Based on its recent analysis of enterprise communications federation, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ESTOS with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. A pioneer in segments of the enterprise communications market that are poised for growth, ESTOS offers innovative and flexible solutions that deliver real business value to enterprises looking to adopt next-generation communications capabilities.
ESTOS has been focused on developing next-generation communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) solutions designed to optimize workflows in communication-intensive enterprise environments. The company’s product portfolio spans a range of unified communications (UC), directory and database services, and drivers and middleware that are positioned to enable business efficiencies through the unification of multi-vendor environments and federation of applications.
ESTOS products and solutions are validated through a base of more than 500,000 end-user installations and partnerships with key UC market participants, including Aastra, Avaya, BroadSoft Citrix, Microsoft, Mitel, Siemens Enterprise Communications, VMware and a number of leading telcos.
“ESTOS’ research and development direction is resonating with customers and partners,” says Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Rob Arnold. “The company’s approach to delivering solutions that empower users and streamline communications capabilities across organizations led to 30 percent growth in ESTOS license sales in 2011. This compares favorably to all segments of the UC industry, few of which are experiencing growth of more than 20 percent per year.”
Succinctly put, ESTOS addresses the key challenges enterprises face in adopting unified communications and collaboration solutions. ESTOS solutions offer multi-vendor interoperability, federated user identity and federated communications applications. The result for the client is the deployment of well-defined and advanced solutions that are cost-effective and customizable.
While ESTOS' MetaDirectory helps organizations manage user data in both business applications and communications software, the ProCall Enterprise platform provides a federation framework that enables secure collaboration through IM/presence and eventually also through voice and video among participants from different organizations. In effect, ESTOS’ business-to business solutions can help companies tighten their relationships with external constituents, thereby driving the business efficiencies that position them for growth.
ESTOS technology is also helping service providers expand their offerings as they aspire to compete for the increasing interest in cloud-based communications solutions delivery. ESTOS ECSTA middleware is providing the toolkit to enable hosted telephony and other service providers to securely connect to customer premises equipment (CPE) data, thereby addressing enterprise requirements for flexible deployment and consumption offered by hybrid cloud-CPE solutions.
With its main offices in Starnberg near Munich, ESTOS’ primary markets are Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and its customer base encompasses local, regional, multi-national, and global organizations. The privately-held company is leveraging its success for growth, and it has self-financed the establishment of new subsidiaries and operations centers that have recently opened in Italy, Benelux (scheduled for summer 2012) and Berlin, with others planned.
"Compared to larger competitors, ESTOS is demonstrating the nimbleness necessary to respond quickly as customer demands shift,” concluded Arnold. “The company is evidencing leadership by identifying emerging demand trends and having robust solutions available for enterprises."
In recognition of these achievements, Frost & Sullivan is proud to recognize ESTOS as the 2012 North America Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for Enterprise Communications Federation.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in technology to address customer requirements, leadership in customer value as well as market penetration. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.
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ESTOS - the independent software vendor for Unified Communications components
Since 1997, ESTOS GmbH (estos.com) has been developing and selling innovative standard software and today is a leading supplier of Unified Communications products. CTI and SIP-based solutions are used for the optimization of the workflow in communication intensive departments. Continous investment in R&D result in products with trend-setting technologies.
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