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With Ipsos, Askia remains Askia!

With Ipsos Askia remains Askia

This blog article is an interview with Jérôme Sopoçko and Patrick George Lassale, co-founders of Askia. Originally published online on 23rd March 2020 in the Market Research News France website – original article in French. The announcement was made a few days ago: Ipsos is taking a majority stake in Askia, a specialist in software solutions for Market Research. Yet another acquisition one might say, as these are happening quite commonly these days in our industry. However, the news came as a surprise to at least some market…

Askia support for clients working from home

Askia Support for clients working from home

During these unusual times we are all concerned with doing what we can to help halt the Coronavirus pandemic. So working from home is fast becoming the default for many people all over the world. For Askia users, we want to make sure that you can continue to use Askia when working remotely. Here is what you need to know… Scripters and Data Analysts Firstly, we are not going to charge anything extra for additional licenses needed on home devices. If you need an extra license for a…

Askia Spring Webinars 2020

Askia Spring Webinars 2020 illustration

Askia is once again running some Spring webinars in 2020. We have a couple of really interesting topics, both of which could significantly increase productivity and impact in your research projects. Tuesday 24th March – Hear this! Enabling voice in your web surveys – using Phebi Insight. As advertised in a recent blog article here, adding voice-enabled surveys has never been more relevant and simple to achieve, by including Phebi Insight’s award-winning technology to your Askia web surveys. Here is a recording of the session that we ran:…

Six reasons you should be adding voice to your web surveys

Adding voice to web surveys

Hear this! Askia is delighted to announce a reselling arrangement that makes it incredibly simple to voice-enable any Askia web survey. The award-winning Phebi Insight technology provides an option for respondents to answer both closed and open-ended questions using their voices, rather than typing. Phebi Insight won IIeX’s Insight Innovation Competition in Amsterdam on 26th February in recognition of their innovation, momentum and potential to impact our industry. The award included a prize of $20,000 for Phebi to invest further in the technology. We agree with the IIeX judges…

Ipsos acquires a majority stake in Askia

Ipsos acquires majority stake in Askia

From Ipsos, Paris, 10 February 2020: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry for more than 20 years.Askia was founded in 1996 by Jérôme Sopoçko and Patrick George Lassale. Its high performing tools for collecting, analysing, reporting and visualising both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses. Askia has subsidiaries in France, the UK, Germany and the United States. Its annual revenues…

Askia & E-Tabs partner with the Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research

Askia & E-Tabs partner with WIN MR

Askia and E-Tabs partner with the Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN) to ‘dashboard’ their annual worldwide survey results. Askia and E-Tabs are both pleased to announce that its revolutionary online MR dashboard platform Iris has been chosen by WIN to report its annual worldwide survey (WWS). The WWS explores the outlook, expectations, views and beliefs of over 30,000 people from 40 countries across the world and delivering it with the Iris platform will allow people to look at the differences and similarities between countries, across a wide range of…

Askia launches a dedicated professional services team

Askia professional services

Over the last few weeks Askia has been investing in a new dedicated professional services team of scripters, DP and report specialists to pick up the increased demand we have been seeing from clients recently. Askia has always been a software house first and foremost and in the past, when we got occasional requests for Askia overflow work, we looked to pull resources from all over the company to get the projects done for the clients. Sometimes we just didn’t have the capacity and we had to pass…

Hearing voices

Hearing Voices

Voice tech is everywhere today. In the car, in the kitchen, possibly even in the bedroom. And this is just the start of it. Love it or loathe it, there is a wave of new voice technology coming that will revolutionise our world. And survey research is no exception. You are bound to start hearing voices… So Askia devoted two webinars to partner technology that is changing the way that we can utilise voice in survey research. Tapping the power of voice to build better web surveys  Our…

My podcast with Brazil

My podcast with Brazil

Jamin Brazil interviewed me for a podcast recently at the IIeX Conference in Amsterdam. You can listen to the podcast below. Jamin’s Happy Market Research podcasts are well worth subscribing to. He is a prolific podcaster and has built up a bank of over 200 podcasts with various movers and shakers of the MR scene over the last 9 months. You can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Android, Tunein, Google or via email – https://happymr.com/listen-🎧/

Askia Spring Webinar Series

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After the success of last year’s June Webinar series 2018 we launched our Spring Series of Webinars in May 2019. Over a few weeks we hosted a number of web sessions highlighting the latest and greatest from Askia and our partners. AskiaPortal & Design Online – Askia’s Jerome Sopocko & Stephen Bronnec unveiled the first modules in long awaited online version of Askia. Platform One – Ed Messent from Platform One walked through some of the latest features in the system: Connect (DIY surveys), Dialog (automated dashboards) & Spotlight (easy qual moderation…