Cloud Collaboration Tools & Best Practices

May 26, 2015 - Anastasia Valentine

Cloud CollaborationVersature participated in the recent Startup Canada TweetChat alongside featured guests from Microsoft, NPC Data Guard, CRM Portal Connector, TWT Group, event sponsor QuickBooks, and Versature’s own Cloud-technology subject matter expert + VP Operations, Jonathon Moody. The group had a great discussion about the types of tools organizations of all sizes are using to collaborate with their team and clients, improve productivity, and make business processes like accounting, CRM, and overall communications more efficient. ICYMI, here’s a recap of the conversation! ... Continue Reading ...

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Versature Welcomes Technology Marketing Leader Anastasia Valentine to Executive Team

May 14, 2015 - Paul Emond

Anastasia Valentine, VP Marketing, VersatureVersature is pleased to announce the newest member of the company’s executive team, Ms. Anastasia Valentine. Anastasia will be fulfilling the new role of Vice President, Marketing to nurture Versature’s growing client base of Canadian Hosted PBX subscribers.

Ms. Valentine joins Versature after 20 successful years in marketing and product management in the technology sector. She has been heading ANVIVA International, her own marketing consultancy, for the past 5 years providing strategic business, product and marketing services to various entrepreneurs, startups, and Fortune companies. Prior to starting ANVIVA, Anastasia held lead marketing and technical roles at IBM, Cognos, Jetform Corporation, SHL Systemhouse, Corel, and more. Anastasia will continue serving as a Board Member for hEr VOLUTION.
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Reliable Phone Service Proves Integral After Video Goes “Viral”

May 05, 2015 - Paul Emond

eSight Electronic GlasseseSight are the creators of high-tech glasses that combine a camera, display technology, and advanced computing to deliver a real-time video that enables sight for people with vision loss.

A new-to-market medical technology firm, eSight had been experiencing nominal call volume from interested candidates or those with general inquiries surrounding the vision-granting glasses. In January of 2015, however, a dream for any company came true – one of eSight’s videos went viral. A short clip demonstrating the technology soared from 0 to 3.5 million views in a matter of days and was picked up by networks such as CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and online media outlet Buzzfeed.

eSight had suddenly captured the attention of the masses and the team was left scrambling trying to handle an over 2,000% increase in calls per day. ... Continue Reading ...

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Versature Achieves 1-1-1 Corporate Philanthropy Status

April 21, 2015 - Paul Emond

Salesforce Foundation 1-1-1 Corporate Philanthriophy StatusVersature is proud to announce we have officially reached the 1-1-1 designation of corporate philanthropy! This means that we have pledged 1% of our equity, 1% of our time, and 1% of our services to charitable endeavors.

The 1-1-1 Pledge is Salesforce-certified as part of the Salesforce.com Foundation integrated philanthropic model. The Pledge invites all entrepreneurs and their companies to commit important resources (product/services, equity, and time) to support integrating philanthropy into their business from an early stage. ... Continue Reading ...

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Sonar Self Help Is Here! Because Nobody Likes Asking for Directions

March 24, 2015 - Paul Emond

Sonar Self Help - Because Nobody Likes Asking for DirectionsAt Versature, we’re always making strides to improve our customer service and enhance the customer experience. We know many of you capable Hosted PBX users out there would rather go online to find answers to questions you may have about your system rather than have to call in to our support line each time something comes up.

Well, you spoke and we listened. If you’ve logged on to Sonar lately, you may have noticed a new little green addition to the left side of the interface. Versature is proud to announce the addition of our Self Help feature in Sonar, an interactive user guide aimed at answering common questions and teaching users how to get the most out of their Hosted PBX system. ... Continue Reading ...

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Webinar Recap: Choosing the Right SaaS Tools

March 10, 2015 - Paul Emond

017_picmonkeyedOn February 26th, 2015 Versature hosted Part 2 of a web series focused on Cloud-based services. This discussion provides real-life insight into some of the SaaS tools industry experts are using to drive their businesses, and the decision-making process behind choosing the right services.

Moderated by Versature’s own VP Ops, Jonathon Moody, and featuring panelists from some of Canada’s leading SaaS providers and early Cloud adopters, the hour long discussion covered a wide variety of tools on the market from accounting software like Freshbooks to product development tools like Jira to social media platforms like Hootsuite. In all, our experts discussed upwards of 25 different SaaS tools that are currently being used between them, with many favourites like Google Apps having overlapping use. ... Continue Reading ...

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Versature Announces $675,000 in Financing To Accelerate Growth

March 03, 2015 - Paul Emond

Funding Raised to Accelerate Growth at VersatureCompany to use proceeds to invest in sales and marketing, recruit top talent across multiple job functions and expand on it’s channel partner strategy.

Versature today announced the closing of additional funding, in the amount of $675,000 in debt and bank financing. This follows prior rounds of $180,000 from the majority shareholder and $200,000 from a related party, pushing total company financing to just over $1,000,000 (one million dollars). Funds will be used to increase the velocity and scale of new subscriber growth, which last year was a robust 40%. ... Continue Reading ...

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Life Hack: Versature’s Google Chrome “Click-to-Dial” Extension

February 24, 2015 - Paul Emond

Chrome office tools click to dial

We’ve got a major life improvement for all you Google Chrome users out there (which should be everyone by the way, but we’ll save that for another post).

Versature’s development team has released an innovative extension on the Chrome Web Store titled Versature Dialer for Google Chrome (simply search for “Versature” to find it). ... Continue Reading ...

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Versature and The Sandra Schmirler Foundation 2015 Telethon, pt2

February 20, 2015 - Paul Emond

Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon - Phones, service and support provided by VersatureWe’re proud to report that it was another record-breaking year for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation telethon! With more volunteers than ever prepared to take calls from donors and assist with the back-end setup and support of the telethon, the Foundation was able to raise a whopping $326,512 in support of hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across Canada from the one-day telethon held during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
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Versature and The Sandra Schmirler Foundation 2015 Telethon, pt1

February 10, 2015 - Paul Emond

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A tribute to The Queen of Curling, The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in January 2001 as a lasting legacy to three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medalist, Sandra Schmirler.

The Foundation has contributed over $2.8 million to 35 hospital neonatal intensive care units in every Canadian province. The list continues to grow every year with the generous support of thousands of donors.

The majority of The Foundation’s donations comes from the annual Telethon, held on the first Sunday of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (this year Feb. 15). It is an extremely important event for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, one that Versature is proud to support in the best way we know how: by providing the telecommunications hardware, infrastructure, service and support to power the telethon. ... Continue Reading ...

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