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Bunchball Congratulates RMH for Prestigious Constellation SuperNova Award

Second Largest Applebee's Franchisee in the United States Honored for Leadership in "Consumerization of IT & The New C-Suite"

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/14 -- Bunchball, the pioneer and market leader in gamification today congratulates RMH Franchise Corporation, the second largest Applebee's franchisee in the United States, for being honored by Constellation Research Inc. with a SuperNova Award. The Constellation SuperNova Awards recognize leaders who have successfully and innovatively overcome the challenges of introducing new technologies to their organizations. Constellation is a research and advisory firm that helps clients dominate digital disruption.

RMH's award-winning technology implementation is the gamified employee engagement program "Bee Block," which was acknowledged along with Robin Jenkins, regional marketing manager at RMH, for leadership in the category of "Consumerization of IT & The New C-Suite." This award category honors technology adoptions that are simple, scalable and sexy, but also balance organizational needs for safety, security and sustainability. As technology has increasingly democratized across organizations, companies that are harnessing innovative consumer technologies, while still addressing risk and regulatory concerns are the IT leaders who are effectively preparing their businesses for the future.

In 2013, RMH began a rapid growth trajectory, and increased the number of locations from 40 to more than 120 in just 12 months. In the midst of this growth, RMH faced a new challenge: How to engage and retain its staff of 9,000 hourly employees. Employee turnover in the restaurant/food service industry is typically very high and RMH knew how important retaining its employees was to the health and profitability of its business. In order to update its approach to employee retention, RMH determined it needed a new solution and began exploring the idea of incorporating gamification. The organization evaluated several providers and ultimately selected Bunchball, the market leader in gamification. Bunchball's Nitro is a data-driven motivation platform that leverages big data analytics, personalization and transparency to provide goals, recognition, real-time feedback on progress, and rewards that matters to employees, all of which RMH recognized as the innovative techniques they needed to connect with and engage employees.

In early 2014 RMH launched a pilot of "Bee Block" at three locations. The initial program was so successful that it has now rolled Bee Block out to all 138 of its restaurants and introduced a mobile application program. RMH has made impressive strides with "Bee Block," including being able to tap into the motivations of its hourly workforce to improve both employee engagement and retention. Early results in June 2014 showed a solid reduction in employee turnover. Additionally, Bunchball's gamification platform has proven to be a scalable, adaptable and responsive solution, which has been essential to helping RMH foster closer connections with employees and management.

To learn more about RMH's award-winning implementation visit: http://www.bunchball.com/resources/rmh-franchise-corporationapplebees-robin-jenkins-constellation-supernova-award-winner-bee
Comments on the news:
"The leadership demonstrated by each of the SuperNova Award winners is inspirational. Keep an eye on them--not only can these people keep up with the rapid pace of technological change, they can lead entire organizations to follow these changes. These are the leaders who are making the promise of technology a reality for the enterprise and consequently, the rest of society," said R "Ray" Wang, chairman and founder of Constellation Research, Inc.

"Shepherding the growth and sophistication of gamification solutions for Fortune 2000 companies has been a very rewarding process for Bunchball during the almost decade since we first launched our Nitro platform," said Rajat Paharia, founder and chief product officer, Bunchball. "RMH in particular is a great example of how gamification, when done well and with clear business objectives in mind, can drive incredible results."

"By providing real-time feedback and transparency amongst hourly employees and their managers, gamification creates immediate, measurable impact throughout our entire organization," said Robin Jenkins, regional marketing manager, RMH Franchise Corporation. "The very nature of gamification, and the ability the Nitro platform has given us to design a scalable engagement program that drives individual and management goals alike, has been transformative for our business and we are thrilled to share this honor with all 9,000 of our employees."

About Bunchball:
Bunchball is the market leader and visionary in gamification for the enterprise. Bunchball drives business results through gamification with its cloud-based platform that motivates and engages employees, customers and partners. Our world-class customer roster includes over 300 enterprise and Fortune 2000 companies, including Adobe, Cisco, HP, T-Mobile and VMware. Bunchball is strategically aligned with industry-leading partners, including BMC Software, Jive, IBM, NICE Systems and Salesforce.com, to deliver gamification solutions to enterprises globally. Based in Redwood City, California, Bunchball's investors include Parallax Capital Fund, Granite Ventures, Northport Investments and Correlation Ventures. For more information, visit www.bunchball.com, our blog at www.gamification.com, or follow @bunchball.

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