Siemens Enterprise Communications Wins Shoot-Out at Enterprise Connect Conference

OpenScape Voice Solution Outscores Nine Leading Vendors Based on Architecture, Functionality and Total Cost of Ownership

Mar 14, 2011, 09:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Competing against nine of the leading enterprise communications vendors, Siemens Enterprise Communications was named overall winner of the IP Telephony Request for Proposal (RFP) competition at the Enterprise Connect conference held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida.


Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Voice solution outscored competitors based on rankings of the solutions' architecture, functionality, technology quality and pricing.

Vendors responded to a "mock" RFP, calling for a comprehensive solution for voice and unified communications as it would apply to a multi-site enterprise. Designed and developed by Stein Technology Consulting Group for the Enterprise Connect conference, the requirements for the RFP response included provisioning 2,000 users at both headquarters and branch locations, and support for 100 percent growth across all facilities without replacement of any initially installed hardware or software. Additionally, the RFP included requirements for geo-redundancy (headquarters and remote location) for call control, and branch office survivability in the event of WAN outage.

In winning the award, Siemens Enterprise Communications scored 91 out of a possible 100 points. The next closest competitor, Avaya, scored only 88 points and was followed by Cisco, Microsoft, and others.

"We recognize that every 'real life' enterprise client has unique requirements, but the material included in this RFP competition provides a strong basis for customers to benchmark against, regardless of their unique system size and application requirements," said David Stein, founder of Stein Technology Consulting Group and designer of the RFP.

"Winning this RFP is a direct reflection of the value and innovation we provide customers every day," said Chris Hummel, President of North America and Chief Marketing Officer for Siemens Enterprise Communications. "This confirms that our flagship offerings - OpenScape UC Server and OpenScape Voice – are the best choice for enterprises migrating to 'next-generation' software-based voice and unified communications capabilities."

About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or

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