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Sepialine Awarded Phone Call Accounting PatentInnovative Software Increases Accuracy, Streamlines Workflow (November 08, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Sepialine, a leading provider of document accounting and control software, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. patent number 8,027,441 for its routed phone call accounting software. The patent covers Argos Phone Tracking, a part of the company's Argos Document Accounting Suite. Companies use phone tracking to monitor telecommunication costs, charge clients for reimbursable expenses, and lower costs.
Traditional call accounting products work by blocking access to outside phone lines until users key mandatory accounting information into their telephone handset, at which point they're allowed to proceed with their phone call. Because telephone handsets lack the usability and features necessary to easily and accurately find accounting information, this conventional pre-billing form of accounting discourages compliance, often yields inaccurate accounting data, and is generally unpopular with end users.
The patented Argos Phone Tracking software employs a post-billing model that allows users to complete phone calls first, then prompts them to allocate their completed calls via the Argos Desktop Client, software installed on the user's computer. The Argos Desktop Client is designed for fast, easy, yet mandatory billing with intuitive searching, bookmarks for popular client codes, snoozing, and adjustable limits that reduce intrusions and preserve productivity. The Argos post-billing model is the basis of the recently-awarded patent.
"Over ten years ago, we introduced deferred billing to the market; first, with printing then, later, for copying," said Ray Bradley, Sepialine President. "Now we've applied the concept again with Argos Phone Tracking. It's a truly unique and valuable way of solving an age-old problem, and we're pleased that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office concurs and acknowledges our innovation."
For more information about Argos and Argos Phone Tracking, please visit www.sepialine.com, call Sepialine at (800) 404-9558, or contact an authorized Sepialine partner.
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