updated 2/8/2011 3:18:35 PM ET 2011-02-08T20:18:35

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.

"Businesses that are looking at Enterprise 2.0 are not only looking to manage the bottom line with a more efficient way to engage employees, they are also looking to grow the top line with a more effective way to engage customers, partners and the general public," said Chen. "With Clearvale Express, businesses can immediately begin taking steps to do that."

Partners have also been looking for a streamlined version of Clearvale. SoftBank Telecom, one of BroadVision Clearvale 's biggest customers in Japan, saw the opportunity to use Clearvale PaasPort – BroadVision 's innovative platform-as-a-service program – to bring a solution to the very large SMB market. SoftBank was also looking for a way to leverage the new technologies that are enabling today's virtual workplace.

" BroadVision 's unique view of the future – the virtual, mobile, social enterprise – can now take hold across the entire Japanese business market," said Ken Miyauchi, COO, SoftBank Telecom. "Japanese companies are all looking for ways to work more productively. The social business cloud provides a way for business to achieve that, quickly and inexpensively.  With Clearvale Express, this can now be a reality for any business."

One of the key features of Clearvale Express – now also available on Clearvale Enterprise – is its integration with Google Apps.  With a very large number of SMBs worldwide now using Google Apps, Clearvale Express brings a new level of performance to their productivity suites. 

"For SMBs everywhere, this can be a real game changer," said Chen. "And it's as easy as Facebook and Twitter, only more suitable for the kinds of things you need to do to run a business."

About BroadVision

Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (Nasdaq:BVSN) is an innovative provider of e-business and social networking solutions for organizations seeking to grow profitably by improving online business processes through invited participation and social interaction. Our solutions -- including Clearvale, the world's first network of networks for the socially driven enterprise -- enable mission-critical e-business for next-generation organizations around the globe. The customers benefiting from BroadVision solutions include Baker Hughes, Epson, Hilti, Iberia, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company, SINA, Sony, U.S. Navy, Vodafone, Xerox and more. Visit www.BroadVision.com for more details.

For more information about Clearvale, visit http://www.clearvale.com.

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CONTACT: Deborah Yang
         Director of Marketing
         BroadVision, Inc.
         650-331-1000 x 7169

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