Zylpha Adopts Adobe EchoSign As E-Signature Solution

Tue, 25 Nov 20

Zylpha (www.zylpha.com), the UK's leading legal systems innovator has adopted Adobe EchoSign, an e-signature solution, that will allow Zylpha customers to increase the efficiency of signing legal documentation. Zylpha is also integrating Adobe EchoSign into LexisNexis' Solcase and Visualfiles case management systems. The integrations are in response to a recent surge in demand for online verification, from both legal practices and local authority users.

"The electronic evolution of the legal market is helping to drive the requirement for electronic signatures across businesses as a whole," said Jennifer Carr, Senior Director, Business Development and Partners, at Adobe. "However, the greatest driver is the speed with which documents can now be turned around, cutting the time down from days to a matter of minutes—five times faster, according to many EchoSign customers. We are pleased that Zylpha has recognised the significant benefits that EchoSign will bring to its clients."

Tim Long CEO of Zylpha added, "From document preparation and sending, to signing, tracking and filing, EchoSign offers robust, easy-to-use online e-signature features that makes the process a lot more efficient. Sending contracts for signatures online is now as easy as sending an email. As our preferred solution, we are confident that EchoSign will be popular with our clients."

Paul Hinchliffe, Managing Partner of Zylpha client Bott & Co said," Since the introduction of EchoSign in Zylpha's system, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the turnaround of documentation with our clients. Where it took days by post or hours by courier we can now get documents authorised in minutes. It's so simple to use and implement, this is a must for any legal firm."

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About Zylpha www.zylpha.com
Headquartered in Southampton Zylpha is an innovative specialist offering tools for the legal profession including:

  • Secure electronic document production and delivery.
  • Court Bundling.
  • Integration with the MOJ Portal.
  • Links to agencies for AML and Identity Verification.

The company, which was founded by Tim Long its CEO, has won widespread acclaim in both the legal and local government sectors for its systems which transform secure communications for court and case management bundles.

About Paul Hinchliffe - Bott & Co
http://www.bottonline.co.uk/our-people/paul-hinchliffe

For more information about Zylpha please contact:
For Zylpha:
Tim Long
Zylpha Ltd.
T: 01962 658881
M: 07917 301496
t.long@zylpha.com

Or

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
T: 0844 / 561 7586
M: 07758 372527
leigh.richards@therightimage.co.uk

Source: RealWire

Arrows Connect Launches First Online CPD System For Healthcare Professionals

Tue, 25 Nov 20

Arrows Connect (www.arrowsconnect.com) has launched CPD Active, a new online resource that enables all Allied Health Professionals to capture, store, maintain and present their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) profiles. The new system enables healthcare professionals, students and registrants to comply with the regulatory requirements of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Previously individuals had to compile their own manual records and files, a process that many of them found difficult to maintain to a sufficient standard.

CPD Active enables healthcare professionals to check, update and review their calendar of CPD activities and then record them once completed. The system provides information on upcoming professional events and activities that are relevant to the healthcare professional's ongoing development. There is also a facility to add notes quickly by phone or tablet whilst participating in CPD activities, such as attending conferences.

Through CPD Active, health professionals are also able to write and share reflections using a simple 6 question format and to use the system's comprehensive on-screen help facility to decide what they should include to complete the evidence for their submission. Completing these sections of the site over time prepares users for the possibility of being called for an audit by the HCPC.

CPD Active also provides a 'Learning Area' where users can participate in the system's self-directed learning material and learn through others' submissions. In addition, they can take part in online student or professional discussion forums or create new ones if required.

There is also a 'Professional Area' with a knowledge bank that includes information on standards, guidelines, policies and general information on the CPD process. It guides users on what to include in their CPD and provides helpful information about the HCPC itself. There is also information for students about becoming practitioners and what to expect as they progress through their careers.

Arlene Henry, Marketing Director of Arrows Connect believes that the new system will prove to be exceedingly popular with healthcare professionals, In her view, "Our extensive research revealed that healthcare professionals have found it incredibly difficult to keep on top of CPD completion and that, for some, this has led to negative view of the processes involved especially when it comes to being called for audit. Indeed, we discovered that there were some professionals who had actually completed CPD activities such as attending conferences; only to find the reflection process was difficult to complete.

