About the company
Founded in 2014 in London, MeetingRooms.com is an online marketplace that provides professional meeting rooms on-demand by the hour, day, or longer. Users can instantly search, compare and book meeting space no matter where they are in the world. In addition, it allows venues – from hotels to shared office centres – to attract a wider pool of new customers, increasing occupancy and booking revenues. MeetingRooms.com currently features more than 6,000 locations across 58 countries.
"GoToMeeting is critical to our business. Whenever we don’t have the option to meet in person because our clients or team members are not in the same area, an online meeting is a great alternative and saves a lot of time and costs."
- Caleb Parker, CEO
Caleb Parker, CEO of MeetingRooms.com, is an American entrepreneur. Before he relocated to the U.K. he was faced with the challenge of communicating with his head office in London, his offshore development team in Sri Lanka and clients all over the world while he was based in New York. He required a tool to facilitate global collaboration that would provide a more personal experience than just a phone call or email. Six months later and now working from London, the challenges remained the same with a new MeetingRooms.com office in Florida and a fast growing international customer base.
To address this challenge Parker selected Citrix GoToMeeting due to its reliability and set of features. “GoToMeeting is critical to our business. Whenever we don’t have the option to meet in person because our clients or team members are not in the same area, an online meeting is a great alternative and saves a lot of time and costs.” He considers the tool complementary to MeetingRooms.com because users have the ability to work remotely via GoToMeeting but have access to professional environment on-demand when they need it.
- Citrix GoToMeeting enables the MeetingRooms.com team to engage with customers across distances and offer product demonstrations by sharing the screen.
- Citrix GoToMeeting also provides a very costefficient and personal way to connect the internal teams of MeetingRooms.com in London, Florida and Sri Lanka through HD video conferences.
- Even in periods of disruption such as the blizzard which hit while Parker was based in New York, the tool enabled the team to keep the business going. “I couldn’t get to the office and did all my meetings from home via GoToMeeting,” said Parker. “My work day was not interrupted at all. In fact, I was even more productive because I didn’t have to commute.”
Facts at a glance
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