Innovative Companies Select QuantumShift to Streamline and Manage Business Communications

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from QuantumShift

    NOVATO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 QuantumShift today announced that four new clients have signed on with the
 company.  Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton (NYSE:   HRH), Skystream Networks and ACP
 Interactive are among the latest companies to use QuantumShift's comprehensive
 solution.  QuantumShift is the leading provider of a full-service,
 single-source solution that streamlines the procurement and management of data
 and voice communications, enabling businesses to gain control of their
 increasingly complex communications needs, reduce costs, eliminate
 inefficiencies and refocus resources on critical business issues.
     "Innovative companies such as these are excellent clients for QuantumShift
 because they value what we do not only on a practical level, but also from a
 management point of view," said Scott Schaefer, president and CEO of
 QuantumShift.  "These businesses are focused on providing efficiencies to
 their own customers, so it's natural for them to look for ways to increase
 efficiencies within their own organizations.  Having used Web-based technology
 to streamline other areas of their business such as procurement and human
 resources, they were looking for the same kind of solution for communications,
 which has grown to become the second largest expense ranking only behind labor
 costs in many of today's companies."
 
     The Pains of Communications Management
     Communications management is a pervasive problem for many mid- to
 large-sized companies. Businesses are facing efficiency roadblocks caused by
 the growing costs of managing multiple data and voice vendors and recruiting
 the necessary experienced staff to handle these communications challenges.
 Skystream Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions for broadband
 media delivery, realized that communications, though mission-critical, was
 becoming increasingly time consuming and expensive to manage internally and
 they were seeking a comprehensive solution.
     "At SkyStream Networks, our core focus is on developing industry-leading
 solutions for rich media delivery, so when faced with the challenge of
 managing our own communications in-house as well, we found that it was too
 costly and inefficient," said Matt Pekarek, IT manager for Skystream Networks.
 "QuantumShift has given us clear insight into the communications function,
 providing a Web-based application for ordering and analysis and one
 comprehensive bill for all data and voice services freeing our team to focus
 on our core business."
     HRH, the seventh largest United States insurance intermediary, faced
 similar challenges. "The greatest point of pain we had with managing our
 communications was dealing with multiple vendors who were unable to provide
 the level of service we needed to keep this critical business function running
 smoothly within our company," said Sherri Oster, executive vice president of
 HRH.  "When we called our vendors, we would often get no response and when we
 did, we were unable to talk to the same person twice," says Oster.
 "QuantumShift simplifies communications for us by providing one point of
 service for all of our communications needs.  Their customer service is
 exemplary.  When I call, they know who I am and they understand our system.
 The cost savings we receive from QuantumShift is a plus but we chose
 QuantumShift because we knew they could solve our problems.  Their solution
 has made it easier for us to manage communications."
     Both Skystream Networks and HRH chose QuantumShift to help make operations
 more efficient, reduce costs, enable information sharing across departments
 and build a strong communications platform for growth.
 
     The QuantumShift Solution
     QuantumShift's unique solution includes a suite of three essential,
 integrated components that combines a Web-based management application,
 best-of-breed communications products and services, and experienced
 professionals.
     QuantumShift's Web-based management application helps clients manage their
 complex communications services in real-time, providing an enterprise-wide
 control panel for generating new service orders, reporting outages and
 receiving service updates, as well as a single consolidated bill for all the
 carrier services involved at all company locations.  Furthermore, the software
 presents manageable information through instantaneous Web-based access to
 detailed service and billing information, allowing staff to more easily
 retrieve and distribute information to key managers for more informed cost
 management decisions.
     Through a variety of vendor partnerships, QuantumShift offers clients a
 wide range of communications services, from data and wireless to local and
 long distance.  QuantumShift's broad client base provides tremendous buying
 power with major carriers and next-generation communications vendors.
 Finally, QuantumShift's professional services team has extensive experience in
 the communications industry, providing clients with analysis and efficient
 management of their communications needs.
 
     About QuantumShift
     QuantumShift enables leading edge companies to reduce communications
 expenses and gain greater control over their communications services by
 combining a Web-based management application, best-of-breed data and voice
 products and services, and experienced professionals into a full-service,
 single-source solution.
     With more than 100 clients, including Openwave, Del Monte, Broadbase
 Software, Niku and InfoWorld, QuantumShift is rapidly changing the way people
 experience business communications.  QuantumShift is backed by leading
 investors including Thomas Weisel Partners, the Mayfield Fund, Bowman Capital
 Partners, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Texas Pacific Group, Presidio Ventures
 (Sumitomo Bank), Wilson Sonsini and Comdisco.  For more information, visit
 QuantumShift at http://www.quantumshift.com or call us at 1-800-454-7339.
 