"So we took this knowledge and decided to develop an easy-to-use all-inclusive resource that guides, supports and empowers health professionals to record their reflections and CPD activities in line with the HCPC standards. This led to the development of CPD Active. Our pre-launch surveys of healthcare professionals and industry stakeholders have revealed a strong demand for the introduction of this kind of product across all Allied Health Professions. In fact, the interest levels are so high that we expect that CPD Active will soon transform the way healthcare professionals record their CPD in the future."

About Arrows Connect: (www.arrowsconnect.com)
Arrows Connect was set up by Arlene Henry, Catherine Graham & Cara Dutfield who met studying Occupational Therapy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Their experience of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for a university project highlighted the difficulties that many Allied Health Professionals faced in completing their CPD profiles in line with the standards of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The HCPC keeps a register of health and care professionals that meet standards for the training, professional skills, behaviour and health of professionals from 16 different fields. These are: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists. Each of these professions has at least one professional title that is protected by law requiring registration by the HCPC and completion of CPD profiles.

Extensive research conducted by Arrows Connect confirmed the founder Directors' beliefs that other qualified professionals and students had the same difficulties and in fact it also revealed that, for some, there was a very negative view of CPD and that many were nervous of the prospect of being called for audit by the HCPC. Some healthcare professionals had done the hard work of going to events and learning experiences but found the reflection process difficult.

Arrows Connect then developed CPD Active a new online system to resolve these issues. CPD Active will capture, store, maintain and present their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) profiles. Pre-launch surveys revealed a strong demand for the introduction of this kind of product across all Allied Healthcare Professions.

For further information please contact

Arlene Henry
Arrows Connect
07999 429939
arlene@arrowsconnect.com
www.arrowsconnect.com

or

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
07758 372537 / 0844 561 7586
leigh.richards@therightimage.co.uk
www.therightimage.co.uk

Source: RealWire

Island of Mu emerges on the Apple App Store and Facebook

Mon, 24 Nov 20

Players can hunt for creatures, build a village and enjoy puzzle combats in a 3D adventure

Aix-en-Provence, France, 24 November 2014 - Independent game developer Game Cognition released today its first cross platform title for Apple devices and Facebook: Island of Mu, a unique mix of city building, creature collection and puzzle combat, set in a luscious 3D animated island.

Players have to restore the magic of the elements, which mysteriously disappeared leaving the world in chaos. They have to hunt, collect, nurture and train the rare creatures of the Island to make them evolve to their "Epic" and "Legend" level, revealing special combat skills. A special Source providing magic for the Island needs to be replenished bringing the village back to its original aspect and making its original inhabitants, the Mugwaïs, grow food, mine for stones and nurture the rare creatures.

Additionally, Island of Mu's unique puzzle combat mode is like a game in the game, a separate world of new quests only accessible to advanced players that will be brought there via a boat journey.

Key features:

  • Collect, raise, train and battle legendary creatures
  • Re-build a living and breathing village
  • 6 elements and related environments to restore: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Light and Darkness
  • Unique art, rich, interactive habitats, animated characters
  • The hunt: an original system to capture creatures
  • 49 creatures to discover and collect, and many more to come
  • Puzzle battles based on a match-3 gameplay
  • Strategies to develop special skills needed to vanquish opponents
  • Special combinations to hunt hidden hybrids
  • Hundreds of single player quests and achievements for Facebook and mobile
  • A hidden world of battle quests and adventure to unlock
  • Play with your Facebook friends and help their village with virtual gifts
  • 40 levels of adventures and more every month
  • Multiplayer battles coming soon

Jean-Eric Lucas, CEO of Game Cognition, commented: "Island of Mu is the first title created by Game Cognition and we are very excited to introduce players to our fun and enchanted universe. The team of gaming enthusiasts has worked very hard and exclusively on this game, and we hope to pass on this passion to our audience."

