Acquia Launches Open Social Business Software Commons 2.0
(Press Release) BOSTON, MA, June 21, 2011— Acquia, the leading provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, today introduced Commons 2.0, the next generation of its ready-to-use open social business software solution. Designed for organizations that want to quickly create engaging community websites, Commons 2.0 offers more options, better flexibility, and faster time to deployment than any other social software solution on the market.
Built on the industry leading open-source social publishing platform Drupal, Commons gives organizations the highest level of social business innovation possible. Commons combines rapidly evolving social web features including activity streams, social networking, blogs, wikis, badges, and events with enterprise-class analytics, support, and management services to create a pre-packaged open-source alternative to proprietary social business solutions. Built with open-source software created by a community of thousands, Commons is able to add new features at the speed of the web, giving companies’ unparalleled freedom to extend and adapt their community sites to meet unique business needs.
“Social software is now a business imperative, as companies build communities to improve brand loyalty, reduce customer support costs, and increase employee efficiency”, says Bryan House, Acquia’s VP of Marketing. “Commons is the alternative to costly, proprietary social business solutions – offering enterprises a more flexible, better way to create social community sites at a dramatically lower cost.”
With Acquia’s Commons, organizations can deploy a “Social-as-a-Service” solution in weeks, not months, yet retain the flexibility to create unique, branded communities to propel their business. Commons 2.0 is the better way for social business by providing the following new features:
Freedom to choose your social style and collaborate your way.
Commons 2.0 gives organizations unmatched flexibility to choose their social interaction style for their community site. They can build a community focused on activity streams and microblogging, create a Q&A environment, or launch a complete social network.