OpenScape Voice Licenses Up 28 Percent at Siemens Enterprise Communications
Munich, Sep 23, 2009
UC Leader Gaining Momentum as Enterprise-wide Adoption of Software-based Communications Continues to Rise
Siemens Enterprise Communications today announced it has seen a 28 percent year over year rise in OpenScape Voice licenses thanks to global wins during the first half of this year. This increase came in spite of the current economic downturn as companies continue to choose open, software-based communications solutions designed to help reduce costs, increase productivity and remain competitive.
Early adopters have been a strong contributing factor to the overall growth in sales worldwide. Companies that have made the move to OpenScape Voice include:
- South Yorkshire Police (United Kingdom)
- Guardian Life Insurance (United States)
- Ottawa Regional Health (United States)
- House of Marketing (Belgium)
- Sheffield Teach Hospitals (United Kingdom)
- Wakefield Council
- West Midlands
- Kevin Battersby, South Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom
Kevin Battersby, Network Manager, South Yorkshire Police comments, “In 2008, we made the decision to implement Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape Voice platform, initially to maximize the return on our recently deployed data network by converging our voice and data infrastructure. We have now transitioned live 2,500 users to OpenScape Voice and as well as significant cost savings, we have benefited from increased productivity. As well as completing the roll-out to migrate the entire force of 5,500 to the benefits of IP, the openness and flexibility of the OpenScape Voice server architecture will allow us to invest in the unified communications applications that will align and support our critical objective of serving our community with excellence.”
Frank Stinson, Partner and Market Performance Dashboard Program Director, Intellicom Analytics
“Siemens’ standards-based approach to connecting multiple communications systems is attractive to organizations that want a flexible yet scalable platform,” said Frank Stinson, Partner and Market Performance Dashboard Program Director with Intellicom Analytics. “IntelliCom has consistently ranked Siemens as one of the leading providers of software-based communication solutions through its OpenScape portfolio and integration initiatives, and these efforts appear to be gaining traction in a very challenging market environment.”
Mark Straton, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, SEN Group
“Many of our customers are deploying in excess of 5,000 user seats, demonstrating that organizations fully understand the value of software-based communications and are moving beyond the proof of concept stage to full, enterprise-wide deployments,” said Mark Straton, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications. “The global success of our OpenScape platform in the midst of the current economic crisis is further proof that smart communications solutions can help enterprises significantly reduce costs, while remaining competitive and preparing for the future.”
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- Siemens Enterprise Communications increases OpenScape Voice license sales by 28 percent year-over-year
- This increase represents significant traction globally
- This is a proof point that global adoption of software-based IP telephony and unified communications (UC) is growing in spite of the economic crisis
- Built on Siemens Enterprise Communications' unified OpenSOA applications framework, OpenScape Voice is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based enterprise voice application deployed in the data center that is designed to provide the foundation for UC
- OpenScape Voice allows for uniform, ubiquitous access to multi-media devices, unmatched scalability and virtually seamless, standards-based integration with other enterprise-class communication solutions for communications enabled business processes (CEBP)
- OpenScape Voice can also significantly help reduce TCO by simplifying and centralizing the administration of the communication infrastructure, and reducing audio conferencing, call charges, and power consumption
About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications companies include Siemens Enterprise Communications, Cycos, and Enterasys Networks.
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