|[August 09, 2017]
Polycom Introduces New DaaS Pilot Program for VoIP Service Providers
Polycom (News - Alert), Inc., a leader in business-grade conferencing communications,
today is unveiling a month-to-month Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) pilot
program that offers greater flexibility and lower costs for both service
provider and end user voice subscribers.
The new DaaS pilot program allows service providers to offer customers
maximum flexibility to implement Polycom devices. Unlike competitor DaaS
programs that require a long-term commitment, Polycom's DaaS runs
month-to-month, providing customers the option to cancel and return the
phones at any time with no penalty. The program also includes a
replacement plan which will exchange the phone if it fails any time
during the first seven years the phone is in service.
"Polycom's DaaS program removes the uncertainty that comes with
predicting how much equipment customers will buy in the future," said
Doug Funsch, Chief Revenue Officer of Impact Telecom, a cloud
communications company and service provider partner of Polycom.
"Customers will appreciate that we can offer the highest-quality phones
to them, while being the single point of contact with phone and services
included in a single monthly payment."
Service providers adopting this new DaaS model will avoid the financial
risk of owning equipment while offering customers consistent service
with a one-stop scalable solution. Under the new pilot program,
customers will be able to predict annual costs by shifting CapEx
expenses to monthly OpEx expenses and have the flexibility to add or
subtract devices depending on need.
"Customers have told us that they want greater flexibility and control
while still keeping up to date on their phone technology," said Chris
Thorson, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Polycom. "Our DaaS
model takes he entire lifecycle into account, from equipment deployment
to end-of-life, and removes the onus on business owners and service
providers to keep devices current as new models come out."
The best part about Polycom's DaaS program is that it features the
world's most-preferred phones, including the only smartphone for the
conference room, the Polycom® RealPresence Trio™, the Polycom® VVX® line
of Business Media phones and the legendary Polycom® SoundStation®
IP5000, IP6000 and IP7000 VoIP conference phones.
The pilot program is currently available to Polycom's ITSP partners in
North America. For more information on Polycom's new DaaS program,
please visit our website.
About Polycom, Inc.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration.
More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance
with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase
productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service,
expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner
ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment
that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor
interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or
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