Unify Named a Leader in 2013 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony

MUNICH and RESTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating continued momentum and drive to innovation, Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony.

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According to Gartner, vendors in the Leaders' quadrant "are high-viability vendors with broad portfolios, significant market shares, broad geographic coverage, a clear vision of how telephony needs will evolve and a proven track record for delivering telephony solutions."

Unify is positioned in the Leaders' Quadrant based on the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner judges a company's completeness of vision based on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market directions, innovations, customer needs and competitive forces, and how well these map to Gartner's overall understanding of the marketplace.  Ability to execute is evaluated based on the breadth, quality and overall maturity of a vendor's applications, processes, tools and procedures that enhance individual, group and enterprise communications and vendors are ultimately judged on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision.

"Unify is leading the industry in helping enterprises embrace the new way to work to transform how they communicate and collaborate, and our historical foundation in corporate telephony helps drive that innovation," said Chris Hummel, chief commercial officer and president, North America, for Unify.  "We are proud to again be recognized by Gartner for our strength in corporate telephony and the innovation behind our OpenScape solution."

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Unify
Unify—formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications—is a premier communications software and services firm. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens AG, Unify builds on this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security to provide integrated communications solutions for approximately 75% of the Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Unify's management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Unify does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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