Askia party at New Orleans’ ESOMAR Congress

A quite substantial contingent from Askia will be attending the ESOMAR Congress on September 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. For those of you who plan to attend, we’ll be at booth #6 in the exhibition space, where we hope you’ll swing by to see us.

The other bit of significant news is that, true to tradition, we’ll be hosting a party immediately following ESOMAR’s Welcome Reception. Details are as follows:

When?

Sunday, September 18th from 8:30 PM until late.

Where?

Victory, an intimate cocktail bar about a 5-minute walk from the Hyatt.

Dress code?

Something, anything…

Askia ESOMAR party 2016 details

We look forward to seeing you there for drinks and some delicious Creole cooking!

Verve adopts Platform One

Community Panels specialists, Verve, founded in 2008 and with offices in London, Leeds, Chicago and Toronto, conducts full-service market research whether it be online, offline, qual, quant or mobile.

By utilizing the power of their clients’ Community Panel assets, Verve provides online spaces where dialogue with customers can take place. This could be small Community Panels of say 50-100 panelists, permanent spaces of 100,000 or more, and everything in between.

Verve’s Technology Director Amyas Peto told us that Askia’s advances into panel management systems with Platform One, the first genuinely unified Insights Management Platform, have had an enormously positive effect on their business. He said that “being able to fully automate the collation of all survey and profiling data, as well as website data, into a single, central location, along with the significantly enhanced data querying that this allows, has had a huge impact on our efficiency and the level of service we are able to offer our clients.”

Peto went on to add that “this combined with the continued evolution of the JavaScript controls and the ADC scripts has, I believe, put Askia at the top of the list when looking for a software provider to provide the sort of functionality and capabilities that our clients demand.”

If you’d like to learn more about what Platform One has to offer and you have as little as 3 minutes 25 seconds to spare, you can check out our explainer video:

Ways in which DemoSCOPE is harnessing the power of Askia software

We’re always eager to share news about ways in which our software is being used around the globe and here is an example from a Swiss customer, DemoSCOPE.

By way of a brief introduction, DemoSCOPE, a user of Askia software since 2010, is Switzerland’s largest owner-managed market research company. Established as a one-man business in 1961, DemoSCOPE today employs around 60 permanent staff as well as several hundred freelancers.

To continue with the theme of the article, DemoSCOPE has recently completed a project for the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and is about to start another one, with different Askia data collection products central to each.

Firstly, the project which has just ended saw around 100,000 CAPI interviews collected for the national traffic survey “Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport 2015”. Interviews were conducted at all road and rail borders and alpine crossings using the Askiaface app for iOS and Android on smartphones. For road transport, cars were stopped and drivers interviewed; for rail transport, passengers were interviewed on the trains.

Secondly, DemoSCOPE won a multi-year contract with the same organization earlier this year, offering a solution for a support hotline and interviews as part of the Swiss census system. Around 30,000 support calls and e-mails will be handled by DemoSCOPE through their Askia inbound platform, a ticketing system and an external application from the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT).

Stefan Klug, DemoSCOPE’s Head of Operations said, “both projects were only able to be offered and won with the latest Askia CAPI and CATI software in place. CAPI on Android and iOS has great advantages when running such large-scale projects.” Stefan then went on to mention that Askia’s integrated inbound telephony solution is a real USP for DemoSCOPE. “Having proposed and integrated CATI inbound into all of our bigger CATI projects for several years now has enabled us to create a new industry standard for CATI research in Switzerland” he added.