Mass Notification Leader Send Word Now Wins BCI Global Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award
NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2015 –Send Word Now, the worldwide leader in enterprise communications, emergency notification and mobile collaboration, announced today the company has won the Global Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award presented by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) for its SWN Direct alert recipient mobile app.
The award recognises an organisation’s outstanding innovation in the development of a new product or service for the continuity and resilience sector. Criteria for the honour included contribution to good practice within the industry, excellent customer feedback and support, supporting statements from clients, and new service or product availability within one year of award application date. Earlier this year, Send Word Now won the BCI North America Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 award which made the company eligible for the global honour.
SWN Direct is a revolutionary new mobile app for iPhone® and Android® devices that enables easy, rapid, secure and low-cost interactions between an organisation and its various stakeholders. The solution features a unique, Internet Protocol (IP) end-to-end design that eliminates many of the barriers associated with traditional telephone calls or SMS notifications. Users can also see who is “on-net” and available to receive critical messages before alerts are sent, and the message path is controlled, removing third-party dependencies for successful delivery.
“We are truly honoured to have Send Word Now’s development efforts recognised in this year’s BCI Global Awards,” said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO for Send Word Now. “The BCI’s mission is to promote resilience and continuity best practices around the world, and we are humbled to receive honours from this important and influential organisation. We are committed to continuing our tradition of innovating new tools to help protect employees and keep businesses running during critical events.”
The BCI Global Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award was presented to Send Word Now November 10th during the BCI World Conference and Exhibition in London.
About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading worldwide provider of critical communications solutions. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification, enterprise collaboration and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organisations worldwide to ensure fast, effective communication when it is needed the most.
Among its many accolades, Send Word Now was named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. Its Alerting Service was awarded “Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and the company received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Send Word Now recently acquired Dayton, Ohio-based One Call Now, a leader in group messaging services for small-to-medium businesses, schools, churches and other non-profit organisations.