WebRTC Will Not Take Off Until All Major Browsers Support It

google-webrtc-logoRiding on the heels on the most recent WebRTC Expo, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the current status of the WebRTC movement, the progress the industry has made and where vendors are focusing their energies and investments. My conclusion is that while there have been a number of impressive WebRTC implementations, progress has not been as fast as most of us would like, and the main reason for this stall is the lack of adoption by major browser manufacturers.

To recap, today we have Google Chrome leading the charge with full support for WebRTC, Mozilla Firefox having implemented the majority of WebRTC features, and a number of vendors releasing plugins and SDKs that allow native app development with WebRTC features on mobile and desktop platforms. However, none of these plugin based or app based solutions offer the ubiquitous access to communication that WebRTC promises. Having to install a plugin or app creates friction in the user experience that will prevent mass adoption.  This may work for enterprise applications where all of the endpoints are the under control of IT, but it will not work for consumer applications at internet scale.  Additionally, this route is very expensive, requiring multiple solutions for all the different desktop and mobile operating systems.

However, when WebRTC is implemented in the browser, it creates an elegant and simple experience for the user.  Anything from video chatting with your friends, getting instant contextual customer support based on the product you’re currently looking at, or collaborating over a document or task becomes as simple as clicking a button on a webpage or web app.  It’s frictionless, contextual and easy.  Additionally, companies are able to leverage Javascript developers to build these solutions, instead of telecom engineers, resulting in faster time to market and huge cost savings — truly delivering on the vision of WebRTC.

While Chrome and Firefox together command about 55 – 60% of the browser market, this is not enough to deliver on WebRTC’s potential.  We need all the browsers to adopt the standard before we will truly see this technology start to provide large scale value.  However, I am encouraged that this last week, there was great progress when a consensus was reached to support both H.264 and VP8 as mandatory codecs in the spec. This signals that perhaps Microsoft and Apple can finally get onboard with WebRTC and we may finally see the ubiquitous access to video and audio technology that only the browser can deliver to billions of users.

I truly hope the industry realizes this simple truth, so that we start focusing our efforts on moving the browser manufacturers towards implementing the full WebRTC 1.0 spec, as quickly as possible.  I’d love to hear any feedback or ideas on how we can ensure that this will happen in 2015.

Webinar Recording: What The Affordable Care Act Means for Small Employers

Watch part III of our “Growing Your Business” webinar series, presented by AnyMeeting and featuring the Small Business Administration’s Meredith Olafson.

This webinar focuses on what the Affordable Care Act means for small employers. Topics discussed include:

  • Insurance market reforms for small employers
  • Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits) – who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • SHOP Marketplace updates
  • Employer Shared Responsibility provisions
  • Key provisions for self-employed business owners with no employees
  • Tools and resources available for small employers interested in learning more about the law

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AnyMeeting Takes Small Businesses Global with New Release of Global Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Solution

New Toll-Free and International Dial-In Options, Plus New Meeting Start Modes to Help Users Launch and Schedule Meetings Even Faster

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., October 1, 2014 – AnyMeeting (http://www.anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing, video conferencing and phone conferencing for small business, announced today its new release introducing US toll-free and international dial-in options in more than 40 countries, plus new meeting start modes that streamline the scheduling and launching of meetings based on use case.

AnyMeeting Pro Plans Add US Toll-Free and International Dial-In Options

The new toll-free and international dial-in options are available in all AnyMeeting Pro plans and allow meeting hosts to provide a US toll-free option as well as local dial-in numbers in over 40 countries.  This latest release responds to the needs of many small businesses everywhere for greater global access, as well as the need of AnyMeeting’s growing international customer base for local dial-in options.

These new phone options are available today for general release to AnyMeeting’s 600,000 small business customers across all the verticals it serves, including health care, technology, professional services, financial services and real estate.  International dial-in options are included in all AnyMeeting Pro plans at no additional cost, while US toll-free service is available as an option to Pro subscribers and is charged based on usage, at a rate of only 6 cents per minute – among the lowest rates in the industry.

