Askia reporting back from Printemps des Etudes 2016

The Askia team just returned from Printemps des Etudes 2016, which was held this year again at prestigious Palais Brongniart in Paris on 15th and 16th April. Askia was on stand #5 – very fitting for the 5th edition of this event which has asserted itself as the definitive market research show in France. We’re happy to report that this 5th edition was very successful, with perhaps the best traffic of the whole 5 years on Thursday.

To mark this milestone, the organisers had invited Martin Sorrell who kicked-off the event with a keynote on the state of the market research industry. A thought-provoking conference in English with simultaneous translation, it was the perfect introduction to 2 days filled with conferences, workshops and rendez-vous.

Meanwhile in the exhibition area, the Askia stand focused on a topic that is at the heart of everything we do: innovation. Visitors were intrigued by “The Engager”, a giant touch screen tablet which the team used to demo our best-selling products such as AskiaVista, or to give a sneak preview of our future releases e.g. Design 6.

Askia team with the Engager at Printemps des Etudes

When not giving a demo or organising an impromptu meeting, our team spent their time catching up with clients over a glass of champagne and canapes and collecting business cards for our very special prize draw, which was held on the stand on Friday afternoon. Congratulations to our 3 winners:

  • Mathieu DOMBRIE from BVA, the happy winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • Karl- Heinz Baumann, from the IPI Institute in Stuttgart, winner of a connected smart watch
  • And Cyril LOPEZ from ETIC Alta, who won a Max Jumping Race mini-drone

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the Askia stand this year.

We are now getting ready for the next two conferences on our agenda: CASRO Tech in New York on June 6-7th and IIex Atlanta on June 13-15. If you are planning to attend either of these two events, please drop us a message at contact@askia.com to schedule a meeting or an informal chat.

Askiaface for iOS 3.1.1 released!

We are pleased to announce that we have just released an update to askiaface for iOS: version 3.1.1. This update includes the following improvements and fixes:

  • Updated Base SDK to iOS 9.3
  • Added Remove survey feature
  • Integrated UI for remove survey feature
  • Added specific warning when deleting a survey with / without interviews
  • Fix when resuming interview on a preliminary selection loops
  • Fix on response blocks that contain MS Word’s `…` special character

Delete survey

The main feature, Delete survey, allows you to remove an available survey from the list of questionnaires:

Remove survey in askiaface for iOS screenshot

If ever you remove a survey for which you still have complete and/or incomplete interviews that have not been synced back to the askiafield server, the iOS app will warn you and require you synchronise your data before removing the survey:

Remove survey warning in askiaface for iOS screenshot

Once all local interviews for that survey have been synced, you can delete the survey:

Remove survey confirmation in askiaface for iOS screenshot

Base SDK updated

We have updated the base SDK used to build askiaface for iOS to version 9.3 (the latest available) in order to benefit from various performance improvements and fixes. The application now supports devices running iOS 8+, iOS 7.x is no longer supported.

This update is available directly from the App Store so head there to get the update!

Askia’s mission, vision & values

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Askia; a time to celebrate, but also to reflect on the corporate equivalent of existential questions: our mission, vision and core values.
These 3 business concepts can seem abstract at first, yet they are essential. Imagine a football team whose players don’t know the rules of the game and how to play it or an architect without a vision of what the building will be used by and for which purpose.

We all need aspiration and destination in life. Businesses are no exception. Defining mission and vision statements as well as core values isn’t a pastime for idle executives: it’s a process that can be difficult and exhilarating in equal measure – and it’s always enlightening.
At Askia we’ve taken the process very seriously and we’re proud to share the results of our work with you. We hope it will help you understand better who we are, what we do and why we do it. Perhaps you’ll even get a glimpse of what we will be in another 20 years from now

Our Mission

This is what we do, how we do it and for whom we do it.

Our mission is to empower the Market Research industry by providing integrated end-to-end technical solutions delivered by passionate people.


Our Vision

This is our direction, our motto.

We want to be the technology partner of choice for visionary Market Research agencies.


Our Core Values

Central to who we are, they are the guidelines for how we do things

People-focused “We don’t solve problems… We help people”
Partners “Not just another supplier”
Committed “A team of professionals, experts in their field, committed to excellence”
Different “We take an open-minded approach to business and encourage new ideas”
Passionate “It’s not a job. We love to do what we do and take pride in our achievements”

A big thanks to the entire Askia team who help make these statements and values come to life every single day.