National provider XO has introduced a new tool that enables enterprise CIOs/CFOs and network managers to estimate the potential savings of using XOs Enterprise SIP. The service enables distributed enterprise customers to cut costs and simplify their voice access network by moving to a converged, SIP-based VoIP pipe, released late last year. The Savings Estimator should be particularly helpful to partners as well as customers, who can use the tool not only to help establish a more convincing business case for SIP-enabled VoIP, but also identify real-world savings and ROI.
The Savings Estimator arrives at a rough figure by factoring in the number of employees, network sites and intra-company long distance calls. This is weighed against the potential savings of an XO Enterprise SIP service, which offers the usual benefits of converged access: more efficient, dynamically allocated access for voice and data, and lower operating costs through reduced capex for equipment, local voice trunks, as well as long distance and multiple voice and data network charges.
Clearly, XO is pushing the Estimator in response to the still significant number of companies who are unsure or unclear about SIP trunkings benefits, and are wary of migrating from their TDM or PRI access links. However, SIP trunking has caught on in a big way with a sizable number of companies, especially as provider solutions mature. Not to be outdone by SIP trunking leaders like AT&T and Verizon Business, XO is positioning itself as a national carrier that can play with the big boys when it comes to both SIP and VoIP solutions for the enterprise.
XO Enterprise SIP can extend IP PBX functionality and VoIP services to all networked locations either by WAN connection or through its MPLS IP-VPN services. XO is also touting Enterprise SIPs ability to lower total cost of ownership by reducing the number of IP PBXs needed to support each business site, as well as eliminating the need for PRIs or separate access links for voice and data; simpler and more efficient network management due to converged network operations; dynamically allocated bandwidth for data when not prioritized for VoIP calls; and greater business continuity, since customers can re-route calls more easily over multiple, networked SIP trunks.
Click here to link to the XO Enterprise SIP savings estimator.