Latest AnyMeeting Release Makes It Even Faster to Start and Schedule Meetings

With its new release, AnyMeeting has made it even faster and simpler for users to launch and join meetings and conference calls by introducing new meeting start modes, which optimize tool settings for the type of meetings users want to host.  For example, for simple phone conferences, meeting invitations include only conference call details.  For video conferences, meeting attendees join the meeting with webcams turned on.  For webinars, hosts are offered the option to create custom registration forms and surveys, and attendees join the meeting muted by default.

This release also includes a beta instant screen share option, enabling users to launch simple screen sharing with just one click.  New support resources are available to guide users through the new meeting options.

“AnyMeeting is focused on providing small businesses with the simplest, most powerful conferencing platform specifically tailored to their needs,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting.  “These new capabilities enable our customers to better tap international business opportunities and improve their efficiency by anticipating and adapting to their needs.”

AnyMeeting is an easy-to-use, full-featured web conferencing and webinar software platform designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small business, with 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, as well as support for mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets.

AnyMeeting customers – as well as its large distribution partners focused on providing the best solutions for small business — are tapping AnyMeeting’s all-in-one web, video and phone conferencing platform for its power, simplicity, affordability, and now its global accessibility.

For more information, please visit www.AnyMeeting.com.

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 500,000 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.

Webinar Recording: SBA Resources for Growing Businesses

Check out this webinar presented by AnyMeeting and Comcast Business and featuring, Calvin Goings, SBA Region Administrator. SBA offers a wide variety of programs, services, and resources to help small business grow. This webinar focuses on the SBA’s core mission to reach America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners and addresses topics including:

  • Who is the SBA?
    • SBA’s 3 “Cs” and a “D”
  • Access to Capital—SBA guarantees loans for America’s small business owners
  • Access to Contracts—SBA advocates on behalf of small business in the federal procurement world
  • Access to Consulting—SBA provides counseling and business assistance through our network of resource partners
  • Disaster Assistance for small businesses and homeowners
  • SBA’s efforts to address the changing environment of innovation and investment—Overview of the Office of Investment & Innovation

Watch it now.

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Growing Your Business Webinar Series

To kick off the fall season, AnyMeeting is pleased to announce a free 3-part Growing Your Business Webinar Series to help your business expand and thrive. Featuring guest speakers from the Small Business Administration, this series will present topics and resources important to small businesses today. Register below for one or all of these valuable sessions.

AnyMeeting Announces Partner API at WebRTC Expo

Enables Service Provider and Platform Partners to Easily Integrate WebRTC-Enabled Conferencing into their Own Solutions

AnyMeeting at WebRTC Expo IV, Booth 218 in Atlanta, June 17-19, 2014

Huntington Beach, Calif. – June 17, 2014 – AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) today announces its partner API, which enables service provider and platform partners to integrate all or portions of its full-featured, browser-based web, video and phone conferencing tool into their own solutions.

AnyMeeting is one of the first WebRTC-enabled conferencing platforms in large-scale production. The AnyMeeting API has already been leveraged in partnerships with large cable operators and telcos, as well as with platforms including Outlook, Zimbra, Google Apps and select vertical platforms in markets like real estate. AnyMeeting is now opening its API to new partners that wish to add WebRTC-enabled conferencing to their own services and platforms.

Said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting, “WebRTC represents a disruptive technology that opens major new opportunities for service providers –enabling new features, service models and platform economics that will transform the industry. We’re excited to serve partners seeking to tap those opportunities today, leveraging our API and integration experience to build great WebRTC-enabled solutions together.”

AnyMeeting Founder and CEO on Plenary Panel at WebRTC Expo

AnyMeeting is a Gold Sponsor of WebRTC Expo IV in Atlanta, June 17-19, where Tuculescu will be a featured speaker on the plenary panel “Using WebRTC to Make Money”at 3:40pm Tuesday, June 17. AnyMeeting will also available at booth #218 for more information and demonstrations.

