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Badgeville Launches Embed Gamification Solution for Software Providers

Badgeville Embed empowers leading SaaS and on-premise providers to rapidly deploy and manage gamification capability directly in their applications

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Badgeville, the #1 gamification and behavior management platform, today announced the launch of Badgeville Embed, a new product offering that enables technology and software providers to increase user engagement by 50% or more with their applications and reduce customer churn. Embed introduces OEM Networks, making it seamless for technology providers to manage engagement mechanics for thousands of customers.

The need for gamification has been indisputable: due to a lack of user engagement, half of software applications are not adopted by end-users, causing nearly $500 billion in unused software investments globally.[1] As users fail to utilize their products, software providers lose customers, creating missed revenue opportunities. According to a recent SaaS report by Goldman Sachs, a 2 percent increase in customer retention can improve a software provider's enterprise value by up to 20 percent.

"The integration of gamification concepts such as motivation and rewards often improves the usage of enterprise applications," says Alan Lepofsky, VP of Constellation Research. "Organizations of all sizes can use these features to enhance customer engagement as well as drive employees to get their jobs done more effectively. With the introduction of Badgeville Embed, Badgeville has made it easier for software vendors to add these engagement mechanics into their products without a lot of development effort. With gamification added, products often see greater adoption rates since people are more excited to use them."

Companies such as Saba, CallidusCloud, and Socialtext have leveraged Badgeville Embed to build more engaging user experiences with their products.

Badgeville Embed Partner Testimonials

Saba is the industry's leading provider of social software for team collaboration, enterprise learning and social talent management.  

"For Saba customers, it is absolutely critical that the Saba People Cloud be a highly engaging environment they can depend on to meet their business objectives – and gamification techniques have always been central to our accomplishing this goal," said Ben Willis, Sr. Director of Product Strategy at Saba.   "After careful consideration, we determined that partnering with Badgeville to integrate game mechanics into our product was cost-effective, scalable, and an excellent extension to our native gaming capabilities. Our Badgeville Embed integration allows our world-class customer-base to gamify their offerings quickly and effectively."

"Getting gamification right is a complex technical and design challenge. We're partnering with Badgeville because they understand gaming dynamics in deep, strategic ways that fundamentally change behavior in the enterprise. Badgeville Embed is the only offering in the space with the capability to scale, manage and analyze behaviors for our large user base," said Michael Idinopulos, General Manager of Socialtext

"Offering gamification capabilities directly in our offering is a big differentiator for our leading social sales platform. Gamification requires complex capabilities to create rewards and incentives that are meaningful to users. Partnering with Badgeville on this initiative has allowed us to get to market significantly faster and deploy the best of breed technology with minimal investment," said Rory Cameron, SVP of Corporate Development & Alliances at CallidusCloud

Badgeville Embed helps technology providers avoid the complexity of developing advanced, customized reward systems their customers need to engage their users. Layering game, reputation, and social mechanics similar to those utilized by Facebook and popular social games right on top of their own assets, product professionals can drive, influence and reward valuable user behaviors across their applications that encourage more repeat visits and overall customer retention.

"Badgeville Embed represents a huge milestone for both gamification and the traditional software industry as we know it," says Kris Duggan, Badgeville's CEO. "Now, product teams can incorporate proven engagement techniques right into the flow of their applications, driving desired user behaviors that maximizes customer value and boosts their renewal rates."

Key features and benefits for Badgeville Embed include:

  • OEM Networks. Embed features OEM Networks, making it seamless for technology providers to manage engagement mechanics for all their clients in one unified interface.
  • Robust enterprise security and access. Badgeville Embed features multiple levels of user access, giving technology providers granular control over who can access and modify information in the Behavior Engine Admin Console and apply engagement mechanics to their core products.
  • In-depth Behavior Insights. With Badgeville Embed leveraging rich Behavior Analytics & Data, technology providers can better understand how users leverage their applications to complete a business process or connect with colleagues, improving their ability to build a better user experience.
  • Robust Behavior Management in Days. Create an engagement program that enables you to manage behavior and apply engagement mechanics to your business applications. Rather than spending months custom building this functionality, you can be up-and-running in days without custom coding.

Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in Q4 2010, Badgeville has grown into not only the leading gamification platform in the world, but also one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Silicon Valley. The company has raised a total of $40M, including a $25M Series C led by InterWest Partners announced in May of 2012. Badgeville also recently expanded its global offices to EMEA to support customers in over 20 countries worldwide.

For more information on Badgeville Embed, please visit www.badgeville.com/products/embed

About Badgeville

Badgeville, the #1 gamification and behavior management platform, enables companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. World-class businesses in more than 20 countries use Badgeville's Behavior Platform, an award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, to increase customer loyalty, user engagement, and employee performance across an organization's websites, mobile apps and enterprise applications. With over 200 customers, Badgeville brings Game Mechanics, Reputation Mechanics, and Social Mechanics to industry leaders and innovators including Deloitte, EMC, Oracle, Citrix Systems, Autodesk, Bell Media, NBC, Universal Music, Recyclebank, VMware, and more. Founded in 2010, Badgeville is based in Redwood City, Calif. and has offices in New York and Europe. (To learn more follow @Badgeville or visit www.badgeville.com)

[1] While $1 Trillion has been spent on enterprise applications over the past five years, according to Gartner Research, only 50% of enterprise software is being used by employees, indicates a recent survey by IT firm Neochange.

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