If you didn’t catch the latest installment of our “Product Spotlight” series, Esna Collaboration Specialist Alex Misevski provided insight into exciting developments being made to Esna iLink for Avaya Scopia Desktop. The solution is a browser extension available for Internet Explorer and Chrome that enables users to start and schedule online Scopia meetings across any Web page or application (i.e. Google Apps, Office 365, Salesforce). You can click here to read more on this.
If you’ve been keeping up with us on Esna’s blog, you’ll know that we have been covering the topic of end of life product strategies as of late. I have been contributing to this conversation often myself. For instance, last month I wrote about the damage that end of life products can have on businesses looking to acquire and retain millennial employees. Fifty-three percent of hiring managers say they have difficulty doing so, and that number is likely to grow for businesses that still manage end of life solutions, which are less than enticing for meeting the needs of millennials today.
Avaya's acquisition of Esna has the potential to be very transformational for Avaya. Yes, there are currently some awkward overlaps in the portfolio, but I would expect those to get ironed out in the future product roadmaps. This acquisition puts Avaya right in the middle of some of the big trends that are happening in communications.
Today is a big day for the Esna team. After 26 years, we embark on a new phase of our journey. We’re excited to become part of the Avaya family, as announced earlier today.
A busy Hollywood lawyer on business in New York needs to talk immediately with his California client, and face-to-face contact would be ideal to go over the pending copyright lawsuit. But his return trip is not for several days. As a result, the two turn to video conferencing—and the best part is they can do so without having to maneuver through separate applications.
Such a seamless process, devoid of any hassles, is possible when companies cast an eye toward the new Esna iLink for Avaya Scopia Desktop solution. We recently revealed this new solution to make it simple—with only a few clicks—to schedule Scopia video conference meetings from inside, say, Google Apps or Salesforce with just the touch of a button.
At Esna, we believe that every worker should boast the ability to communicate and collaborate with speed, precision and ease. To help our customers better do so, we joined forces with one of the industry’s biggest providers of unified business communications and networking services, Avaya, to help enhance our leading cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions. Our flagship collaboration application, Esna iLink Pro 9.1 with Officelinx, as well as Esna iLink have both been granted Avaya compliancy, meaning existing users of Esna’s products and solutions can now work using more Avaya IP solutions.
iLink Pro 9.1 with Officelinx is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Agile Communication Environment 6.2 FP 2, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.3/Avaya Communication Server 1000 7.6 and Avaya Aura Messaging 6.2. Meanwhile, Esna iLink 9.1 is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Scopia Desktop 8.3.
“Esna continues to innovate and extend its solutions to deliver capabilities that help people get more work done through better communication and collaboration,” commented our very own VP of marketing, Lee Ho in a statement. He added that Esna is a brand committed to delivering Avaya-compliant solutions that allow business customers to get even more value from their Avaya infrastructure.
With Esna’s Officelinx unified communications (UC) platform, users can integrate Avaya voice and mobile networks to cloud-based solutions via a Web-based framework. Additionally, native integration of Avaya UC solutions with cloud-based applications, such as Google Apps, is available with Officelinx Cloudlink Edition.
At Esna, we take pride in being able to empower customers with the ability to communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere. And our solutions don’t just stop at our now Avaya-compliant solutions, either. iLink for Cisco extends your browser capabilities; iLink for WebEx allows you to schedule and start meetings without leaving the app you’re working in, and iLink for Jive is your one-stop hub for real-time communications and collaboration.
If you’re unsure of which Esna collaboration product may be right for you, click here to chat with a consultant who can walk you through your options.
What do you get if you combine a leading provider of cloud-enabled communication and collaboration solutions with a leading provider of unified business communications and networking services?