Road Ahead

Azeus Convene: A Year in Review and the Road Ahead

by Sam Tamayo on and last update on October 07, 2019

In 2017, we achieved recognition from international institutions and expansion to more than 40 countries. Last 2018, we elevated Azeus Convene’s status even further as a premier board portal solution. Below are some of our major milestones:

Increased global presence

Building from the momentum we gained last year, we further accelerated our growth by increasing our customer base to more than 70 countries.

With the addition of clients from countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Benin, Ghana, and Tanzania, Convene strengthened its footprint across regional markets especially in the Caribbean and Africa, as well as reasserted its status as one of the fastest growing board and enterprise meeting solutions.

We attribute our rapid global expansion to the teams that support our strategies for business growth which include adopting a customer-centric approach, implementing an efficient internal structure, and building strong partnerships with local organisations and companies.

Added big names as clients from various industries

As a leading enterprise meeting software, Convene caters to different types of companies – whether they are publicly listed, privately held, government-owned, or non-profit in nature – from all kinds of sectors.

As such, we are proud to announce that we have earned the trust of some of the most well-known organisations coming from fields around the world like Amway Malaysia (consumer goods), Afrimat Limited (construction), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (education), Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (healthcare), and Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (telecommunications) among others.

Received accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies

In 2018, Convene was recognized by not just one but two internationally-acclaimed institutions.

Last April, Azeus Convene was hailed as the SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year at the IT Europa awards. IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards recognises best practices in customer solutions and celebrates service excellence from the vendor and distributor community. The accolades were given to IT solutions that were able to get to the heart of customer issues, deliver better business, and gain a clearer understanding of data for more efficient and profitable outcomes.

In the same month, we were named as the winner of the Silver Stevie® Award for Innovation in Business Utility Apps in the fifth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The key consideration for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie awards was innovation in all forms. As an active provider in the IT industry for more than 25 years, Azeus has always been committed to delivering high-quality solutions to our customers through constant improvement of our products and services.

Enhanced meeting experience

Guided by the philosophy of continuous improvement, we constantly build on customer feedback to drive software development for Convene.
This year, we made significant strides to empower leaders by incorporating more features centered on corporate governance. The latest release of version 5.3 introduced a considerable number of enhancements for both directors and administrators.

For example, directors can now opt to receive meeting invitations as regular emails or calendar events, and also send copies of their email notifications to all of their assistants. As for secretaries, they can now schedule multi-day meetings with different time schedules and agenda for each day,set recurring agenda items, and copy them to the next meeting.

Additionally, recognizing the importance of language in technology adoption, we expanded our language support to 11 languages. By putting the needs of our users, we are able to craft and implement strategies that move Convene forward.

Participated in conferences across the globe

To gain a better understanding of our clients’ and even prospects’ needs, Convene makes it to a point to invest in sit-down discussions and engage in personal interactions.

We have attended almost 20 conferences in different regions around the world such as the Government Digital Technology Congress: Development in a Digital World and Public Sector Enterprise ICT Conference in Europe, Government Institute of Australia Conference in Australia, Governance Professionals of Canada Annual Conference and US Society for Corporate Governance National Conference in North America, and Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Conference and Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, Corporate Governance Conference in Asia. Participation in such events increased our awareness of the fact that each country and culture brings a different perspective on the table. Thus, we have learned about their pain points and the functionalities that they look for in a board portal solution.

Overall, 2018 was filled with achievements for the entire Convene team. We look forward to an even brighter year ahead as we bring meetings to greater heights through our commitment to customer service and corporate governance.

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