Socialtext Partners With Winvale for Expanded Distribution Through GSA Schedule

  Socialtext Partners With Winvale for Expanded Distribution Through GSA

Firm Grows its Portfolio with Innovative Enterprise Social Software Solutions

Business Wire

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- January 29, 2013

Socialtext, a leading provider of enterprise social software, today announced
its distribution partnership with Winvale, one of the premier government
focused solutions providers in the United States. After much success
implementing the Socialtext software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform with
government agencies, it will now be available through with Winvale's General
Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

By partnering with Winvale, Socialtext will be available to customers in the
public sector through the GSA schedule procurement process. Winvale channel
partners can leverage the contract to sell products to government customers
even if they do not hold a GSA contract of their own. This agreement opens up
additional markets for the company while also providing Socialtext with the
opportunity to fulfill additional government orders.

"For more than 9 years, we've offered proven solutions to the public sector in
many SaaS areas, including enterprise 2.0. We feel that Socialtext, which
provides organizations the opportunity to increase internal collaboration and
improve operational efficiencies, is an ideal addition to the GSA schedule,"
said Kevin Lancaster, Winvale Managing Partner. "Because communication and
knowledge sharing is so mission-critical for public sector organizations, it
is important that they have a cost-effective way to securely protect data
availability and ensure they are meeting compliance regulations. Socialtext’s
social platform is just the solution that our resellers' customers require."

“We're seeing an explosion of interest in Gov 2.0, as federal agencies adopt
social media both externally and internally. Socialtext's secure, flexible
solutions enable our government customers to innovate on technology, to engage
employees, and streamline operations without blowing their budgets,” said
Michael Idinopulos, General Manager of Socialtext. "Our innovative social
platform is very complementary to the IT solutions already offered through
Winvale. This partnership expands our distribution channel and provides our
resellers with the opportunity to implement a secure business social
networking solution that’s features benefit social collaboration, integrate
people, conversation and content through the GSA."

Socialtext unlocks the knowledge, expertise, ideas and data that drives
superior business performance, providing customers with a natural
communication experience, more efficient than email. Businesses can now have
an even better, faster and more effective way to get work done together.
Socialtext is available through the Vendor Store on the Winvale website at

About Socialtext

Established in 2002, Socialtext, a Bedford Funding portfolio company, was the
first company to deliver social software to businesses. By unlocking
knowledge, expertise, ideas and data, Socialtext eliminates information silos
across the enterprise to drive superior business performance. Socialtext's
enterprise social networking products — including microblogging, blogs, wikis,
profiles and social spreadsheets — provide simpler ways for employees to share
vital information and work together in real-time. Delivered in a variety of
hosted cloud services, as well as on-site appliances, enterprise customers are
provided with flexible deployment options that meet their security
requirements. Built on a flexible, web-oriented architecture, Socialtext
integrates with virtually any traditional system of record, such as CRM and
ERP, enabling companies to discuss, collaborate, and take action on key
business processes. More than 6,500 businesses worldwide have accelerated
their business performance with Socialtext, including Getty Images, Symantec,
Meredith Corporation, NYU Stern, OSIsoft, and Epitaph Records. To learn more,

About Winvale

Winvale is a government sales consultancy and leading advisor on business
strategy and procurement. Headquartered in Washington D.C., Winvale provides
expertise to those companies seeking to conduct business with federal, state
and local governments. Winvale also offers channel-friendly reseller services
designed to help companies reach government buyers quickly by allowing those
companies to place their products and services on its existing contract
vehicles. Winvale’s client portfolio includes many small emerging firms as
well as Fortune 500 and international companies. For more information, visit


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