Hodges-Mace is an employee benefits technology and communications company that helps U.S. employees make smarter benefit decisions. Hodges-Mace had specific needs when searching for a meetings solution. They wanted an easy to use, affordable solution, that provided a single platform for audio and web conferencing needs. They chose Amazon Chime after evaluating three other solutions.
"We looked at GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Bomgar. The cost savings with Chime was far superior to the competitors. We also liked the platform and its ease of use. We formerly had 4 separate platforms and were spending roughly $10,000/month on conferencing, which was around $125K/year. We have been able to reduce our monthly costs to around $2,000/month, which will mean we will save $100,000 a year.”
Sean Chambers, Systems Admin Manager – Hodges-Mace
LiveClicker helps its clients use mail personalization to move their businesses forward. For years, LiveClicker was using GoToMeeting for its sales demos, client trainings, and internal calls. However, it needed a solution that could reduce costs, provide flexibility for training sessions, and reduce the complexity of license administration. The company chose Amazon Chime.
“Amazon Chime helped us to reduce costs by giving us a more flexible solution. It is integrated into the AWS Console so our IT team is able to grant new licenses in seconds. Our organization went from six simultaneous sales call on average to 20 simultaneous calls using Amazon Chime. With cheaper licenses, we were able to make more calls at the same time and increase our productivity.”
Ismael Garzina, VP of IT and Operations - LiveClicker
Kinetech is a software consulting firm that designs, delivers, and supports custom cloud software that turns potential into performance & drives meaningful ROI for their clients. Kinetech is using AWS services for their client applications and decided to try Amazon Chime to improve their virtual meeting experience while saving some money.
“Virtual meetings were too cumbersome for our attendees to join and service outages were too common with other providers. With Chime, the application calls participants before the meeting and does not require a download unless you want to share your screen. We can join meetings using our cell phones, using the Chime mobile app, and we’re never late to meetings because Chime calls us.”
Michael Guido, CEO - Kinetech
ThinKom is a leading provider of compact, broadband antenna and other product solutions for aeronautical, on-the-move (OTM), and man-portable applications. ThinKom began using Amazon Chime when seeking an easy video-conferencing solution for calls with vendors and customers.
“Amazon Chime made it easy for us to host video-conferencing calls and screen share with our vendors and customers. We have seen quicker idea-to-product implementations as a result.“
Ara Aghmalian, IT Manager - ThinKom
Killer Infographics is an industry leading visual communication agency that designs content strategies to help customers engage audiences. Killer Infographics began using Amazon Chime when they needed an easy way for their clients and customers to join meetings without requiring them to download anything.
“We love using Amazon Chime for meetings, screen sharing, and to create chat rooms with our external customers. It allows us to get real time responses on projects and have better communication with our clients.”
Ethan Bynoe, VP of Business Development - Killer Infographics
Somos began in 1993 as the registry administrator for Toll-Free Numbers in North America. Today they manage more than 40 million Toll-Free Numbers. Somos began using Amazon Chime for team meetings to discuss product releases and troubleshooting.
“Amazon Chime provides us with great audio and video quality and allows our team to collaborate from wherever, and whenever needed to discuss upcoming releases and product troubleshooting.”
Jeff Zhao, Site Reliability Engineer - Somos
SpatialKey is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that builds technology that simplifies how customers gain insights from insurance information. SpatialKey uses Amazon Chime across its organization for meetings and collaboration.
“Using Amazon Chime has made it easier to meet using voice, text and video. I think it's improved our efficiency since it calls us and we have less people late to meetings.”
Brandon Purcell, CTO - SpatialKey
Five Talent collaborates with clients to discover, design, and develop best-in-class software solutions that drive business strategies. Five Talent began looking for a meeting solution that was low cost and could integrate with their current toolset. They began using Amazon Chime to help run meetings more efficiently and not worry about overspending on features they didn’t use.
“We have been using Amazon Chime since 2017 for our conference calls. We are happy with the ease of use and upfront pricing”
Ryan Comingdeer, CTO - Five Talent
"Implementing Amazon Chime saved us 40% on our overall budget while growing our users by 600%. Chime is there when you need it, and has helped us collaborate more and increase our productivity.”
Dave Potter, Vice President , IT Infrastructure - Destination XL Group, Inc.
Shipping Solutions provides software and educational solutions to U.S. companies to help them successfully import and export goods on time, on budget, and in compliance. Shipping Solutions began using Amazon Chime when seeking an affordable solution that would help it provide online demos to potential new clients.
“We had been using WebEx to conduct our online demos for prospects, but it was getting more difficult for our prospects to use because an increasing number of corporate servers were preventing them from downloading the software required to view the demo. Amazon Chime allows them to view the demo from their web browser without having to download anything. Amazon Chime was 90 percent less expensive than our previous solution.”
David Noah, President and Founder - Shipping Solutions
Nexgen Packaging, LLC designs, manufactures, and distributes brand identification products to apparel manufacturers and retailers. Nexgen began having meeting conflicts with their current solution when they had too many people using only a handful of licenses, and weren’t able to collaborate as needed.
“With Chime we are able to collaborate with our counterparts in Hong Kong, the UK, Guatemala, India, etc. With the increased communications channels and flexible billing, it has allowed us to at least double the amount of users that can hold conference calls.”
Josh Washburn, Systems Administrator - Nexgen Packaging
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