Sabio uses Avaya Scopia Video Conferencing to Communicate Major Investment
2016 is shaping up to be quite a year for the tech sector in the UK, with the UK digital economy growing 32% faster than the wider economy, according to Tech City UK. At Avaya we’ve been busy working with our partners to help new and existing customers transform their businesses to be more competitive in today’s hyper-connected world.
Sabio is a great example of this tech growth. The company is one of Avaya’s premier partners, and has been striving to grow their business. We’ve worked with the Sabio team for a number of years during which they have earned the Avaya Platinum accreditation. Sabio’s strategy in consistently driving value with our customers and proposing customer experience solutions that deliver measurable impact on our customers’ business is definitely a winning formula.
In fact, it’s been doing so well that it recently attracted significant investment, which I’m sure will help the company to achieve its ambitious growth targets across the globe. Congratulations Sabio—you’re on the path to achieving even more great things.
Sabio’s upward trajectory also illustrates the role of technology in underpinning growth. As technology companies, it’s important that our partners demonstrate their belief in the tech they sell. I’m pleased to say that Sabio has certainly been doing this in the video conferencing arena, using Avaya’s collaboration tool Scopia Video Conferencing to enable their growth.
Sabio has been using Scopia in earnest for about a year now. It’s installed on laptops and desktops of nearly all employees and is in frequent use, to make the company greener, save on flight costs and generally enable remote employees and different office locations stay more engaged.
When the recent $80m-odd investment was announced, Sabio needed to communicate the news to its customers, partners and employees as quickly as possible and in a personal, interactive way.
Sabio used Scopia for the announcement and avoided flying over 50 staff to one location, saving time, money and removing the need to disrupt business by having multiple employees out of the office. Over 200 employees joined the staff briefing, which ran for two hours and whilst allowing the face-to-face element of a meeting, did not affect productivity and allowed all staff to be updated on the exciting news.
Sabio had also used Scopia during its meetings with the investors. Overall, during the negotiations and the period that followed, the company spent about 30 hours on Scopia. My mind boggles when I think of the time, cost and carbon emissions saved by holding these meetings via video, rather than flying people around the world. A key fact is that Scopia proved itself as a reliable and productive method for covering a broad range of audience, from investors to employees.
Being able to offer a personalised channel of communication without the logistical cost of a physical meeting means Sabio—and countless other businesses—can continue to grow and ultimately satisfy employees, investors and customers. Of course, there will always be a place for in-person meetings, but as this example demonstrates, for the most part video can help us engage just as well for a fraction of the cost, and in a more timely manner.