Unified Communications

40% lower

Messaging and voice mail costs with Exchange Server

40% reduction

Telephony and audio conferencing charges

40% reduction

Travel expenses

40% lower

Buildings and facility costs

50% reduction

Overall cost of communications systems

Source: Forrester Research and sample customers

Unified Communications

Unified Communications connects people in new ways by extending and transforming the ways that they communicate. It brings together telephone, email, instant messaging and video to allow people to share information in real time wherever they happen to be, and by using the most convenient device.

Software powered Unified Communications cuts costs and better positions organisations for the economic rebound by transforming communication and collaboration while maximizing existing communications infrastructure.

Flexible deployment

Applicable Unified Communications is delivered to suit your needs, whether on-premise, which gives complete customization and ownership, or hosted, which supports rapid scalability and advanced manageability. You can also choose to deploy a combination of the on-premise and hosted models. Each of these deployment choices offers a consistent user experience and common architecture. Applicable Unified Communications is designed to be completely flexible to business needs.

Cost savings

Based on sample customers and the "Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Unified Communications" white paper by Forrester Research, Unified Communications avoids capital expenditures by optimizing your communications infrastructure, including consolidating messaging, telephony, and voice mail systems and by eliminating expensive storage systems.

Out-of-pocket expenses like travel expenses, conferencing service charges, telephone bills and cell phone charges are also dramatically reduced — by up to 50%.