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Social Intranet Provider Incentive Featured in 451 Research’s “Social Intranets and the Supply Chain” Report

New report follows the evolution of traditional intranets to the next-generation social intranet changing workplace collaboration

LOS ANGELES – November 10, 2015 – Incentive, a leading provider of a complete social intranet for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams, today announced its inclusion in a new report by industry research firm 451 Research, “Social Intranets and the Supply Chain.”  The report discusses the evolution of intranets through the years and multiple vendor types available.

451 Research notes traditional intranets have been around for 15 years, but are now reaching a point where newer technologies are providing added value to organizations looking to increase productivity and enhance corporate communications. These technologies are driving organizations to adopt next-generation social intranets. According to 451 Research’s recent survey of IT buyers, 44 percent of respondents already have social elements to their intranet and 28 percent hope to follow suit in the next two years.

“Rather than feature-focused solutions, the business applications market is slowly but surely moving toward fully integrated solutions that encompass all the tools workers need to collaborate,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, research director for business applications at 451 Research and author of the report. “With many organizations looking to replace or upgrade their outdated intranets, a modern approach with features that support collaboration, communication and remote workforces will be most attractive. Ultimately, a social intranet needs to tie itself directly to measurable business process activities.”

Incentive is providing one such technology, a social intranet that combines all the features teams need to be more efficient, capture individual and collective knowledge and collaborate within a single, secure platform. All content – whether a wiki, blog, document, instant message or video conversation – is centralized, making it accessible by every employee through a simple, intelligent search. With everything in one central location, employees save time spent switching between multiple browser tabs and platforms to improve productivity.

“This report is further proof of the strides the social collaboration space has seen in recent years,” said Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder of Incentive. “At Incentive, we strive to provide businesses all the tools they need to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device. As technologies change the workplace, we’re committed to offering a disruptive approach to traditional methods of working together.”

Pelz-Sharpe’s primary area of focus at 451 Research is on the emergence of next-generation collaborative business applications that leverage the power of the crowd and cloud. 451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, it provides essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world.

Pelz-Sharpe and Hansson recently partnered for a webinar titled “Top 10 Tips to Improve Social Intranet Adoption,” where Pelz-Sharpe shared his top 10 tips for gaining adoption and increasing the daily use and business value of a social intranet. View the on-demand webinar here and accompanying infographic here

To download a report excerpt, visit http://info.incentive-inc.com/451-report-social-intranets-and-the-supply-chain.

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