ResponseSwami by XANT Named as Finalist in 2008 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

ResponseSwamiTM by XANT Named as Finalist in

6th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 12 in New York City

Provo, Utah – May 14, 2008 – XANT was named a Finalist today in the ‘Best New Product or Service – Computer Software’ category in The 2008 American Business Awards. Hailed as “the business world’s version of the Oscars” (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

More than 2,600 entries were submitted in 40 categories. XANT is competing against 44 other finalists including the likes of Adobe, Citrix Online, Marketo,, and WebEx.

“We are pleased for the continuing recognition we have received for ResponseSwami , “says Dave Elkington, CEO of XANT. “As the pioneer of Lead Response Management (LRM) technology, we are grateful and excited to see the incredible impact in lead conversion LRM is having for our clients.”

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging during the week of May 19.Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

“ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a Finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “Independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition.We congratulate the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

“From October of 2007 when we released our joint research with Kellogg School of Management and Dr. James Oldroyd on the impact of immediate response technology, we have been humbled by the recognition that continues to come,” says Ken Krogue, President of XANT.”We had no idea that using Web form callback technology to respond to Web leads in less than five minutes increases contact rates by 800%, but real world case studies continue to prove it out.”

Lists of Finalists are at

About XANT
XANT was the first online lead management CRM with built-in power dialer technology and the pioneer of Lead Response Management solutions that gained prominence with the recent research on the impact of immediate response to Web generated leads. Its award-winning product, ResponseSwami, provides immediate response capability with a host of productivity-enhancing dialer tools. These tools include award-winning Web form callback technology, autodialers, power dialers, inbound call routing systems, voice broadcasting, and lead nurturing solutions. For more information, visit https://www.XANT.


About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

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