Five Telligent Customers Announced as 2012 Constellation SuperNova Awards Semifinalists

Independent research firm recognizes Telligent customers for innovation in the future of work and next generation customer experience.
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Sept. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- DALLAS, TX – September 11, 2012 – Telligent, a leader in social software for the enterprise, proudly announces that five of its customers are semifinalists in the second annual Constellation SuperNova Awards. Selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants, the semifinalists are recognized as having overcome the odds in successfully applying emerging and disruptive technologies within their organizations. The winners of the SuperNova Awards will be announced at the SuperNova Awards gala dinner on November 9, 2012 in Dana Point, California.

“We are incredibly proud of our customers’ social business success,” said Rob Howard, Founder and CTO of Telligent. “These five semifinalists are examples of organizations that really know how to drive business value from social. Brands looking to create better customer experiences through social engagement should look to these leaders.”

SuperNova Award Semifinalists

The SuperNova Awards celebrate the explorers, pioneers and champions of technology that battle the odds to effect change in their organizations and create disruptions in their markets. Telligent’s customers are nominated in the Future of Work and Next Generation Customer Experience categories, for a total of eight nominations.

Future of Work
•   Brendan Cosgrove, Kaseya
•   Geoff Kruth, Guild of Sommeliers
•   Austin Skaggs, PDI
•   John Axtman, Microsoft Dynamics

Next Generation Customer Experience
•   Brendan Cosgrove, Kaseya
•   Geoff Kruth, Guild of Sommeliers
•   Austin Skaggs, PDI
•   Nancy Pekala, American Marketing Association

Constellation's Principal Analyst and CEO, R "Ray" Wang noted, "The judges saw an increase in the quality and quantity of this year's entries. Common themes among the 2012 semifinalists are defined ROI and metrics, best practices on how to transform an organization, and calculated risk taking inside the organization. These semifinalists should be applauded for their courage in taking their organizations to the next level in a tumultuous business climate.”

About Constellation Research, Inc.

Constellation Research is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive and emerging technologies. This renowned group of experienced analysts, led by R "Ray" Wang, focuses on business themed research including the Future of Work; Next Generation Customer Experience; Data to Decisions; Matrix Commerce; Technology Optimization and Innovation; and Consumerization of IT and the New C-Suite.

Constellation's collection of prestigious analysts brings real world experience, independence, and objectivity to client solutions that span cross-role, cross-functional, and cross-industry points of view. Clients join Constellation Research for a fresh and business focused perspective.

Unlike the legacy analyst firms, Constellation Research is disrupting how research is accessed, what topics are covered, and how clients can partner with a research firm to achieve success. Over 100 clients have joined from an ecosystem of buyers, partners, solution providers, c-suite, board of directors and vendor clients.

For more information about Constellation Research, visit

About Telligent

Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Global brands including Cadbury, Dell, Investec, Microsoft, Oxfam, Rackspace, Sitecore and Susan G. Komen for the Cure trust Telligent to transform their business with social. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. Our commitment to customer excellence is matched only by our dedication to community service, a people-first philosophy that defines our brand promise. For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
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