Swyx News (english) https://www.swyx.de en_GB swyx AG Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:49:00 +0200 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:49:00 +0200 swyx rss feed news-822 Wed, 15 May 2019 09:30:00 +0200 Swyx at the UC Expo 2019 in London https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-at-the-uc-expo-2019-in-london.html 15th to 16th May 2019: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock in London Collaborate easily and smartly in a networked business environment: Unified communications is an increasingly important pillar in the corporate environment.

The UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications and Collaboration event in Europe. From 15 to 16 May, technology experts and industry leaders will present the latest developments and solutions at the Exhibition Theatre in London. 
The show is targeted to IT professionals from businesses, the public sector, SMEs and service providers who make UC investment and strategy decisions as well as develop and execute specific technology projects.

As the "Best provider UC & TK for SMEs "* and one of the first companies in the Unified Communications (UC) market, Swyx cannot miss the largest UC event in Europe. 
Together with our partner Centile we will be present with a booth. You will find us at booth D104.

Click here to register >>> 

15 to 16 May 2019 
from 09:30

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London
E16 1XL

More information can be found here.

 

 

*Telekom Handel Readers' Choice 2018

 

 

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news-816 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100 Within Reach at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2019 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/within-reach-at-the-mobile-world-congress-mwc-barcelona-2019.html 25th to 28th February 2019: Fira Gran Via in Barcelona Over 2,400 exhibitors, over 100,000 visitors and 8 halls - The GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is the world's largest event for the mobile communications industry. 

MWC Barcelona 2019 is where tech industry’s innovators and influences will gather to explore how "Intelligent Connectivity" will shape the future of our digital experiences, our industry and our world. 

On 4 fair days current trends of the industry are presented and discussed in Workshops, seminars and during Networking.

The company group Within Reach, which also includes Swyx, will be represented at #MWC19 by the French company Centile. Visit our partner Centile in hall 8.1 at booth 8.1D1 and talk about Cloud PBX & UCC solutions for operators and integrators.

Click here to register >>> 

25 to 28 February 2019 
from 9:30am

Fira Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I
64 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona

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news-823 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0100 Within Reach appoints Bertrand Pourcelot as Head of International Sales & Marketing https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/within-reach-appoints-bertrand-pourcelot-as-head-of-international-sales-marketing.html Fast-growing European UC champion further develops activities at group level Within Reach has strengthened its international management team by appointing Centile Managing Director Bertrand Pourcelot as Head of International Sales and Marketing. Bertrand is responsible for rolling out Within Reach’s international sales and marketing strategy based on the group-wide portfolio as well as for further developing the existing international operations of the group in UK and France. The sales and marketing teams of Voiceworks, Swyx and ipnordic – Within Reach’s labels in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark – continue as before. They will work closely with the new international sales and marketing team led by Bertrand, while their organisation and reporting lines remain unchanged.

In 2018, Within Reach was established by Swyx and Voiceworks and shortly thereafter added Centile to the group, together becoming the European Unified Communications (UC) champion. Centile already has a strong international track record, with over 100 service providers and more than 650,000 users across 20 countries. Since its early days, the company has worked with customers and partners outside its native France. Bertrand Pourcelot has led Centile and its international business for over a decade, bringing his own extensive experience and expertise in the mission-critical software and communications industry, gained over 20+ years.

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, co-CEO of Within Reach and CEO of Swyx, comments, “We have created the new position as Head of International Sales & Marketing for Within Reach in order to enhance the use of existing synergies within the group and we are delighted that we have been able to appoint someone with Bertrand’s longstanding experience and competence.” Stijn Nijhuis, co-CEO of Within Reach and co-founder of Voiceworks, continues, “Centile is the most international company within the group, so Bertrand is the best choice for the task of further developing our international sales and marketing activities at group level. We are very pleased that he has accepted these additional responsibilities while at the same time, remaining very dedicated to Centile’s customers.” Existing customers and partners in all countries can continue to rely on the comprehensive local support they have become accustomed to. 

Expansion of the group’s sales opportunities and portfolio

The first step of Within Reach’s new Head of International Sales & Marketing will be to maximise cross-selling opportunities for the group-wide portfolio. After that, he will drive the expansion in other territories and build on the group’s already innovative range of services and technologies which can already be customised across all main types of UC giving customers and partners in each country the best choice. UC options include on-premises IP-PBX or fully-cloud based communications, multi-instance or multi-tenant, fixed and mobile, SaaS, PaaS and managed cloud services. 

Bertrand Pourcelot says, “I am very excited to lead a comprehensive sales and marketing team that brings together great knowledge and skills from across the group. These combined resources mean we can all learn a lot from each other and use this broad range of experience to be an agile pioneer within the group, influencing its roadmap and future initiatives. Our breadth and depth are unique in the market and we will continue our collective focus on innovation, simplicity and a great user experience to bring more value to our partners.”  

Within Reach (WR)

Within Reach is the group/parent company of several brands like Voiceworks, Swyx and Centile. All brands contribute to intelligent, integrated IT and communications solutions that ensure optimum communication and workflow across organisations. Within Reach operates in the core markets Germany, the Netherlands and France with activities in 25 countries and more than 580 employees. For more information about Within Reach, please visit www.withinreach.nl 

Centile Telecom Applications

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in the Sophia-Antipolis Technology Park, near Nice, France, with a team of 50+ employees, Centile Telecom Applications is the leading European developer of Cloud PBX, Unified Communications (UC) and Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) platforms for operators and integrators. 