Island of Mu is a free single player adventure. Additional features, creatures, habitats, quests, levels, and decoration items will be released monthly. A multiplayer mode is in preparation.

The game is available on Facebook at: https://apps.facebook.com/island-of-mu, and for iOS devices on Apple App Store at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/island-of-mu/id771871884

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Note to the editor

A digital kit with more images is available at: http://www.game-cognition.com/news

Watch a trailer video of the game at http://www.game-cognition.com/game or http://vimeo.com/96699373

Island of Mu is playable for free on Facebook at: https://apps.facebook.com/island-of-mu, and for iOS devices on Apple App Store at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/island-of-mu/id771871884

French press release version available on appromoter: http://islandofmu.appromoter.com/

About Game Cognition
Game Cognition is a small team of young and passionate people focused on social and mobile gaming since 2012. Our goal is to add value to the gaming experience by creating a permanent link between the players and us. We want to show our motivation and passion in creating good quality games. We are open to our player's community and value their honest feedback, which drives us to keep improving every passing day.

Media contact
For more information please send a message to Eugénie Homayony - eugenie.homayony@game-cognition.com - 0033 6 34 31 25 63

Source: RealWire

Mapp Media Launches New Mobile Partnership With Allrecipes

Thu, 20 Nov 20

Mapp Media to represent the world's largest social community for home cooks in the UK and France for mobile sales

London, 20th November 2014: Mapp Media (http://www.mappmedia.com/) has announced today a brand new partnership with Allrecipes - the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos. Mapp Media will be monetising the Allrecipes mobile and tablet inventory in the UK and all web inventory in France.

Allrecipes, the world's largest social community for home cooks receives more than 1 billion visits annually from family-focused women who connect and inspire one another with recipes and entertaining ideas through photos, reviews and videos. With 18 sites representing 23 countries in 12 languages, Allrecipes offers authentic food experiences for home cooks worldwide.

The new deal will see Mapp Media create and develop innovative strategies and solutions to help advertisers engage with users across the UK and in France. Mapp Media will increase advertisers involvement in the platform.

"Allrecipes offers another unique platform for our advertising partners and is a fantastic addition to our lifestyle portfolio further broadening our offering. The great recipes will also complement our health & fitness platforms, so we're really excited to be working with them," said Nathan Warner, Director at Mapp Media.

This partnership will strengthen Mapp Media's offering in the UK and its continued expansion into Europe. The platform also provides many creative and targeted solutions that will provide advertisers with new, creative food related campaigns.

"We're very excited to work with Mapp Media," said Patricia Smith, Vice President, International at Allrecipes. "As the world's largest digital recipe brand, we have a tremendously engaged audience on all platforms - phone, tablet and desktop. It's great to partner with the talented team at Mapp Media to enable brands to engage with Allrecipes consumers throughout the path to purchase. We look forward to working with them closely and creating many innovative and successful campaigns."

Over the past year, Mapp Media has expanded rapidly and has become a major player in the UK's mobile advertising sector. Mapp Media has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Adidas, Mazda, Amazon, Google, TomTom and Sky to name a few. The company recently won the Best Mobile Advertising Campaign of 2014 at the Mobile Entertainment Awards for its #BoostYourRun campaign for Adidas.

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About Mapp Media
Mapp Media collaborates with advertisers to deliver innovative and effective multi-device solutions through our exclusive partnerships with highly engaging platforms.

Striving for engagement and not just eyeballs and replacing automated algorithms with creative consultation, Mapp Media achieves excellent results from high-quality advertising.

Mapp Media represents many of the leading platforms, including MapMyFitness, TuneIn, Fanatix, and Waze and has delivered campaigns for household name advertisers, including Google, Unilever, Adidas, Lucozade, Sky, Mazda and all the leading agencies.

About Allrecipes
Allrecipes, the world's largest social community for home cooks, receives more than 1 billion visits annually from family-focused women who connect and inspire one another through photos, reviews, videos and blog posts. Since its launch in 1997, the Seattle-based social site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips. Allrecipes is a global, multi-platform brand with 18 web and mobile sites, 11 mobile apps, and 15 eBooks serving 23 countries in 12 languages. Allrecipes is part of Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women.

