-Neolane’s Marketing Automation Platform Recognised for Unified Platform, Digital Capabilities, Hybrid Implementation Model and Easy-to-Use User Interface-

TWICKENHAM, UK and NEWTON, Mass, USA:- December 14th 2009 - Enterprise marketing software provider Neolane today announced that it was named as a Strong Performer in the December 2009 “Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q4 2009”1 report. Neolane was one of 11 vendors selected by Forrester Research to participate in the assessment that evaluated vendors’ support for cross-channel campaign management programs, breadth of functionality, market share and customer demand. Based on its performance, Neolane was top-ranked for application usability and was second in the campaign execution, product strategy and customer references categories.

According to the report, this was Forrester’s first evaluation of cross-channel campaign management (CCCM). Its goal was to understand how vendors “support marketers in program management, multichannel execution, cross-channel decision management, optimization, measurement, and analytics.” Forrester evaluated v5.1 of Neolane’s enterprise marketing platform, noting that “Neolane impressed with the ease of use of its solution and comprehensive channel execution capabilities.”

Neolane was cited as one of four vendors that led a group of Strong Performers with solutions that delivered a broad functional footprint. In its assessment, Forrester determined that “Neolane’s clients tend to focus on digital channels like email and mobile and are extremely positive about the application and its performance. Neolane’s strengths are in its unified platform, digital capabilities, hybrid implementation model, and easy-to-use user interface.”

In the report, Forrester states that marketers are “looking for CCCM solutions that support highly personalized and relevant communications delivered across a variety of highly interactive channels and that enable optimization, channel integration, and institutional memory of the customer.” According to Neolane, its Cross-Channel Marketing Optimization solution helps marketers improve loyalty and create new revenue opportunities by unifying inbound and outbound communications; driving meaningful conversations; and presenting timely, relevant offers across channels.

Neolane describes its Cross-Channel Marketing Optimization solution as having the ability to empower marketing teams to construct complex automation workflows quickly and easily in order to improve the effectiveness of cross-channel marketing campaigns. It also supports marketers’ ability to capitalize on buyer interest at all stages of the customer lifecycle spanning email, contact center, Web sites, direct mail, social media and mobile communications. With Neolane, marketers can improve their agility, flexibility and productivity while increasing revenues through stronger customer engagement, loyalty and retention.

“We have always had a strong vision for what marketers can achieve with the Neolane platform, so it’s gratifying to receive this recognition from Forrester Research after only a few years in the North American market. We would like to extend a special thank you to our customers, partners and services team who were critical in Neolane’s performance in this evaluation,” said Stephane Dehoche, president, Neolane. “We continue to enhance our flexible, powerful platform that can adapt to whatever challenges a marketing team may face. With renewed emphasis on helping marketers access the information they need to execute data-driven campaigns, Neolane can easily support this next generation of intelligent, one-to-one cross-channel campaigns.”

=About Neolane=
Neolane provides the only enterprise marketing software specifically designed to manage, automate and optimize programs across traditional and emerging channels including direct mail, email and mobile. With Neolane’s cross-channel marketing and lead management solutions, marketers can manage campaigns, resources, customer data and analytics from a single platform to dramatically improve effectiveness and ROI. Built by marketers for marketers, Neolane is used by more than 170 of the world’s leading companies including Accor Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, Orange and Sephora. Visit www.neolane.com

1 - “Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q4 2009,” December 14, 2009 by Suresh Vittal

Published on: 10:27AM on 15th December 2009