Siemens Enterprise Communications Scores Highest Overall in Enterprise Connect Mock RFP: "UC Without Buying a New PBX" for

Siemens Enterprise Communications Scores Highest Overall in Enterprise Connect
     Mock RFP: "UC Without Buying a New PBX" for Second Consecutive Year

OpenScape delivers comprehensive mobile UC solution; amplifyTEAMS Now!
simplifies UC adoption

PR Newswire

RESTON, Va., April 2, 2013

RESTON, Va., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the second consecutive year,
the Siemens Enterprise Communications response has received the highest
overall score in the Request for Proposal (RFP) session "UC Without a New PBX"
presented at the Enterprise Connect 2013 Conference in Orlando. Responses were
rated on architecture, functionality and price, with functionality including
features for UC client, mobility, conferencing, CEBP, IM and
presence/federation. Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape received
strong scores in most categories with the top score overall.

The RFP was designed by UniComm Consulting to discover what leading UC vendors
can offer when a customer is implementing unified communications (UC) without
deploying a new PBX. UniComm Consulting designed this RFP to showcase the fact
that UC can be deployed without a new PBX, and thereby can deliver improved
returns on investment. Seven competitors responded to the RFP for 2,000 users.

"Our mock RFP exercise at Enterprise Connect lets prospective UC customers
look at multiple UC vendors to assess how their offerings may address their
specific business needs," said Marty Parker, Principal, UniComm Consulting.
"Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape solution received strong ratings
in a number of categories, showing it can provide a very solid solution for UC
without a new PBX for many enterprise customer situations."

"Achieving the highest overall score in this RFP, and scoring well in the
other Enterprise Connect mock RFPs, shows the breadth of Siemens Enterprise
Communications OpenScape solution and reinforces the fact we are committed to
delivering cost effective and innovative solutions to our customers, in
particular in the areas of mobility and integration with critical business
processes," said Rick Puskar, Senior Vice President of Global Portfolio
Management, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "Siemens Enterprise
Communications is committed to accelerating customer adoption of truly unified
communications practices, as reflected through our recent introduction of
amplifyTEAMS Now!, and we continue to provide customers with the tools and
deployment options to dramatically improve team collaboration." 

About amplifyTEAMS and amplifyTEAMS Now!
It is time for enterprises to revisit the untapped potential of team
performance – to look at team collaboration as a corporate asset. Siemens
Enterprise Communications' amplifyTEAMS vision is aimed at allowing
organizations to unleash the untapped potential of their teams, in the context
of the new landscape of communications and work lifestyles. It is intended to
deliver fully integrated communications solutions that synchronize
technologies, harmonize the user experience, weave communications directly
into the way businesses operate and empower employees and teams. The result is
a more competitive enterprise. One that amplifies collective effort and
dramatically improves business performance.

The family of amplifyTEAMS Now! packages are affordable, quick to deploy
solutions to help businesses dramatically enhance communication. The packages
enable businesses to quickly tackle the priorities that will have the biggest
impact now, while providing the best practices that will support the business
for years to come. They also provide customers with an on ramp to full unified
communications, with the assurance that targeted solution approaches now will
have investment protection as the packages ultimately help build customers
toward a more robust UC roadmap, at the pace that meets their unique
requirements.

The amplifyTEAMS Now! packages are designed to help businesses improve
employee communications, simplify access to relevant information, remove the
geographical boundaries of teams and make mobility in the enterprise a
reality. The packages combine the most impactful components of Siemens
Enterprise Communications' industry-leading Unified Communications portfolio
to create low-risk, high-impact packages that deliver fast results.

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

For more information, please visit:

www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens
Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project"
are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the
company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks
and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be
materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and
business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend
or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications

Website: http://www.siemens-enterprise.com
Contact: Amy Martin, +1-408-492-2785, amy.martin@siemens-enterprise.com
 
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