For additional information regarding Meredith, please visit www.meredith.com.
For additional information regarding Allrecipes, please visit press.allrecipes.com.

For more information, please contact:
Nathan Warner, Director, Mapp Media
t: +44 203 440 5110
e: nathan@mappmedia.com

or

Patrick Smith, Joshua PR for Mapp Media
t: +44 7734 600553
e: Patrick.smith@joshuapr.com

Source: RealWire

IQzone’s Postitial Grows over 1000% Quarter-Over-Quarter and now Available on Hundreds of Millions of Mobile Devices Worldwide

Wed, 19 Nov 20

November 19th, 2014, Scottsdale: IQzone, the mobile technology company offering an innovative advertising solution for the Android ecosystem, today announces news of tremendous growth for quarter three over quarter two 2014 of more than 1,000 percent. This growth has been driven by increased adoption of its mobile advertising solution, Postitial, by top-ranking global publishers, including Outfit7, Zeptolab, textPlus, and Grindr, along with leading ad exchanges, including MoPub, AdMarvel, and Smaato. Postitial is now available for advertisers on hundreds of millions of mobile devices worldwide.

IQzone's Postitial ad placement provides publishers with a new mobile advertising revenue stream by delivering non-intrusive and highly engaging full-screen ad formats at the end of an app session. For publishers already running full screen ad formats, this can increase advertising inventory by over 100% without adding any new users or compromising the user experience. Postitial opens the world of full screen ads (and their associated revenue) to app categories such as utility and weather that previously could never consider such formats, because they would be too intrusive.

For advertisers, Postitial provides a unique, premium, high-performing ad placement that supports both brand and user acquisition campaigns. By working directly with top-tier publishers and ad exchanges, IQzone is able to make Postitial available for advertisers to buy via leading global Demand-Side Platforms including Byyd-Tech, InMobi, and Smadex.

IQzone recently launched its native sponsorship ad wrapper, which enables large publishers to create direct sponsorship agreements with brands, whereby users are presented with a "brought to you by" branded experience at the end of their app sessions. This premium ad placement is similar in concept to the back cover of a magazine.

"Over the past twelve months, Postitial has seen increased adoption by publishers at a tremendous rate, proving that larger ad formats on mobile devices are in high demand, and that ad spend is steadily moving away from standard banners. This represents a major tipping point for the mobile advertising industry, and a wake-up call for agencies and brands planning future campaigns," said Jim Wolfinger, CEO, IQzone.

About IQzone
IQzone is a privately held mobile ad technology company, currently partnering with mobile ad networks, publishers, and exchanges to deliver the Postitial ad placement on Android phones and tablets globally. The company, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with offices in San Francisco and London, is proud to have its technology integrated with premier exchange partner SDKs, including MoPub, AdMarvel, Smaato, Amobee, and MassiveImpact.

For more information and a full list of partners please visit http://iqzone.com

Media contacts
IQzone
Asher Kaplan-Dailey
Lead, Marketing & PR
+1 480.778.0303
email: asherkd@iqzone.com

Source: RealWire

Booking.com best in the UK travel sector for mobile experience

Wed, 19 Nov 20

New EPiServer study reveals Booking.com provides the best mobile retail experience in the UK travel sector

London, UK - 19 November 2014: Booking.com offers the best mobile experience within the online UK travel sector, closely followed by Expedia, according to a new travel benchmark report published today by EPiServer. The study of the UK's most popular travel sites* reveals that the sector is embracing mobile, offering mobile sites alongside multiple smartphone and tablet apps. However companies are failing to unify their approach and deliver consistent high quality cross-channel customer experiences.

The EPiServer UK Travel Benchmark Report examines the mobile experiences that are being delivered by the UK's ten most popular travel sites, scoring them on 25 ranking factors across iPhone, iPad and Android apps (both tablet and smartphone) and mobile websites. The in-depth examination focuses on whether the brands were meeting consumer demand for rich, personalised experiences and seamless journeys from browsing to booking.

