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Incentive Launches “Incentive Winter 2015,” New Version of Social Enterprise Collaboration Platform, Empowering Productivity and Communication All in One Secure Place

Video chat, document collaboration, file share, instant messaging and more among new and enhanced features designed to help combat platform fatigue.

LOS ANGELES – January 22, 2015 – Incentive, a leading provider of a complete, socially powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams, today announced the general availability of “Incentive Winter 2015,” a new version of its social enterprise collaboration platform. The new version includes new or enhanced features to empower teams to share knowledge, and communicate effectively all in one central and secure place.

Today’s midmarket organization may use dozens, sometimes hundreds, of different cloud-based services and on-premise solutions for workflow applications, storage, document collaboration and much more. In fact, a study by Netskope found that the average business uses 27 different storage apps and 41 different human resources apps. Teams and individual employees are experiencing platform fatigue, as they are being forced to manage multiple logins, processes and searches across so many different platforms, which is time-consuming, unproductive and exhausting.

Incentive is an easy-to use, socially powered collaboration platform that eliminates platform fatigue by consolidating and standardizing existing apps and tools in a central location. All content – whether a wiki, blog, document, IM or video conversation – is centralized, making it accessible by every employee through a simple, intelligent search. The platform empowers companies and their employees to work, share, communicate and collaborate more effectively and efficiently.

Incentive provides enterprises the simplicity of the cloud with the security of single tenant, enabling enterprises to meet regulatory compliance and mitigate risk. With thousands of installations in hundreds countries, Incentive serves a wide range of industries, including construction, public sector, oil and gas and technology with customers such as NATO and Technossus.

“At Technossus, we needed a single repository that enabled us to communicate effectively and store knowledge that’s easily searchable and accessible to all, rather than individual e-mail inboxes," said Harrison Spain, director of software development at Technossus. “While there are many other systems out there, Incentive stood out in many ways, including performance, familiarity, simplicity and ease of use.”

Incentive Winter 2015’s new or enhanced features include:

• Improved real-time connections with new chat functionality enabling instant messaging;
• Making it easier to view, edit, share and discover files across multiple platforms with new file  share app;
• Secure and reliable private and hybrid cloud options powered by Microsoft’s Azure;
• Visually connecting with anyone, anywhere thanks to enhancements to video chat functionality;
• Enhanced team collaboration and productivity with document collaboration feature;
• Easily finding and discovering information with upgraded algorithm-based intelligent search;
• Promoting platform adoption by mimicking the look and feel of social networks, including the  addition of users’ activity stream to profile pages;
• Improved app management thanks to Incentive’s growing app library;
• Better file sharing with the ability to attach files to all posts, comments, and more.

For a complete list of features, visit: incentive-inc.com/product.

“With so many enterprise applications available today, businesses face the challenge of ensuring employees have access to all the information they need to be successful without experiencing platform fatigue,” said Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder of Incentive. “We continue committed to providing a complete, collaborative experience where teams and employees can be more productive and share knowledge in one centralized location.”

Incentive Winter 2015 will be available for demos at Collaborate 2015 in Washington, D.C. January 23-24. For a free 45-day trial of Incentive, visit: incentive-inc.com/trial. Pricing starts at $99 per month for up to 30 users – after that $3 per additional user per month.

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