Centile allows Service Providers of all types to deliver compelling cloud communications solutions to business customers with its feature-rich, multi-tenant ISTRA platform. With built-in FMC, flexible application programming interfaces (APIs) and Mobiis, a revolutionary native mobile application, Centile ISTRA platform delivers to business end users the following services on the interfaces of their choice: Fixed and Mobile PBX features, unified messaging, auto attendant, voicemail to email, boss/secretary filtering, call barring, groups management, IVRs, ACDs, audio and video conferencing with screen and file sharing, Instant Messaging and presence.

Centile serves over 100 Service Providers in 20 countries with a total of 650,000 end users.    
 

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news-814 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0100 Within Reach acquires Danish business telecommunications company ipnordic https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/within-reach-acquires-danish-business-telecommunications-company-ipnordic.html Supplier of intelligent telephony becomes part of fast-growing UCaaS champion ipnordic, supplier of intelligent telephony, becomes part of Within Reach. The fast-growing European group backed by pan-European investment company Waterland completed the acquisition of the Danish award-winning organisation ipnordic. The transaction further contributes to the growth strategy of Within Reach which invests in promising and innovative European telecommunications companies. The labels of Within Reach serve the entire business market through indirect and direct sales channels and contribute to the mission of enabling people within and across organisations to work together optimally through integrated communication and collaboration solutions.

Founded in 2011, ipnordic is a business-to-business specialized full service provider offering IP telephony, mobile, hardware and internet. It counts eighty employees delivering best of breed, customised communications solutions and acts as a one-stop shop for the increasing demand of SMEs in need of a flexible, reliable telephony system. In the Danish market, ipnordic is highly acknowledged for their best-in-class customer service and their unique in-house developed software platform (ipoffice).

Part of a European UC champion

Being part of Within Reach means for ipnordic that they can work more intensively to reach their ambition of accelerated growth in the Danish telecommunications market. “Within Reach is acquiring the most talented telecom companies within Europe – being part of this holding we hope to work closely with other, highly skilled telecom experts in the future, and we look forward to joining the team,” says former COO Charles Ginnerskov, who will now fill the position as CEO of ipnordic.

Within Reach was established in 2018 by the Dutch-based Voiceworks, a VoIP and web technology expert, and German Unified Communications specialist Swyx. Soon after, the group made an impactful acquisition by adding the French company Centile, together becoming a European UC champion.

Opening up new growth markets

The group currently operates in their core markets Germany, the Netherlands and France with activities in 25 countries and more than 500 employees. Stijn Nijhuis, co-CEO of Within Reach and co-founder of Voiceworks says: “Adding ipnordic to our group will complement our portfolio and increase our geographical footprint within Europe. This fits perfectly in our buy & build strategy we rolled out last year. Together, we will accelerate growth opportunities on a European scale, opening up new growth markets. By putting the customer first, ipnordic has achieved a leading position in a very competitive and price-driven market. Their unique service concept and exceptional focus on customer needs is a valuable source of inspiration for us.”

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, co-CEO of Within Reach and CEO and co-founder of Swyx continues: “The acquisition of ipnordic further contributes to our international success in new markets and will create even more synergies within the group. Both distribution partners and end-customers will not only benefit from our extended range of solutions and services, but also from the increasing scale, purchasing strength and market expertise of Within Reach.”

Own market approach

Each of Within Reach’s labels contributes to optimum communication and collaboration across organisations. Altogether, Within Reach covers a comprehensive unified communications portfolio with multiple UCaaS flavours available across the countries, while each of the labels within the group has its own operating model and market approach.

ipnordic retains its name and it will be 'business as usual'. The workplace remains the same for the ipnordic employees, who work in Gråsten in the Southern part of Jutland. “We will be part of an international team of specialists with high expertise in communications and collaboration. It brings a lot of benefits to us, and for their part, they have seen a great potential in our unique service concept. Of course, we are proud to be acknowledged by experts in the industry,” concludes Charles Ginnerskov.

ipnordic A/S

The Danish phone solution company, ipnordic A/S, sells internet, PBXs, landline and mobile subscriptions for Danish businesses. ipnordic A/S is a fast-growing organisation, that was founded in 2011 and now counts 80+ employees, who deliver top of the class, individually customised communications solutions. Happy customers are the livelihood of ipnordic, that offers their customers a unique service concept; no contractual restraints and answer to all calls within 15 seconds. For more information please visit www.ipnordic.dk

Within Reach (WR)

Within Reach is the group/parent company of several brands like Voiceworks, Swyx and Centile. All brands contribute to intelligent, integrated IT and communications solutions that ensure optimum communication and workflow across organisations. Within Reach operates in the core markets Germany, the Netherlands and France with activities in 25 countries and more than 500 employees. For more information about Within Reach, please visit www.withinreach.nl 

 

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news-807 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:23:00 +0200 Swyx Partner and Technology Conference 2018: https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-partner-and-technology-conference-2018.html Highlights include strategy to become European UC Champion; new product portfolios and results of annual reseller awards First insights into a new product portfolio for Swyx partners and the corporate strategy of the unified communications specialist on its way to become Europe’s UC Champion – these were some of the highlights that Swyx presented as part of its annual Partner and Technology Conference held in Hanover on the 6th September.

