Thankfully NFON has come to the rescue! What’s new is that, through our partnership with IT distributor Westcoast, customers and partners have the unique opportunity to derive ‘Skype for Business as a Service’. For the first time through a single solution, NFON and Westcoast deliver all the telephony features and collaboration tools that business customers need.
All this benefits from our longstanding server-level cloud integration with Skype for Business, removing the costs, risks and delays associated with application-level integration. It also changes the economics for full-blown UC, unlocking its capabilities for the SME market and making the unified whole available for fast rollout, without any onsite hardware or software, on a monthly subscription model with a 30-day rolling contract.
The SME market is one of the new growth areas for the NFON UK business, as we look to consolidate a prolonged period of market expansion in the mid to large enterprise space. The Skype for Business proposition is a great opportunity to do just that.
Our latest UK quarterly results show year-on-year growth of over 250 percent, whilst 2016 figures show an annual 300 percent rise in revenues. This has been helped by several big customer wins including the London Borough of Hackney – a public sector contract with more than 6,000 users.
Adding more focus into the SME sector will continue to add to our UK market share. The UK market is one of the strongest adopters of Skype for Business in Europe, and this could be the start of a wider trend across other NFON markets.