Online Service Bureaus Help Companies Reduce Expenditures During Economic Downturn

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from E-Conference Inc.

    BOULDER, Colo., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy struggling,
 businesses are searching for ways to save money on travel expenses, while
 increasing marketing dollars and continuing to foster collaboration among
 their clients and associates.  E-Conference Inc., (www.e-conference.com) is a
 leading service bureau that runs online meetings and distance training events
 for companies both big and small.  By relying on E-Conference to manage
 meetings, companies are able to save money in travel expenses and time.
     According to "Education and e-Learning: The Next Revolution," the average
 employee attends 60 meetings per month.  Many of these meetings are offsite
 and require costly travel expenses, in addition to the loss of valuable time.
 Online conferencing saves companies time and money by eliminating the need for
 travel, while increasing productivity and collaboration among workforces
 through the online conferences' interactive nature.
     "We needed a way to cut down on our travel costs, without losing touch
 with our offsite people that we regularly talk to on a weekly basis," said
 Stephanie Fennell from MUSIC Telecom.  "It was important to keep our sales
 department up-to-date without having to fly them to meetings.  E-Conference
 helped us find the proper technology for our online events allowed us to
 increase collaboration amongst our sales force while saving us money."
     Analysts agree with what businesses are learning.  In its
 "Dataconferencing and Real Time Collaboration Market in the New Millennium"
 report, Collaborative Strategies predicts that the e-conferencing market will
 grow 111 percent this year to $1.8 billion.
     "With the economic downturn, most companies are looking for alternative
 options to travel for meetings and presentations," said Marc Church, vice
 president of E-Conference.  "Our current clients have increased their
 e-conferencing sessions and new clients are quickly discovering the value we
 have to offer.  This economy is encouraging businesses to reassess their
 spending, and luckily for us, our services are a great way for companies to
 save money."
 
     About E-Conference Inc.
     E-Conference was founded in 1997 in Boulder, Colo.  The E-Conference
 process starts with a voice conference call and adds the ability to run a
 "multimedia show" -- with slides, animations, even videos -- through a simple
 connection to the Internet.  With E-Conference, the conference call and the
 Internet multimedia show are integrated and controlled by the meeting leader.
 Contact E-Conference at (303) 786.8789, ext. 1003, www.E-Conference.com.
 
 

SOURCE E-Conference Inc.
    BOULDER, Colo., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy struggling,
 businesses are searching for ways to save money on travel expenses, while
 increasing marketing dollars and continuing to foster collaboration among
 their clients and associates.  E-Conference Inc., (www.e-conference.com) is a
 leading service bureau that runs online meetings and distance training events
 for companies both big and small.  By relying on E-Conference to manage
 meetings, companies are able to save money in travel expenses and time.
     According to "Education and e-Learning: The Next Revolution," the average
 employee attends 60 meetings per month.  Many of these meetings are offsite
 and require costly travel expenses, in addition to the loss of valuable time.
 Online conferencing saves companies time and money by eliminating the need for
 travel, while increasing productivity and collaboration among workforces
 through the online conferences' interactive nature.
     "We needed a way to cut down on our travel costs, without losing touch
 with our offsite people that we regularly talk to on a weekly basis," said
 Stephanie Fennell from MUSIC Telecom.  "It was important to keep our sales
 department up-to-date without having to fly them to meetings.  E-Conference
 helped us find the proper technology for our online events allowed us to
 increase collaboration amongst our sales force while saving us money."
     Analysts agree with what businesses are learning.  In its
 "Dataconferencing and Real Time Collaboration Market in the New Millennium"
 report, Collaborative Strategies predicts that the e-conferencing market will
 grow 111 percent this year to $1.8 billion.
     "With the economic downturn, most companies are looking for alternative
 options to travel for meetings and presentations," said Marc Church, vice
 president of E-Conference.  "Our current clients have increased their
 e-conferencing sessions and new clients are quickly discovering the value we
 have to offer.  This economy is encouraging businesses to reassess their
 spending, and luckily for us, our services are a great way for companies to
 save money."
 
     About E-Conference Inc.
     E-Conference was founded in 1997 in Boulder, Colo.  The E-Conference
 process starts with a voice conference call and adds the ability to run a
 "multimedia show" -- with slides, animations, even videos -- through a simple
 connection to the Internet.  With E-Conference, the conference call and the
 Internet multimedia show are integrated and controlled by the meeting leader.
 Contact E-Conference at (303) 786.8789, ext. 1003, www.E-Conference.com.
 
 SOURCE  E-Conference Inc.