Booking.com pipped Expedia to the top spot with a score of 72%, proving to be a rare exception in its ability to provide a seamless and quality experience across its site and range of tablet and smartphone apps. The brand offers clear navigation and design, scoring highly for ease of use, the ability to find essential information and support for touchscreen gestures. All of the apps provided some degree of personalisation and Booking.com's mobile presence matched its desktop site well in both design and layout.

However, all of the travel companies assessed fell short of maximising the opportunity to reach and convert a significant audience through their mobile strategies. One in five UK adults use their mobile devices to book or arrange travel, making these transactions one of the most common purchases made on a mobile. But rather than treating the different mobile platforms as complimentary aspects of a holistic marketing approach, the travel brands are focusing attention on just one or two devices and giving far less than satisfying customer experiences to others, particularly Android tablets.

Device diversity is increasing, so it is becoming more critical for brands to deliver consistently good experiences across any device or platform. EPiServer research has revealed that while iOS devices are the top choice for buying on via a mobile, commerce across other devices, including Android and Windows, is increasing. Consumers are also using both tablets and smartphones to shop across apps and mobile sites.

Scores from the 10 travel companies varied from 72% to 31%, with an overall average score of 54%, indicating significant differences between the mobile experiences delivered across these brands and showing there is room for improvement for all those benchmarked.

The scores for the ten travel brands:

1. Booking.com - 72%
2. Expedia - 71%
3. TripAdvisor - 67%
4. Thetrainline.com - 54%
5. LateRooms - 52%
=7. easyJet - 51%
=7. SkyScanner - 51%
8. British Airways - 49%
9. lastminute.com - 40%
10. Ryanair - 31%

David Bowen, eCommerce Product Manager at EPiServer, comments: "Mobile has become a disruptor in the digital commerce sector. In order to differentiate in what is fast-becoming a mobile-first sector, travel brands must connect their content with the commerce experience, leading visitors seamlessly through the entire customer journey from search, to reviews, to transaction. There is a thirst among consumers for researching and booking travel via a range of mobile devices; the challenge for brands is to deliver personalised content for every visitor, and efficiently being able to provide the same, quality experience regardless of whether they visit you through an app, mobile site or desktop to keep them engaged on the path to purchase."

To download the free EPiServer report, visit http://www.episerver.com/knowledge-base/research--reports/uk-travel-benchmark-report-2014/

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Notes to editors

*Research methodology
Data on mobile device habits was taken from a survey of 1,000 smartphone and tablet owners in the UK, conducted by OnePoll in April 2014.

EPiServer conducted the UK travel benchmark report in September 2014, among the top 10 travel brands in the UK, according to traffic rankings from Alexa. The scoring was based on the mobile experiences delivered across a mobile site, iPhone all, iPad app, Android smartphone app and Android tablet app. Each travel company was scored on a set of criteria covering functionality of each app and mobile site, and how well they meet the experience expectations identified in the consumer research. A percentage score was awarded to each travel company based on performance against the criteria.

For media information, please contact:
Ian McKee / Alex Warren, Wildfire
episerver@wildfire.com
020 8408 8000

About EPiServer
EPiServer connects ecommerce and digital marketing to help business create unique customer experiences which generates business results. EPiServer's platform combines content, e-commerce and multi-channel marketing capabilities to work full-circle for businesses online, from intelligent optimisation, lead-generation through to conversion and repeat business.

Sitting at the centre of the digital marketing ecosystem, EPiServer empowers online and IT professionals to create superior customer experience for more than 20,000 websites worldwide. Built on .net, and supported by a pioneering partner network of over 755 partners in over 30 countries, EPiServer's platform gives customers the ability to deliver the right content to the right person in the right format at a time that suits them. This approach means customers can maximise their investment in digital marketing and increase ROI. The company was founded in 1994 and has offices in the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Spain, UAE and the United Kingdom. EPiServer is controlled by the IK2007 Fund. IK Investment Partners is a European private equity firm with Nordic roots, managing €5.7 billion in fund commitments.

