Send Word Now Acquires One Call Now

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by Ann Holtzapple on August 24th, 2015

Send Word Now Acquires One Call Now

Leading Notification Providers Join Forces to Bring Best-in-Class Notification Services to Clients Around the Globe

For further information, contact:
Lorin Bristow
Senior Vice President – Marketing
Send Word Now

Lisa Eifert
Director of Marketing
One Call Now
(937) 573-2346

NEW YORK, NY — AUGUST 24, 2015 — Send Word Now, the worldwide leader of enterprise communications, including emergency notification and mobile collaboration, announced today it has acquired One Call Now, a leading provider of notification services to the SMB, education, non-profit and property management markets.

One Call Now is used by thousands of organizations to distribute both emergency and routine messages.  The company sent nearly 300 million voice, text and email messages to a wide variety of companies and organizations last year, and is expected to surpass that number in 2015.  With this acquisition, Send Word Now strengthens its leadership position as a worldwide notification provider used to deliver messages from businesses and government agencies across the globe.

“The One Call Now team is passionate about the same thing we are—giving organizations a way to communicate efficiently when a large number of contacts need to receive an important message quickly,” stated Tony Schmitz, president and CEO of Send Word Now. “By combining teams that serve slightly different sectors with technology platforms that are leading-edge, we can effectively solve the communication challenges of organizations large and small with the notification service that is best suited to their needs and budget.  Most importantly, I believe this acquisition benefits clients of both businesses because it expands the depth and breadth of our services, giving us even better tools and processes with which to serve our combined clients.”

“The synergies are obvious: They have the world’s best crisis communication technology and are the experts in enterprise and situational notification. One Call Now’s dominance in the SMB sector in addition to serving property management, religious, education and non-profit verticals will only strengthen with this acquisition. Together, we can bring the best notification solution to any business or organization in the world” said Angela Manning, President of One Call Now.

Notification services are deployed by an assortment of organizations to send messages very quickly through multiple channels:  voice calls, text messages, emails, and smartphone apps.  The services are used in a variety of applications including business continuity, emergency alerts, employee communications, staffing requests, and appointment reminders.  In the last decade, organizations have faced a multitude of natural and man-made disruptions, creating a heightened focus on business continuity and security.  This focus has fueled growth at both Send Word Now and One Call Now; both companies have been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing small companies for the past eight consecutive years.

Send Word Now was founded in 2001 and has offices in New York, New York; Albany, New York; Boston, Massachusetts and London, UK.  One Call Now was founded in 2004 and has offices in Dayton, Ohio; Mayfield Heights, Ohio and London, UK.

About Send Word Now

Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading worldwide provider of critical communications solutions. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification, enterprise collaboration and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations worldwide to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.  The company can be found on the web at

Among its many accolades, Send Word Now recently received the CIR Cloud Services Provider of the Year Award and the BCI Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award. It was named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. It also won the DRI Notification System of the Year Award, and the Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

About One Call Now

One Call Now is America’s largest message notification provider. Forty Thousand organizations send alerts, notifications and status messages to 55 million Americans every month, wherever they live, learn, earn, pray and play.  Based in Dayton, with offices globally, One Call Now has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing privately held companies for the past seven years. When messages matter, we deliver.  The company can we found on the web at

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