XANT Awarded Web-based Call Patent by U.S. Patent Office
PROVO, Utah, January 17, 2013 – XANT, the leading inside sales automation and analytics provider, today announced the United States Patent Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,325,738 protecting the ability to engage in any auxiliary function (call recording, conferencing a call, etc.) of a web-based phone call after the call has been made. The patent, Apparatus System and Method for Web-based Phone Services, claims technology for administration of a web-based call session and protects the use of any auxiliary function engaged during a call, including initiating a call recording, playing a pre-recorded voicemail, bridging a call, and creating a third-party conference call. “This patent further solidifies XANT as a communications and sales automation leader,” said Dave Elkington, CEO and founder of XANT. “These functions create a more efficient and powerful sales automation technology and protect our technology of creating any kind of auxiliary function after a web-based call has been placed.” This invention affects every industry using web-based telephony features including the inside sales and telemarketing industry. In January 2012, XANT was issued its first patent protecting lead response technology. The lead response patent covers the ability to detect online activity and contact the user in conjunction with a preferred or optimal response plan, such as initiating a return call as soon as possible. Together, these patents protect technology that addresses two major pieces of lead response: how to respond to a lead, and dynamically managing that response as it occurs. XANT is known as the pioneer of immediate response research and technology having done research in conjunction with Harvard Business Review as well as being published in Forbes.com, Inc., Mashable,TechCrunch and Fast Company. To learn more about the XANT technologies protected by this patent including PowerDialer and our lead management software, or to speak to a sales rep, call (877) 200-5698.
About XANT, Inc.
XANT is the worldwide leader in cloud-based, sales automation and predictive analytics for inside sales professionals. Their PowerDialer for Salesforce 5.0 has been one of the most popular applications on the salesforce.com AppExchange for over five years. The company was recently recognized #9 by Inc. Magazine for employee growth in Utah and #347 of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500. The company was also named Service Provider of the Year by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP). XANT enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, ON24, Re/Max Cornerstone, Seagate, Groupon and more. To try the technology with your sales team, visit: www.www.insidesales.com.
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