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May 17, 2012
Microsoft News - InterCall Offers Microsoft Office 365 Productivity Tools to Small Businesses
By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor
eCommerce portal of InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and a conferencing and collaboration services provider, is now offering Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 productivity tools. From the portal, small businesses in the U.S. can buy Office 365 plans including Productivity (E1), Productivity Start-up (P1) and Lync Online (L2) integrated with audio conferencing.
Along with this, InterCall (News - Alert) is planning to roll out its "Redefining the Cloud" advertising campaign to highlight the major benefits of integrated audio with Office 365 for the small businesses. Small businesses can now enjoy integrated audio and other business productivity solutions previously available only to mid-sized to large companies.
"The InterCall solution for Office 365 drives productivity gains and saves time and money for small business owners," said Kathleen Finato, senior vice president of marketing and business development at InterCall. "It enables companies to access shared calendars and e-mails from anywhere, collaborate on documents, launch ad hoc meetings, and leverage all the savings of cloud-based communications without an on-premise technology investment."
According to the press release, with InterCall Reservationless-Plus Audio Conferencing, small business executives can start their conference calls at any time without making reservations as well as access additional online call management features.
Marco Limena, vice president, Operator Channels, Microsoft Corpm said, "The InterCall solution for Office 365 allows them to focus on their strategic business goals and not on provisioning IT equipment. The availability of Office 365 through the InterCall eCommerce portal provides small businesses with comprehensive productivity tools for effective communication and collaboration."
The InterCall’s solution for Office 365 includes e-mail (Microsoft Exchange Online), Web conferencing (Microsoft Lync Online), and collaboration tools, such as InterCall's Reservation less-Plus Audio Conferencing, Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint Online. Using single interface, users can set up conference calls and conduct online conferences through Office 365 using Voice over IP (VoIP), landlines or mobile phones.
Edited by Brooke Neuman