Post by John Andrews, director of government business development for ReadyTalk
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has used ReadyTalk’s easy to use conferencing solutions to help small businesses for years. And now, ReadyTalk’s Government Services Administration (GSA) contract is making it easier for other Federal, state and local organization to acquire and use ReadyTalk’s services.
At a time when governments are supporting new Telework mandates and trying to achieve sustainability goals, while cutting budgets, conferencing and collaboration solutions are cost-effective alternatives for managing and connecting people. Webcasts and webinars are indispensible tools for training and educating people who are geographically dispersed.
With more and more people being exposed to audio and web conferencing every day, it is key that the technology is it is easy to learn and easy to use. How many conference calls have you attended that started late, waiting while everyone was trying to get connected? And it has to be reliable. Ever been on a webcast where you couldn’t hear or understand the audio?
Nearly nine of 10 ReadyTalk customers surveyed stated they would recommend ReadyTalk services and the top reasons given were ease of use and reliability. Now ReadyTalk is trying to make it easier for Federal, state and local governments to acquire ReadyTalk’s services through our GSA schedule (GSA contract number GS-35F-0084X). A GSA contract streamlines the purchasing process and reduces government acquisition costs. A GSA contract also ensures the vendor’s business has met stringent requirements and that the pre-negotiated pricing is very competitive. It’s a good deal for the government.
While our service is easy to use so that new government employees can quickly utilize our service, our products are robust enough and comprehensive enough to meet the needs of rocket scientists. We just don’t think you should have to be a rocket scientist to buy our services.