OpenScape Voice Licenses Up 28 Percent at Siemens

Siemens Enterprise Communications Group (SEN Group) 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 and
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Kevin Battersby, Network Manager, South Yorkshire Police comments, “In 2008, we made the decision to implement Siemens 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.”

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 the SEN Group. “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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