At VOSS we provide our customers with single pane of glass management for Cisco and Microsoft UC services – on-premise, cloud, hybrid
- About VOSS
- VOSS delivers greater TCO savings than any other BCOM vendor Read more
- Service provider
- Delivering value to 80% of the world’s tier-1 telecoms service providersRead more
- Enterprise / Government
- Applying our management experience to large and medium organizations Read more
- New to UC
- Are you new to VOSS? Find out more about the VOSS differenceRead more
VOSS Ranked #1 UC Operational Management Vendor
Independent UC analyst firm, Nemertes Research, confirms that VOSS consistently delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise communications
- Organizations that choose VOSS spend 19% less on their UC implementation costs, compared to organizations that use competing vendors
- Organizations that choose VOSS spend 7% less per year on UC operating costs, compared to organizations using competing vendors
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- Here's our take on the #Cisco #Deployathon, taking place this week in San Francisco https://t.co/wtscBWzq9P https://t.co/0Rw40kHJOZ
- If you're interested in learning more about VOSS Assurance, you can find our datasheet here:… https://t.co/jXBTDwsN2B
- Great news for VOSS customers! Watch the @Nemertes webinar to find out more: https://t.co/OAryXEO8yf https://t.co/3fNoVD7ULo
- Check out the article written by @VoIP_Review on VOSS Assurance #BCOM #UCOMS #Assurance https://t.co/7w9DN2SRr6
- New case study - How a large govt organization chose VOSS to migrate to a new cloud-based UC solution.… https://t.co/Ynhl9tD2U7
- We are delighted that independent research from @Nemertes cites VOSS as saving organizations the most OpEx #ucoms… https://t.co/JHzBzl8pRC
- RT @VoIP_Review: VOSS Launches VOSSBot @voss_solutions #UC #Chatbot https://t.co/fl73cI1hbO
- VOSS Hosts VPN-Focused @OWASP #Meetup for #CapeTown IT Specialists Catch Me If You Can! Wednesday April 19, 7pm… https://t.co/we6hC32UP6
- Thoughts from VOSS on #EC17 - UC Integration, Migration, and Customer Success https://t.co/LAGCe28GTT… https://t.co/651ffGNsWL
- Congratulations to VOSS partner, @collab9 - Winners of the 2017 #UC Product of the Year Award… https://t.co/w4v8Kv9LKt
- VOSS-4-UC product video
- With VOSS, managing your UC environment becomes as easy as 1,2,3
- Enterprise solution video
- One size does not fit all. Get a perfect fit for your UC with VOSS
- Solution video
- It’s not a dream! Efficient, automated and accurate UC migrations
NEW! Learn more about VOSS with our new product demo videos
- VOSSBot VOSS-4-UC and Cisco Hybrid Spark VOSS-4-UC Provisioning & Management with a Single Pane of Glass VOSS-4-UC Overbuild Move Tool VOSS-4-UC GUI Overview VOSS-4-UC Modifying a User with Quick Add Subscriber VOSS-4-UC Modifying Users with Subscriber Relations VOSS-4-UC Adding Pickup Groups to Cisco Call Manager VOSS-4-UC End User Self Service for Subscriber Enablement
There’s a transformation of the workplace – how can we help you?
