At ÜberConference, making sure you have the best possible experience on every call is very important to us. Call quality is a main priority for us, and we’re always monitoring and measuring quality metrics and testing out different configurations, partners, and settings. As we get close to exiting our beta period, we have made some significant improvements to our service, and will be migrating users to our newest platform. We have started emailing users about this transition and most will get a new ÜberConference number assigned to them as part of this process. Everything else should be the same. You’ll just use a different number to dial into, and ÜberConference should be even better!
Be sure to stop by the UberConference Booth #87 at the ABA Tech Show in Chicago from March 27-29. This year the theme is “Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together“. To recap, UberConference does just that with three features that truly highlight what lawyers need in a conference calling solution. Our CEO Craig Walker, recently posted on this topic and here’s a quick recap:
1. Know who is on the call.
UberConference allows you to see who, exactly, is on this call. These are private, important issues you’re dealing with. You need to know who is on the call, and whether they belong there.
2. Know exactly how long the call lasted.
With UberConference call tracking, you have a record of how long the call actually lasted no matter which phone you used to dial into the call. Lots of firms have ways to track hours on conference calls, but those solutions are limited to your desk phone or require you to enter a useless PIN number for each call. Only UberConference does this automatically every time.
3. Lock the call.
Once you’ve started an UberConference, we show you every person who has dialed into your call. With UberConference, we let you lock in (and more importantly — lock out) participants. Once you have the right people on the call, just hit the lock icon (or press ** from your phone) and nobody else can join your conversation.
We have been taking care of business at ÜberConference this past month…literally! It’s exciting to announce a set of new features that further optimize how UberConference can be used across businesses and organizations. We launched ÜberConference for Google Apps, rolled out toll free ÜberConference numbers, and now offerÜberConference Business accounts.
If your business is like ours and you have different conference callsgoing on at the same time, you probably need more than one ÜberConference account. With ÜberConference Business, you can sign up for multiple ÜberConference Pro accounts at once. It’s simple to manage all the billing in one place, and you can control who has access to your organization’s ÜberConference accounts. It’s as easy as managing email accounts for your domain.
When you sign up, you can select the number of accounts you need and the type of accounts you would like. It’s $10 a month for each local dial in number account and $20 a month for toll free numbers. Both options include all the ÜberConference Pro features.
Once you have your accounts, you can assign them to people in your organization by entering their email addresses. Emails will be sent with the basic instructions and a link for choosing an account name, password, and dial in number. The admin panel also makes it simple to reassign accounts if a person leaves the account or add and delete accounts depending on how many you need over time.
If you use Google Apps, don’t forget to check out the UberConference App in the marketplace. It makes it even easier for people in your company to use ÜberConference from the More link in your corporate Gmail and Google Apps.
Are there ways we can make ÜberConference even better for your business? We’d love to hear from you. We are also happy to help you get started or with any questions you have on the right solution for your company. Just shoot us an email at email@example.com we’ll get back to you right away.
Craig Walker appeared in the Wall Street Journal Accelerators blog today giving his opinion on the topic of net neutrality. The Accelerators is run with contributed content from mentors in the startup community discussing the challenges of creating new businesses.
About Craig Walker, CEO UberConference
Craig Walker has a broad background as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, executive and corporate attorney. He co-founded UberConference in 2012 with $18 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
Craig’s career in telecommunications began in 2001 when he ran Dialpad Communications, which he sold to Yahoo! in 2005. He then co-founded and ran GrandCentral Communications, which he sold to Google in July 2007. It became Google Voice.
Craig is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA), Georgetown University (MBA) and Boalt Hall School of Law (JD). He was presented with the Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Award as an Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur in April 2014.
We are excited to announce that we are one of the first Google Apps Premier Technology Partners. This builds upon our existing integrations with document sharing in Google Drive, integrating video conferencing through Google Hangouts, and in-browser calls through Google Chrome. The program will offer our team additional product, technical, marketing, sales, program, relationship, and support benefits to bring UberConference to more people.
Our team is excited to build even more integrated solutions with Google Apps services. Our customer base has been integral in utilizing the tools we have built to work seamlessly with Google Apps. The Weather Company uses our Google Drive integration daily. Ferrazzi Greenlight saves 15 minutes every meeting by driving more productive calls through Google Hangouts. The Chrome and Gmail integrations make it easy for AdRoll advertisers to click on any email or phone number and initiate a conference call.
We are looking forward to offering new product features in the Google Apps Marketplace and continuing to work with Google to bring richer solutions to more users everywhere.