Our featured SOF Partners offer managed services based on the Skype Operations Framework and can help you maximize the value from your Skype for Business Online investment.
Accenture / Avanade
Successful adoption of Skype for Business Online and Office 365 requires a comprehensive approach that avoids disruption to your ongoing operations. As one of Microsoft's leading partners for both Skype for Business and Office 365, with more than 4 million Office 365 seats deployed – Avanade's services and tools, combined with Microsoft's Skype Operations Framework (SOF), help you quickly and cost-effectively maximize the potential of the Microsoft cloud. Leveraging our deep expertise with Microsoft technologies we’ll help you reinvent business productivity with Skype for Business Online and Office 365.
The shift to the cloud requires rethinking how customers and partners Plan, Deliver and Operate Skype for Business environments. Carousel’s adoption of Skype Operations Framework (SOF) comes with experience over 25 years within Unified Communications market and through over 7,000 customer relationships worldwide. Carousel Industries, is a leader in communications and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions. We are a Strategic Managed Partner with broad competencies and partnership relationships around our Microsoft business including certifications and appointments as a Gold Communications partner, National Solution Provider program, Office 365 High Touch partner with Skype for Business specialization, Tier 1 CSP and Elite Surface Hub Partner. Carousel’s over 50 vendor / partner relationships and certification allows customers to rely on our team for an end to end Skype for Business experience.
Dimension Data has been delivering Office 365 and Skype for Business to some of the largest and most complex institutions for many years. Our subject matter experts have a deep understanding of not only enterprise voice but also the underlying network, and the security and compliance requirements for specific industry sectors. We can also help you extract the most value from your Microsoft licensing agreement. Our long held Microsoft capabilities, coupled with years of experience deploying traditional unified communication and collaboration solutions, enables us to be strongly positioned to manage the transition from ageing solutions to Skype for Business. We can enable the transition, irrespective of the deployment model – be it Microsoft’s 0365 Cloud PBX, hybrid Office 365 model with a private cloud, hosted, or on-premises. This knowledge enables Dimension Data to integrate the Skype for Business solution with existing communications facilities that haven’t reached end-of-life, transition contact center to business workflow, supply and support communication infrastructure to over a 100 countries around the world, and manage the services that span the entire communications ecosystem.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a long history of managing customers through the Plan, Deliver and Operate phases of complex Microsoft Skype for Business implementations. HPE believes that the Skype Operations Framework will focus both customers and managed service providers on the support and tools necessary for successfully implementing and managing Skype for Business deployments. HPE offers a broad set of Skype Operations Framework aligned capabilities in parallel with a range of broader Mobility & Workplace services including Microsoft Office 365. We provide clients with a single vendor support model for all of their digital collaboration requirements. HPE has more than 14 years of experience designing, deploying and managing large, complex unified communications solutions and we manage more than 2M Skype for Business unified communications users globally. Our clients include many of the world’s largest Skype for Business implementations.
At Modality Systems, we see the Skype Operations Framework as an exciting innovation from Microsoft that dovetails into our core value proposition of Usage, Health and Future. Our aligned approach is designed to operate Skype for Business as a life cycle for on-going user success, reliability, and future needs. As one of the largest dedicated Microsoft Skype for Business practices in the world, supporting customers in more than 100 countries, our approach is designed to explore and deliver every stage of the journey to advanced collaboration. Our practice is underpinned by a highly qualified team of industry recognized experts delivering a collective body of learnings gained in more than 300 deployments.
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of New World Communications™ to multinational enterprises and service providers, including voice, data, and mobility solutions; network services; managed security; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre services. We own and operate one of the most advanced and largest subsea fibre networks, including the only wholly-owned fibre ring around the world, enabling customers and partners to reach 99.7% of the world’s GDP, with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide. We are proud to partner with Microsoft on Skype Operations Framework (SOF). Being the world’s largest wholesale voice provider, riding on one of the world’s largest networks, we bring delivery excellence to our 3600+ enterprise customers. We extend our competence to the Skype Operations Framework with our end-to-end management and support capabilities.