Growth of the Swyx family – introduced at Schloss Herrenhausen

The conference programme, with it the audience and speakers from all over Europe announced several exciting innovations and portfolio extensions for its resellers. In addition to Swyx, also the Dutch company, Within Reach Group, that merged with Swyx in the summer and the recently acquired, French Centile Telecom presented their product and service portfolios, which are now available to Swyx partners as additional revenue streams.

Many new Swyx partners

In total, over 400 partners attended the event including IT specialist trade and system houses from Iceland to Italy who sell Swyx as their first choice for business communication in the SME market and compared to last year the number of new prospective partners in attendance doubled.  The impressive scenery of Schloss Herrenhausen created a great atmosphere to get to know future partners and exchange views on technological innovations, the market and joint growth opportunities.

Product portfolio expanded and SwyxON successfully launched

After the merger with the Within Reach Group and its subsidiary Voiceworks as well as the acquisition of the French Centile Swyx CEO, Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus explained the new growth opportunities created through the expanded portfolio and next steps. “You won’t have expected the new opportunities created by a wider product range, which we can now offer customers additionally through Centile and Voiceworks – today we may surprise you several times!”
An initial summary of SwyxON, the UC solution from Swyx's own cloud, was equally positive. After only half a year 130 partners have decided to sell SwyxON and already 10.000 users rely on the Swyx high quality of service from a German datacentre.

Centile and Voiceworks introduce portfolio

Christoph Wichmann, Chief executive of Voiceworks Germany, presented the online meeting solution Coligo and the capabilities of white label offerings to resellers, who will profit from further portfolio extensions. Together with Voiceworks Swyx now offers its own SIP Trunks. Managing Director Bertrand Pourcelot presented the cloud solutions for service providers for Centile, which together with Swyx also welcomed a number of major customers from Finland, France and Italy to Hanover.

Market Place and Swyx Partner Awards 2018

As part of the conference Market Place the attendees also had the opportunity to get in touch with Swyx’s prestigious technology partners.

The presentation of 28 Swyx Partner Awards not only continued a valued tradition, but represented the pinnacle of the Swyx Partner and Technology Conference as Marco Crueger, Vice President Sales, pointed out: “We were delighted to welcome a full house to the castle in Hanover, with interested future Swyx partners and committed participants from companies that have been working with Swyx for many years. Above all, however, we are proud of the next steps - together with our partners and the new colleagues from Voiceworks and Centile, we can offer a portfolio of solutions that will serve the wishes and requirements of our customers even more comprehensively. This opens the way for us to become the European UC Champion. One more reason to thank our partners with the Swyx Awards for the consistency of their cooperation, dynamic growth and support.”

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news-805 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:57:14 +0200 Within Reach and Swyx announce merger https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/within-reach-and-swyx-announce-merger.html Within Reach and Swyx announce merger and the acquisition of Centile, creating a European Unified Communications Champion Almere/Dortmund, 20 July 2018 - Swyx merges with the Within Reach Group (WRG), parent company of Voiceworks and creates the European market leader for innovative communication services. At the same time, the new Group is acquiring the French software developer Centile, one of Europe’s leading providers of Cloud PBX, unified communications and fixed mobile convergence solutions for service providers and integrators. The combined group will become European market leader in the field of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Three strong solutions for partners under one roof

The group will drive for further growth – both, in the existing countries and via international growth. Currently the group operates in the core markets Germany, the Netherlands and France with activities in 25 countries and more than 500 employees. Stijn Nijhuis, CEO and co-founder of Voiceworks says: "The strategic decision to continue with Waterland as an investor strengthens the buy & build strategy we rolled out earlier. Together with Swyx, Centile and Waterland as a partner we will accelerate growth opportunities on a European scale by proactively making acquisitions and tapping into more growth markets.”

Voiceworks, Swyx together with Centile service through more than 1,450 resellers and service providers approximately two million end users in various European countries. The future head-office will be in Almere and Dortmund and the group will be led by Stijn Nijhuis and Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus as Co-CEOs.

Swyx, the Dortmund-based company, with operations in the UK and France, sells integrated communication solutions through 1,200 resellers in 24 countries. "Outside Germany, Swyx has significant growth potential," says Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO and co-founder of Swyx. "Together with Voiceworks and Centile, we will now be able to exploit this potential. The planned investments ensure that we will become the market leader in Europe for Unified Communications. This gives us the power to remain innovation leaders in a highly dynamic market of IP-based communications", says Ebbinghaus."

Voiceworks, headquartered in Almere (the Netherlands) integrates fixed, mobile and web communications in a cloud product for small and medium-sized businesses and sells them to through over 200 Wholesale partners. The holding company has already grown strongly on its own since 2015.

Unlocking all market segments potential

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, Managing Director of Swyx Solutions, emphasizes the market opportunities and significant growth potential of the new group: "With the competences and products of the three champions we will support our existing partners even better and also offer potential partners new growth and sales opportunities.

New opportunities are offered to partners

Christoph Wichmann, Managing Director of Voiceworks Germany, sees important synergies in the merger: "All parties have been extraordinary successful in their segment and will continue to do so, but with our joint offering we cover a much broader range of the market, from on-premises to public cloud with Swyx as a strong brand, but also in a Whitelabel model, depending on the partners’ needs.”

