partnerships at Bazaarvoice. "Through our collaboration with Actiance, our clients in highly-regulated markets can confidently address their legal and regulatory requirements and open the door to creating stronger connections with consumers using social platforms to discover, explore and ultimately make an online or offline purchase."
  • "Getting full visibility and access to all potentially relevant information during e-discovery is an absolute requirement, no exceptions. The Extrerro Fusion® software suite already helps clients discover, retain, review and produce content from across most archives and applications," said Ajith Samuel, executive vice president, process innovation at Exterro. "By integrating Actiance's governance solutions with Fusion Legal Hold™, we are delivering additional value to our shared clients by ensuring that all employees' social communications and other real-time information is captured and made available for review quickly and accurately."
  • "For our clients in regulated industries like financial services, deepening relationships through social and other digital channels is becoming more crucial. We believe that platforms must enable enterprises and their sales forces to communicate across digital channels as seamlessly and conveniently as possible. Partnering with a leader like Actiance helps us bring a full solution to our clients that is at once effective, easy to use and compliant," said Stacey Haefele, president and CEO of HNW.
  • "Our partnership with Actiance solves a significant problem for our users in regulated or highly litigious industries. Their employees are using social networks to engage with clients and prospects, yet without a compliance solution in place, doing so exposes the organization to tremendous risk. The PeopleLinx solution today helps companies onboard their employees onto the main social networks and optimize their engagement. By partnering with Actiance, employers can rest assured that these very same employees are indeed using those social tools in a compliant way with pre-approved content, feature control, and full audit history," said Patrick Baynes, Co-founder and vice president of business development at PeopleLinx. "Our new partnership with Actiance has already generated significant interest and we look forward to delivering this new value to our shared clients."

For more information about the Actiance Technology Partner Program, contact partners@actiance.com or visit http://www.actiance.com/partners

About Actiance
Actiance is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports all leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and Salesforce.com (CRM).

Actiance is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.