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.
Orange Business Services
The global enterprise needs to do business – together. As a worldwide provider of IT and telecommunications services, Orange is one of the very few providers that is everywhere you need to be and offers all the services you seek to help you transition to the cloud and get the most out of your Skype for Business Online deployment. For more than 18 years, Orange and Microsoft have offered enterprises messaging & unified communications solutions. Our team understands the drivers behind optimizing your communications infrastructure and will work with you to meet your objectives. They’ll also help you navigate compliance, regulatory, security and service-level issues when dealing with customers, suppliers and authorities, which can be a barrier to entry, and especially in high growth markets. Our portfolio is based on the Skype Operations Framework methodology combined with Orange expertise to maximize success. Delivered with a local touch and award winning “World Class” customer experience (Ocean82 bench marking’s Voice of the Customer. “Gold award”, 2016) , our professionals bridge the gap between technology and what’s right for your business to help you overcome challenges and gain maximum value out of your solutions. We are present in 220 countries, with local support in 166 countries.
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.
Benemen is a leading innovator in enterprise communications management. Benemen has several years of experience in providing Skype for Business and PSTN calling services to their customers in multiple countries. Benemen consultants have extensive experience with enterprise voice, PBX technology and consulting customers to obtain the best operator arrangements or calling packages. Benemen can help customers on their journeys from traditional legacy based telephony systems to the cloud. Adding PSTN calling to Microsoft Office365 and Skype for Business to replace traditional PBX allowing organisations to gain competitive advantage with superior communications and improved customer experience with the option of significant cost savings.
ConvergeOne utilizes the Skype Operations Framework to implement and manage reliable, cost-effective communications migration to Skype for Business Online. Our UC Design Assessment crafts a strategy to achieve your UC goals while the Network Quality Assurance review validates your network readiness to maximize quality and minimize risk.
ConvergeOne is drilled and skilled with deep engineering expertise in legacy system migration and national ecosystem/hardware relationships. Our services extend beyond Skype for Business Online and can be your ONE partner for solving for Cont@ct , Room, Broadcast, Monitoring, Azure, and Secure Productive Enterprise needs. Contact us to see on ConvergeOne can guide you to Skype-ccess!
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!
EXEO has provided telecom engineering services within Japan since 1954. EXEO's cloud engineering services provide services for Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services with a specialization in Skype for Business online.
EXEO enhances the could journey by offering high quality Skype for Business integration services based on Skype Operations Framework (SOF) with our network, voice engineering experience and nationwide field engineering service which delights our customers.
fabbricadigitale is an ICT Italian company specialized in software design and development, services for Unified Communications systems and infrastructures, Multimedia environments and Cloud Tools dedicated to ICT organizations and TelCos. As Microsoft SOF certified partner, fabbricadigitale has built a complete service called Cloud Voice under the MultiUx brand, historically committed to UC solutions. MultiUx Cloud Voice is the service for the in/out telephone functions launch, dedicated to companies that have or will adopt the Microsoft Office 365 online services.
GLÜCK & KANJA
Based in Germany, Microsoft Partner Network member and Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner Glück & Kanja Consulting AG is one of Germany’s leading communications consulting partners.
Glück & Kanja focuses on enterprise IT infrastructures and communications solutions based on Microsoft communications, collaboration, and messaging technologies.It also creates proprietary solutions and develops applications based on Microsoft technologies, and provides monitoring and support of business-critical systems.
Interlink Cloud Advisors
Skype PBX Energize, provided by Interlink Cloud Advisors, utilizes the Skype Operations Framework to deliver an Office 365 Cloud PBX pilot. It allows you and your team to test all the features of a Skype PBX phone system and take advantage of voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling over your network, along with the features you need to eliminate traditional PBX systems and associated costs.
Interlink Cloud Advisors is a top Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity and Silver Cloud Platform partner focused on delivering solutions to corporations with 200-3000 technology users. We focus on businesses in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, but expand our reach when our clients have implementations across their global locations. We focus solely on Microsoft Cloud solutions, which makes us experts in Skype for Business Voice, Office 365, Azure, and Microsoft’s Security Suites. With every project, we leverage best practices from Microsoft including the Skype Operations Framework and combine it with our own proven methodologies leading to successful deployments.
KDDI has a long, successful history deploying and managing global Lync and Skype for Business deployments for over 200K users.
KDDI's highly skilled engineers leverage their experience and expertise to provide complete Office 365 Skype for Business solutions including planning, deployment, and operations.
In 2016 KDDI was awarded the Microsoft Japan partner of the year award for communication competency for the third consecutive year.
For over 25 years KiZAN has been solving complex business issues. Using the power of Microsoft’s Skype Operations Framework (SOF), KiZAN can help connect your team, clients and suppliers to deliver best-in-class unified communications with Office 365 and Skype for Business Online. KiZAN provides unique value by understanding the technology and processes that drive adoption. Our key offerings complement the SOF by helping customers Get Started, Get Enabled & Adopted, and to Go Further with Skype for Business. KiZAN has successful implementations throughout the United States and can deliver services to North America. KiZAN provides services across the entire Microsoft landscape which allows the seamless integration and expandability to other Microsoft solutions such as Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Office 365 and more. KiZAN also boasts a world-class custom and mobile application development team making the Skype for Business solution for your organization limited by only your imagination.
