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Unify Square Introduces Comprehensive Reporting/Billing and Bandwidth Management Product Suite for Enterprise Office Communications Server

New PowerView and PowerPlan Products Help Enterprises Optimize Their Office Communications Server Operations Through Detailed Usage Analysis, Billing Integration, and Bandwidth Planning

REDMOND, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/09 -- Unify Square, a leading services and solutions firm in Unified Communications (UC) and Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), announced today a software product suite designed to help global enterprises optimize their UC investments by monitoring and driving OCS usage, integrating with billing and chargeback information, and enabling comprehensive bandwidth planning across the enterprise.

The Unify Square PowerView offering is a sophisticated product for global enterprises looking to better track and measure OCS deployments based on business division or geography, and includes integrated billing options that can track and charge-back costs across business units. The PowerPlan offering, complementary to PowerView, enables an enterprise to determine its expected OCS bandwidth consumption across its entire network infrastructure, based on enterprise-specific usage parameters to "right-size" its network and facilitate a quality OCS end-user experience.

PowerView generates detailed reports on enterprise OCS adoption, identifying usage patterns and estimated cost savings achieved through the use of enterprise voice, video conferencing, instant messaging, and application sharing. PowerView provides a series of customizable reports that address the following needs:

1. OCS Usage Analysis: Tracks OCS usage across the enterprise over time,
   adoption of OCS workloads and features, customized around organization
   hierarchy, department, business divisions or geography.

2. OCS Operations Optimization: Tracks communications device and client
   usage, and provides inbound and outbound voice call trends by geography
   or organization, which is geared towards reducing infrastructure costs.

3. OCS Billing Integration: Provides two options for implementing
   departmental billing, with subscriber fixed-fee or usage-based billing
   models. Enterprises can calculate and share costs assigned to different
   business units, and optionally export the data to corporate finance
   applications.

4. OCS ROI Tracking: Tracks cost savings of deploying OCS for internal and
   PSTN dial-in conferences based on per-user per-minute savings.

"PowerView gives IT executives, managers, and administrators a comprehensive dashboard for their enterprise-wide OCS deployments, to help them drive usage and adoption consistently across their entire enterprise, and optimize device and infrastructure investments and internal operations," said Sonu Aggarwal, Unify Square CEO. "PowerPlan allows the enterprise to plan for its OCS bandwidth needs across the entire enterprise and for all OCS workloads including voice, conferencing, and video. Used together, PowerPlan and PowerView allow the enterprise to build a robust infrastructural foundation that enables a quality OCS experience, and refine that foundation on an ongoing basis as their deployment expands across the enterprise or covers additional workloads or upgrades over time."

Unify Square PowerPlan

PowerView is enhanced further by Unify Square PowerPlan, a new product that for the first time allows a global OCS enterprise to develop a comprehensive bandwidth model for its expected actual OCS bandwidth consumption, across all the network nodes and links of interest, including all branch offices in the enterprise. PowerPlan allows the enterprise to simulate the impact of OCS workloads across a representation of its entire enterprise network, and thereby estimate the maximal bandwidth consumption on each link in actual operation. PowerPlan factors in current network consumption by other applications on the enterprise network, and can provide an enterprise with an integrated picture of its network needs both in the planning phase itself, as well as on an ongoing basis as its OCS usage and other network applications change over time. By understanding its actual usage using PowerView, an enterprise can refine its bandwidth consumption model using PowerPlan. Used together, PowerPlan and PowerView enable an enterprise to "right-size" its network for OCS on a continuous basis.

PowerView Features

PowerView and its underlying infrastructure provide the following features:

--  Customized Hierarchical Drilldowns: Enables enterprises to leverage
    their own terminology and structural organization for both geographies and
    business structure for accessing reports and graphs.

--  Tablix Reports: Combines capabilities from drilldowns, tables and
    matrixes, enabling efficient and flexible browsing of tabular data, by
    allowing expanding or collapsing of sections.

--  Export Data: Exports data to numerous formats such as Word, Excel,
    PDF, and Comma Separated Files.

--  Report Subscriptions: Enables reports to be run at desired intervals
    and send data automatically through email. Users can also set report
    parameters such as department and date ranges in advance.

--  Rich Security: Administrators can leverage PowerView's predefined
    security groups, or create custom security groups using security features
    from Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services.

--  Custom Reports: PowerView enables an enterprise to efficiently build
    custom reports for their own enterprise, incorporating the rich pre-
    existing capabilities of PowerView.
    

For more information visit http://www.unifysquare.com/powerview.aspx. Customers can contact [email protected] to schedule a demonstration or receive more information.

About Unify Square, Inc.

Unify Square is a leader in addressing enterprise roadmap, architecture, and deployment needs for Microsoft's Unified Communications platform, providing customers both strategic vision and the hands-on execution required for a successful UC deployment. The founders hold patents in Enterprise Instant Messaging, and possess deep insight into how integrated IP Telephony, Instant Messaging/Presence, and Web Conferencing can deliver breakthrough operational efficiencies and streamlined workplace communications. Unify Square offers its services and solutions on a worldwide basis, with headquarters in Bellevue Wash., and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information visit www.unifysquare.com.

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