Systar Enlists Evoke Communications to Provide Virtual Meeting Services

Reliability and Versatility Key to Software Provider's Online Seminars And

Everyday Meetings



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Evoke Communications Inc.

    LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Systar, the leading provider of
 business process performance software solutions, sought a trusted partner to
 deliver reliable and versatile tools to conduct Web and phone conferences.  As
 a frequent user of online meeting services, Systar approached Evoke
 Communications (Nasdaq: EVOK) to host internal and external training, seminars
 and meetings.
     What sold Systar on Evoke Communications was its reliability, customer
 service, ease of use and Web features that make seminars and training more
 interactive.  Using Evoke Collaboration, Systar hosts monthly online seminars,
 conducts real-time internal training via the Web and holds everyday virtual
 meetings with partners, customers and prospects.  Because it has joint
 headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and St. Cloud, France, Systar uses Evoke
 Communications' virtual meeting services to enhance communications with its
 global workforce.
     "Evoke Communications' key selling points were very clear:  customer
 service and customer relationships," says John Hemperley, Systar's Vice
 President of Marketing.  "The customer support that we receive is invaluable.
 Our ability to host unscheduled online or voice conferences at a moment's
 notice has provided flexibility we deemed critical."
 
     Additional benefits of Evoke Communications' services include:
     --  The ability to let Systar strengthen its business and partner
         relationships by making presentations not just to 100 people but to
         thousands.
     --  A fully automated online registration process that notifies
         participants and tracks the names, email addresses and other pertinent
         information about participants.
     --  Real-time text chat that allows participants to communicate with the
         session moderator without interrupting the flow of the meeting.
     --  An application sharing function that enables a moderator to share his
         or her desktop with participants.
 
     "We were never able to bring as many people together before as easily or
 reliably," said Hemperley of Systar.  "Evoke Collaboration is very intuitive."
     "We're proud that our Webconferencing and Collaboration services help
 Systar communicate more effectively with simple, reliable phone and Web
 tools," said Paul Berberian, Evoke Communications president and chief
 executive officer.  "More companies like Systar are discovering the power that
 Web collaboration services deliver for online meetings."
 
     About Evoke Communications
     Evoke Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: EVOK), of Louisville, Colo., is a
 leading provider of virtual meeting services, offering simple, reliable tools
 that enable online meetings and events.  The company's continuum of
 interactive services includes automated audio conferencing, Webconferencing
 for Web presentations and online controls, and Collaboration, which allows
 users to share applications, tour the Web and whiteboard.  From a simple
 conference call to fully collaborative online events, Evoke Communications
 allows customers to choose the best solution to meet their communication
 needs.  Its proprietary architecture integrates leading-edge technologies into
 a single convergent communications platform that has been selected by leading
 businesses to increase productivity and strengthen business relationships.
 For more information visit www.evoke.com or call 800.878.7326.
 
     About Systar
     Systar is the leading provider of business process performance software
 solutions for business-to-business environments.  Its OmniVision and
 BusinessBridge solutions provide key business performance metrics to ensure
 compliance with customer commitments and business expectations.  Systar's
 powerful business metrics capabilities enable companies to achieve operational
 excellence in complex and changing business environments.  Systar, with
 headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and St. Cloud, France, is publicly traded with
 shares listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: SYSR.NM).  It has
 offices throughout North America and Europe.  Further information is available
 at http://www.systar.com or by calling 703-449-6880.
 
     Important Notices
     This release contains forward-looking statements, including expectations
 regarding future company performance.  These statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties, which could cause future events to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include the ability of Evoke Communications to
 successfully integrate its services, possible development or marketing delays
 with its services, competition from presently existing and new competitors,
 and the acceptance by the market of these services.  Additional information
 concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those contained in the forward-looking statements can be found in Evoke
 Communications' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Copies
 of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data
 gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.  Evoke
 Communications assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
 included in this document.
 
 

SOURCE Evoke Communications Inc.
    LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Systar, the leading provider of
 business process performance software solutions, sought a trusted partner to
 deliver reliable and versatile tools to conduct Web and phone conferences.  As
 a frequent user of online meeting services, Systar approached Evoke
 Communications (Nasdaq: EVOK) to host internal and external training, seminars
 and meetings.
     What sold Systar on Evoke Communications was its reliability, customer
 service, ease of use and Web features that make seminars and training more
 interactive.  Using Evoke Collaboration, Systar hosts monthly online seminars,
 conducts real-time internal training via the Web and holds everyday virtual
 meetings with partners, customers and prospects.  Because it has joint
 headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and St. Cloud, France, Systar uses Evoke
 Communications' virtual meeting services to enhance communications with its
 global workforce.
     "Evoke Communications' key selling points were very clear:  customer
 service and customer relationships," says John Hemperley, Systar's Vice
 President of Marketing.  "The customer support that we receive is invaluable.
 Our ability to host unscheduled online or voice conferences at a moment's
 notice has provided flexibility we deemed critical."
 
     Additional benefits of Evoke Communications' services include:
     --  The ability to let Systar strengthen its business and partner
         relationships by making presentations not just to 100 people but to
         thousands.
     --  A fully automated online registration process that notifies
         participants and tracks the names, email addresses and other pertinent
         information about participants.
     --  Real-time text chat that allows participants to communicate with the
         session moderator without interrupting the flow of the meeting.
     --  An application sharing function that enables a moderator to share his
         or her desktop with participants.
 
     "We were never able to bring as many people together before as easily or
 reliably," said Hemperley of Systar.  "Evoke Collaboration is very intuitive."
     "We're proud that our Webconferencing and Collaboration services help
 Systar communicate more effectively with simple, reliable phone and Web
 tools," said Paul Berberian, Evoke Communications president and chief
 executive officer.  "More companies like Systar are discovering the power that
 Web collaboration services deliver for online meetings."
 
     About Evoke Communications
     Evoke Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: EVOK), of Louisville, Colo., is a
 leading provider of virtual meeting services, offering simple, reliable tools
 that enable online meetings and events.  The company's continuum of
 interactive services includes automated audio conferencing, Webconferencing
 for Web presentations and online controls, and Collaboration, which allows
 users to share applications, tour the Web and whiteboard.  From a simple
 conference call to fully collaborative online events, Evoke Communications
 allows customers to choose the best solution to meet their communication
 needs.  Its proprietary architecture integrates leading-edge technologies into
 a single convergent communications platform that has been selected by leading
 businesses to increase productivity and strengthen business relationships.
 For more information visit www.evoke.com or call 800.878.7326.
 
     About Systar
     Systar is the leading provider of business process performance software
 solutions for business-to-business environments.  Its OmniVision and
 BusinessBridge solutions provide key business performance metrics to ensure
 compliance with customer commitments and business expectations.  Systar's
 powerful business metrics capabilities enable companies to achieve operational
 excellence in complex and changing business environments.  Systar, with
 headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and St. Cloud, France, is publicly traded with
 shares listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: SYSR.NM).  It has
 offices throughout North America and Europe.  Further information is available
 at http://www.systar.com or by calling 703-449-6880.
 
     Important Notices
     This release contains forward-looking statements, including expectations
 regarding future company performance.  These statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties, which could cause future events to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include the ability of Evoke Communications to
 successfully integrate its services, possible development or marketing delays
 with its services, competition from presently existing and new competitors,
 and the acceptance by the market of these services.  Additional information
 concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those contained in the forward-looking statements can be found in Evoke
 Communications' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Copies
 of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data
 gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.  Evoke
 Communications assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
 included in this document.
 
 SOURCE  Evoke Communications Inc.