Proven, Scalable AnyMeeting API for Screen Sharing, Video, Phone & VOIP Conferencing

Partners can leverage AnyMeeting’s proven and scalable API to quickly add screen sharing, multi-party video conferencing, phone and VoIP-based audio conferencing, online meetings with recording, and full-featuredwebinar capabilities to their own platforms and service offerings.

AnyMeeting’s full-featured conferencing solution also works with non-WebRTC-supported browsers, providing a complete cross-platform solution. The company, which launched the AnyMeeting brand in 2010, has attracted more than 500,000 users and is a trusted partner to many large cable operators, telcos, platform providers and associations serving its target SMB customer base.

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 500,000 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.

 

Growing Non-Profit Takes Wing with AnyMeeting Web and Video Conferencing to Lift Global Member Resources

Jet Aircraft Museum Innovates Membership and Donation Processes While Saving Hundreds of Volunteer Hours Using AnyMeeting All-in-One Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Platform

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –  June 10, 2014 – Innovating its membership and donation processes was a major project for the intercontinental non-profit JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM (JAM), and AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com) Web and video conferencing cloud software delivered the simple and affordable collaboration tool it needed to ensure a successful transition for JAM members and its officers and Board of Directors.

AnyMeeting allowed the team to train far-flung members, on time and on budget, and is now a key part of JAM’s optimized flight plan for reaching prospective members and driving its fund-raising campaigns.

THE CHALLENGE FOR THE JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM

JAM Logo (1)The JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM is a volunteer organization of 150 international members. The museum exits to create and maintain a dynamic and living history of the modern age Royal Canadian Air Force, and provides a center to honor the valiant Canadian men and women who flew these aircraft with distinction in periods of war, peace, and peace keeping.

The non-profit organization has as its primary purpose the acquisition, display, preservation, and maintenance of its jet aircraft, and, uniquely, it provides in flight demonstrations. Collaborating with members of the museum to fulfill its mission to combine the creation and operation of museum housing, while managing aircraft, historical artifacts, records, and salient memorabilia required the geographically dispersed volunteers to spend many hours trading emails, logging into Facebook, and managing a handful of other media. No one resource offered a consistent solution to everyone across the organization’s diverse demographics. And the ongoing challenge in the governance of a successful and expanding volunteer organization like the JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM requires streamlining processes and reducing costs wherever possible. The team needed a better way to communicate with consistency.

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE

The JAM officers and Board of Directors were interested in Technical Marketing Director’s Steve Blackwell’s proposal to test online collaboration and meeting solutions to help manage team communications. Blackwell took several online meeting and video conferencing solutions like GoToMeeting and Cisco WebEx for test flights but found they were prohibitively priced for his organization’s budget. During his review process, he experienced another powerful web conferencing and video conferencing solution, AnyMeeting, in a meeting hosted by another of his clients. He was impressed with the performance and the simplicity of the experience and the price was right – free with easy upgrades.

FINDING A SOLUTION WITH ANYMEETING

AnyMeeting is an easy-to-use, full-featured Web conferencing and webinar software platform designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small but rapidly growing organizations like the JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM, with 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, plus support for the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets (with Android phones coming soon). The museum initially chose AnyMeeting as the best solution to meet its needs to make it simpler for the volunteers to automate content management processes and collaborate on documents. Using AnyMeeting, Blackwell was also able to innovate processes, workflows and ad-hoc communications with members, saving significant time and resources.

“AnyMeeting allows us to engage in projects with our international members as if they were sitting all together in a room onsite at the JET AIRCRAFT Museum,” said Blackwell. “AnyMeeting was easy for members to use as an all-in-one conferencing solution to simplify collaboration processes.”

According to Blackwell, “AnyMeeting proved invaluable during the launch of its recent website refresh, which included a new and more efficient way for members to access information on the site.” The new processes required member training. “We saved hundreds of hours training members using AnyMeeting,” added Blackwell. “It was much easier to get everyone up to speed, and honestly, I can’t think of how we would have done it with emails and phone, much less in-person. With AnyMeeting, we accomplished the demos in real time. Everyone is happy!”

