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Friday 20 October 2017

New resident in M11 tech hub to create ten jobs

By Fintan Lambe

Campus manager John O'Connor; CEO Jim Tracey; CFO Aidan Sheerin; and chairman Brendan Farrell.
Campus manager John O'Connor; CEO Jim Tracey; CFO Aidan Sheerin; and chairman Brendan Farrell.

A NEW technology firm which has taken space in the new M11 Business Campus at Knockmullen, Gorey, has said it will create ten new jobs over the next 18 months.

Voinext is one of the first companies to set up operations in the new 36,000 sq.ft. tech hub. It has just launched its first Ireland and UK service which will allow potential and existing customers click on a website and call that company free from anywhere in the world. There are no software, hardware or installation costs and the company only pays for customer calls received - between one to five cents per minute.

CEO and founder Jim Tracey said that 'search has transformed sales and marketing. Most people looking for a product or service will do an internet search on a smart phone, laptop, tablet or PC but today's online consumers are increasingly impatient.'

'Those companies that can offer an instant free call at a time when the prospect is most interested will maximise conversion of web visitors and searches into sales,' he said.

He claimed that the internet based technology and business model is the first online free to use, call-free service in the world. After an initial fundraising round of €250,000, a three-year R&D programme commenced in 2014.

The calls can be routed to landlines, mobiles or for bigger organisations into a call or support centre. The Voinext Free Call service can be added to email marketing campaigns and online advertisements to maximise effectiveness.

'We believe that the pricing model makes this a no brainer,' added Jim. 'The business only pays for the service when it is used. In other words, if our service doesn't deliver the customer, there is no cost to the business - not even implementation costs.'

Voinext Free Call is available to use or trial on business websites. There are no set up costs or contract fees and the service may be downloaded on VoinextFreeCall.com. The company intends to roll the service out to the US and Europe.

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