Source: RealWire

New Clients and Innovation Drive Q3 Success for Confirmit

Tue, 18 Nov 20

113 percent growth in revenue from new clients, numerous multi-year deals, and product development deliver another outstanding quarter in 2014

New York, NY and Oslo, Norway and London, UK: November 18, 2014: Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research, took major strides forward in Q3 with 113 percent growth in revenue from new clients and 71 percent growth in the number of new clients compared to the same quarter last year. Continued success in building multi-year contracts with clients, along with an unwavering commitment to technological performance provide a solid foundation for the end of the year.

Confirmit's commitment to market leading mobile solutions was reinforced by a significant increase in surveys completed on mobile devices. The most dramatic increase was in the number of multimedia files uploaded, up almost 40 percent over the previous quarter, demonstrating that respondents are increasingly prepared to use photos, videos and audio files to share their experiences.

Throughout the quarter, the company continued to launch innovations, such as text analytics solution, Confirmit Genius™, based on its decades of leadership in the industry. Developments such as this and Confirmit Horizons™ Version 18 have provided customers with the power and sophistication to drive value and increase key metrics, with customers reporting customer retention rates surging to 90 percent, significant improvements in Net Promoter® scores, and 30 percent reduction in Market Research study set up time.

Specific Q3 highlights include:

  • 113 percent growth in revenue from new clients as compared to Q3 2013.
  • 71 percent growth in number of new clients as compared to Q3 2013, with industry leading clients signing on for multi-year contracts.
  • The launch of Confirmit Genius, a text and social analytics solution that provides categorisation and sentiment analysis for free-form text.
  • The new Confirmit Mobile Panel App allows organisations running customer or Market Research panels a seamless mobile experience for their panellists. The app encourages engagement with panellists by enabling them to use it at a time and location that's convenient for them.
  • 100 percent platform uptime of the Confirmit Horizons solution for web-based data collection.
  • 32 percent growth YTD on the Confirmit Horizons on-demand environments.
  • 11 billion posts collected through Confirmit Genius™ for analysis from social media platforms, forums, blogs and news media, at an average rate of over 10 million posts per day.
  • The Confirmit Community Conference in San Francisco which wrapped up a series of 4 global events featuring industry experts from Forrester, Gartner and Temkin Group as well as brands such as ViaSat Inc., Best Buy, Infor, Asurion, Fresh Intelligence, ITV, Kobra, Safmarine, Virgin Holidays, RONIN Corporation, Futurelab, Equinix Inc., AIG, NetApp, Siemens Building Technologies, Sony Mobile Communications, and Research Now.
  • AAA rating from Dun & Bradstreet for the sixth consecutive year.

"Organisations today collect data through a number of different channels including social media and unstructured data," shared Henning Hansen, Confirmit CEO. "It's critical that they can manage this information to uncover the hidden truths that lie beneath the surface. This quarter, we've made major advances in supplying our growing client roster with new technologies and advanced analytics to deliver real value from their Voice of the Customer, Employee Engagement and Market Research programmes."

For more information about Confirmit and upcoming events, please visit www.confirmit.com/who-we-are/events/event-calendar.aspx.

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About Confirmit
Confirmit is the world's leading SaaS vendor for multichannel Voice of the Customer, Employee Feedback, and Market Research applications. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Chengdu, Cologne, Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit's software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Airways, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, Farmers Insurance, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, JTN Research, Keep Factor, Morehead Associates, Nielsen, Research Now, Swapit, Swisscom, Symantec and The Wellcome Trust. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.

Media Contacts:
Andrea Burton
Indigo River
andrea@indigo-river.co.uk
T: +44 (0)1985 850320
M: +44 (0)7796 368669

Melanie Oxford
Indigo River
mel@indigo-river.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7515 632065

Source: RealWire

ASPIDER Next Gen Innovation Merger

Tue, 18 Nov 20

Merger helps ASPIDER increase cloud based services for mobile analytics and social network integration

Netherlands and Boston - November 18, 2014. ASPIDER announced the merger with Next Gen Innovation to enhance its portfolio of real-time services for mobile operators. The merger also accelerates ASPIDER's global product strategy targeting MNO, MVNO, M2M, IOT and OTT players with a series of disruptive solutions.

