Pricing and Budgeting for IP Telephony and UC
Pricing for communications continue to evolve. As vendors seek new ways to sell products in tough economic times how can you assure your project decisions provide the best value for your communication investement?
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pricing and Budgeting for IP Telephony and UC
Pricing & Budgeting for IP Telephony and UC<br />1<br />Planning for new technology with smaller budgets…<br />Presented by <br />Doug Carolus, MBA<br />N’compass Solutions<br />
2<br />1996<br />2003<br />2009<br />Functions in Hardware<br />Functions in Software<br />Evolution to Software Architecture<br />……call processing function has been transformed over the years. Most of the intelligence for call processing now lies in the software component of the call-control solution. R&D, entrepreneurial endeavor, and innovation are also shifting to the software side. With creative energies expended to the software, the approach to pricing has logically evolved toward device licensing.” - Cisco UCM Licensing Pricing Model Q&A document (2008)<br />
<ul><li>Mainstream - “Not yet”
~30% of enterprise-class companies have fully implemented unified messaging
<20% of enterprise-class companies have fully implemented IPT</li></ul>3<br />Current IPT and Unified Communications Market<br />Estimated UC Revenue<br /> for Products and Services:<br />2007: $22.6B<br />2010: $44.3B<br />Source Data from Microsoft, Wainhouse Research and In-Stat<br />
5<br />Business Edition added to CUWL in 2008 and intended for <500 employees, < 20 sites.<br />Entry Edition added to CUWL in 2009 and intended for Telephony and Mobility only<br />CUWL Comparisons<br />
6<br />Pricing Guidelines (cont.)<br />
Feasibility Study - Analysis of a problem to determine if there is an effective solution. The operational, financial, and technical aspects of the analysis are critical and should address:<br /><ul><li>What are acceptable alternatives to the current state and technologies?
What are the costs, benefits, and risks associated with each viable alternative?
What is the best solution (current state, upgrade, migration, “rip & replace”)?
Can the best solution be “built” and supported; in what timeframe?
The final step is to answer the question: Should we implement the solution?</li></ul>7<br />Before you buy - have you done a Feasibility Study ?<br />
THANK YOU!<br />8<br />N’compass Solutions<br />www.ncompass-inc.com<br />Douglas Carolus<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />612.437.1477<br />