Unify, formerly Siemens (News - Alert) Enterprise Communications, a communications software and services firm, revealed more details about its Project Ansible, a next-generation communications and collaboration platform which resulted from a two-year development effort and was formulated to redefine the way today’s anywhere worker interacts, communicates and collaborates.
Unify is said to have been encouraged by customer response for this new platform and it has now rescheduled its timetable to conduct initial customer trials in January and is planning to make the platform generally available by July 2014. The company also said that the first version of Project Ansible would be delivered as a cloud-based, software-as-a-service offering.
Hamid Akhavan, CEO at Unify said, “We are challenging the status quo of what businesses should expect of enterprise communications technology, so that we can answer the call of the new way to work and help enhance our customers’ business performance. The expectations of the next generation of enterprise workers go beyond today’s systems. Customers, partners and carriers are excited about the possibilities they see in Project Ansible and we are moving rapidly ahead. With Project Ansible, we can help existing customers enhance their return on technology investments through an evolutionary approach. We will significantly expand our market opportunity, in a move likely disruptive to our competitors, by offering the benefits of Project Ansible to their customers.”
Unify officials said Ansible is a secure communications platform that pulls together and manages the daily flow of communications into rich and meaningful conversations. Unlike any other solution, it is capable of accumulating communications across virtually any channel into a single view in order to deliver an enhanced user experience which will lead to enterprise-wide adoption, and seamless integration into business processes.
Zeus Kerravala (News - Alert), principal analyst at ZK Research added, “Interestingly, we are seeing an entirely new company – redesigned and ready to go head to head with the industry’s biggest competitors. Unify is putting forth the vision, brand and – with Project Ansible – the right platform, to make it happen. The Project Ansible user experience is a great example of how enterprise communication should work and how we as users want to work.”
Edited by Stefania Viscusi