Glendale, CA, April 24, 2014 – Everbridge, the worldwide leader in Unified Critical Communications, and Witt O’Brien’s have forged a strategic partnership to deliver next-generation emergency preparedness, response and communications. Through the partnership, Witt O’Brien’s PIER™ (Public Information Emergency Response) product will leverage Everbridge’s Unified Critical Communication platform to support the scalable distribution of customized, two-way, multi-modal communication during disruptive events. The two companies will formally unveil the partnership and integrated solution at the Continuity Insights Management Conference in New Orleans on April 28 – 30.
As a global leader in emergency preparedness, crisis management and disaster response, crisis communications and post-event recovery, Witt O’Brien’s has long been recognized for providing innovative services and expertise with actual hands-on experience across the entire crisis and disaster lifecycle. With PIER™, Witt O’Brien’s offers a fully integrated and flexible solution that ensures business continuity by streamlining and automating internal and external communications during routine events, minor incidents, and major catastrophes.
The integration with Everbridge’s market leading critical communication platform extends the global reach and resiliency of PIER™ to deliver a comprehensive emergency response and communications environment. Users also will have the capability to perform a variety of new tasks within the PIER™ interface, including developing notification templates and polling questions, requesting message confirmation, and localizing content in different languages.
“This is a strategic partnership between two industry pioneers that will resonate with customers immediately. In essence, we are merging Witt O’Brien’s emergency preparedness and response expertise and leadership with Everbridge’s dominant market foothold in critical communications,” said Jaime Ellertson, Chairman & CEO of Everbridge. “Our scalable platform is uniquely designed to complement preparedness, response and recovery efforts by ensuring that messages get delivered quickly and accurately during disruptive events. We are thrilled to combine efforts with Witt O’Brien’s to help our customers ensure business continuity and communicate more effectively across the globe.”
Everbridge’s integration with PIER™ is just phase one of the strategic partnership. The two companies will continue to integrate Everbridge’s Unified Critical Communication technology with additional Witt O’Brien’s solutions for crisis planning and communications to create an even more robust offering.
“The opportunity to partner with Everbridge made sense from the outset as our company strives to provide customers with strategic guidance supported by complementary, innovative technology solutions,” said Ken Burris, CEO of Witt O’Brien’s. “We are excited to integrate with the Everbridge platform and deliver a market leading, comprehensive emergency response communications solution.”
Everbridge and Witt O’Brien’s will join forces at the Continuity Insights Management Conference to offer PIER™ demonstrations in booth #313. For more information please visit www.everbridge.com and www.wittobriens.com.