Centile added to Within Reach

In addition to the merger between Swyx and WRG, the French software company Centile was the first acquisition and added directly to the new group. Bertrand Pourcelot, Directeur Général Centile adds: “With Centile added to the new holding another important step is taken to further expand the UCaaS portfolio towards our partners. The acquisition will bring us to the role of the European UCaaS champion. We look forward to working together”.

“The organic growth and drive for innovation of Voiceworks, Centile and Swyx is remarkable and will be further accelerated through the merger”, mentions Dr. Carsten Rahlfs, Managing Partner of Waterland Private Equity who supports the combination as an active investor.

The transaction is still conditional on merger clearance approval.

 

 

About Within Reach Group
Based in Almere, Within Reach Group B.V. was founded in 2015 and is the parent company of a range of TK/UC companies, amongst others Voiceworks. Each of the labels within WRG contributes to the mission of enabling people within organisations to work together optimally through integrated communication solutions. Through more than 250 reseller partners, Voiceworks provides a total portfolio of IT and communication solutions for the business market. The labels within WRG have a presence in five different countries with eight offices and now offers a complete portfolio of communication technology solutions for SME. Within Reach Group counts approximately 300 employees. For more information, visit www.withinreach.nl

About Swyx
Swyx Groups’ companies develop software-based communication solutions for the requirements of medium-sized companies. A range of suitable phones and other hardware devices complete the product portfolio. With Swyx, users benefit from all the advantages of optimally networked communication: they can increase accessibility, improve processes and ultimately increase productivity. Founded in 1999, as a pioneer in the field of IP communications, the company is now market leader in this field. With more than 1,200 authorised dealers, Swyx is present in 23 countries worldwide. The Unified Communications specialist headquartered in Dortmund, Germany, and with locations in the UK and France, offers both in-house communications solutions and cloud-based variants together with its partners. Almost one million users rely on the technology and innovation leader in the market for IP communication.

About Centile
Centile Telecom Applications is the leading European developer of Unified Communications platforms for operators and integrators. The Centile Any3 architecture – any service, over any network, on any device – meets the needs of business and operators who want to offer advanced professional communications services to fixed and mobile users, regardless of which device or network they are connected to. In the fast-moving fixed and mobile communications market, Centile ISTRA solutions offer customers the flexibility and agility to rapidly develop innovative new services to meet ever-changing customer requirements. Centile was awarded the Frost & Sullivan “Cloud Communication-Value Price/Performance Leadership” for the ISTRA platform and the Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award 2018 for the Mobiis Mobile Application. For further information, see www.centile.com

About Waterland
Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports companies in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. Waterland currently manages 6 billion euros of investor commitments. Alongside Swyx and WRG, Waterland has invested in other companies in the IT sector and has substantial experience there. The focus of the Waterland strategy is on “Buy & Build” growth. With this strategy, Waterland has been building successful European market leaders since its foundation in 1999. For further information, see www.waterland.de

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news-803 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:03:15 +0200 Welcome to Swyx Partner and Technology Conference 2018! https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/welcome-to-swyx-partner-and-technology-conference-2018.html We cordially invite you to our common network and partner event! On September 6th. we welcome you to the Swyx Partner and Technology Conference at Herrenhausen Castle in Hannover!

Discuss the future of technology, trade and communication with us and many international Swyx partners.

We would like to introduce new products and services to managing directors, sales staff, technicians and IT specialists from system houses and the ITC specialist trade and all interested resellers. We want to discuss technological trends and developments in the market with you and want to hear your opinion. For the first time we are introducing Swyx's new "Buy & Build" strategy - the way we can grow together with you in Europe.

The conference is international and our European partners are very welcome!

Special: How can you as a merchant benefit directly from SwyxON as a new cloud service?
We bring the answer with us to Hannover - on 6 September 2018

"And the winner is!" - The Partner Awards, which specialist retailers receive for special achievements, will be honoured to the most engaged and successful partners again.

Swyx is looking forward to the conference with you: Register now >>>

Creating growth together.

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news-796 Thu, 24 May 2018 12:31:26 +0200 Reliable implementation of European GDPR with Swyx in the telephone system https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/reliable-implementation-of-european-gdpr-with-swyx-in-the-telephone-system.html On 25th of May, the first data protection regulation valid throughout Europe (EU GDPR) comes into effect On 25th of May, the first data protection regulation valid throughout Europe (EU GDPR) comes into effect. Swyx, a specialist in IP telephony and unified communications, has updated its software solutions and provides partners with a checklist for handling personal data to ensure GDPR compliance in use.

For months now, the first data protection directive valid in all EU member states throughout Europe has been a defining issue. In particular, the new ceilings on fines (up to €20 million or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of a company subject to sanctions) continue to attract attention and give weight to the new regulation.

Swyx has tested its Unified Communications solution, which is available throughout Europe, for compliance with the new regulations. By linking telephone, e-mail, messenger and video on a unified platform, numerous questions arise regarding the handling of personal data.

Made instead of discussed - Swyx enables GDPR-compliant handling

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, Managing Director of Swyx, assures the almost one million Swyx users of the good preparation for the deadline of the European data protection law: "It was particularly important to us that not only the new releases let Swyx users sleep peacefully with the GDPR, but also to sensitise partners and end customers with existing versions to use Swyx in compliance with the GDPR".

