SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prezi, the visual presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences and customers, today announced the launch of Prezi Business. This new platform combines all the benefits that make Prezi presentations stand out with new business-focused productivity tools such as team and audience collaboration capabilities, engagement analytics, integration with Slack, and remote presenting.
Prezi Business is the company's response to a rapidly growing need: tools that enable openness and teamwork over hierarchy and silos, as well as the modern customer's desire for conversations rather than one-way experiences. These trends have impacted the presentation space, creating a long-awaited change that is being driven largely by students moving from the classroom to the workplace.
"Millennials constitute a huge part of our 75 million user base, as they've moved into the professional world, they've brought their modern expectations and favorite tools with them," said Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi. "We designed Prezi Business for users like them; for those that want a more visual, collaborative, data-driven and — most importantly — conversational way to present."
It's Time for the Modern Presentation
Presentations are an essential part of business communications, and there's plenty of evidence that suggests changing up the old office stack's way of presenting (one-way dialogue using slides and bullet points) can have a huge impact on overall success. According to the RAINGroup, for example, sales professionals can increase sales by collaborating with prospects instead of talking at them, and ION Interactive recently found that twice as many consumers say that interactive content is more memorable than static.
Prezi Business is a platform that includes all of the visual and conversational benefits of Prezi, enabling organizations to create presentations that bring together multiple stories that can be dynamically delivered based on the audience's interests. New, business-ready features include:
- Advanced Collaboration – Co-editing and commenting features support real-time collaboration and eliminate the need for version control, allowing users to talk to each other directly in their prezis, no matter their location. Prezi Business also stores presentations in the cloud, letting users sort, select, or link them together from a single location. This content can then be shared with colleagues for collaborative development, and with customers who may then bring it into their own organizations to continue the conversation as needed.
- Prezi Analytics– Real-time analytics give organizations feedback to help sales and marketing departments focus on customers with the highest need. Presenters can employ real-time usage data to determine when to follow up with a prospect, or learn which topics resonated with their audience. Managers can use the analytics leaderboard to track their entire team's performance and improve productivity.
- Integration with Slack -- Slack gives Prezi Business users a unique way to enhance collaboration on the presentations they build through the communication channel that has significantly improved business productivity. Prezi users can now receive Slack notifications when someone has commented on their prezi; when someone has shared a prezi with them; and when someone has edited their prezi. It also sends notifications when their prezi is being viewed and analyzed so they can get real-time feedback from their audience.
- Remote HD Presenting – Every Prezi Business customer gets their own password-protected virtual meeting room, where they can host remote presentations to be viewed by anyone, anywhere. Remote presentations are smooth and unpixelated. They can be viewed or presented in HD, without the need for screensharing software.
Prezi Business is available now worldwide. For more information, visit https://prezi.com/business/.
"I think it's the perfect time to have a new option for presentations. Storytelling has always been important in the marketing world, but as interactivity takes precedence over one-way communication styles, the need for conversational stories grows. Slide-based platforms are often too limiting to rise to the challenge. What businesses need now is the ability to creatively and continually adjust the way they share their information, and Prezi Business allows for that," said Eva Woo, VP of Digital Products at SAP.
"We use Prezi quite strategically and extensively from the top down and we have won more business in the last five months than the previous five months using Prezi," said David Ahrens, chief marketing officer at UBIC, a global provider of innovative and full-service Litigation Consulting, eDiscovery solutions and Project Management for AMLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. "Prezi facilitates better overall engagement with our audience and we can tie increased sales performance to Prezi. The new features in Prezi Business are promising--we especially like remote presenting where you can stream live--brilliant."
"Prezi Business is light years beyond PowerPoint," said Jason Haskell, middle enterprise account manager at a leading next-generation security and compliance company. "With Prezi Business, we can easily create presentations for our clients that are more engaging and memorable--helping us to better tell our story and win new business."
Prezi is the presentation platform that helps you connect more powerfully with your audience and customers. Unlike slides, Prezi's single, interactive canvas encourages conversation and collaboration, making your overall presentation more engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Prezi's latest offering, Prezi Business, moves Prezi into the modern workplace by meeting the needs of today's agile companies. Founded in 2009, and with offices in San Francisco, Budapest and Mexico City, Prezi now fosters a community of over 75 million users and over 260 million prezis around the world. Its investors include Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and TED conferences. For more information, please visit www.prezi.com.
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