SOURCE: Spigit


June 19, 2012 14:34 ET

Spigit Adds Over 500 Companies on ICON and Expands Social Network Reach

First Company to Democratize Innovation Across Internal and External Social Networks

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Spigit, the global leader in Social Innovation Software, today announced that its Yammer-integrated ICON solution is now used by over 500 organizations including several Fortune 100 companies. Building on its history of product innovation, Spigit now offers enhanced functionality in ICON that bridges internal and external communities to bring increased diversity through crowdsourcing.

Serving more than six million licensed users, Spigit engages your ecosystem to drive innovation, grow revenue, reduce costs and expand employee and customer satisfaction.

"Engaged employees are an organizational asset and are the force of inspiration and creation," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Founder of Spigit. "The individual on the edge must be engaged or there are chances of failure, and in a socially interconnected world ideas can come from anywhere. ICON gives our customers the ability to leverage the power of collective innovation by using both internal and external social networks."

ICON was originally launched for private, internal crowdsourcing with game-like features that drive participation through simple hot or not style voting, virtual points and "gifting." The product's expanded functionality will enable users to participate in Social Innovation in both invite-only and public networks.

Industry-leading features include:

  • Invite-only sites - Users now have the ability to include participants with any email address through invitations. Unique, empowered networks can be formed with partners, customers, individual business units and groups such as nonprofits, charities or global companies with varying email addresses.
  • Public sites - Both companies and social groups can attract a diverse range of users and consumers to tackle any challenge by creating an open public site, which allows users to share their ideas and challenges with their networks on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Private company networks - Companies can continue to use ICON to connect employees across the entire organization to solve business challenges, or for quick and easy feedback.

For Yammer users looking to take advantage of ICON, Spigit utilized Yammer's open API to build the integration, which publishes activity stories such as new ideas, challenges, votes and comments in Yammer's Ticker in real-time. For more on ICON and the Yammer integration visit or

About Spigit
Spigit is a leading global Social Enterprise company. We power Social Innovation and help organizations capture, rank and execute the best ideas from employees, customers and partners.

Leveraging crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics, Spigit's platform drives enterprise innovation to grow revenue, reduce costs and expand employee and customer engagement.

The world's leading brands including major Retail, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, Government, Insurance, Utilities and Pharmaceutical companies use Spigit. For more information about how you can enable crowd innovation for your enterprise, visit, email or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

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