How a text message saves lives

We can’t stop Nature when it unleashes its fury in the form of volcanoes, earthquakes, storms and avalanches, but we can use technology to warn everyone of imminent danger – and save lives. Bulletin prides itself on providing that technology. Read how the humble text message helps to save lives around the World  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44321393

Bulletin preparing for GDPR

Are you ready for GDPR?

Written by: MessageMedia on 16 April 2018

 

At Bulletin we take your data privacy and security very seriously. In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces some of the biggest changes to data protection laws in decades, and only 54% of businesses are expected to meet that deadline. We are here to offer insight into how we are preparing for GDPR, and what this means for you and your business.

What is GDPR?

According to the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, if you have a business in Europe; target EU customers; [...]

New on Bulletin Messenger, two features to enhance your Messaging experience

File Downloads

 

The File Downloads feature is the ability for a sender to send a link or document via SMS or Chat. The link specified is not accessible to anybody other than the intended recipient or recipients.

This feature allows users to send files of up to 50MB in size securely, with the attachments available to users for up to 6 months. Attachments can be sent to single recipients or to a group of recipients, with the added benefit that Messenger caters for multiple formats of these attachments.

 

Google Translate

 

The integration of Bulletin Messenger with Google [...]

Messaging (SMS and Facebook Messenger) plays a major role in achieving optimal marketing automation

Bill Cheney, Head of Channels and Enterprise for Bulletin has strong opinions about marketing automation.  At a recent training workshop for Channel Partners he was quoted as saying: “One of the strongest growth areas for A2P messaging within our channels has been marketing automation utilising SMS. In order to remain relevant and make Channel partners’ offerings more compelling to New Zealand and global organisations, Bulletin continues to enhance the services Channel Partners sell.  Channel partners can offer their customers a true omni-channel communication experience harnessing the power of SMS, growth in [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

SMS still generates the maximum ROI for advertisers in digital marketing today

 

Key highlights:

  • SMS gains more traction from customers than other digital marketing mediums
  • Lack of personal messaging and more of business messaging a reason for higher conversion
  • More chance of targeting and finding out who opened the SMS

 

Do you wonder why you are being bombarded by text messages (SMS) by restaurants, shops, retailers, et al, every day? One word – ROI.

 

Bulletin’s Head of Channels and Enterprise, Bill Cheney, commented: “Companies that want to assess the benefit of this trend for their industry or particular service, should contact Bulletin to discuss the statistics and returns relevant to their [...]

Is SMS making a comeback among messaging apps?

Is SMS making a comeback among messaging apps?

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  • Skype Lite app introduced a new feature which allows you to send text messages via SMS to friends
  • Facebook Messenger is lending support for the traditional text messaging service SMS
  • Sarahah has risen in popularity as is trending at No.4 in Apple’s App Store

 

Bulletin’s Managing Director Bruce Herbert commented: “We are seeing the divide between companies using corporate SMS to their benefit, and those who are not.  The difference in customer and staff engagement are significantly in favour of A2P message users.”

 

The traditional text messaging service 

New Ovum Report Reveals Strong Enterprise Appetite for RCS Messaging and Chat Bots While Confirming the Continued Growth of A2P SMS

– A third of businesses ready to use Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging 

– A quarter are already using Chat bots mostly via chat apps or social media 

– 23% indicate that their use of two-way (actionable) SMS has increased  

 

 

Ovum’s Enterprise Messaging Survey 2017, launched today, explores the rapidly-evolving business-to-consumer communications market, revealing a growing business appetite for more interactive forms of enterprise messaging, including two-way SMS, enhanced SMS such as messaging based on the Rich Communications Standard and Chat bots.

 

The report canvassed 100 companies in seven countries to investigate [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Business Case Study – The value of using SMS/Text Messaging for a well-known hospital

Recently one of our healthcare customers trialed an SMS reminder service to resolve a particular issue for them. They struggled with the number of patients who failed to attend appointments or did not bother to cancel appointments, resulting in more costs and lost revenues than they realised.

 

Bill Cheney (Head of Channels and Enterprise for Bulletin) commented on the Business Case: “Large and small/medium customers are increasingly measuring the value of Corporate SMS not by the cost of the service but by the topline and bottomline contributions to their business.”

 

After implementing the [...]

Email2SMS

15 years ago Bulletin brought mobile handsets into the internet age when we invented and patented the ability to forward email to your phone and reply to it  – the reply being what made this a convenient method of not just checking your email on the road (this was before feature-phones, let alone smartphones) but doing business.

Fast forward to 2016, and our Email2SMS service continues to be a large part of our business. Even though phones have changed dramatically over this time, email2sms continues to be an incredibly useful technology for many business scenarios.

  1. Simplicity
  2. Likely your users are familiar with email, and just as likely they’re already in the [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bulletin Celebrates over 10 years of enabling two-way SMS in ResMan

Introduction

ResourceWare International Ltd assists companies to gain and retain competitive advantage through the ResMan® Application suite of activity tracking software.
The ResMan® software is a single product with standard configuration files for a number of vertical markets including Recruitment & HR, Community Services, Professional Services, Health & Safety, Training and Case Management providers. These files are then uniquely fine-tuned for each customer, and all set-ups support SMS integration.
The modular end-to-end software is enterprise scalable and user-configurable, empowering customers with the business tools to define, organise and track their own unique workflows and business processes.

Problem

In the highly competitive recruitment market, speed is of the essence among competing agencies [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|
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