Vocalocity, the nation’s leading cloud-based phone service for small business, has won the Clean Air Campaign’s 2011 PACE Telework Catalyst Award, for the company’s successful advancement of formal teleworking arrangements and use of its flexible phone systems.
Vocalocity provides voice communications for small businesses that equip workers to telecommute with full connectivity to their office phone systems. Vocalocity’s technology enables employees to be just as productive at home and allows managers to have a full view of call activities and call queues regardless of where an employee is sitting.
“Vocalocity’s 135 employees each save an average of 78 minutes each day they telework, and annually eliminate a combined 115,000 miles of vehicle traffic,” said Tony Vazquez, a Clean Air Campaign Board Member and Senior Vice President, Global Workplace at Bank of America, who presented the inaugural award to Vocalocity CEO Wain Kellum.
“We work hard to give small businesses the same advantages as large businesses,” Kellum said. “By using our technology to enable teleworking, our customers save time and money and have a great employee recruiting and retention advantage, all without losing any management control or accountability. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with The Clean Air Campaign to help reduce the billions of dollars a year that are wasted due to lost productivity caused by traffic congestion.”
Vocalocity initiated its internal telecommuting initiative for in 2008, and formalized its teleworking program in 2010. With the help of Atlanta’s Midtown Transportation Solutions and The Clean Air Campaign, Vocalocity offered teleworking options, educated employees about its benefits and evaluated the program’s growing success.
The Clean Air Campaign, an independent organization, primarily shapes its programs and services around policies set forth by the national Environmental Protection Agency and the state-level Environmental Protection Division. While Vocalocity’s measurable impact of its teleworking initiative is seen primarily in and around metro Atlanta, its core product – hosted PBX telephone systems – is the catalyst for making this type of positive environmental impact possible for all U.S.-based small businesses.
“The Vocalocity program has resulted in improved productivity, recruitment retention, and morale,” said Elham Shirazi, Senior Consultant of Telework Programs with The Clean Air Campaign. “Equally as important, it has alleviated congestion and reduced emissions in the region.”
To learn more about how Vocalocity’s hosted PBX systems help small businesses grow or how its cloud-based solutions enable teleworking opportunities, visit www.vocalocity.com/our-story/telework.
Vocalocity is a cloud-based voice solutions provider with services and support especially tuned to help small businesses grow. Vocalocity ensures higher quality conversations through proprietary technology that differentiates its service from traditional VoIP providers. With cloud-based connectivity, businesses can work from anywhere while enjoying features that deliver large enterprise visibility and functionality. Vocalocity serves nearly 15,000 customers through U.S.-based call centers and provides features at half the traditional costs while never requiring a contract. The privately held company is based in Atlanta and was founded in 2005. For more information, visit www.vocalocity.com
About The Clean Air Campaign
The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works with Georgia’s employers, commuters and schools to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality. To accomplish this goal, The Clean Air Campaign, along with its associate organizations, partners with more than 1,600 employers to create custom commute options programs and annually helps thousands of commuters find commute alternatives that work for them, providing financial incentives to get them started. For more information, call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) or visit www.CleanAirCampaign.org