April 6, 2010 - IGLOO Software, a leading provider of social software solutions for business, today announced record customer growth, with 17 major customer acquisitions in the first quarter of 2010 including United Negro College Fund (UNCF), TransforMed, Visage Mobile and FINEOS.
April 6, 2010 (Kitchener, ON) - - IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of social software solutions for business, today announced record customer growth, with 17 major customer acquisitions in the first quarter of 2010 including United Negro College Fund (UNCF), TransforMed, Visage Mobile and FINEOS.
New customer implementations are focused, primarily, on extending collaboration across the organization in order to foster stronger relationships between employees and customers. Each online community offers powerful content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools, within one secure, cloud-based social solution.
"Q1 was an extremely busy and successful quarter for the company," said Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO Software. "Agility, responsiveness and innovation have been the keys to our success. In the last three months, we have launched two new product releases, free online communities and our Social Media Playbook."
IGLOO Software's latest online community release rounded out the successful quarter, following in lock-step with its aggressive, 45-day upgrade cycle. The focus of the release was on enhancing collaboration, knowledge sharing and search engine optimization for public-facing communities. IGLOO also closed 2009 reporting 99.99% uptime and an over 99% customer retention rate for their cloud-based offering.
"The Internet age has granted information workers access to best-of-breed technologies independent of IT, thanks to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, which are updated and upgraded quickly," according to the report, The State Of Collaboration Software Adoption, published in April by Forrester Research, Inc.
The launch of the free online community offering, just a few weeks ago, only served to bolster the already swelling customer ranks. Over 300 free communities have been created since the launch. Internal collaboration, using the intranet solution template, has been the most popular application of social technologies, followed closely by corporate website and classroom/eLearning community. This coincides with Forrester's latest Enterprise and SMB Software Survey, which cited modernizing intranet portals as one of the primary business activities driving Web 2.0 investments.
About IGLOO Software
IGLOO (www.igloosoftware.com) is a social software company that builds online communities for businesses. Uniting content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools, within one secure social networking platform, IGLOO enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. Organizations use IGLOO communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). IGLOO's Social Media Playbook is a free online resource that includes a step-by-step guide; tips and tricks; best practices; and strategies that teach proven community building methodologies. For more information visit: www.igloosoftware.com or call 1-877-664-4566.