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RightNow August ’08 Adds Web 2.0 and Online Collaboration Capabilities to On Demand CRM Solution

RightNow’s New Customer Portal, Co-browse, and Proactive Chat Helps Organisations Brand the Online Service Experience
  • 26 August, 2008 14:01

<p>Sydney, 26 August 2008 - RightNow® Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) has introduced August ‘08 the latest version of the company's on demand, customer relationship management (CRM) solution. August '08 harnesses the power of Web 2.0 to enable consumer-centric organisations to transform their static website support environments into branded, highly interactive online service experiences for customers.</p>
<p>With the RightNow customer portal, organisations can easily brand and personalise the website service experience, infusing it with interactive Web 2.0 information resources. The RightNow customer portal is part of RightNow Service and includes best practices for online customer self-service. It also supports consumers' increased reliance on digital mediums to make informed buying decisions, with the ability to flexibly incorporate Web 2.0 technologies in the form of widgets, video, forums, and blogs.</p>
<p>RightNow August 08 also includes a studio development environment to easily create and manage the online service experience, including integration with Adobe Dreamweaver, the industry's leading web development product.</p>
<p>"Our customer portal helps organisations tap new online resources and communities while wrapping it within their overall brand experience. The wide range of pre-built and custom widgets -from answer search and announcements to forums, videos or shipping calculators- delivers on RightNow's strategy of offering our customers a flexible and interactive consumer platform for personalised online support,” said David Vap, vice president of products, RightNow.</p>
<p>The Collaboration Key: Co-Browse and Proactive Chat</p>
<p>RightNow co-browse ensures organisations and consumers are on the same page. Co-browse lets consumers securely invite an agent, either on the phone or during an online chat session, to share their desktop and navigate/browse together, whether for resolving a problem, filling out a form, or guiding them through an online purchase. Proactive chat is a new feature of RightNow chat that presents a chat invitation to a consumer based on specific, definable circumstances, such as being a premier or gold customer or spending a certain amount of time on a site.</p>
<p>"The overall quality of customer experience is largely defined by personalised online interactions. Companies that consistently deliver these positive customer experiences across all touch points maintain consumer loyalty, build stronger brands and are better able to avoid competition on price alone – therefore, they grow faster and earn healthier profits than companies that don't consider consumer experience a priority,” said Greg Gianforte, CEO, RightNow.</p>
<p>About RightNow Technologies</p>
<p>RightNow (NASDAQ: RNOW) delivers the high-impact technology solutions and services organisations need to cost-efficiently deliver a consistently superior customer experience across their frontline service, sales and marketing touch-points. Approximately 1,900 corporations and government agencies worldwide depend on RightNow to achieve their strategic objectives and better meet the needs of those they serve. RightNow is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>RightNow is a registered trademark of RightNow Technologies, Inc. NASDAQ is a registered trademark of the NASDAQ Stock Market.</p>

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