INTELLISEND WIZARD 2.0 IMPROVES
Tinton Falls, N.J. (October 9, 2001) - Xpedite, a global leader in multimedia messaging and a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK; www.ptek.com), today announced it has launched the intelliSEND Wizard 2.0, a new tool that enables Xpedite's messageREACHSM customers to create and distribute more effective e-mailings. The new version of the intelliSEND Wizard allows customers to create HTML forms that contain individualized, pre-populated fields, such as the recipient's name, address, identifying codes and other text that may need to be verified or updated by the recipient. The new 2.0 version of intelliSEND provides customers the ability to incorporate rich graphic content, attachments, and clickable links to Web pages or files, as well as supplying FTP and STMP service access methods.
"We developed this tool specifically for companies that rely on the collection of data for their business needs in industries such as publishing, market research and associations," said Matt McGill, Xpedite's Director of Sales for messageREACH. "We are pleased to see that companies in other sectors like banking, travel and retail are also embracing it. The combination of speed, security and stability of our messageREACH platform, along with the capability to develop HTML forms, has produced tremendous results for our customers."
"The response rates for our large trade show events have increased 30 to 40 percent by incorporating customized forms in our e-marketing mailings," said Lindy Dreyer, Database Coordinator for PGI Exhibitions. "We receive timelier responses, and since the responses come directly from our customers in an electronic format, we've eliminated hours of data entry and proofreading."
Xpedite developed the intelliSEND Wizard with PWI Technologies, a leading provider of software development services. By teaming up with PWI, Xpedite offers its customers an end-to-end campaign management service, including database management and analysis, report management and scheduling.
About Ptek Holdings, Inc.
Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) is a leading provider of communications and data services, including conference calling and Web-based collaboration; high-volume fax, e-mail and voice message delivery; and personal communications management systems that handle voice mail, e-mail and personal content. Ptek's business units include Premiere Conferencing, Xpedite and Voicecom.
Ptek Holdings corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, The Lenox Building, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.ptek.com.
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Xpedite (www.xpedite.com) is a global leader in multimedia messaging and a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK). Xpedite offers a full range of value-added multimedia messaging services worldwide that manage and facilitate the electronic distribution of information to all types of electronic addresses including fax, e-mail, wireless and voice. Xpedite processed approximately 1.6 billion messages in 2000, and was named by IDC as the worldwide leader in fax-based messaging. The company's messageREACHSM (www.messagereach.com) service offers the most robust outsourced e-mail applications available, providing control, tracking, security, personalization and automated administration for high volume e-mail distribution. Xpedite's diverse client base includes almost half of the Fortune 500 companies, including such industry leaders as Boeing, Bank One, Marriott, Merck, Xerox and Chase Manhattan. Xpedite has sales offices in 30 locations throughout the United States and 25 international offices, including Tokyo, London, Sydney, Seoul, Singapore, Brussels, Munich, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Taipei, Geneva, Zurich and Kuala Lumpur.
PGI - The Event And Communications Agency - (www.pgi.com) is the only global agency offering a full host of services for destination management & event logistics, exhibition & conference management and production and communication services. The company creates more than 2,500 events annually, translating client objectives and strategic messages into qualitative experiences. Founded in 1990, the Arlington, VA-based company employs over 600 full-time and 2,600 on-call event and communications professionals in 34 cities worldwide.
About PWI Inc.
Headquartered in Red Bank, NJ, PWI Inc. (www.pwicorp.com) is a leading provider of research and development services for software design to technology and communications service providers and software application development services and software innovations to corporate enterprises. PWI leverages onsite, offsite and Russia-based offshore technical resources and custom processes to flexibly extend the client's existing IT enterprise and deliver high-value, state-of-the-art solutions.
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