Blackwell sees expanding the use of AnyMeeting to attract new members and increase informational and guest speaker communications for the organization. “I’m excited about the possibilities to utilize AnyMeeting to facilitate committee and Board meetings, and to help in attracting new members. I recommend it to any growing organization.”

“AnyMeeting is specifically built as one tool to satisfy all the meeting needs of small businesses and other organizations with remote team members and clients,” said Costin Tuculescu, founder and CEO of AnyMeeting. “From a one-on-one video conference to a 200-person webinar, AnyMeeting empowers organizations like the Jet Aircraft Museum to communicate effectively, grow, and reach their goals like never before possible.”

 

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 500,000 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.

Rapidly Growing Startups Like Groopt Upgrade to AnyMeeting Company Plans


AnyMeeting Now Adds Nearly 25,000 New Users Monthly As Small Businesses Discover Its All-in-One Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Tool Designed and Priced for Small Business

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – June 10, 2014 – Momentum for AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) continues to grow as small businesses — the major growth engine of the U.S. economy1 — discover its easy-to-use, affordable, all-in-one conferencing tool.

Serving small businesses across industries including technology, healthcare, professional services, real estate and financial services, AnyMeeting delivers a powerful all-in-one conferencing tool for everyday use. A growing number of companies are adopting AnyMeeting to cut travel and meeting costs and simplify training and collaboration.In particular, an increasing number are buying AnyMeeting Company Plans, which offer a range of administrator controls together with access to AnyMeeting’s all-in-one conferencing tool for a number of employees. With Company Plans, administrators can add and remove users, manage consolidated billing, and view detailed meeting activity reports.

AnyMeeting CEO and founder, Costin Tuculescu, notes that momentum for AnyMeeting is a testament to the company’s dedication and focus on small business: “More than half a million new companies are launched each month, and to stand out, they need tools to communicate with remote colleagues, engage with clients and prospects, demo products and conduct training, all while tightly controlling costs.  AnyMeeting is all about making that easy for small businesses.”

Easy Upgrade Path to Company Plans, Anytime

AnyMeeting Company Plans provide host accounts for three or more people in a company, plus administrator controls to manage them.  Every user gets access to AnyMeeting’s all-in-one conferencing tool featuring 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more. Rapidly growing start-up Groopt http://groopt.com is among the many AnyMeeting customers that have recently made the decision to upgrade to a new AnyMeeting Company Plan.

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Groopt’s Goal to Deliver Clear and Reliable Communication to New and Existing Clients

headShots_Pat (1)Patrick Allen is founder and CEO of Groopt, a bootstrapped start-up based in San Francisco. The five-year-old firm began as a boutique design agency and pivoted a year ago into a thriving, 14-employee database platform for faith, nonprofit, alumni, sports, political and social groups. Like many entrepreneurs, Allen realized the company’s success depends on having clear and reliable communication with both existing clients and new business prospects, making Web conferencing an important consideration.

Allen recognized that early-stage organizations like Groopt need to be smart and nimble with their finances, and that sending employees to in-person meetings all over the globe would be unsustainable. The value of Web conferencing for entrepreneurs like Allen is immeasurable. Being able to conduct productive and comprehensive meetings with integrated screen sharing, shared documents and notes, live polls, and full audio and video conferencing from anywhere can have an immensely positive impact on their businesses.

Groopt Addresses the Web and Video Conferencing Challenge

Groopt initially tried a variety of Web conferencing tools ranging from established players like GoToMeeting and Skype to lesser known solutions. As Allen explains it, the services were either too expensive or cumbersome, or worst of all, made participants download software before entering the meeting.  After experimenting with various upgrades and approaches, he was close to giving up on Web conferencing all together.

Finding the Best Web and Video Conferencing Solution for Small Business With AnyMeeting

Allen was introduced to small business Web conferencing leader AnyMeeting through a mutual acquaintance, so he decided to give the service a try.  What attracted him to AnyMeeting was that the cloud-based service was developed specifically for small businesses like Groopt.

