LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Askvisory.com, the world’s first global “expert on demand” online marketplace, launches today with the aim of expanding dramatically the existing $3 billion global expert network market by making advisory services, which have traditionally been expensive, affordable for all businesses.
Whether you are an analyst in an investment bank trying to carry out market research or an executive in a small to medium sized company seeking IT advice, Askvisory.com enables both parties to get the information they need on demand.
Askvisory.com is comparable to having your LinkedIn profile attached to a phone. Askvisory.com was an invite-only service for a limited number of members when it was first set up. The service opened to new ‘experts’ in March 2011 and the community has since grown by over 300% month on month. Experts have now joined Askvisory.com from a broad range of professions including IT, accountancy, law, and finance to offer their expertise by telephone to large corporate organisations and small to medium sized organisations however, the company wants to expand its community and grow the number of experts in different industry sectors.
What is perhaps most disruptive to current research and analyst services is that Askvisory.com’s pricing model, is not based on subscriptions, but on a pay-per-use model. The key difference is that the Expert themselves get paid as they share knowledge by phone.
Roger Harrop, a CEO advisor and award-winning motivational speaker says, “Askvisory.com is an excellent facility for people like me. I am a public speaker and a business expert so it is the perfect fit for my profile and will help me market my services. Askvisory.com enables people to get significant advice directly from experts - I haven’t seen anything else like it.”
Askvisory.com’s technology handles everything from the scheduling, calling, invoicing and billing. The system is secure and private as telephone numbers or email addresses are never revealed to either party. The focus is placed firmly on sharing insights and answers.
Askvisory.com’s founder Oais Ahsan, a former executive with the leading research and consulting firm, Gartner comments, “Armies of consultants or mountains of research can never replace the value of speaking to one expert who can provide a context specific answer. Askvisory.com provides access to that expert or many experts.”
Askvisory.com is the world’s leading global marketplace for expertise that directly connects clients with experts from a broad range of industries. Its online advisory platform automates the scheduling, calling and payments to ensure members can focus on providing and receiving insights and answers.
The company was founded by Oais Ahsan, who had previously worked for some of the world’s leading research and consulting firms including Gartner. There he realised that although research analysts can provide broad market views, they are less able to provide deep operational insights. The idea to give clients access to experts on the ‘front lines’ was born.
Between 2008 – 2010, Askvisory.com was an invite-only service for a limited number of members. Askvisory.com opened the service publicly to professionals and participating client organisations in March 2011.