Why SMBs are ready for a new Web Conferencing pricing model

Small business owners are a creative and resourceful bunch.  In my experience, they are able to get what they need done quickly and on a shoestring budget.  That means piecing together a solution that works, even if it’s not quite perfect – it just needs to work.  We’ve seen this in our industry with customers putting together a free conference calling service, with a screen sharing service, with a video conferencing service – to make a solution that sometimes works for them.  In other cases, when the small business owner shells out the cash for a more integrated, business grade solution, there may be a propensity to share that account with a few colleagues, because it doesn’t really make sense to pay for multiple accounts when they can just share one.

Well, I’m proud to say that today at AnyMeeting, we’ve launched a product that will free our customers from having to make such compromises.   Introducing: AnyMeeting Company Pro.  With this new solution, everyone in your small to medium enterprise can have their own AnyMeeting account, which comes with everything they need for productive collaboration and online meetings.  That means they get an ‘all-in-one’ solution with integrated phone conferencing, video conferencing, web conferencing, screen sharing, recording, mobile access and much more.  Very importantly, we’ve also priced Company Pro so competitively that there’s no need to share accounts – which just feels better for everyone.  When it comes to business grade online meeting tools, no competitor offers a tool as easy to use and specifically built for small to medium businesses, at such a competitive price.  Let’s do a quick price check:

10 Users on GoToMeeting: $4,680 per year

10 Users on AnyMeeting: $1,500 per year

Annual savings: $3,180 or almost 70% less

What this means is that your entire organization can now become more productive, efficient and responsive in all that they do.  Your sales team can better pitch your product, better demonstrate your value proposition and better elaborate on their proposals – all from their desk.  Your marketing team can conduct more marketing webinars, more focus groups and have more meaningful engagement with outside resources.  Your professional services folks can meet more often with clients, better collaborate on requirements, and more frequently communicate on progress and deliverables – all from their desk.

At the end of the day, an increase in productivity for your entire team truly benefits the business’ bottom line.  Nationally, the average knowledge worker’s salary is about $40K – with some regions being substantially higher.  For less than 1% of their salary, doesn’t it make sense to give every knowledge worker in your organization the tools that have been proven to increase their productivity?

AnyMeeting Launches Desktop App to Make Online Meetings Even Simpler, More Accessible

Small Business Web Conferencing Leader Enables Instant Launch of Online Meetings From the Desktop

ORANGE COUNTY, CA–(Jan 3, 2014) – AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web and video conferencing software for small business, today announced the launch of “AnyMeeting Desktop”, a simple Windows system tray application that simplifies starting and joining meetings — making online meetings even more accessible for everyday use.

“Web, video and phone conferencing can help nearly every small business be more productive,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting. “With instant access to AnyMeeting’s all-in-one conferencing tool directly from the desktop, we’re becoming a more integral part of small businesses’ everyday workflow.”

AnyMeeting Desktop provides quick access to AnyMeeting’s easy-to-use, all-in-one conferencing tool, allowing an AnyMeeting account holder to quickly start a new meeting, join an existing meeting, invite others, and access their phone conference information. Once installed, the application is available with a single click from the user’s Windows system tray. Designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small business – from a one-on-one video conference to a 200-person webinar — AnyMeeting features 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, plus support for up to 200 participants.

Users can download the AnyMeeting Desktop app immediately after signing up for an AnyMeeting account, or any time later from their AnyMeeting Account Manager by clicking the Downloads tab.

About AnyMeeting
Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 450,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options. Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit www.AnyMeeting.com.