Telligent, the leader in social community software for the enterprise, announced that Investec has selected Telligent for its global company-wide social networking and collaboration software platform.
Investec, an international specialist bank and asset management group located in Johannesburg, South Africa, wanted to find a single solution that would help its employees expand their social and professional networks, capture and share collective knowledge and work together across departments and regions.
"In choosing a strategic global social solution, it was critical for Investec to select the most innovative social platform that can be used internally and externally while leveraging the investments we made in our existing infrastructure, including Microsoft technologies. And that is why Telligent was ultimately chosen," said Jacques Barkhuizen, Investec Group CTO.
When fully leveraged throughout the enterprise, Telligent's solutions allow companies to deploy a 'social layer' across the organization utilizing social tools to connect IT, business leaders, employees and customers. Telligent also offers a unique, but valuable, proposition for customers with strong Microsoft investments. Not only is Telligent developed on Microsoft, it also integrates with key technologies like Microsoft SharePoint, FAST, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office and notably powers dozens of global Microsoft communities.
"Our vision is to offer our employees a sole collaboration tool that can be easily configured to meet their needs, but at the same time delivers on Investec's organization goals of improving knowledge, communication and information management," added Barkhuizen.
"Customers like Investec are able to realize a better ROI on their existing third-party applications and Microsoft assets by leveraging Telligent's compatible enterprise-grade social technologies," explained Patrick Brandt, Telligent CEO. "We are very pleased that Investec selected Telligent and look forward to helping them deploy social across their enterprise and achieve their strategic business objectives."
Investec's initial rollout will include Telligent Enterprise, Telllligent Evolution and Telligent Connect integration with SharePoint, Lync, Active Directory and other key Microsoft technologies.