Leader in Cloud-Based Social Business Teams Up With SoftBank Telecom to Provide Businesses With an Enterprise-Class Alternative to Salesforce Chatter.com Clearvale Express Enables Companies to Launch Social Networks Inside and Outside of the Enterprise REDWOOD CITY, Calif, TOKYO, BEIJING and MILAN, Italy, Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN), the leader in cloud-based social business solutions, today announced the global launch and immediate availability of BroadVision Clearvale Express, a free social networking solution for business. A streamlined version of Clearvale Enterprise – the company's flagship enterprise social networking solution – Clearvale Express enables businesses of all sizes to create social networks for use inside and outside of the enterprise on a cloud platform, with a seamless upgrade path to comprehensive enterprise-wide collaboration. A more compelling alternative to Chatter.com for the performance-minded companies, Clearvale Express offers a risk-free transition to their Enterprise 2.0 future. To get started, visit http://www.clearvale.com/clearvale/site-signup-express . With Clearvale Express, any business of any size can immediately enjoy the benefits of enterprise social networking – greater performance, higher productivity, tighter team and company alignment – over the cloud, and at zero cost. Among the many scenarios where businesses can increase performance and productivity are: --Sales: finding knowledge that's critical for closing deals --Marketing/PR: managing the lifecycle of a press announcement --HR: identifying staff with key skill sets --Customer care: handling time-consuming exceptions --Product/service development: radically improving the company's ability to innovate A more extensible, flexible, and open approach "Enterprises are seeking a collaboration solution that's more about getting their work done than just chattering," said Pehong Chen, founder and CEO of BroadVision. "As an eighteen-year veteran in the enterprise market and a pioneer in helping companies drive value via the Web, BroadVision has brought a special sensibility to the cloud market, and 'enterprise class' is one area where we've been able to differentiate from many of our peers. With a more robust and open platform of engagement for the enterprise, integrating easily with any systems of record, as opposed to locking into just one type of CRM such as Salesforce.com, the Clearvale platform is the clear solution of choice for Enterprise 2.0." Another key differentiator is the ability to launch networks inside and outside of the enterprise.