UK communications and IT services company PCI Services is now offering carrier-grade hosted telephony (HT) and unified communications (UC) on a pay-per-seat-per-month basis, making these services accessible to SMEs for the first time. The services allow companies to combine their existing IT infrastructure with Unify OpenScape Enterprise UC software-as-a-service (SaaS) to simplify and improve their business communications and productivity while reducing operating costs. The days of being locked in to inflexible contracts that benefit the vendor are numbered.
HT and UC services are popular with large organisations such as BP, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and the BBC, but their capital and running costs meant they were too expensive for smaller companies. By offering new HT and UC tariffs, PCI Services will enable companies of every size to leverage the benefits of a reliable, scalable and cost-effective communications system tailored to their individual needs, it said.
Richard Common, director, noted, “As the shift from traditional PBX telephone systems to fully managed secure hosted systems continues to gather pace, our unique offering allows businesses of any type and size to access a previously unaffordable corporate grade system with no contracts and minimal capital expenditure.”
“The traditional on-premise telephone PBX market is in decline,” added Joe Olabode, managing director. “The bar has moved – the customer no longer has to estimate what they might need in the future and pay up-front for it. They can choose what they need today knowing that they can simply scale up or down as the need arises; it’s fantastic news for any business. That’s what we can offer.”