Skype for Business

Partnering for success with Skype for Business (PDF)

OBT’s Skype for Business solution provides a rich unified communications experience for users working on individual desktops and mobile devices. There are potential cost savings through web and teleconferencing, a reduction in travel expenditure, and increased user productivity. A guaranteed robust system is in place that help OBT Skype for Business partners in their own sales, marketing, activation and training phases.

What is Skype for Business?

Communicate Anywhere, OBT's Skype for Business solution is a new productivity tool that connects people anytime, from virtually anywhere in a cost-effective and secure manner. This next-generation cloud communication service provides an intuitive user experience with communication capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling and a rich online meeting experience including audio, video and web conferencing. Businesses can now transform the way they communicate with colleagues, customers and partners to a more collaborative, engaging, and effective experience.

What are the opportunities for Partners?

The user-friendliness of OBT Anywhere’s Skype for Business offering and white label service capabilities open up significant market opportunities among channel partners who are keen to maintain an exclusive relationship with their clients, yet do not have the track record or expertise in providing a wide stack of products as part of a private cloud offering.

As an OBT Anywhere Partner you are able to:

:: Offer rich unified communications including fully integrated enterprise voice and video conferencing, instant  messaging, presence,unified voicemail, email and collaboration

:: Retain direct relationships with your end-customers

:: Partner with Go to Market Experts - Sales Training, Packaging, Implementation and Support

The potential for cost savings from web and teleconferencing, a reduction in travel expenditure, and increased user productivity result in a low cost of ownership for SMB and enterprise firms alike. According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ study, Lync can pay for itself in as little as one year and yield as much as a 337% ROI over three years.*

* The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, November 2010

OBT's unique deployment models

:: White Label Anywhere – can be activated immediately and is a low risk, agile business offering that supports a service provider’s rapid entry into the marketplace.

:: Managed Anywhere – OBT Anywhere builds the Skype for Business solution for the partner in their own location, on their infrastructure, and continues to operate it on the partner’s behalf post-deployment.

:: Independence Anywhere – OBT Anywhere builds and operates the solution, then transfers the infrastructure and management of the operation to the partner’s own team – if the capacity and capability to support it are in place. In this scenario, the model begins as a hosted solution and shifts to a systems integration and consultative model as the partner demonstrates readiness and capacity to support it.








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