Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays from AskCody

The holiday season is a wonderful time for us to remember our friends, customers, users, and valued business partners. During the holiday season, more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress during the year possible.

2015 has been an amazing year for AskCody and our progress has been incredible. As the holiday season approaches, we’d therefore like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business, your support, your friendship, and for our partnership.
It is people like you who make our jobs a true pleasure all year long and keep our business and development successful. We promise you that we will continue to do our very best to ensure your confidence and loyalty to us.

When you look at it a year it’s only 12 months. Still, it’s amazing what can be done and achieved in a year if you try to get the most out of every minute, every hour, every day…

At AskCody I can truly say that the team have done their very best to get the most out of every single second, week after week after week. It’s amazing to share that spirit.

What a year

During 2015 we’ve made tremendous progress across AskCody's entire technology stack and I’d like to give you a glimpse of our releases and updates, and insights into some cool stats.

We started the year by introducing a service for on-prem Exchange Servers calledAskCody Exchange Forwarding Service. It’s a service that lets you run your Exchange server on-prem and still be able to integrate with AskCody in the cloud.

Later, at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, we launched the all-new Today+ digital meeting room door sign loaded with a bunch of new features like “confirm”, “extend”, and “end” meeting. Today+ is now able to release a meeting room inside Outlook if people don’t show up for meetings, to optimize and enhance utilization. (By the way check out the new gallery found here: Today+)

In June we showed off the new WayFinder at InfoComm in Orlando with seamless support across kiosks, smartphones, and websites. The WayFinder is being used at hospitals, conference centers, campuses and universities, office buildings and corporate headquarters, and ensures a nicer, more relaxed, and efficient atmosphere for everyone searching for directions to rooms or people while freeing up staff to do their job rather than showing people the way.

By the end of summer, we had a blast at “Smukfest” with more than 50,000 users of the WayFinder during the music festival. It was amazing!

We’ve introduced the AskCody RoomFinder for Outlook and Office 365. Since launch, users have performed over 15,000 searches per month using the RoomFinder to search for meeting rooms inside Outlook. It’s perhaps the most powerful tool we’ve ever made.

The Welcome+ visitor management tool has been updated with features like pre-registered guests, tools for customization, and a new backend where you can keep track of all guests throughout the day and manage your visitors with ease! More than 3,000 people check-in for meetings and visits each month using a Welcome+ check-in screen.

We’ve launched a unified login for all services, which means that you can manage ALL your AskCody solutions from the AskCody Manager backend.
Most importantly, we have had the chance to work with great people and great companies. You have made our progress during the year possible.

Thank you for a great 2015. We look forward to 2016!

We’d like to take this moment to say thank you for a great 2015 and to send our best wishes to you and your families.

May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much joy, happiness, and success.
We look forward to working with you in the coming year and hope that our business relationship will continue for many years to come.

We have so much new stuff and features that we look forward to share with you in the coming year to make you more productive when it comes to booking meetings, welcoming guests, or making sure that they are able to make it to the right room.

One of our coming features is called AskCody® Insights™. With AskCody® Insights™, for the first time ever, you have quantifiable data that shows how technology, facilities, and employees are engaging in a conference room. You will discover how your office space and meeting rooms are actually being used. With Insights, you will see your office and meeting rooms in the context of all available data about utilization. I’m confident that you are going to like it!

Actually, we can’t wait to get back and get started with all the new stuff, so the office will be open between Christmas and New Years from December 28th to 30th.

From all of us at AskCody to all of you…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Allan Mørch
Founder and CTO