PlaceWare and A-PAL Online Help Financial Service Professionals Meet And Collaborate Online

Financial Service Professionals Can Now Avoid Planes, Trains, Automobiles And

Sleepless Hotel Nights by Using Online Meetings Instead of Traveling



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from A-PAL Online

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PlaceWare, Inc. a leader in
 Web conferencing services for Internet-based business communications, today
 announced that it has signed an agreement to offer Web conferencing services
 to financial professional customers of A-PAL Online(R).  Combining both audio
 and visuals in a real-time, interactive web-based service, financial
 professionals will be able to launch live online meetings with colleagues and
 clients around the world.  The Web conferencing service will be easy to access
 and use requiring only a web browser and a telephone.
     "A-PAL Online(R)'s mission is to be the premier financial service
 professionals' Intranet employing cutting-edge Internet technology for
 planning and producer support to enhance real-time information exchange among
 professionals and their clients," said James Robinson, founder of A-PAL
 Online.  "Web conferencing from PlaceWare was a key service to offer to our
 customers because it is a simple and secure online meeting solution that
 financial service professionals can trust to communicate sensitive information
 with their clients."
     "We are pleased that the financial community has embraced PlaceWare Web
 conferencing," said Barry James Folsom, president and CEO of PlaceWare.  "More
 and more financial services companies are depending on PlaceWare to
 effectively communicate time-critical information quicker than ever before
 without losing valuable productivity from travel time."
     Founded by two financial service professionals, A-PAL Online is a web-
 based community enabling financial service professionals to plan and support
 each other through communication and collaboration with peers and clients.
 Financial service professionals can use A-PAL Online to receive investment and
 insurance news, participate in online seminars featuring live experts, use
 calculator and other financial oriented tools, get advice from personal online
 coaches, use live online meetings or CyberConference Suites powered by
 PlaceWare and more all through a secure web site.
 
     About A-PAL Online
     For further information please contact A-PAL Online (www.apalonline.com )
 at 678-393-9166, or via e-mail jimrobinson@apalonline.com .
 
     About PlaceWare
     Founded in 1996, PlaceWare is a leading provider of Web conferencing
 services that enable businesses to conduct real-time, interactive
 presentations and meetings over the Internet.  With PlaceWare's hosted meeting
 services or high touch event services, business professionals can meet, share
 and exchange information with anyone around the world using only a Web browser
 and a phone.  PlaceWare offers a complete family of solutions providing
 reliable and scalable services for small collaborative meetings to large
 online events with up to 2,500 participants.  Many of PlaceWare's corporate
 customers operate globally in a wide range of industries including high
 technology, financial services and professional services.  For more
 information about PlaceWare, visit www.placeware.com .
 
 

SOURCE A-PAL Online
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PlaceWare, Inc. a leader in
 Web conferencing services for Internet-based business communications, today
 announced that it has signed an agreement to offer Web conferencing services
 to financial professional customers of A-PAL Online(R).  Combining both audio
 and visuals in a real-time, interactive web-based service, financial
 professionals will be able to launch live online meetings with colleagues and
 clients around the world.  The Web conferencing service will be easy to access
 and use requiring only a web browser and a telephone.
     "A-PAL Online(R)'s mission is to be the premier financial service
 professionals' Intranet employing cutting-edge Internet technology for
 planning and producer support to enhance real-time information exchange among
 professionals and their clients," said James Robinson, founder of A-PAL
 Online.  "Web conferencing from PlaceWare was a key service to offer to our
 customers because it is a simple and secure online meeting solution that
 financial service professionals can trust to communicate sensitive information
 with their clients."
     "We are pleased that the financial community has embraced PlaceWare Web
 conferencing," said Barry James Folsom, president and CEO of PlaceWare.  "More
 and more financial services companies are depending on PlaceWare to
 effectively communicate time-critical information quicker than ever before
 without losing valuable productivity from travel time."
     Founded by two financial service professionals, A-PAL Online is a web-
 based community enabling financial service professionals to plan and support
 each other through communication and collaboration with peers and clients.
 Financial service professionals can use A-PAL Online to receive investment and
 insurance news, participate in online seminars featuring live experts, use
 calculator and other financial oriented tools, get advice from personal online
 coaches, use live online meetings or CyberConference Suites powered by
 PlaceWare and more all through a secure web site.
 
     About A-PAL Online
     For further information please contact A-PAL Online (www.apalonline.com )
 at 678-393-9166, or via e-mail jimrobinson@apalonline.com .
 
     About PlaceWare
     Founded in 1996, PlaceWare is a leading provider of Web conferencing
 services that enable businesses to conduct real-time, interactive
 presentations and meetings over the Internet.  With PlaceWare's hosted meeting
 services or high touch event services, business professionals can meet, share
 and exchange information with anyone around the world using only a Web browser
 and a phone.  PlaceWare offers a complete family of solutions providing
 reliable and scalable services for small collaborative meetings to large
 online events with up to 2,500 participants.  Many of PlaceWare's corporate
 customers operate globally in a wide range of industries including high
 technology, financial services and professional services.  For more
 information about PlaceWare, visit www.placeware.com .
 
 SOURCE  A-PAL Online