Whether connection protocols, trace files, call details records: the new versions of SwyxWare (11.20) and SwyxON (1.20) have revised deletion mechanisms and a checklist has been prepared for all specialized trade partners for process adaptation and handling of personal data, which is available in the Swyx partner network. This helps the specialized trade to consider all DSGVO-relevant aspects. At the same time, to satisfy the responsible operators of the solution in the companies, the rights of affected parties to information, correction, deletion and transfer of their personal data.

Dr. Ebbinghaus: "When we talk about communication, we are always talking about the responsible handling of information. The main concerns of the GDPR are the strengthening of the rights of those affected, the upgrading of compliance, the standardisation of law in our European market and the adaptation of data protection to the technological progress we are driving forward. Our partners and users can rely on Swyx to meet this challenge".

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news-793 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:22:30 +0200 Swyx defends title as best UC/TK provider for medium-sized businesses https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-defends-title-as-best-uctk-provider-for-medium-sized-businesses.html Dortmund-based unified communications specialist Swyx defends the title "Best provider UC & TK for SMEs" in the readers' choice of Telecom Handel. Dortmund-based unified communications specialist Swyx defends the title "Best provider UC & TK for SMEs" in the readers' choice of the trade and retail magazine Telecom Handel of Neue Mediengesellschaft Ulm. Swyx is the only provider to leave the readers' poll with a "one in front of the comma" and will once again be ranked among the favourites of specialist retailers and IT system houses in the second year of this voting.

Defending the title - Swyx wins readers' choice

In the 2018 reader survey, almost 1,000 specialist trade employees, owners and managing directors of specialist retailers and system houses once again identified the "Best Provider UC & TK" in the "SOHO" (Small Office/Home Office), SME and Enterprise segments, thus expressing their everyday experience in working with manufacturers.

Industry-wide opinion of system houses and specialist retailers

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, Managing Director of Swyx Solutions GmbH: "Title defence! First place in the Telecom Handel Readers' Choice 2018 is great - we would like to thank everyone who has once again voted us the best provider of UC and TK for small and medium-sized businesses. The fact that we took 1st place shows that we are on the right track with our close cooperation and intensive exchange with specialist retailers and system houses.

Top position achieved in seven of 17 criteria

The readers' choice reflects the opinion of small and large partners of the manufacturers and they can vote in a total of 17 criteria from "support" to "innovation" to "value for money". In seven of the 17 criteria Swyx achieved the first place of the 35 competing manufacturers, 18 of which qualified for the final.
Telecom Handel's reader choice expresses an industry-wide opinion, which at the same time gives the manufacturing companies a lot of feedback from the channel. Ebbinghaus: "Thanks to Telecom Handel for giving the channel this critical look at us providers. We are all the more pleased that the result this year again is'Swyx is the number 1 for SMEs'. This stands for consistent quality. We will continue to work hard to provide SMEs with the best solutions in cooperation with specialist retailers.".

Address the interests of retailers even more precisely with SwyxON

Swyx is tackling the triple and aims to remain the leading partner for Unified Communications solutions in the anniversary year 2019. Martin Claßen, Managing Director Technology and Innovation at Swyx: "With SwyxON, our own cloud service, which retailers can configure and offer individually, we address the channel's requirements even better. At the same time, in addition to the previous operating environments "on premises" and the partner cloud, we offer another building block for 100% suitable business solutions."

 

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news-786 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:26:31 +0100 Swyx is committed to Clean Code and invests in further education https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-is-committed-to-clean-code-and-invests-in-further-education.html Dortmund-based Unified Communications specialist Swyx starts Clean Code initiative with Clean Code Coach Ralf Westphal in March Attention to the customer, understanding of customer expectations, comprehensible designs, efficient implementation and feedback rounds - the normal way of today's software development?
Not at all, says Ralf Westphal, initiator of the Clean Code Developer Initiative and Coach for companies facing the challenge of modern, value-based Clean Code Developments (CCD).


Swyx takes the requirements for its software in the development of unified communications solutions seriously and follows Ralf Westphal's approach with a workshop initiative lasting several months: "Convertibility and correctness of code are the core of any modern development of 'clean' code."


Martin Claßen, CTO of the Dortmund-based Unified Communications specialist, is looking forward to the project, at the end of which the Swyx colleagues will be Clean Code Apprentice: "As a technology company and innovation leader, we were able to decide very quickly to commission Ralf Westphal as a proven Clean Code expert to provide training and at the same time to give Swyx colleagues enough time for this professional and personal development".
"First and foremost, our partners and customers benefit from the improvement of the code quality of Swyx products," says Claßen.
 
Ralf Westphal is looking forward to the coming months in which he wants to broaden his horizons with Swyx as part of the training initiative and would like to see clean code methods also understood as communication and perception training: "Clean Code was and is more than just a trend word and above all not an end in itself. The concept must not be placed above the product owner, the customer: With Clean Code, Swyx will also create products that have been conceived from the outset in the truest sense of the word by customer and developer together."

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news-783 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:19:39 +0100 DIGITAL 2018: SWYX AS PARTNER AT NATIONAL TOUR https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-swyx-as-partner-at-national-tour.html SIX CITIES, ONE FINALE - DIGITAL 2018 WITH DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AND SWYX Digital pioneers, innovative start-ups, committed companies and above all courageous and good ideas will be the focus of the DIGITAL 2018 in Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt between March and November.

Swyx is a partner of Deutsche Telekom and will be presenting regional leaders in the field of digitalization for small and medium-sized businesses at each of the events.