He started by using AnyMeeting’s core service and liked it enough that he encouraged his staff to give AnyMeeting a try. Across the board the team found AnyMeeting to be elegantly designed, intuitive, and most of all, reliable. After a few short weeks, Groopt’s team had become so enamored with AnyMeeting that they often found themselves promoting the service to webinar participants.  Allen recently elected to upgrade Groopt to AnyMeeting’s Company Plan, providing accounts for his entire team along with administrator controls, consolidated billing and reporting his company needed.

AnyMeeting Web Conferencing is an Integral Tool for SMB Growth

Groopt has continued to grow and just released its newest product, a mobile-friendly database to help any group measure and leverage its data to achieve its membership, civic or funding goals. According to Allen, AnyMeeting’s Web conferencing services will continue to be an integral part of the company’s strong growth.

As a cloud-based and browser-based solution, no pre-installation, training, or configuration by administrators or IT staff is necessary.  The service is conveniently integrated with audio on the phone, so participants can join by either phone or computer.  Attendees on the go can also join the online meeting using their iPhone, iPad or Android tablet.

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 500,000 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.

 

  1. According to the Small Business Association, 28 million small businesses are thriving in the US and more than 22 million are self-employed with no additional payroll or employees (these are called non employers) Of these, more than 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a small business

 

AnyMeeting Customer ChartMeds Enhance Sales Processes with Online Demos and Customized Training Webinars

AnyMeeting customers include companies from a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, real estate, and technology services. These companies are adopting AnyMeeting to cut travel and meeting costs and simplify processes associated with training and collaborating with team members (cited as the dominant use cases by 34% and 29% of customers, respectively, in AnyMeeting’s fall 2013 customer survey).

Of the respondents who previously used another online meeting solution, 50% are switching from either GoToMeeting or WebEx. Top factors cited: simplicity and price.

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One such customer is ChartMeds, a rapidly growing company that delivers an advanced Web-based healthcare solution for automating medication administration records (advanced eMAR) or Med Passes for residents of state and federally regulated long-term care, nursing, assisted living, troubled-youth and correctional facilities.

Because ChartMed’s business is broadening across a diverse range of residential healthcare facilities, thanks in part to mandates related to the U.S Affordable Care Act (ACA), ChartMeds delivers sales demos, system training and other key customer support services that meet specific scheduling and regulatory requirements for its customers in the U.S. and abroad. The principals at ChartMeds realized that the company could enhance its sales processes with online demos and deliver superior, customized training webinars for customers with AnyMeeting while cutting meeting and travel costs.

As ChartMeds began reviewing online meeting options, they quickly found AnyMeeting was the right solution based on “quality capabilities, simplicity and price.” Brad Barrows, director of Sales at ChartMeds said, “AnyMeeting was not only the simplest solution for our users and customers to navigate — and we had tried other solutions like GoToMeeting — but the ease of use and the value we receive with every use of AnyMeeting is appreciated every day.

ChartMeds is now realizing a lift in sales close rates from an average of 7% prior to the use of AnyMeeting to nearly a 50% sales close rate today.

Small Businesses Recommend AnyMeeting for Ease of Use and Simple Pricing Model

AnyMeeting Customers Reduce Travel and Training Costs; Increase Sales Close Rates from 7% to 50% Using AnyMeeting All-in-One Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Platform

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 20, 2014 – Doubling its size in 15 months, AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com) now delivers its web, video conferencing , phone conferencing and webinar tool to more than 500,000 small business users. In a recent customer survey, AnyMeeting customers cite peer recommendations and a great customer experience (CX), including ease of use and AnyMeeting pricing as the key criteria for adoption.

Healthcare, Financial, Professional Services and Technology Companies Adopt AnyMeeting

AnyMeeting customers include companies from a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, real estate, and technology services. These companies are adopting AnyMeeting to cut travel and meeting costs and simplify processes associated with training and collaborating with team members (cited as the dominant use cases by 34% and 29% of customers, respectively).

Of the respondents who previously used another online meeting solution, 50% are switching from either GoToMeeting or WebEx. Top factors cited: simplicity and price.

