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September 29, 2011 11:10 ET

SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0 Now Available Worldwide

New Features of Crowd Innovation Software Provide More Ways to Activate and Reward Crowds to Solve Business Problems

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Spigit, the leader in social innovation management software, today announced the availability of SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0. This feature-rich release provides Enterprise SharePoint users with a heightened level of functionality that extends the benefits of SharePoint and lets users innovate where they work. With v2.0, Spigit SharePoint customers will benefit from an extended set of features, including game mechanics that drive idea generation and innovation collaboration, more intuitive navigation for increased participation and more results-focused analytics -- all ultimately driving innovation within the enterprise.

New features within SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0 will drive user participation and idea quality through game mechanics such as Bet/Win, which lets innovators show their support for an idea by betting on when ideas will mature within the Innovation Life Cycle, as well as the Spigit Store, where users are recognized for contributions and can spend their winnings of virtual currency earned for ideation. Users will also benefit from improved usability and architecture, allowing easier navigation and participation.

"Our goal is not only to reach crowds where they already exist and engage them, but to transform their collaboration into actionable innovation," said Jeff Spencer, General Manager, Microsoft Business Unit, Spigit. "The enhanced game mechanics and the other additional features like our moderator capability inherently motivate crowd engagement through the entire innovation life cycle. This ensures that users will play a more direct role in shaping and graduating ideas."

In addition to user-driven features, SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0 provides moderators with improved oversight capabilities such as expert identification and participation assessments, marking inappropriate content and merging like ideas. Other enhancements include an improved My Site integration and the ability to move key information from SpigitEngage in the cloud to SpigitEngage for SharePoint.

"What Spigit has created here is an extended set of features that motivate users to proactively participate in innovation while they work and integrate seamlessly into the SharePoint 2010 environment," stated Corey Glickman, Global RDV Lead & Innovation Management, Capgemini. "These additional features fuel crowd engagement and result in the actionable results that organizations need in order to stay competitive, while enhancing the social experience for SharePoint users across the Enterprise."

By combining Spigit's engaging social tools, game mechanics and analytics with SharePoint's powerful social, content management and enterprise search capabilities, SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0, now available to customers world-wide, allows companies to activate their SharePoint communities, drive idea maturation and capture innovation.

For a complete list of SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0 features, please visit our website www.spigit.com.

About Spigit
Spigit, the crowd innovation company, creates a new paradigm for realizing untapped business value, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using social crowd technology, Spigit's solutions elicit insight and business intelligence from an organization and transform it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating game mechanics, social recognition and rewards, idea graduation, and automated workflow, Spigit activates crowds and allows companies to harness the social capital within their internal or external communities.

Spigit's technology is used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including, Overstock.com, AAA, US Bank, City of New York, Estee Lauder and Capgemini. For more information, visit www.spigit.com, email info@spigit.com or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

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