We are excited to announce the official launch of SimpleCert! That’s right – the answer to all of your certificate problems is here! Need an easy and quick way to create your certificates? Want to easily keep a list of recipients for those certificates so you can send a customized email with a link to download the certificate at any time? Want to store that data for the future? SimpleCert is the solution to a process that is otherwise unnecessarily cumbersome, forcing you to spend hours of time on endless spreadsheets and mail merges. Let’s face it, you have WAY better things to spend your time on!
SimpleCert is well shall we say….simple to use. SimpleCert gives you the freedom to easily create a custom certificate and email (also called a CertSet), or browse from our CertSet templates. Once your certificate is done, you import your data, customize your email, and send to your recipients, all in one easy to use application. SimpleCert allows you to store all your certificate data in one place, making it easy to re-send or edit your certificate whenever you need to. Build.Send.Store. It’s really that simple.
If you are in any field, whether it be education, accounting, banking, finance, etc. and you offer continuing education credits or certificates of completion and need an easy way to create and send certificates, SimpleCert is the way to go. Don’t believe us? Sign up for the free 2 week trial and see for yourself how simple it can be. If you like it and want to continue your service, all your certificate data created during the trial will be available on your account. Stop spending all your time sending out certs and creating mail merges! If you have any questions, contact the SimpleCert support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the F.A.Q.
We all know the routine by now: Fall gives way to winter, the days turn colder the nights become longer… and before we know it we’re smack dab into the busiest weeks of the year. This fall season has proved to be one of the busiest periods for us on record, and was a fitting finish to a banner year overall. Having hung up the headsets and stepped away from the key-boards for the year, the V2 Crew is off to a well desired holiday break. If it actually, really EVER snowed in Portland, we’d all be out making snow angels right now. Since rain and snow angels don’t mix however, it’s a great time for us to look back at 2014, and to thank each of you, our clients, our fans, and our partners for your continued trust and faith. You have been the wind beneath our wings, the good tidings to our cheer, the green eggs to our ham. From everyone at V2 (all the way down to Peyton, our pseudo company canine), thank you. We are honored to work and collaborate with each and every one of you..and we are equally excited to think of what lies ahead for 2015.
We wish you a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. Before we completely throw out the old and ring in the new, here’s a look back at a few of the highlights that made 2014 such a great year:
Take off, eh? V2 invades the Great White North
In May of this year, V2 was honored to partner with PNC Bank and the Herjavec Group to produce a 90 minute webcast featuring Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” from Toronto, Canada. As a capstone of PNC’s Small Business Month Series, the webcast was viewed by thousands across North America. As an entrepreneur, businessman and media mogul, Robert’s energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Robert’s life story is a testament to the outcomes that become possible, with effort and drive. V2 was honored to produce this webcast, and to be able to work with such amazing talent.
Another year of Growth
V2’s efforts to horde the best and brightest event producers on the planet continued unabated for 2014, as we were thrilled to welcome Phil Smith to the team. Phil’s expertise and experience in webcasting and webinar production is daunting, and spans back longer than some of our post college careers. A veteran from the PlaceWare (pre Live Meeting) days, Phil adds another level of expertise to an already unbeatable team. And perhaps better yet, Phil’s wit and sense of humor is sharper than a…. well you get the point. On a tough day when everyone is slammed and the hits just keep coming, a little levity and a chance to smile can truly be the elixir, and the bond that will never break. Welcome to the Justice League, Phil.
Brave New World
2015 will bring the launch of a new venture for V2, one which we’ve been putting a lot of effort into: Building upon the successes of the V2 Certification Tool and in response to public demand, we will be welcoming SimpleCert to the market in Spring of 2015. SimpleCert’s design and mission is.. well… simple. Designed as a SaaS tool, SimpleCert will allow you to build your own online certificates, send out customized notifications to your recipients, and automatically store all of your recipient and certificate data as required for any continuing education program. Build. Send. Store. It’s that simple, and we feel it can provide a solution to a process challenge that until now was only solved by countless mail merges, excel spreadsheets and mind numbing tedious work. We invite you to check out SimpleCert, and sign up for updates to stay informed as we get ready for the Launch.
Once again, thanks to each and every one of you. Stay warm, spend time with loved ones, and recharge those batteries. Happy New Year, and here’s to a fantastic 2015.
V2 | Director, Business Development
So you just wrapped up a successful event – you had hundreds of participants, great questions, and tons of requests for more information. Seems easy enough — until you have to go back and track attendee participation and determine who qualified for the certificate of attendance you offered for attending the presentation. Those of you who have managed this process know how tedious it can be – creating all the certificates and then sending them out individually to each qualified participant. This can take you and your team hours upon hours of time and resources to complete. To make matters worse, as the certificate issuer you are typically required to maintain precise records, and make an extended effort to ensure that each attendee who qualified receives their certificate. It’s a thankless, overwhelming task that at times may make you want to break down in tears.
Here at V2, our goal is to make our clients lives’ LESS stressful. We listened to these pain points, and thus the V2 online certification portal was born. The V2 Certification Portal automates the certification process. It removes the potential for human error, and provides a superior certificate delivery method for you and your attendees. Instead of spending endless eye bleeding hours sending emails with an attached certificate that have a good chance of getting caught in a spam filter, the V2 Certification Portal provides a path for attendees to download their certificate(s) themselves via a custom branded online portal. Even better, attendees can download their certificate(s) anytime they want, wherever they want, for however long a period of time you wish to allow. They’re even able to access certificates from past events which they’ve attended and qualified for certification.
Many professionals today are required to complete Professional Certification (Hours, Credits, and Units) in order to maintain their professional license, and more importantly, stay in touch with their industry. If your title is one of the following; accountant, real estate agent, nurse, teacher, interior designer, architect, engineer, educator, mental health professional, social worker, or electrician, you have completed one of these courses. Additionally, you know a one hour ‘on premise’ seminar takes a lot longer than a one hour online course.
To meet the demand for this on-going requirement and facilitate the need with a little less stress, V2 partners with companies to produce hundreds of continuing education seminars online for constituents such as ADP, TestAmerica, and Moss Adams. The V2 tool uses a customized customer portal which streamlines the audit, delivery, and retrieval of continuing education information. Our portal allows accredited agencies to focus on subject content and delivery instead of certification qualification and processing. Additionally the V2 Event Production team will bring their substantial E-Learning experience and ensure your online event is engaging and interactive.
So, whether you’re a government entity offering CEU’s, an educational facility offering CE/T, or a corporation offering credits like CPE, our application will authenticate audience attendance and participation based on your industry qualification standard, giving you the peace of mind to focus on content and delivery.
Author-Cam Nicholson, V2 Business Development, has been in the conferencing industry for seven years, spending five of those as a UC champion with Microsoft.