The transformation in the workplace is reshaping enterprise communications, and organizations need to adapt to provide secure access to the latest corporate systems, and cloud collaboration tools, from any device or location. VOSS absorbs this complexity, enabling organizations to easily - yet securely - deliver the latest generation of collaboration tools and services to multiple devices per end user. At VOSS, we ensure that collaboration tools are delivered faster, easier, and more consistently. We also make sure that your communications environment is future-proofed for the next wave of workplace tools and end user devices, as and when they hit the market.Find out more about VOSS-4-UC
VOSS is perfectly placed to support BT, as it is unique in its ability to manage the entire lifecycle of a UC platform, which has enabled BT to manage an ever-expanding and complex network of multi-national enterprise customers, from a single point of control.Read more
John Blake, Head of Hosted IP Telephony – Evolution, BT Global Services
Implementing VOSS has allowed us to reduce the install time for new customers by over 50%. Now we can let our IP Telephony Engineers be engineers and they can focus on more complex tasks like customer-specific call flows. Read more
NOC Operator, CDK
We did a major migration from old CUCM cluster to the new HCS solution. The migration process using CUCDM/VOSS was a great success.Read more
Systems Engineer, CSC
VOSS gives du a meaningful competitive edge, to introduce new collaboration services seamlessly, removing deployment blockers, improving customer satisfaction and maximizing revenues.Read more
Farid Faraidooni, EVP Commercial, du
The VOSS/Cisco platform completely changes our enterprise telephony business model. Not only can we offer customers a much richer, more flexible service, with a lower cost of ownership, but it allows us to easily upgrade existing customers with new collaboration services. Read more
Mr Mohammed M Al-Haifi, Ooredoo
VOSS has equipped us with the necessary tools to provide multiple business customers a range of next generation UC&C services and applications, no matter how complex their requirements.Read more
Gatis Jāzeps, Solutions Sales Consultant, Lattelecom
With VOSS, NWN can turn-up customers quickly and manage them efficiently once in-service, and with the secure management portal NWN can empower our customers who wish to manage certain aspects of their service directly.Read more
Tim Salapek, Director-Hosted Collaboration Services, NWN
VOSS is awesome. We use VOSS / CUCDM and it really makes multi-tenant UC easier. Read more
Ryan Burtch, Cameo Solutions
VOSS allows us to cost-effectively manage and administer our customers, no matter how complex. By allowing our customers to do their own administration—Moves, Adds and Changes—we free up our voice experts to concentrate on more complex tasks.Read more
Mark Hayward, Vice President of Operations and IS Deployment
Latest from VOSS
- VOSS Press Releases
Monday April 17, 2017 – Cape Town - Today, VOSS Solutions announced that the company will host the next OWASP Meetup at its headquarters in Cape Town.
- Date: Wednesday April 19, 2017
- Time: 7pm – 9pm
- Location: Knowledge Park 3, Unit 6 Heron Crescent, Century City, Cape Town
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- Click to register
Jako Heiberg will lead the session, entitled “Catch Me If You Can”, and will look at VPNs and their impact on privacy, anonymity, and security. Jako Heiberg is a South-African based coder, who has a growing interest in IT security.
VOSS will host the seminar at its HQ in Cape Town. Attendance is free of charge but spaces are limited, so registration in advance is highly recommended.
To find out more about VOSS’ participation, please email email@example.com.
- VOSS Blog
Van Hammond, Product Manager, VOSS Solutions
I've attended 4 HCS deploy-a-thons over the past 5 years, and I've seen the deploy-a-thon evolve from a raw engineering hands-on session with a marketing slide tossed in on the side, to this week’s 5-day event in San Francisco which shows the strong support for HCS from Cisco’s business development team, Advanced Services, and product management teams.
The original purpose of the deploy-a-thon was to accelerate the rollout of Game Changer (CUCDM 10X) via hands-on training for partner engineering teams. Scheduled over 3 days, the first partner deploy-a-thon provided direct exposure to CUCDM 10X and valuable feedback to the HCS and VOSS engineering teams.
Through the efforts of Mo and the HCS business unit, the deploy-a-thon has evolved to be a significant week-long marketing event, where Cisco drives new strategies and gathers Partner feedback… and a little hands-on experience.
VOSS has been directly involved in EVERY deploy-a-thon. As the core platform developers for CUCDM, VOSS engineering and support teams work hand-in-hand with the HCS BU to enhance and expand the partner experience, building a better HCS product to increase market share.
In San Francisco this week, Cisco is hosting the latest HCS deploy-a-thon. The build up to this meeting was significant, and it has not disappointed. The agenda is packed with information that is absolutely critical to HCS partner programs. As usual, VOSS is supporting the Cisco BU as the latest strategy, thoughts and ideas are communicated to the Cisco HCS partners.
The original VOSS 8 platform that Cisco OEM’d back in 2009, known as CUCDM, enabled HCS partners to gain a significant foothold in the emerging Cloud UC market. Feedback from partners operating and using the VOSS 8 platform encouraged Cisco and VOSS to form a joint venture to develop the next generation of CUCDM; version 10. Developed under the project name "Game Changer", the goals were significant; namely to enable solid domain management for the HCS solution elements while offering a flexible platform that could interact with the UC applications to enable market differentiation for partners.
Initially deployed in March 2015, CUCDM 10 has been hardened and tuned over the past two years by the collaboration between Cisco and VOSS engineering teams. The 11.5.1 release last month is the latest evolution of CUCDM and boasts of several performance and user experience enhancements that continue to build on our past successes. VOSS 10 and 11.X are currently deployed in over 40 partner systems and are the benchmark fulfillment systems within the UCaaS/cloud provider industry.