One thing doesn't change digitization: the quality and pleasure of personal exchange and direct contact with interesting people; that's exactly what makes the DIGITAL 2018 possible.

DIGITAL WEST will be the Kick-off event on 20th March 2018 from 12 noon at the Cologne Palladium - this is how to register.

As part of the DIGITAL 2018 marketplace at each of the events, participants from small and medium-sized businesses and interested parties interested in promoting digitisation can also contact the Swyx contacts on site.
To pave the way for digitization, especially in corporate communications: this is what Swyx wants to do as a partner of the Tour DIGITAL 2018.

Deutsche Telekom's event series brings everyone to one table, in one region, one day, one location, one lecture hall.

Here you will find information about the DIGITAL 2018 in your region.

Swyx is looking forward to exciting encounters and intensive exchange.

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news-782 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:49:17 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - STARTS IN COLOGNE ON 20th March 2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-starts-in-cologne-on-20th-march-2018.html 6 CITIES, 1 FINALE: SWYX AND THE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM DIGITALIZE MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES!

With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange.

DIGITAL WEST will start the tour through six major German cities on 20th March 2018 at 12 noon in the Palladium Köln. 

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.


We look forward to an exchange with you!


On 20.03.2018 at DIGITAL WEST in the Palladium in Cologne, 
from 12 noon onwards.


The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx will be available on the marketplace of DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions about UC in medium-sized companies and will present the Swyx solutions.

Also in Cologne we present a Unified Communications project in the context of a Deep Dive Session together with a successful enterprise of the middle class.

At 2 p.m. Marco Crueger (VP Sales Swyx Solutions AG) and Jürgen Venhorst (Director Sales DACH G DATA Software AG) will talk under the title "Digital normal?" about digitisation in an IT company, the practical benefits of IP-based customer communication and how to efficiently support and achieve employee and employee productivity with technology.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.


Register now and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which will be presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitalisation champion.


Further information and your registration form for DIGITAL WEST can be found here


We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you!

 

Palladium Cologne
Schanzenstrasse 40
51063 Cologne

Tuesday, 20.03.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-781 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:43:05 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - IN STUTTGART ON 03.05.2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-in-stuttgart-on-03052018.html DIGITALISIERUNG AUF SCHWÄBISCH. SWYX AND THE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM WELCOME YOU IN BÖBLINGEN

With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange.
The DIGITAL SOUTH-WEST will stop in the southwest on 3rd May 2018 from 12 noon at the Legendenhalle Böblingen.

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.

We look forward to an exchange with you!

On 03.05.2018 at DIGITAL SOUTH-WEST in the Legendenhalle in Böblingen near Stuttgart,
from 12 noon onwards.

The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx is at your disposal on the market place of the DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions concerning UC in the middle class, presents the Swyx solutions to you and presents a special project with a customer from the region at each location of the tour within a deep dive session.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.

Sign up and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which is presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitization champion.

Further information and your registration form can be found here in advance of the regional event.
We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you! 
 

Hall of Legends
Graf-Zeppelin-Platz
71034 Böblingen


Thursday, 03.05.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-780 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:23:58 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - IN MUNICH ON 16.05.2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-in-munich-on-16052018.html SWYX AND THE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM DIGITALIZE MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES AT ALLIANZ ARENA1! With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange.
DIGITAL SOUTH invites you to the Allianz Arena on May 16,2018 from 12 noon onwards.

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.

We look forward to an exchange with you!

On 16.05.2018 at DIGITAL SOUTH in the Allianz Arena in Munich,
from 12 noon onwards.

The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx is at your disposal on the market place of the DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions concerning UC in medium-sized businesses, presents the Swyx solutions to you and presents a noteworthy project with a customer from the region at each location of the tour within a deep dive session.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.

Sign up and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which is presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitization champion.

Further information and your registration form can be found here in advance of the regional event. 

We are looking forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you!

 
Allianz Arena
Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25
80939 Munich

Wednesday, 16.05.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-779 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:18:02 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - IN HAMBURG ON 29.05.2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-in-hamburg-on-29052018.html 6 CITIES, 1 FINAL: SWYX AND THE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM DIGITALIZE MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES! With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange.
In the north, DIGITAL NORTH welcomes you in the fish auction hall on 29th May 2018 at 12 noon as part of the tour through six major German cities.

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.

We would be glad to exchange ideas with you!

On 29.05.2018 at DIGITAL NORTH in the Fischauktionshalle in Hamburg,
from 12 noon onwards.

The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx is at your disposal on the market place of the DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions concerning UC in medium-sized businesses, presents the Swyx solutions to you and presents a noteworthy project with a customer from the region at each location of the tour within a deep dive session.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.

Register now and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which will be presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitalisation champion.

Further information and your registration form can be found here

We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you! 
 

Fish Auction Hall
Große Elbstraße 9
22767 Hamburg
 

Tuesday, 29.05.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-778 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:08:36 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - IN BERLIN ON 06.06.2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-in-berlin-on-06062018.html SWYX AND THE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM DIGITALIZE GERMANYS CAPITAL TOWN With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange. 
The capital will welcome the guests of DIGITAL EAST on 06th June 2018 from 12 noon.

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.

We would be happy to exchange ideas with you!

On 06.06.2018 at DIGITAL EAST in Berlin, 
from 12 noon.


