If your business has a dispersed staff, you’ve probably considered a unified communications (UC) platform to connect the entire team together. But the well-known solutions out there aren’t very accommodating of the little business guy.
That’s something IceWarp, a company started in the Czech Republic, has worked on changing.
IceWarp has steadily been winning over small businesses to its unified communications product. It currently serves over 50 million users worldwide in over 20,000 organizations.
What makes IceWarp a good fit for small businesses?
According to Yegor Kuznetsov, IceWarp’s director of global public relations, there are three reasons for small businesses to seriously consider its UC solution:
1) Fully-featured UC platform, available in modules
There are several UC vendors offering platforms with a limited feature set. IceWarp has the full range of communication forms available, including email, VoIP, IM, SMS and support for video conferencing. Added to this, it offers easy mobile access, and robust collaboration and data sharing elements to improve business workflow.
“We take a modular approach to meet our clients’ specific business objectives. So a company can pick and choose which UC components they need to start with and then easily deploy other features as the needs evolve. The upgrade process is seamless and is simple as getting a new license key, because all features are there from the initial installation,” said Kuznetsov.
2) Open standards support
Large UC vendors tend to require you to use their proprietary technology. This means you use their server, clients and end points—not very flexible.
Already have a Windows or Linux server? No problem. IceWarp allows you to install on your current server.
Currently using a PBX system? Not a big deal. You can integrate your phone system for Internet calls without additional wiring or replacing equipment.
Everyone wants to keep using Microsoft Outlook? No worries. It has the option to integrate directly within Outlook.
“IceWarp uses no proprietary protocols, only standards. This means that we have the widest support for any client or end point you choose, be it a desktop, web or even mobile apps. We do have two of our own proprietary clients, but you are not forced to use them. Regardless of how your workforce is used to doing things, we can blend right in,” said Kuznetsov.
3) Affordable Cost
IceWarp has carved a share of the UC market because of its affordability.
If your business has a staff of 25 or less, IceWarp has all-inclusive, small business bundles that cost just over $100 per seat, a fraction of what you’d pay for a big name solution.
“Typical investments for a 10 person company would be $1,100 for 10 seats and $2,612 for 25 seats. We also offer a build-to-order model if the organization does not need all features. This will allow them to customize their package based on exactly which users need which features but at the low cost of the bundle—most companies opt for that,” said Kuznetsov.
For more information on IceWarp’s UC solution check out the video below and visit www.icewarp.com.
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