Builds analytics software.
When the pandemic hit, SAS worked closely with hospitals to create predictive tools that help them determine where to send vital resources. Its free Coronavirus Dashboard Report visualizes the virus’s spread globally, while its Covid-19 Scientific Literature Search and Text analysis software allows researchers to browse 50,000 scientific articles. Its Data Discovery Environment helps users create predictive models and reports using machine learning. In November, Pfizer was using SAS software to manage data on its Phase 3 Covid vaccine trial.
Builds modern software for child welfare agencies.
Pandemic regulations have made it just about impossible for social workers to conduct child welfare home visits, and conventional reliance on paper files and outdated technology have made remote agency work that much harder. As a mobile, cloud-based solution, Binti has enabled social workers to transition to safe, effective remote work to ensure that more children find caring, permanent homes. Since its launch, Binti has scaled to serve over 120 agencies across 19 states and has enabled over 30,000 families to be approved to adopt or foster. On average, agencies using Binti approve 80 percent more families per year in 16 percent fewer days.
Builds software and payment tools for vendors.
When the pandemic hit, SpotOn waived most of its fees for software and point-of-sale clients. Restaurants in particular, the company claims, saw a 27 percent increase in revenue after deploying its online ordering solution. A partnership with SoFi also gave customers access to federal stimulus funds. Internally, the company let furloughed employees keep their health benefits.
Manufactures cellular phones, offers cellular plans, and provides mobile broadband and other telecommunications services.
Founded by Freddie Figgers, who at 21 years old became the youngest person to acquire an FCC license, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Figgers Communication is a telecommunications company that manufactures phones, offers cellular plans, and provides mobile broadband and other services in more than 80 countries. When the pandemic struck, Figgers spent $2 million on N95 masks, face shields, disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves, which he delivered to areas of need throughout the U.S. Figgers also created the Doctor Now, a platform to facilitate virtual appointments between doctors and patients during quarantine.
A telecommunications and consulting firm serving midmarket and large companies.
ComTec reduced hardship for its clients during lockdowns through debt restructuring and forgiveness of unused services. Early in the pandemic, it provided at-risk companies with web-based services, allowing them to work remotely and save the livelihoods of thousands of employees. It emphasized contributions to underfunded nonprofits focusing on troubled youths and financially impacted families struggling with mental illness.