The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx is at your disposal on the market place of the DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions concerning UC in the field of mediumsized businesses, presents the Swyx solutions to you and presents a noteworthy project with a customer from the region in a deep dive session at each location of the tour.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.

Sign up and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which is presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitization champion.

Further information, your registration form and the exact location of the event in Berlin can be found here in good time prior to the regional event.

We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you!

 

DIGITAL EAST
Berlin

Wednesday, 06.06.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-777 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:58:47 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - IN FRANKFURT ON 12.06.2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-in-frankfurt-on-12062018.html DIGITAL MID WEST - SWYX AND DEUTSCHE TELEKOM DIGITALIZE MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES! With the "DIGITAL 2018" event series, Deutsche Telekom and Swyx want to bring digital pioneers, innovative start-ups and committed companies together, build regional digitization networks and promote personal exchange.
On the tour through six major German cities, DIGITAL MID WEST stops at Fredenhagen in Offenbach near Frankfurt on June 12th.

Look forward to top keynotes, informative user stories, interesting conversations and a great atmosphere between innovation and experience, between start-up, medium-sized companies and corporations.

We are happy to look forward to an exchange with you!

On 12.06.2018 at DIGITAL MID WEST in Fredenhagen in Offenbach near Frankfurt, 
from 12 noon onwards.

The DIGITAL SUMMIT 2018 on 7th and 8th November 2018 at Koelnmesse is the final part of the tour.

Swyx is at your disposal on the market place of the DIGITAL 2018 with contact persons for your questions concerning UC in mediumsized companies, presents the Swyx solutions to you and presents a noteworthy project with a customer from the region at each location of the tour within a deep dive session.

In the evening, participants can expect an exclusive network dinner with start-ups, SMEs, corporations, representatives from politics and associations as well as digital pioneers.

Sign up and apply for the Digital Champions Award, which is presented six times in the regions and once for the national digitization champion.

Further information and your registration form can be found here in advance of the regional event.

We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you!

FREDENHAGEN
Sprendlinger Landstraße 193-195
63069 Offenbach am Main


Tuesday, 12.06.2018 from 12 noon onwards

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news-776 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:41:11 +0100 DIGITAL 2018 - THE FINAL - IN COLOGNE https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/digital-2018-the-final-in-cologne.html SIX CITIES IN FOUR MONTHS AND A CLOSING EVENT: DIGITAL 2018 Deutsche Telekom's DIGITAL 2018 network series connects top experts with companies of all sizes: from the Dax Group to start-ups.
As one of the main sponsors at all six regional events throughout Germany, Swyx presented the topic of Unified Communications as a component of digitization and looks forward to the grand finale in Cologne.

Encouraging personal exchange on digitisation topics, making the topic of digitisation accessible, creating valuable synergies - these are the aims of the DIGITAL 2018 event series, in which Swyx acts as a cooperation partner.

As of November 7, 2018, DIGITAL 2018, a two-day network event in Cologne, will not only give participants of the six regional events in Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich the opportunity for a new personal exchange, but will also look back on the year 2018 in terms of digitization.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event - and to discussing with you the experiences of the year, exchanging remarkable projects in the field of "digitisation in medium-sized businesses" and, above all, making plans for 2019.

In addition to celebrities from politics, sports and music, top-class speakers, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, will provide a varied programme on both days. Be there too!


Koelnmesse
Hall 8 and Foyer North 
Messeplatz 1 
50679 Cologne

Wednesday, 07.11.2018 to Thursday, 08.11.2018

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news-767 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:49:47 +0100 Free breakfast workshop with Swyx and ICN https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/free-breakfast-workshop-with-swyx-and-icn.html Swyx Solutions AG, Wednesday 21st March 2018 In this practical workshop, Marco Crueger, VP Sales of Swyx Solutions AG and Peter Hansemann, Managing Director of ICN GmbH, will show how companies can make their communication fit for the future and take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation.
The conversion of the telephone network to All-IP offers companies the opportunity to take advantage of the increasing digitization of communication and collaboration. Putting your own telecommunications infrastructure to the test and optimizing it is more than just an annoying duty: optimally positioned communication is the key to significantly increased customer satisfaction. Anyone who now relies on intelligent communication opens up a wide range of opportunities for their company.

Swyx and ICN will show you how to do this and what you should know about tomorrow's communication in this practical breakfast.

We invite managing directors and IT decision-makers in small and medium-sized companies to discover the possibilities of forward-looking digital communication and make them tangible for you by means of concrete practical examples.

We look forward to good discussions at the breakfast on 21 March 2018!

Participation is free of charge. Please register by 9 March 2018. To registration

Agenda
from 08.30 a.m.: Breakfast
from 09.00 a.m.: Workshop
11.00 a.m.: End of the event

Swyx Solutions AG
Emil-Figge-Straße 86
44227 Dortmund
Germany

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news-765 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0100 SWYX AT THE 17th BECHTLE IT-FORUM NRW https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-at-the-17th-bechtle-it-forum-nrw.html Historical Town Hall Wuppertal, Wednesday 7th March 2018 From 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. the 17th Bechtle IT-Forum NRW will focus this year with a total of 29 lectures by Bechtle IT experts on topics such as "Efficient Communication, Knowledge Building and Information Exchange" and "Digitalization Best Practice".