Unify Square's cloud-consulting solutions help enterprises plan, deliver and operate Skype for Business Online. Our unique software + services approach to UC helps unlock greater ROI and end-user satisfaction by providing technical guidance, counsel and heavy lifting through the entire SfB lifecycle, for strategy & design, implementation & deployment, user adoption, and analytics & operations --- the net result is the most comprehensive software, consulting + cloud managed services offering on the market today for Microsoft Skype for Business.
Enabling Technologies is a four-time recipient of Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award for Communications. Our certified UC and cloud experts have over 1,400 deployments where we’ve assessed, designed, and deployed according to best practices and the Skype Operations Framework. Working with Enabling Technologies will make it easier and more successful for you in the following ways:
We don’t just implement a solution… We exponentially improve your business outcomes!
PAIS is a company established in 2008, specializing in Microsoft™ Unified Communications in a professional manner and we were one of the first partners to be part of the success story of the Microsoft Cloud 3 years ago and built our experience on the Office 365 best practices. Our teams are well trained in order to design and create high-performance UC & Cloud services for new (greenfield) projects or integrate with existing solutions in complex IT environments. Our partners and staff are dedicated to bringing you the level of expertise required to support the complex needs that match the business requirement both on-premises and in the cloud. Our professional services have been proven to add value to our clients in furnishing their businesses with solutions that enhance their efficiency and have direct impact on their operational cost.
Get started with Skype for Business Online today and begin using the power of the cloud for telephony and conferencing. As a Skype for Business launch partner for new meetings and voice services in Office 365, Perficient has the proven experience to deliver success with Microsoft’s Cloud PBX and Cloud PSTN conferencing features. Using Perficient's delivery methodology, alongside Microsoft's Skype Operations Framework, our offer focuses on the core areas crucial to Cloud PBX or Cloud PSTN Conferencing deployments.
SPS is a Unified Communication systems integrator with service capabilities across the entire Office 365 stack. SPS has the unique capability in integrating on-premises equipment with Skype for Business Online, or completely enabling a pure Cloud PBX with PSTN calling solution. SPS also has service capabilities that include, Network Assessment, Surface Hub, managed services and carrier services including ExpressRoute.
The following qualified partners can help you plan, deliver and operate your Skype for Business environment.
|Avanade||British Telecom||Carousel Industries of North America, Inc.|
|Cygate AB||datac Kommunikationssysteme GmbH||Dell|
|Dimension Data||Enabling Technologies||Freedom Communications|
|Fujitsu||GAB Enterprise IT Solutions GmbH||Glück & Kanja Consulting AG|
|Hewlett Packard (HP)||IBM||IDC SPA|
|infoWAN Datenkommunikation GmbH||Insight||Interlink Cloud Advisors|
|Interoute||Japan Business System||KDDI Corporation|
|Meeting Zone||Microsoft Services||Modality Systems|
|Modern Work (T&A Systeme GmbH)||Netrix||New Signature|
|NeWay Technologies LTD||Nextiraone||NTT Communications|
|Orange Business Services||Performance Enhancements Incorporated||Perficient|
|SoftwareOne||SOLVION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GmbH||StartReady|
|Strategic Products and Services||Tata Communications||Telstra|
|Tieto||Time2Market||UC Point GmbH|
|Unify Square||Vodafone||West UC|
|Carousel Industries of North America, Inc.|
|datac Kommunikationssysteme GmbH|
|GAB Enterprise IT Solutions GmbH|
|Glück & Kanja Consulting AG|
|Hewlett Packard (HP)|
|infoWAN Datenkommunikation GmbH|
|Interlink Cloud Advisors|
|Japan Business System|
|Modern Work (T&A Systeme GmbH)|
|NeWay Technologies LTD|
|Orange Business Services|
|Performance Enhancements Incorporated|
|SOLVION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GmbH|
|Strategic Products and Services|
|UC Point GmbH|
Our tools partners offer solutions to help you deploy Skype for Business successfully and deliver a great experience to your users.
IR Prognosis UC Assessor is a software based network readiness assessment solution for Skype for Business that will test network quality and connectivity across the LAN/WAN and to the Skype for Business Online edge in the Office 365 cloud. Quickly assess the current state of your network and cloud connectivity from multiple sites for voice, video, and application sharing against Microsoft minimum requirements. Troubleshoot, analyze, and remediate problems before and during deployment to ensure a positive user experience and successful deployment.