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SOURCE QuantumShift
    NOVATO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 QuantumShift today announced that four new clients have signed on with the
 company.  Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton (NYSE:   HRH), Skystream Networks and ACP
 Interactive are among the latest companies to use QuantumShift's comprehensive
 solution.  QuantumShift is the leading provider of a full-service,
 single-source solution that streamlines the procurement and management of data
 and voice communications, enabling businesses to gain control of their
 increasingly complex communications needs, reduce costs, eliminate
 inefficiencies and refocus resources on critical business issues.
     "Innovative companies such as these are excellent clients for QuantumShift
 because they value what we do not only on a practical level, but also from a
 management point of view," said Scott Schaefer, president and CEO of
 QuantumShift.  "These businesses are focused on providing efficiencies to
 their own customers, so it's natural for them to look for ways to increase
 efficiencies within their own organizations.  Having used Web-based technology
 to streamline other areas of their business such as procurement and human
 resources, they were looking for the same kind of solution for communications,
 which has grown to become the second largest expense ranking only behind labor
 costs in many of today's companies."
 
     The Pains of Communications Management
     Communications management is a pervasive problem for many mid- to
 large-sized companies. Businesses are facing efficiency roadblocks caused by
 the growing costs of managing multiple data and voice vendors and recruiting
 the necessary experienced staff to handle these communications challenges.
 Skystream Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions for broadband
 media delivery, realized that communications, though mission-critical, was
 becoming increasingly time consuming and expensive to manage internally and
 they were seeking a comprehensive solution.
     "At SkyStream Networks, our core focus is on developing industry-leading
 solutions for rich media delivery, so when faced with the challenge of
 managing our own communications in-house as well, we found that it was too
 costly and inefficient," said Matt Pekarek, IT manager for Skystream Networks.
 "QuantumShift has given us clear insight into the communications function,
 providing a Web-based application for ordering and analysis and one
 comprehensive bill for all data and voice services freeing our team to focus
 on our core business."
     HRH, the seventh largest United States insurance intermediary, faced
 similar challenges. "The greatest point of pain we had with managing our
 communications was dealing with multiple vendors who were unable to provide
 the level of service we needed to keep this critical business function running
 smoothly within our company," said Sherri Oster, executive vice president of
 HRH.  "When we called our vendors, we would often get no response and when we
 did, we were unable to talk to the same person twice," says Oster.
 "QuantumShift simplifies communications for us by providing one point of
 service for all of our communications needs.  Their customer service is
 exemplary.  When I call, they know who I am and they understand our system.
 The cost savings we receive from QuantumShift is a plus but we chose
 QuantumShift because we knew they could solve our problems.  Their solution
 has made it easier for us to manage communications."
     Both Skystream Networks and HRH chose QuantumShift to help make operations
 more efficient, reduce costs, enable information sharing across departments
 and build a strong communications platform for growth.
 
     The QuantumShift Solution
     QuantumShift's unique solution includes a suite of three essential,
 integrated components that combines a Web-based management application,
 best-of-breed communications products and services, and experienced
 professionals.
     QuantumShift's Web-based management application helps clients manage their
 complex communications services in real-time, providing an enterprise-wide
 control panel for generating new service orders, reporting outages and
 receiving service updates, as well as a single consolidated bill for all the
 carrier services involved at all company locations.  Furthermore, the software
 presents manageable information through instantaneous Web-based access to
 detailed service and billing information, allowing staff to more easily
 retrieve and distribute information to key managers for more informed cost
 management decisions.
     Through a variety of vendor partnerships, QuantumShift offers clients a
 wide range of communications services, from data and wireless to local and
 long distance.  QuantumShift's broad client base provides tremendous buying
 power with major carriers and next-generation communications vendors.
 Finally, QuantumShift's professional services team has extensive experience in
 the communications industry, providing clients with analysis and efficient
 management of their communications needs.
 
     About QuantumShift
     QuantumShift enables leading edge companies to reduce communications
 expenses and gain greater control over their communications services by
 combining a Web-based management application, best-of-breed data and voice
 products and services, and experienced professionals into a full-service,
 single-source solution.
     With more than 100 clients, including Openwave, Del Monte, Broadbase
 Software, Niku and InfoWorld, QuantumShift is rapidly changing the way people
 experience business communications.  QuantumShift is backed by leading
 investors including Thomas Weisel Partners, the Mayfield Fund, Bowman Capital
 Partners, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Texas Pacific Group, Presidio Ventures
 (Sumitomo Bank), Wilson Sonsini and Comdisco.  For more information, visit
 QuantumShift at http://www.quantumshift.com or call us at 1-800-454-7339.
 
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