Future of HCS Fulfillment
Over the past six months, Cisco has evolved the HCS strategy and opened up the HCS bundle, affording partners more control and the ability to differentiate themselves within the increasingly completive UCaaS market. Essentially, Cisco’s initiative enables partners to convert their HCS product licenses to open product architecture licenses, and then choose which fulfillment management platform to use. VOSS supports this initiative with a program called H.O.M.E (the HCS Open Management Evolution program) to actively work with partners to transition to OPA and to formalize a direct relationship with VOSS to move from CUCDM to the enhanced VOSS-4-UC platform, direct from VOSS.
The value of transitioning from CUCDM to VOSS-4-UC is that it frees HCS partners from the "one-size-fits-all" model imposed by Cisco for CUCDM, to use VOSS-4-UC which is a highly flexible UC management platform that partners can adapt as necessary to suit their needs and enhance their product offering.
This week at the San Francisco deploy-a-thon, each eco-system partner presented to the partner community; each laying out their strategy and vision for Cisco HCS. Great questions and interaction from the participants led to another solid session.
A highlight for me was the VOSS presentation given by our CEO, Mike Frayne. While most of the Cisco presenters this week focused on the extended future of SPARK Message, Spark Meeting and Spark Call, Mike addressed the current state of partner interest where the evolving Spark components are integrated with the already successful HCS core program. Mike laid out the key differentiators of successful HCS partners, showing the customer adoption profile that proves that the HCS business model is gathering strong momentum.
Central to Mike’s message to the partners was the need for partners to move their marketing / sales / product management focus away from to be more customer centric and to build a cloud platform to deliver what the market is pushing for, taking into account all the new technological innovations but being careful to adopt the only those services that have clear financial drivers.
Mike positioned the difference between CUCDM and VOSS-4-UC, with CUCDM being a black box of carefully selected features that are developed and tested in a true carrier grade fashion and certified by Cisco, and VOSS-4-UC as everything that CUCDM contains with additional feature richness and the architectural flexibility to rapidly deliver additional features and integration into existing business solutions, both rapidly and efficiently.
We are looking forward to Thursday's session where VOSS will share the full feature list of VOSS-4-UC, explaining the added value partners can derive from VOSS, above and beyond the features in CUCDM. We will show partners how to utilize VOSS-4-UC to greatly increase the speed and efficacy of customer on-boarding, and provide expanded market features to grow revenues. Thursday will also be the day for the deep dive session on the new VOSS Assurance product provides visibility to network metrics and allows HCS partners to be more proactive in maintaining the HCS network health, with fewer dedicated resources.
If you are interested in learning more about the H.O.M.E program, VOSS-4-UC, VOSS Assurance or VOSS Analytics, please get in touch.
- VOSS Press Coverage
Beth Schultz of NoJitter looks at VOSSBot, introduced on Tuesday at Enterprise Connect, which uses natural language processing to let users do complicated UC management tasks without 1) knowing how to do so, and 2) breaking things.
- Industry Events
May 17-18, 2017
ExCeL, London, UK
VOSS will be exhibiting in booth #B122
Christopher Martini will present at the event,
on "Microsoft UC – A successful transition to the cloud"
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What industry experts say about VOSS
"So, please, please go look at a BCOM system, such as VOSS-4-UC, so that you get your money’s worth out of the highly communication-dependent users in your company, while also assuring you are managing the TCO of your communications technologies. It will be worth your time and investment. "
Marty Parker, UC Strategies
"For those who are looking for a single pane of glass to manage a multi vendor collaboration environment, VOSS does as good a job as I've seen so far."
Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research
"[For a collaboration deployment]... one of the biggest keys to success is having the right management and administrative tools in place from Day-0."
Robin Gareiss, EVP Nemertes Research
"…unless automated OSS tools and processes are deployed, cloud-based collaboration will not be successful."
Dan O'Connell, Research Director, Gartner
"Anyone with cloud problems should perhaps turn to VOSS Solutions, which took home the award for its cloud fulfillment platform."
Mary Lenighan, Total Telecom
"Reducing operational time only becomes possible with user profiling and the automation of configuring those profiles. This should be a priority for organizations."
Marty Parker, UniComm Consulting
"A large number of customers are migrating to Skype for Business, but retaining their existing voice infrastructure...the tools that VOSS provide are essential to a successful technology transition and user migration."
Kevin Kieller, EnableUC
"VOSS enables staff to move beyond the challenges of operations to focus on enablement and adoption, while avoiding errors and delays that reduce both user satisfaction and adoption."
Blair Pleasant, Principal Analyst at CommFusion
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