Siemens Enterprise Communications Adopts Comprehensive, Vibrant Portfolio Strategy

OpenScape Enterprise and OpenScape Business simplify UC purchases with new licensing, cross-platform features

Mar 05, 2013, 08:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to customers' need for simpler and more flexible unified communications (UC) solutions, Siemens Enterprise Communications introduced two product portfolios designed to enable the full UC experience across all customer deployments. OpenScape Enterprise, for large enterprises, and OpenScape Business, for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), provide customers with a common set of services and cross-platform feature functionality, as well as more flexible licensing models, to make it easier and more cost effective to deploy UC.

Key Facts:

  • New portfolios clearly identify targeted customers, with OpenScape Enterprise for large enterprises and OpenScape Business for SMBs
  • OpenScape Enterprise portfolio delivers unmatched investment protection through extensive license portability between the two enterprise voice platforms HiPath 4000 and OpenScape Voice
  • OpenScape Business portfolio offers SMBs a complete range of communications solutions with OpenScape Office and HiPath 3000, and provides unparalleled flexibility in moving from TDM to IP and more advanced UC features
  • Both portfolios deliver multi-modal communication channels and capabilities across all communications platforms

Executive Perspective:
Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications
"With these new portfolios, we are addressing the business requirements we hear most from customers -- solutions tailored to their unique needs, with market-leading flexibility in licensing and deployment options, and on an open platform. By enabling a single architecture for all modes of communication, we are giving customers the flexibility to deploy UC on their terms, with the features and applications that will make their employees most productive." 

About OpenScape Enterprise
OpenScape Enterprise provides enhanced user experience independent of the underlying voice platform, streamlining deployments for large, global enterprises. With numerous features to provide a seamless user experience between HiPath 4000 and OpenScape Voice users and many shared OpenScape Management Suite applications, OpenScape Enterprise today can help large organizations improve employee productivity and deliver more vibrant communications.

About OpenScape Business
OpenScape Business, introduced today, is an "All-in-One" UC solution for single and multi-site SMBs that delivers UC functionality to any telephony platform, and is available on most mobile platforms. Combining the best of HiPath 3000 and OpenScape Office technologies, along with enhanced new features, OpenScape Business offers an easy, logical path from Voice to UC for SMBs. It joins OpenScape Office and HiPath 3000 to offer customers a complete range of communication solutions designed specifically for the SMB market.

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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