MKI offers SOF aligned Office 365 implementation services designed to deliver quality Office 365 Skype for Business experiences including planning for devices, assessing the internal network, evaluating internet access and configuring PBX connectivity.
We provide customers with the lifecycle of plan / deliver / operate for optimal and efficient communication environment, by combining our knowledges and achievements of voice / video communication over the quarter century, and Skype Operations Framework.
NEC Networks & System Integration
NEC Networks & System Integration is a communication System Integrator with top class experience of System Integration within the Japan domestic market.
NEC Networks & System Integration provides SOF aligned offers for planning, delivering and operating Cloud PBX deployments including designing any necessary hybrid components to integrate with existing PBXs and supporting a full cloud migration.
The following two steps are decisive for a successful and sustainable implementation of Skype for Business Online. On one hand, in order to meet required quality criteria for the implementation, an adequate planning is needed. This concerns mainly voice and video services. On the other hand, a convenient, regular exchange of knowledge is essential to the user for the achievement of reliable customer satisfaction score. Within the scope of the project planning, nteam GmbH operates on the basis of the Skype Operations Framework to continuously optimize project results. An adapted grading of recurring knowledge scheme is used to ensure user satisfaction, as well as an operating customer support with the familiarity of feasible solution-based environment.
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.
PEI’s focus on supplying Skype for Business solutions for small to medium sized organizations is unique within the United States. With over 28 years’ experience and 7,000 projects to our name, PEI’s vast knowledge and senior engineering talent brings enterprise technology solutions to the mid-market at an affordable price. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, PEI has provisioned thousands of seats of Skype for Business and Office 365 and is one of Microsoft’s most trusted partners in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition to our project implementations, PEI offers CIO advisory services to help align our customers’ business goals with their IT initiatives. Our focus on solution adoption and support ensures the fastest and greatest return on investment for our clients. PEI’s services include, but are far from limited to, networking, storage/backup, managed services, and carrier services including ExpressRoute. Call (303) 974-6881 and visit our website to learn more.
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.
Softbank has developed SOF aligned offers focusing on providing Office 365 services to corporate customers. Our SOF aligned solutions integrate telephone line, mobile service, data communication service and Skype for Business online. Additional services include planning and deployment of Surface Hub devices for conference rooms.
Softbank's long history of providing mobile communications services, devices, broadband services, and telecommunications services to corporate customers in Japan provides the knowledge and experience necessary to allow us to provide the operations service needed for business critical phone services supplied by Office 365 Skype for Business Cloud PBX.
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.
Nihon Unisys Group
Nihon Unisys Group resolves customers' business issues speedily and seamlessly by bringing together IT services that draw on skills we have cultivated in over 45 years as a system integrator, offering outstanding reliability and optimized software, cutting-edge network technologies and security systems.
We have many achievements of Office 365 and Skype for Business voice solutions. We’re convinced that we can be a successful partner for your Office 365 and Skype for Business online deployments, based on our own experience of deploying Office 365 and transforming communication environment, using Skype Operations Framework. Our services is available only in Japan.
The following qualified partners can help you plan, deliver and operate your Skype for Business environment.
|British Telecom||Campana & Schott||Cancom|
|Carousel Industries of North America, Inc.||CDW||Cerium Networks|
|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||Integration Partners||Interlink Cloud Advisors|
|Japan Business System||KDDI Corporation||Kloud|
|Microsoft Services||Modality Systems||Modern Work (T&A Systeme GmbH)|
|Net at Work||Netrix||New Signature|
|NeWay Technologies LTD||Nextiraone||NTT Communications|
|Orange Business Services||PC Connection||Performance Enhancements Incorporated|
|SADA Systems||SmartQube||SKC Communications|
|Softline||SoftwareOne||SOLVION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GmbH|
|StartReady||Strategic Products and Services||SWC Technology|
|Time2Market||UC Point GmbH||Unify Square|
|Voice Data Systems LLC||Vodafone||West UC|
|Campana & Schott|
|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)|
|Net at Work|
|NeWay Technologies LTD|
|Orange Business Services|
|Performance Enhancements Incorporated|
|SOLVION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GmbH|
|Strategic Products and Services|
|UC Point GmbH|
|Voice Data Systems LLC|
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.
Nectar Perspective is the network assessment and monitoring tool that is part of Nectar’s comprehensive UC Management Platform (UCMP). An advanced, software-based solution, Perspective uses customizable synthetic traffic to simulate UC sessions between multiple enterprise locations and Microsoft’s cloud. By monitoring these sessions with Nectar’s platform, service providers and IT professionals can quickly identify network configuration and performance issues before they impact end-user experience. Advanced features include time-of-day QoE analytics, DSCP tag validation and multiple simultaneous concurrent calls between locations to mimic real-world traffic loads.