8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading cloud
provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions for over one
million users worldwide, today announced its new 8×8
Flex Hardware Program which helps companies take the risk out of
moving to cloud communications by eliminating the upfront capital costs
associated with purchasing desktop and conference phones.
“Hardware, such as desktop phones, headsets, and conference phones, have
traditionally accounted for a large portion of a new communications
solution deployment, which can be a deterrent for some businesses
looking to move to the cloud and adopt an OPEX model,” said Meghan
Keough, Global VP of Corporate and Product Marketing at 8×8. “By
offering a low-risk, Device as a Service offering, 8×8 is removing
friction from the sales process, allowing companies to focus their
efforts on reaping the long-term benefits and cost savings associated
with cloud communications.”
The 8×8 Flex Hardware Program is designed to make equipment a
frictionless part of modernizing business communications. It starts by
providing the latest Poly IP desktop and conference phones at low
monthly lease payments, eliminating the need to incur upfront costs. The
Flex program also includes an industry-leading, seven-year warranty,
easy upgrades for new hardware, and risk-free terms since there are no
long-term contracts. The phones can be canceled and returned at any time
and 8×8 even pays for the return shipping.
8×8’s lifecycle management capabilities are included for phones in the
Flex program so companies can easily set-up, deploy, monitor, update and
transition the equipment. Combined with the no risk approach and
seven-year warranty, companies now have a hassle-free way to lease,
maintain and transition phones.
Shawn Puddester, vice president of global service providers at Poly,
said, “We are thrilled to partner with 8×8 to offer companies an easy
way to upgrade their communications systems with zero-risk. The
integration of 8×8’s Flex Hardware Program with Poly’s latest VVX x50
line of VoIP desktop phones, with industry leading voice technology,
enables innovative communications for the modern-day workforce.”
With the 8×8 Flex Hardware Program, organizations can choose from more
than 15 different Poly IP desktop and conference phone models. The
program covers repairs under the seven-year warranty, and customers can
easily upgrade and replace hardware to the latest models. The Flex
program is also perfect for businesses with fluctuating seasonal
requirements as they can add or remove hardware as needed at no extra
The program is available to customers in the United States. For more
information, visit here.
Poly is a global communications company that powers meaningful human
connection and collaboration. Poly combines legendary audio expertise
and powerful video and conferencing capabilities to overcome the
distractions, complexity and distance that make communication in and out
of the workplace challenging. Poly believes in solutions that make life
easier when they work together and with our partner’s services. Our
headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics
and services are used worldwide and are a leading choice for every kind
of workspace. Poly is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT). For
more information, please visit: www.poly.com.
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) cloud solutions help businesses transform their
customer and employee experience. With one system of engagement for
voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of
intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now communicate
faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For
additional information, visit www.8×8.com,
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