HANNOVER, Germany, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Enterprises increasingly embrace the benefits of unified communications and enhanced productivity
Siemens Enterprise Communications, a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications solutions, today announces that it has seen year to year performance growth in deployments of its OpenScape and HiPath converged communications platforms. The company has seen a year on year performance of 107 percent of sales of its HiPath 4000 converged IP platform. Similarly, 126 percent for OpenScape Voice user licenses and also a 132 percent for OpenScape UC Suite user licenses across EMEA and APAC regions. This growth is attributed to companies understanding the need to make efficiencies while improving operational productivity and streamlining processes. Managed Services remains a core strength and differentiator in the region, with over 80% of our direct customers selecting elements of our Service portfolio as part of their solution.
Companies are undergoing a cultural change of greater versatility and adapting to support an agile workforce. Large organisations need enhanced mobility to support ongoing innovation while delivering necessary cost efficiencies. The constant evolution of enterprise communications, including social networking, cloud-based models and the proliferation of mobile devices, is leading companies to realise the benefits of integrated platforms that allow collaborative working, such as UC solutions.
Through a strong customer focused approach and strategic relationships with alliance partners including Verizon, BT and T-Systems, Siemens Enterprise Communications is further extending its customer reach. New customers that have adopted OpenScape Voice include
- Wakefield Council (United Kingdom)
- Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)
- University of Vienna (Austria)
- Beijing Metro (China)
- Skoda (Czech Republic)
Trevor Connell, Senior Vice President, Sales, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Siemens Enterprise Communications comments that: "Enterprises are under greater pressure to support an agile workforce and require greater collaboration and communication. We are dedicated to supporting companies increase productivity and adapt to the changing requirements of its workforce."
Alan Kirkham, Service Director, ICT and Procurement, Wakefield Council, UK, says that: "Councils in the UK are under growing pressure to deliver efficiencies while maintaining and improving service levels. Our work with Siemens Enterprise Communications has delivered an enhanced voice infrastructure that has enabled flexible working for all our staff. This will support our next stage development; moving to new offices that will drive further efficiencies."
Ulf Busch, CIO of the Central ICT Department, University of Vienna, Austria, comments that: "The OpenScape UC Suite delivered by Siemens Enterprise Communications brings proven communication and collaboration tools from the smartphone to the workplace. Users decide when, how and where they communicate."
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 unified 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 includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit http://www.siemens-enterprise.com or http://www.enterasys.com.
Note: Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG. HiPath, OpenOffice, OpenScape and OpenStage, are registered trademarks of Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. or its affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications