8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making for next generation technologies, has deployed the 8×8 X Series Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution to help enhance the employee experience for their mobile and remote workforce in the United States and United Kingdom.
Experiencing dynamic business growth as it worked closely with many of the leading technology vendors in the industry, AVANT realized it could transform the way it did business through the modernization of its communications and collaboration platform. After evaluating several vendors to displace its legacy system, AVANT selected the 8×8 cloud voice, chat and video meetings solution, all on one, open cloud technology platform, for its more than 100 employees in the US and UK.
“Our employees need to be able to communicate and collaborate effectively and productively, whether in the office or remote from home, to enable our growing ecosystem of Trusted Advisors and technology partners to help companies navigate change and solve their business and technology challenges,” said Ron Hayman, COO at AVANT Communications. “We chose 8×8 because they met our strict requirements for a mobile and remote workforce, including reliable voice quality, resilient global infrastructure, desktop and mobile applications, tight Salesforce CRM integration, with video meetings and rooms functionality.”
AVANT initially deployed 8×8 X Series at their Dallas office, and then expedited the roll out for their Chicago headquarters, remote employees, and in the UK to ensure the company is ready, responsive and resilient to implement a seamless mandatory work from home policy at a moment’s notice. Employees now have the flexibility of using a modern cloud communications and video collaboration platform with the same full features and user experience in the office, at remote locations, and on desktop and mobile devices.
“As a trusted partner and one of 8×8’s top Master Agents, AVANT’s growing network of Trusted Advisors relies on them for their guidance and expertise on a wide range of UCaaS, CCaaS and video collaboration offerings. We are thrilled that AVANT deployed 8×8 to modernize their communications and video collaboration platform,” said John DeLozier, Senior Vice President and Global Channel Chief at 8×8, Inc. “Amongst the many vendors in this space, AVANT chose 8×8, and we couldn’t be more proud. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with AVANT, now both as a partner and customer, and providing them with best-in-class cloud communications services for all of their employees.”
More than 3 Million Video Meetings Monthly Active Users Globally
8×8 X Series meets the needs of businesses with a mobile and remote workforce by providing a highly reliable and resilient solution across desktop and mobile devices for voice, video, chat, contact center, APIs and advanced analytics. This allows companies to unify a distributed workforce and enable flexible workstyles. 8×8 Series includes 8×8 Video Meetings, which is also available as a free, unlimited standalone version at https://8×8.vc, and provides international dial-in numbers in more than 55 countries. 8×8 Video Meetings is optimized for use with the WebRTC standard which enables attendees to instantly join meetings without any downloads or plugins.
8×8 has experienced a significant increase in usage across its video meetings solutions with monthly active users growing globally to now more than 3 million. For the latest 8×8 Video Meetings usage statistics, user stories and social posts updated daily, visit https://www.8×8.com/live.
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
8×8® and 8×8 X Series™ are trademarks of 8×8, Inc.
About AVANT Communications
AVANT Communications (“AVANT”) is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications.