Lithium Technologies and Omniture Partner to Integrate Social Media into Web Analytics
OREM, Utah and EMERYVILLE, Calif. – September 16, 2008 – Lithium Technologies, provider of the leading on-demand enterprise social media platform, and Omniture, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMTR), a leading provider of online business optimization software, today announced an Omniture Genesis partnership that will provide customers with a product integration between Lithium and Omniture. The partnership, Omniture's first with a social media platform vendor, enhances companies' customer intelligence by providing them with a more holistic view of user behavior across their entire Web presence, including communities.
Customer communities drive high levels of engagement and generate rich customer data generally not available elsewhere because they are typically more interactive and personalized than other parts of a corporate Web site. Together, Omniture and Lithium enable businesses to capture socially driven data coming from customer-focused forums, blogs, and other community-centric initiatives, and integrate that data with other online customer intelligence. As a result, companies can measure the impact of social media on key business drivers, such as customer acquisition and average purchase value, and optimize online strategies and decision making.
Lithium's accredited Genesis integration augments Omniture SiteCatalyst with community-related persona and activity measurement, such as a user's community rank, whether the user has posted or rated a message, and dozens of other behavioral factors related to the user's interaction with the site, enabling businesses to refine and enrich customer segmentation and engagement analysis. As a result:
- Marketers can now better discover and act on key insights, such as how community content influences online buying, or how community-related demographics relate to activity on other areas of the Web;
- Customer support executives can better understand how community content affects retention and satisfaction, and which community content is most useful to particular customer segments;
- Business executives can use this intelligence as a leading indicator to more effectively anticipate and address customer needs across all channels, creating value for customers and ultimately for the organization serving those customers.
The Omniture Genesis integration with Lithium is available immediately to joint customers.
"Our customers are continually optimizing their customer experience and their online marketing strategies," said Aaron Watson, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Omniture. "The combination of Lithium's social media platform with Omniture SiteCatalyst offers a way for our customers to understand and act on online trends that may identify better ways to market, sell to, and support their customers."
"Marketing executives need to know how the social technologies they deploy affect buying behavior," said Nader Alizadeh, Co-founder and Vice-President of Business Development at Lithium Technologies. "Lithium's partnership with Omniture enables our joint customers to answer that question by combining Omniture's robust analytical tools with Lithium's precise knowledge of users' reputations and the quality of the content those users have created."
Lithium will feature its Genesis integration with Omniture SiteCatalyst at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City's Javits Center from September 16th through the 19th, 2008. Web 2.0 Expo attendees are invited to view a live demonstration of Lithium's Genesis integration at Lithium's booth #1528 during Web 2.0 Expo hours. For further details, a case study, and a tour of how enterprises benefit from the Genesis integration between Lithium and Omniture SiteCatalyst, please visit the Partners section of Lithium's Web site at www.lithium.com or the Omniture Partner Showcase at www.omniture.com.
About Lithium Technologies
Lithium Technologies is the leading on-demand enterprise social media provider for deploying and managing successful customer communities. Working with large and medium enterprises such as AT&T, Dell, Sony Playstation, Univision, PayPal, and other market leaders, Lithium provides solutions that inspire customers to share knowledge, leading to lower support costs, higher customer satisfaction rates, and increased brand loyalty. Lithium's flagship platform, Lithium InterActive, is proven in high-volume, growth environments and provides the security, analytics, APIs, and multi-language support that enterprises demand. Founded in 2001, Lithium is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California. For more information, visit www.lithium.com.
About Omniture Genesis™
Omniture Genesis integrates complementary third-party online marketing technologies with Omniture products. Omniture Genesis gives online marketers the ability to view and optimize campaign and conversion performance across multiple applications. Enabled by the online marketing industry's largest ecosystem of application providers, Omniture Genesis automates information sharing to support online marketing best practices for cross-channel reporting, dynamic visitor segmentation, and performance optimization. Omniture Genesis is part of the Omniture Online Business Optimization Suite.
Omniture, Inc. is a leading provider of online business optimization software, enabling customers to manage and enhance online, offline and multi-channel business initiatives. Omniture's software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers as an on-demand subscription service and on-premise solution, enables customers to capture, store and analyze information generated by their Web sites and other sources and to gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes. In addition, Omniture offers a range of professional services that complement its online services, including implementation, best practices, consulting, customer support and user training through Omniture University™. Omniture's nearly 4,700 customers include eBay, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Oracle, General Motors, Sony and HP. For more information, visit www.omniture.com.
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