nGenera Buys Talisma

nGenera Corp. (fka. BSG Alliance), an Austin, Texas-based provider of on-demand enterprise software, has acquired Talisma Corp., a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of customer interaction management software. No financial terms were disclosed.

 

nGenera has raised over $63 million in VC funding from Oak Investment Partners, Foundation Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Powershift Ventures. Talisma had raised around $94 million, from Oak Investment Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Seapoint Ventures, Cedar Grove Investments, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners and Carlyle Venture Partners. 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

nGenera(TM) Corporation today announced it has acquired Bellevue, Washington based Talisma Corp, the leading provider of Customer Interaction Management (CIM) and Customer Experience on-demand software solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

“The Next Generation Enterprise is dependent upon customer co-creation: expanding a company’s interactions with its customers to span the entire lifecyle of touchpoints. We are delighted to integrate Talisma’s customer experience applications into our nGen Platform. This will enable powerful mash-ups with our collaboration, business simulation, talent management and other on-demand offerings bringing new composite applications to market,” said Steve Papermaster, Chairman and CEO of nGenera.

 

“We are thrilled to put Talisma’s Customer Experience suite onto nGenera’s platform to create the market’s most innovative nGen Customer offering,” said Dan Vetras, CEO of Talisma, who will join nGenera’s management team. “Together, we will lead the way in transforming businesses into Next Generation Enterprises.”

 

Last month, nGenera launched its nGen Customer product offering — a suite of Web 2.0 SaaS applications integrated with advisory programs, executive education and customer-driven research. The combined capabilities of Talisma and nGenera’s existing applications will enable companies to create exceptional customer experiences and harvest new product ideas. nGen Customer’s capabilities include: Continuous Sensing, Collaborative Innovation, Customer Experience Configuration, Customer Interaction Management, and Customer Experience Reinforcement.

 

Talisma customers include Aetna, AOL, Canon, Citibank, Comcast, Dell, Ford, University of Notre Dame, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Siemens, Sony, and Sprint.

 

Talisma is the leading Customer Interaction Management and Customer Experience company in the market. Current Talisma customers will benefit greatly from the availability of expanded resources and powerful Web 2.0 collaboration tools, in addition to the software-as-a-service plus advisory programs made possible by the integration into nGen Customer. Service for existing customers will continue uninterrupted.

 

About nGenera

 

nGenera Corporation is an on-demand platform for business innovation that provides a suite of subscription-based offerings to enable the Next Generation Enterprise. Powered by software and people, nGenera’s on-demand offerings give organizations sustainable, breakthrough capabilities in leadership performance, talent management and development, and customer experience. Customers that subscribe to the company’s on-demand solutions include a marquee list of Global 2000 companies in a range of industries.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.ngenera.com.

 

About Talisma

 

Talisma is the leading Customer Interaction Management (CIM) software solution provider enabling organizations globally to deliver an exceptional online customer experience while dramatically increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. Talisma’s customers include Aetna, AOL, Canon, Citibank, Comcast, Dell, Ford, University of Notre Dame, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Siemens, Sony, and Sprint. Talisma is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, and has offices located across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. For more information, visit http://www.talisma.com.