One such customer is ChartMeds, a rapidly growing company that delivers an advanced Web-based healthcare solution for automating medication administration records (advanced eMAR) or Med Passes for residents of state and federally regulated long-term care, nursing, assisted living, troubled-youth and correctional facilities. Because ChartMed’s business is broadening across a diverse range of residential healthcare facilities, thanks in part to mandates related to the U.S Affordable Care Act (ACA), ChartMeds delivers sales demos, system training and other key customer support services that meet specific scheduling and regulatory requirements for its customers in the U.S. and abroad.  The principals at ChartMeds realized that the company could enhance its sales processes with online demos and deliver superior, customized training webinars for customers with AnyMeeting while cutting meeting and travel costs. As ChartMeds began reviewing online meeting options, they quickly found AnyMeeting was the right solution based on “quality capabilities, simplicity and price.”  Brad Barrows, director of Sales at ChartMeds said, “AnyMeeting was not only the simplest solution for our users and customers to navigate – and we had tried other solutions like GoToMeeting –but the ease of use and the value we receive with every use of AnyMeeting is appreciated every day.  ChartMeds is now realizing a lift in sales close rates from an average of 7% prior to the use of AnyMeeting to nearly a 50% sales close rate today.

“AnyMeeting Simplicity is Like a Goldmine”

Many customers experience AnyMeeting as an attendee and decide to adopt the solution as a result of the simple user experience.

AnyMeeting customer Sylvia Henderson, CEO of Virtual Workforce Network Agency, provides training to optimize sales and lead-generation calling techniques for her calling agents and clients using AnyMeeting. She said, “AnyMeeting allows me to run high quality webinars that require virtually no training. Whether you are just beginning or you are a small business, you want to keep your solutions simple, effective and efficient. AnyMeeting offers the simplicity I need to run my businesses—coaching and training my virtual lead generation calling agents and consulting with my clients. With AnyMeeting I can help them learn how to ‘make the human connection’ in order to be more effective in lead generation and sales. The simplicity of AnyMeeting is like a goldmine for me! Many of my clients and calling agents are so impressed with their AnyMeeting experience that they adopt it for their own needs. Client referral is powerful and that’s why companies come to me…I make it simpler for them to become world-class sales people and generate more leads…AnyMeeting makes it simple for me to do what I do best.”

As a browser-based solution, no pre-installation, training, or configuration by administrators or IT staff is necessary.  The service is conveniently integrated with audio on the phone, so participants can join by either phone or computer.  Attendees on the go can also join the online meeting using their iPhone, iPad or Android tablet (Android phones coming soon).

Real-Estate Expertise Delivered to Agents and Clients Across the U.S. via AnyMeeting

ArCHI Acquisitions is a start-up in the real estate industry that provides both webinar training for internal team members and education to the company’s clients. Currently staffed by three agents, ArCHI plans to add 10 to 20 new agents to their team this year, and will communicate to their national agents and clients via AnyMeeting “as if they were sitting face-to-face.”  Taryn McKennie of ArCHI Acquisitions stated, “Conducting presentations or conference calls with AnyMeeting is awesome, especially for a startup or new business. Prior to AnyMeeting everything was communicated by phone and email—which slowed things down. But with AnyMeeting, it seems, the faster I can communicate both verbally and visually the higher retention rate I have for clients and team members, especially for training purposes.”

“We continue to focus on making it simple for small businesses to cut costs and enhance efficiency through online meetings,” said Costin Tuculescu, founder and CEO of AnyMeeting. “AnyMeeting is an all-in-one web, video and phone conferencing tool that serves as an everyday utility for a growing number of small businesses. AnyMeeting small business customers, and partners catering to small business, know they can count on us to provide the right solution for their unique needs today and in the future.”

AnyMeeting is an easy-to-use, full-featured Web conferencing and webinar software platform designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small business, with 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, plus support for the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets (with Android phones coming soon). For more information, please visit http://www.AnyMeeting.com.

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 500,000 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.

CONTACT:

Heidi Wieland
BigBangPR LLC
805-722-7413
heidiw@anymeeting.com