Next Gen Innovation offers a range of analytics, integration and value-added services delivered from the cloud using Hadoop infrastructure.

- NextGen Social: designed to help acquire and engage customers, providing opportunities to increase the base and stimulate usage.

- NextGen DCB: provides direct carrier billing solutions for integration into digital distribution platforms including Google Play.

- NextGen VAS: delivers real-time solutions for loyalty, rewards and cross selling with the tools to manage promotions and churn.

- NextGen Big Data: meaningful analytics to convert customer behaviors and characteristics into insightful analytics that drive revenue.

"This transaction provides increased agility for us, both in architecture and infrastructure" said Luis Carrera Group CEO, Chris Woodhams, CEO at Next Gen Innovation commented "ASPIDER has the operational process and platforms to support scalable delivery, now we have both the 24x7 infrastructure, and the ISAE compliance to support our clients' operational needs."

About Next Gen Innovation
Next Gen Innovation delivers experience and engagement driven communication services that meet human centric values within the wider digital economy. Next Gen Innovation changes the commercial model by delivering core network functions As-A-Service model instead of traditional CAPEX. Next Gen Innovation deliver services to operators and brands included Analytics and Campaign Management, Core Network VAS, Payment Gateway and social network integration. For more information, visit www.nextgeninno.com

About ASPIDER
ASPIDER delivers branded MVNE mobile services for operators, OEMs and brands. ASPIDER is an operator independent supplier of complete solutions for mobile voice, data and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams where Clients use "configure on-demand" IaaS approaches based on ASPIDER Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. With over 70 clients around the world, ASPIDER delivers solutions designed to minimize both investment and time to market-from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for consumer connectivity. For more information, visit www.aspidersolutions.com.

Source: RealWire

Commercial Director from Irish Operator Explains How A2P Messaging Can Save MNOs Billions

Mon, 17 Nov 20

17 November 2014 - During his time at O2 Ireland as Commercial Director, Brian D'Arcy looked to drive the operator's A2P (Application-to-Person) market in order to gain substantial revenues and provide an improved service to its business and consumer customers. By implementing a SMS filtering system across its A2P messaging routes, he more than achieved this goal by creating a €2.5 million revenue saving and winning a share of the annual revenues currently being lost to the grey messaging market.

In this interview D'Arcy discusses how grey route A2P messaging is affecting the market and why he took the decision to implement SMS filters during his time at O2 Ireland. He explains how logical and easy it is for operators to install a filtering solution that identifies the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) traffic against A2P traffic and that once that traffic has been identified, the filter enables operators to bill for it. He also talks about how operators need to build an environment where aggregators can connect with them - for operators it's about protecting what they have and opening up a route for legitimate established aggregators who can buy messages at a proper wholesale rate and retail them at a proper retail rate.

As a major aggregator in the A2P space, D'Arcy highlights Dialogue's involvement in the solution and discusses the huge opportunity that A2P messaging presents for operators based on his experience. Dialogue is already working with many operators to help them monetise and realise the revenue potential that can be gained through A2P, including O2, Telkomsel, Grameenphone and Telstra.

Perry Offer, CEO, Dialogue Group, says: "The implementation of the SMS filtering technology is attractive for MNOs as it generates new sustainable revenues. With the launch of our A2P SMART Hub Dialogue helps MNOs identifyA2P traffic from P2P traffic, and by opening up a legitimate route for trusted SMS vendors to deliver A2P messages, MNOs can be confident that they receive revenue for messages terminated on their network. It's about the successful delivery of 100% on-net SMS traffic."

Brian has now joined Anam Technologies, a leading revenue assurance provider for mobile operators. To view the interview with Brian D'Arcy please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykeLi4-cjMA&utm_source=MarketingPR&utm_medium=MarketingPR&utm_content=Video

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About Dialogue Group
Dialogue Group is the longest established international SMS messaging company as it approaches its 21st anniversary. It has extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of the A2P market and through its A2P SMART Hub - a totally unique solution that guides operators through all the processes they need to filter their 'grey route' traffic - the company helps Mobile Network Operators to realise millions of dollars in additional revenues each year. Dialogue Group is a member of GSMA which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, the company has offices in London, Sydney, Cape Town and Singapore. For more information visit http://www.dialogue.net/.

