SPAR chooses Avaya's real-time, cloud-based collaborative Scopia video conferencing to increase business efficiency

16 Sep 2013
  • Avaya Scopia video conferencing to improve collaboration across SPAR offices across the UK
  • Videonations Ltd will deliver solutions via private cloud, reducing OPEX
  • Avaya technologies will ensure connectivity across offices and enhance business agility
Guildford, UK – 16 SEP, 2013 –Avaya, the global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, today announced that SPAR UK has selected Avaya's real-time collaboration technologies, delivered via cloud and provided by our partner Videonations Ltd, to increase the company's efficiency across seven business units.
SPAR sought a reliable, scalable, collaborative video solution to ensure that employees of all seven business units were able to communicate effectively without loss of time in travelling. The seven business units previously used basic teleconferencing systems – which was inefficient and ineffective for collaboration – and required executives to travel to have face-to-face meetings instead.
The clear answer was videoconferencing, and so the company evaluated several different systems, but ultimately sought a system with strong integration and extensive capabilities to ensure ease-of-use and cross-unit collaboration, plus the ability to scale with a hosted platform as adoption increased – all features provided by Avaya's Scopia solution.
"The combination of Avaya's industry-leading video solution, which allows SPAR to have multiple connections in high-definition to each of our seven business units, using the cloud-based, hosted platform from Videonations, made the decision process easy. The ease-of-use of the Scopia system ensures that our adoption curve will be more easily managed than with other solutions, and we expect our use to grow as the system beds in at SPAR."
Roy Ford, IT Controller, SPAR UK Ltd.
"Videonations provides full end to end solutions for companies that wish to move effectively from a CAPEX to an OPEX model – and gain the best of the technology without the hassle of maintenance. In the case of SPAR, Videonations demonstrated and supplied the endpoints and incorporated everything into a complete solution based on the Avaya Scopia platform."
Richard Saville, Business Development Manager, Videonations Ltd
"Avaya technologies are optimal for use both in a hosted as well as an owned environment. They're designed to be flexible, scalable and open – and our Scopia solution ensures that business leaders and employees can interact face-to-face whenever and wherever they wish – without the hassle of traditional telepresence systems. We’re thrilled to have SPAR UK come on as a valued customer and look forward to working with them."
Simon Culmer, Managing Director, Avaya UK

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