ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, today announced that Junior Achievement USA (JA) uses iMeet for all-in-one web, video and audio conferencing to virtually train local volunteers in dozens of communities across the United States. By offering virtual iMeet sessions, in addition to face-to-face trainings, JA enhances volunteer management, improves community engagement and reduces travel costs so the organization can focus on its mission: inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy.
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.
"Junior Achievement is dedicated to continuously improving the experience for our volunteers, since mentorship is at the heart of JA. We instituted iMeet as a way to maximize our training programs with the least possible impact on the schedules of our busy volunteers," said Susan Luu, Junior Achievement USA SVP of Business Improvement. "iMeet enables us to host more volunteers from more places in one virtual session—helping us streamline our training program and empower more volunteers to make a difference in their communities."
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, a smart calendar app and integration with all popular video room systems and endpoints. PGi recently launched iMeet Sales Accelerator to helps sales professionals prospect smarter and close deals faster with powerful video-narrated presentations. In the coming months, iMeet will release several new innovations in online team workspaces and project management.
To learn how the iMeet portfolio can help your business grow, visit pgi.com/imeet or contact a PGi representative at 866-755-4878.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit ja.org for more information.
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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 acceleration. PGi's award-winning 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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