NEW YORK, LONDON and OSLO, Norway, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Confirmit has today announced the acquisition of Integrasco, a leader in social intelligence and text analytics. The acquisition brings advanced technologies for capturing social insights and analyzing unstructured text into the Confirmit portfolio of software offerings for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research.
Integrasco is a leader in analytical technology solutions and has helped many blue-chip companies track the performance of their brands, products and services, across social media, traditional media and customer channels to extract significant commercial value from mining unstructured text and insights.
Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Confirmit explains, "The acquisition of Integrasco underlines Confirmit's commitment to providing customers with the most comprehensive product suite for intelligence-driven action. Customers will be able to take full advantage of text-based feedback from almost any data source, including social media and survey verbatims, enabling them to keep pace with the rapid growth of this type of data and achieve greater competitive advantage."
The move, which follows the previous successful acquisitions of CustomerSat in 2012, Techneos in 2011 and Pulse Train in 2007, will enable businesses to gather relevant social media feedback at the point of experience. They can then tightly integrate this data with information gathered through the wide range of other channels supported by Confirmit, and generate new and valuable insights using the advanced sentiment analysis. Customers will be able to achieve new levels of insight from wider Voice of the Customer and Market Research programs.
"In our experience, Integrasco is the only company that can deliver outstanding analytical solutions of this type alongside world class technology," said Olle Hagelin, Head of Field Quality, Sony Mobile Communications. "They've allowed us to master the big data space to deliver huge benefits to our business. We have achieved significant Return on Investment in our field operations through the investment in Integrasco solutions, and I am excited about the opportunity the integration with Confirmit solutions will bring."
Terry Lawlor, EVP Product Management adds, "This move is a significant development for both organizations. Integrasco has created some of the most innovative and effective social intelligence and text analytics solutions on the market. Adding these capabilities to the Confirmit product suite is a huge step forward in enabling us to take these solutions to a wider audience. We're delighted that both Confirmit and Integrasco's customers will have the opportunity to achieve greater insights through integrating social and text analytics with their Voice of the Customer and Market Research programs."
Confirmit plans to release the Integrasco technology integrated with its Confirmit Horizons version 18 software in Q2 2014.
Confirmit is the world's leading SaaS vendor for multichannel Voice of the Customer, Employee Feedback, and Market Research applications. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Chengdu, Cologne, Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit's software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, Sydney, and Tokyo.
Confirmit targets Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Airways, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, Farmers Insurance, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, JTN Research, Keep Factor, Morehead Associates, Nielsen, Research Now, Swapit, Swisscom, Symantec and The Wellcome Trust. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.
Perrin McCormick and Molly Delaney