Spotlight on…Yactraq

This week’s Spotlight on Tech features Yactraq, a company that provides market leading, omnichannel business intelligence on audio, video, and text media through custom solutions built on our award winning & patent pending speech based semantic computing platform.

Describe your company.

The cutting edge in audio mining & speech analytics, Yactraq empowers SMB & Enterprise clients with machine learning driven insights extracted from any audible media. Yactraq delivers omnichannel business intelligence with a next generation platform through large scale customized vocabularies at 40X cost & speed efficiencies over legacy solutions. Using our automated and patent pending technology, we provide critical business insights on customer call operations, web media, video, audio, and text data.

Where are you located?

Yactraq is a Vancouver, BC based lean startup with employees based in Vancouver, Seattle, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles, along with an engineering team based in Pune, India.

Describe your team.

Our team is comprised of accomplished professionals with backgrounds in science, engineering, and business, and at our core we all share a fascination of artificial intelligence and how AI can be utilized to build better products, services, and businesses.

Describe the culture at your company.

We have a nimble, lean company culture where ideas are openly discussed to help drive our innovative services and challenge the status quo of the speech technology industry.

What are your primary products?

OmniTraq, our customizable business intelligence platform, extracts critical business insights from customer data using speech vocabularies that are customized to our clients’ specific needs. By delivering these insights at low cost, with speed, and at scale, OmniTraq will allow thousands of SMBs to finally afford audio mining & speech analytics solutions. OmniTraq’s versatility will also allow enterprise clients to uniquely support specific functions, such as compliance or training. Additionally, Yactraq’s core technology platform, CoreTraq, is available for OEM distribution for technical applications, such as generating video metadata for use in video search applications. CoreTraq has proven in the marketplace, having processed over 4 million minutes of customer data across web, radio, and TV mediums in an OEM capacity. We recently finished deploying a positive sales script adherence solution for our first customer, who operates in the travel vertical, to allow them to monitor 100% of their sales calls and ensure a best-in-class level of customer service. We are beginning work on a second phase deployment for this customer that will include negative sales script monitoring and an innovative Advance Sales Analytics solution, which will identify specific language patterns that are associated with increased sales performance.

Describe your most recent achievement and milestone.

Yactraq was named a Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor in Smart Machines, and as an EContent magazine Trendsetting Product in 2015. We are an IBM With Watson program partner, and among the first 20 companies showcased in IBM Watson’s Cognitive Gallery. Additionally, we are an IP-for-Defense program partner of Intellectual Ventures, which provides Yactraq with significant protection from the threat of patent litigation from other players in the speech tech industry. This uniquely positions Yactraq to disrupt the speech tech industry by giving us an unparalleled freedom to operate and bring our cost-effective solutions to the market.