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Inovis, Small World Labs Partnership Combines Business Community Management with Social Networking Collaboration

Inovis, Small World Labs Partnership Combines Business Community Management with Social Networking Collaboration

ATLANTA and AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovis and Small World Labs today announced a partnership to integrate Inovis' proven Business Community Management solutions with online social networking software from Small World Labs for corporations, organizations and associations to create dynamic and collaborative online communities.


Inovis' Business Community Management solutions are currently deployed with over 20,000 companies to help them manage business interactions, communication and collaboration with expansive trading and business networks. Small World Labs provides online social networking solutions targeted towards small to mid-sized organizations that wish to establish dynamic and interactive collaborative communities between companies, individuals, organizations and associations. The partnership blends well-established business-to-business trading communities with social communities that have transformed the way people connect, collaborate and communicate on the web. This partnership expands the tenets of social computing into the arena of business collaboration.

"The addition of Small World Labs social networking platform in conjunction with the Inovis Business Community Management solution portfolio represents significant opportunity for businesses to collaborate with their trading partners," said Michael Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Small World Labs, based in Austin, Texas. "The ability to deploy an online community along side their current communication process provides an opportunity to create increased value for Inovis' clients."

"Historically e-commerce solutions are based on a foundation of communication standards like EDI, XML, and AS2, and the Internet is similarly a foundation of standards-based protocols that have driven business community innovation. Providing a new medium for collaboration brings new opportunities for innovation," said Jon Gatrell, Senior Director, Portfolio Strategy for Inovis. "This partnership blends two concepts of collaboration that are both about connecting companies and individuals around shared collaboration, interests and effective business community management"

A recognized leader in the social networking space, Small World Labs has developed a robust and customizable software platform targeted to businesses and other organizations that want to establish or expand an online community. The company's offerings are designed to help customers connect people and resources through features such as contacts, forums, e-mail, profile-based participation, ratings and reviews, knowledge sharing, user-generated video, broadcast video, podcasting and photo galleries. A rapidly growing and diverse portfolio of customers worldwide such as Oracle, The American Cancer Society, Special Olympics and The Dallas Morning news have employed Small World Labs' solutions to bring the benefits of social networking in a number of applications, such as internal company networks, customer communities, alumni networks and association member networks.

About Small World Labs

Small World Labs provides social networking software and professional networking software to organizations looking to create online communities that are pertinent and targeted to their specific needs. Using best practices and a secure architecture, Small World Labs has developed a web-based software platform that enables corporations, publishers, associations, non-profits and other organizations to provide their own branded online communities. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and currently counts more than 75 organizations and companies from across the U.S. and abroad as customers, including Oracle, Scottrade, CMP Information, The Dallas Morning News, Save the Children, Special Olympics, and the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (512) 474-6400 or visit

About Inovis

Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand business community management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with their business partners. Companies can dramatically reduce the complexity and cost of supply chain management by automating communication with entire trading communities. With this foundation of high-quality and reliable connectivity, companies can improve visibility into interactions with business partners that delivers actionable intelligence that allows users to proactively address supply chain issues before they impact profitability.

With more than 20 years of expertise, Inovis delivers its products and services to more than 20,000 companies over a wide range of industries and markets across the globe.

For more information, visit, or visit the Inovis Community Blog (

Inovis is a trademark of Inovis, Inc.


CONTACT: David Fontaine of Inovis, +1-404-467-3355,
[email protected]; or Allison L. Parker of MS&L, +1-404-870-6864,
[email protected], for Inovis

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