Please contact Dana Hare at dana.hare@proactive-pr.com or Russell Cafferty at russell.cafferty@proactive-pr.com or call +44 (0) 1636 812 152, if you would like more information or would like to speak with Dialogue Group.

Source: RealWire

IMImobile continues to deliver innovation on Twitter, launching ‘Tweet to Donate’ for the Post Office

Mon, 17 Nov 20

› The Post Office became the first UK organisation to allow Twitter users to donate to the BBC Children in Need charity campaign 'Be a Hero'.

London, United Kingdom, 17th November 2014 - IMImobile, a global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communications, today announced its development of 'Tweet to Donate', an innovative new service used by the Post Office. The service has made the Post Office the first UK organisation to enable and process donations via Twitter as part of being a fundraising partner to the BBC's Children in Need charity campaign, 'Be A Hero'.

IMImobile has worked in partnership with the Post Office and their media agency Mindshare to create and deliver the 'Tweet to Donate' mobile payment solution. Users who would like to make a donation to BBC Children in Need simply follow the Post Office (@PostOffice) on Twitter and tweet the hashtag #MakeMeAHero. Users then receive a direct message with a URL to a landing page (served within Twitter) through which they can donate £1, £3 or £5. The donation will be debited from the user's phone bill or the pay as you go balance. The solution, accessible across mobile, tablet and desktop PC, uses the mobile payment service Payforit, with the full amount going to BBC Children in Need.

Mobile sits at the heart of the Twitter experience, and according to Nielsen, 80% of Twitter users access the service through a mobile device, and 3 in 5 of Twitter mobile users access Twitter whilst watching TV. The 'Tweet to Donate' service fully unlocks the potential of the Post Office's involvement in the fundraising campaign, giving Twitter users an opportunity to donate through the social media channel. The payment solution also breaks down previous social media barriers, allowing users to donate money directly within the social media environment. Furthermore, it opens the opportunity for other brands to integrate mobile payment solutions into the Twitter environment, significantly increasing the opportunity to monetise the social media channel beyond social engagement.

Peter Markey, the Post Office's chief marketing officer, said: "As a business, the Post Office is modernising to meet the needs of customers across the UK, and we know innovation can't stop in branch or on our website. Being the first organisation in the UK to give customers the ability to donate to a charity so close to the nation's heart by simply tweeting to donate is a social media barrier we're delighted to break through."

Alex Klose, Head of Marketing at IMImobile said: "We are excited to have worked with the Post Office on the 'Be a Hero' BBC Children in Need campaign and to once again deliver innovation on Twitter. It was important for us to develop a seamless user experience that utilises our mobile payment capabilities to make it easy for any user to support and donate without the need of credit or debit card payments. Any barriers, whether access or payment based, for users to donate are significantly reduced, allowing the Post Office to incorporate Tweet to Donate into its fundraising activities."

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About IMImobile PLC
IMImobile is a leading global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. Its services, delivered in over 60 countries in Europe, the Americas, MEA and India, help its clients to engage and transact with their customers more efficiently through smarter mobile engagement. The company's solution allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.

IMImobile's DaVinci suite of products are modular, scalable and delivered through cloud infrastructure which is integrated into mobile operator networks, internet services and social media platforms. The products and solutions have helped IMImobile establish a blue-chip client base of leading mobile operators and global enterprises. Key customers include Vodafone, O2, Telefonica, Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, AT&T, MTN, France Telecom, Centrica, Coca-Cola, Universal Music, Tata, the AA, the BBC and major financial institutions.

The company is headquartered in London with offices in Hyderabad, Atlanta and Dubai and has 650 employees worldwide. IMImobile is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market with the TIDM code IMO.

For more information visit www.imimobile.com or contact alex.klose(AT)imimobile.com

Source: RealWire