GMC Software Technology and Kony, Inc. Announce Strategic Alliance

Appenzell, Switzerland and Boston, MA - 5 March 2014

Two industry leaders team to deliver end-to-end interactive document communications that keep pace with the acceleration of mobile channels 

GMC Software Technology (GMC), the award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM) and output management, and Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility provider, have entered into a strategic alliance to develop next-generation document technology solutions that meet the needs of today’s enterprise businesses. The agreement aligns two companies with the expertise to bridge the gap between print, mail and mobile communications. The partnership will give businesses the ability to offer fully personalized, interactive document creation and multichannel delivery processes, resulting in faster time to market for critical communications, an optimized customer experience and significantly reduced production costs.

GMC’s market-leading single platform software, GMC Inspire, makes it possible for enterprise businesses to create and deliver any kind of personalized communication for print, as well as for transmission to mobile phones, tablets, social media channels and internet websites. Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) in the industry with over 600 live multichannel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 45 countries. The combination of GMC Inspire CCM capabilities and Kony’s ability to deploy and manage mobile applications offers businesses a strong infrastructure to quickly meet the explosive need to implement a print-to-mobile communications strategy.

In 2013, Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, cited both companies as leaders in their respective areas in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant research. GMC positioned as “Leader” for the Customer Communications Management Software Magic Quadrant and Kony in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

“We are very excited about the opportunities this alliance creates for customers in all industries,” said Steve Francis, president and general manager, GMC Americas Group. “Kony’s mobile applications are an excellent complement to our GMC Inspire customer communication management software. This alliance brings together two solution sets entirely capable of providing businesses a key differentiator in their ability to seamlessly create consistent print-to-mobile critical customer communications.”

“Kony is an innovator and leader in providing enterprise mobility solutions that create engaging experiences,” said Robin Kearon, senior vice president of alliances and channels for Kony. “Our collaboration with GMC enables us to expand our solution offering that will make it easy for organizations to bring to market the next generation of document creation and multichannel delivery processes.”

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