Industry Leaders Join Forces in Providing Unified-Communications-as-a-Service
Austin, TX (October 3, 2012) – Today from ITEXPO West 2012 and MSPWorld 2012, Votela and Avatar TechVentures announced that they have joined forces to deliver Siemens OpenScape Cloud Services to enterprises nationwide.
Votela enables its value-added reseller (VAR), managed service provider (MSP), and other channel partners to easily deploy tier-1 enterprise Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) for their customers. As the only combined carrier and North American distributor of Siemens OpenScape Cloud Services, Votela delivers the sole carrier-grade solution that is designed specifically for a distributed reseller network, and that is built entirely by a single manufacturer.
Avatar TechVentures was formed in 2010 by the same management team that established Automated Voice & Data Solutions (AVDS), which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. By putting the enterprise’s communication solution in the cloud, Avatar TechVentures is able to provide full system support – to be the customer’s avatar. With Siemens OpenScape Cloud Services, Avatar TechVentures will be able to provide UCaaS, a leading-edge solution while allowing their customers to cut cost through reducing employee overhead and reliability on hardware, as well as improve system flexibility.
Sharon Moon, founder and president of Avatar TechVentures, commented that, “Our sole focus with the creation of this new company, is to provide cloud-based solutions, which allows businesses to focus on their core competencies, instead of IT. We are very excited about the new opportunities that the relationship with Votela creates for us. The solution’s comprehensive nature, inherent simplicity of deployment, and quality of service are truly unmatched; Votela and Siemens have found the perfect mix of technology, performance, and user-friendliness that no other manufacturer has been able to achieve.”
Very important to note, is that Votela’s partners benefit from the flexibility and full control to manage their own subscribers and to sell a myriad of solutions, each generating its own revenue stream. Also, the internal billing/OSS platform is tailor-made for white-labeled, customized deployments.
“AVDS is among the foremost telephony pioneers which for two decades, has met the communications demands of an evolving marketplace, we are excited to see the creation of Avatar TechVentures and how they will pioneer into the cloud,” said Adam Cole, Votela CEO.
“Votela is a true partner enabler of Enterprise Unified Communications as a Service,” continued Cole. “Without exception, there are no comparable offerings that possess the same level of flexibility, operational support, and extensive industry heritage so ideally suited for channel partners.”
“Avatar TechVentures is purpose-built to develop, implement and support all-in-one, cloud-based telephony platforms for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Working with Votela, we will be able to strengthen our market position and expand our footprint in the UCaaS marketplace,” concluded Cole.
OpenScape Secure Cloud is a new way of delivering secure, enterprise-grade unified communications by offering voice, video, web collaboration, presence, unified communications and contact center applications in a single, modular package.
With minimal upfront capital investment required and a flexible pay-as-you-go model it delivers a secure, enterprise-grade unified communications solution for an incredibly low price. OpenScape Secure Cloud removes or reduces many of the headaches associated with deploying a conventional PABX system – from installation, technical training and support, to maintenance, upgrade cycles, and disaster recovery planning – the total cost of ownership of your telecoms network is massively reduced.
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