InterCall(R), a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, announced today the availability of Microsoft Office 365 productivity tools to small businesses through its eCommerce portal. InterCall will offer Office 365 plans including Productivity (E1), Productivity Start-up (P1) and Lync Online (L2) integrated with audio conferencing to the small business market in the U.S.
Concurrent to this availability, InterCall will launch its "Redefining the Cloud" advertising campaign to help small businesses understand the major benefits of integrated audio with Office 365. Small businesses now have access to integrated audio and other business productivity resources 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."
InterCall Reservationless-Plus Audio Conferencing lets small business owners convene their conference calls at any time without making reservations as well as tap into additional call management features online. It also lets executives organize last-minute meetings and bring people together to meet their business objectives.
InterCall has more than 20 years of experience providing hosted and managed services, and holds a Gold Unified Communications Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network.
"Today's small businesses face many challenges, one of which is keeping their operations up and running," said Marco Limena, Vice President, Operator Channels, Microsoft Corp. "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 solution for Office 365 includes e-mail (Microsoft Exchange Online), Web conferencing (Microsoft Lync Online), and collaboration tools, such as InterCall's Reservationless-Plus Audio Conferencing, Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint Online. Small businesses can set up conference calls and conduct online conferences through Office 365 using Voice over IP (VoIP), landlines or mobile phones. One simple interface give users total control.