SOURCE: Sonexis

March 19, 2007 09:00 ET

Versata Software Selects Sonexis as Its Web Conferencing Solution

Software Provider Looks to Sonexis ConferenceManager for Internal Collaboration and External Communication During a Period of Rapid Corporate Growth

TEWKSBURY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- Versata Software, Inc. has chosen Sonexis ConferenceManager as its Web conferencing solution. Versata, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions, uses Web conferencing to connect employees located in its Austin, Texas headquarters to teams in California and India. The company installed this critical tool seven months ago, enabling internal collaboration and facilitating sales presentations with potential customers across the U.S. and Europe.

Switching to ConferenceManager was a financially driven decision that has paid off as Versata has seen a return-on-investment in only two months. When Sonexis ConferenceManager was first rolled out at Versata, 20 employees used it regularly. Today approximately 100 employees average about 12,000 total minutes of Web conferencing per month on the company's in-house conferencing system.

Sonexis ConferenceManager has allowed Versata to manage the internal and external communication challenges associated with rapid corporate expansion. Growth increased the geographic distribution of Versata's employees when the company moved its development operations to India. Sonexis ConferenceManager has been an important communication tool for reviewing documents between the development team in India and employees based in the U.S.

Sonexis ConferenceManager is also used in several phases of the sales and support process. Teams in Texas and California develop sales and support demonstrations through Sonexis ConferenceManager's real-time application-sharing capabilities. Then, Versata employees use Web conferencing for presentations to potential clients, significantly lowering costs associated with the sales and support process. The system also increases productivity by enabling collaboration directly with customers and prospects using real-time visual examples and support. These benefits dramatically reduce the costs of making an initial production demonstration or providing support to the existing installed base.

"With all the growth and change we've seen over the past couple of years, communication is more important than ever," said Chris Smith, vice president of operations for Versata. "Web conferencing is crucial to our engineering and sales processes and we continually seek to improve the quality of communication with prospective customers. Sonexis ConferenceManager is a cost-effective and professional communication and collaboration solution."

"Business landscapes change dramatically during an expansion," said Brian Giuffrida, vice president of marketing and business development for Sonexis. "Communication that is enhanced by a reliable conferencing solution such as Sonexis ConferenceManager, helps to ease corporate growing pains, smoothing the transition and ensuring that employees stay on the same page."

About Versata

The Versata Enterprises, Inc. family of companies is the leading provider of enterprise software solutions that deliver business results, performance, and scalability with a low total cost of ownership. Versata's patented solutions decrease IT costs by eliminating expensive maintenance, by leveraging open source technology, and by accelerating value delivery to business customers. Versata partners with corporate IT departments to enhance and simplify critical operations in the automotive, financial services, consumer/public, government, and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit www.versata.com.

About Sonexis, Inc.

Sonexis offers an in-house audio conferencing bridge that has set new standards for ease of use and security, while eliminating the costly pay-as-you-go fees of subscription-based services. Designed to work within existing voice and data networks, hundreds of leading organizations have deployed Sonexis ConferenceManager with minimal cost, effort, or administration. Sonexis ConferenceManager also offers a fully integrated Web conferencing option. Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Sonexis can be reached at 888-4SONEXIS (888-476-6394) or www.sonexis.com.