ATLANTA, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, today announced that Vantedge Group, a leading firm specializing in helping brands grow their businesses through customer intelligence and relationship optimization, selected iMeet for its all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing capabilities in order to host customer focus groups virtually—driving up to a 50% cost savings as compared to hosting in-person focus groups.
iMeet gives users the power to meet via web, video or audio conferencing—however and wherever they want—from a single, easy-to-use desktop, web or mobile application, or any telephone device. iMeet was designed to have the industry's most elegant and appealing user interface, to be the most intuitive and enjoyable way to meet online.
"When we use iMeet to enable virtual customer focus groups, our ROI is measured in hard dollar savings. Traditional in-person focus groups can cost up to $6,000 each, depending on the scale, while focus groups conducted virtually using iMeet save us up to half those costs," said Read Ziegler, Vantedge Group Managing Partner & Founder. "We've found that iMeet's simple and engaging user experience also drives richer client interactions, which is critical as Vantedge focuses on growing our business by delivering meaningful customer insights that help our clients succeed."
In addition to all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing, PGi's expanding iMeet portfolio of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) products also includes webcasting and an award-winning smart calendar app. PGi recently announced the integration of iMeet into all popular video room systems and endpoints, extending the utility of an organization's video investments to any desktop or smart mobile device. In the coming months, iMeet will release several new innovations in online team workspaces, project management and sales productivity.
To learn how the iMeet portfolio can help your business grow, visit pgi.com/imeet or contact a PGi representative at 866-755-4878.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi is the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services. We created iMeet®, an expanding portfolio of purpose-built applications designed to meet the daily collaboration and communications needs of business professionals, with solutions for web, video and audio conferencing, smart calendar management, webcasting, project management and sales productivity. PGi's award-winning unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions help nearly 50,000 businesses grow faster and operate more efficiently. To learn more, visit us at pgi.com.
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