About Recollective

Recollective is the ultimate qualitative research platform with a simple mission: to help you conduct your research, your way.

What it means to Research happy.

Recollective focuses on building the future of research technology so you can focus on doing the research you love and getting the insights you need. When you bring together the right technology partner, an excited client and engaged participants, you can rest easy knowing the journey ahead is a happy one.

The beauty of “Research happy.” is in its double meaning. Not only does it speak to our desire to free researchers from technological constraints so they can focus on doing the research they love, it also alludes to the goal of research itself: uncovering what makes a customer happy. The feeling that comes from building studies that engage participants and dig deep to find unexpected answers is what "Research happy." is all about.
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The Recollective Story

Originally founded as Ramius Corporation in 1998 in Ottawa, Canada, Recollective’s driving purpose has always been the same: developing cloud-based social software to help people engage and share.

Our first two software products, CommunityZero® and Sixent®, simplified engagement and collaboration between consumers and across enterprises. From our experience in building and delivering these products to companies such as SAP, NASA and Kaiser Permanente, we learned what it takes to meet the high standards that today’s organizations demand.

Phillipe Dame and Alfred Jay Co-Founders of Recollective
Recollective co-founders Philippe Dame and Alfred Jay.

By 2009, more and more market research organizations were using CommunityZero® and Sixent® to conduct qualitative research. That’s when we realized there was an opportunity to bring a new offering to the market: community-driven qualitative market research software.

Since launching Recollective in 2011, we’ve worked diligently in collaboration with our research customers and industry thought leaders to continually innovate that dream product. To this day, those early experiences guide how our software is designed, built and supported.

When businesses choose Recollective for their research today, they can act with confidence, knowing that we are committed to pushing the boundaries of functionality, scalability, depth and flexibility of features, to deliver a secure product that helps them reach their goals.



Ramius Corporation is founded

Founders Alfred Jay and Philippe Dame aim to develop online community software as a service.


Launch of CommunityZero® online communities web service

CommunityZero® user base grows virally to exceed 1.5M users and 150,000 communities worldwide within two years. Achieves ranking within the world's top 2,000 websites by traffic.


Launch of Sixent® for social networking-based enterprise collaboration

Sixent® attracts leading organizations as customers including IEEE, Ciena, CCH Teammate and United Methodist Church (Women).


Launch of Recollective® for qualitative market research projects and communities

Recollective launches to its first customers with an innovative set of qualitative research and community capabilities.


Ramius Corporation becomes Recollective Inc.

Ramius adopts a new corporate name in recognition of the growth and dedicated focus on Recollective®


Recollective's 10-year product anniversary

Recollective® has grown into a market-leading platform with a robust feature set and offered in over 25 languages. Recollective is used by over 1700 research organizations around the world.


25th Corporate Anniversary

Recollective celebrates 25 years in business since it was founded as Ramius Corporation in 1998. It's an amazing milestone but we're not done yet!

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Recollective Headquarters

Located within the World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa, our new offices are only steps from Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, countless restaurants and other amenities. Our office offers employees a compelling space to escape the home office and collaborate with colleagues.

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