Take the opportunity to question the Swyx experts around IP-based telephony and Unified Communications & Collaboration as an important building block of digitalization in companies.

Find out more about Swyx solutions on site.

Register here for free tickets.

Further information on the 17th Bechtle IT-Forum NRW can be found here

We look forward to meetings, discussions and the exchange of experiences with you!

Historical Town Hall Wuppertal
Johannisberg 40
42103 Wuppertal
Germany

Wednesday 7th March 2018
from 8 am
 

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news-759 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:59:00 +0100 SWYX is represented at CLOUD EXPO EUROPE 2018 https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-is-represented-at-cloud-expo-europe-2018.html Exhibition Centre London, 21st March - 22nd March 2018 Cloud technology is an increasingly important part of the corporate environment. A solid cloud strategy is essential. Cloud Expo Europe brings together technology experts and industry-leading vendors to showcase the latest developments and solutions.  

We are also represented with a stand. You will find us at booth C2042.

The trade fair is aimed at IT experts from companies, the public sector, SMEs and service providers who make cloud investment and strategy decisions as well as developing and implementing specific technology projects.

Register here for free tickets.

For more information on Cloud Expo Europe 2018, visit https://www.cloudexpoeurope.com/ 

 

We look forward to your visit!

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news-763 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:44:00 +0100 Innovation through courage&respect: Swyx supports the Agile.Ruhr Camp https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/innovation-through-couragerespect-swyx-supports-the-agileruhr-camp.html Swyx as specialist for IP-based communication solutions is once again supporting the Agile.Ruhr Camp in Essen's Unperfekthaus on April, 21st & 22nd. Dortmund, 05.02.2018 - The Dortmund specialist for IP-based communication solutions is once again supporting the Agile.Ruhr Camp, which is now taking place for the fourth time in Essen's Unperfekthaus.

The market leader for Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions for medium-sized businesses relies on such open conference formats to motivate employees, students and professionals to exchange ideas and change perspectives. Agile.Ruhr's main focus as a successful BarCamp is the exchange about agility, lean, scrum etc. and communication at eye level.
Without a pre-defined agenda, every participant can become an active attendant and spontaneously offer his or her view on topics in the form of a session.

Innovation through exchange

The exchange and the completely different perspectives of the sessions create an event from which each participant can take positive impulses into his company and thus spread the idea of agility.
This is one of the reasons for Swyx's commitment: "We support this idea of agile work, encourage the participation of our employees in such event formats and are happy about the new impulses and innovative ideas that will be brought to us", says Martin Claßen, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Swyx Solutions AG.

"At the BarCamp, we not only rely on meeting experts, but also encourage our employees to actively participate in the Agile.Ruhr themselves. The change of perspective and the exchange with other experts enrich our company and every individual", says the CTO of the European-wide Unified Communications specialist.

European Success Story from the Ruhr Area

Agile.Ruhr is the largest BarCamp in the Ruhr area and the CTO of Swyx sees this as an additional motivation for Swyx's commitment and for the participation of as many Swyx employees as possible: "Our entrepreneurial growth prospects are clearly also in Europe - but we don't forget that Swyx as a healthy company was founded here in the Ruhr area and has become the number one. That's why we continue to support events and initiatives here on the ground."

Further information on the event is available at: http://agile.ruhr/

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news-761 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:22:03 +0100 Visit Swyx at INTERGASTRA https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/visit-swyx-at-intergastra.html 03 February - 07 February 2018 at Messe Stuttgart INTERGASTRA is an international trade fair for gastronomy and hotel business. In addition to topics such as food/cooking and beverages, solutions for everyday working life will also be presented. In cooperation with our partner Telekom Deutschland, we will introduce our IP telephony solution Octopus NetPhone. With Octopus NetPhone you not only have a telephone system, but also a smart hotel solution that combines communication and collaboration in real time. Simplify your work processes and optimise contact with guests, suppliers and employees.

You will find us in hall 7, booth 7A03 and 7E85 

Tickets for the fair can be found here

Further information about INTERGASTRA can be found on the website


We look forward to your visit!

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news-757 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:10:34 +0100 Unified Communications provider Swyx aims to become European market leader, after being acquired by Waterland https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/unified-communications-provider-swyx-aims-to-become-european-market-leader-after-being-acquired-by.html Private equity investor Waterland has acquired Swyx Solutions, a pan-European manufacturer of unified communications solutions for medium-sized companies. As a result the deal will enable Waterland to strengthen its software and IT portfolio and for Swyx it will open new opportunities for European expansion.

Swyx is a leading manufacturer and developer of software solutions that not only offer companies the complete functionality of PBXs, but also optimise communication and accelerate business processes. Swyx integrates and links all communication channels such as telephony, messaging, video and e-mail with business-relevant process applications. The solution can be operated at the customer's site, from a partner cloud or based on Swyx's own cloud service SwyxON.

Growing internationally with Waterland

"In 1999, we started to make the classic telephone system superfluous - and at the same time enable companies to communicate more efficiently and make their processes more productive. One year before our 20th anniversary, with the new shareholder we are now on our way to become Europe's market leader in IP-based corporate communications," says Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO and co-founder of the Dortmund-based company with offices in the UK and France. The advantages of Swyx’s unified communications are already being enjoyed today by almost one million users in 24 countries, who are supported by over 1,200 authorised local specialist trade partners.

Solutions from a medium-sized company suited for medium-sized businesses

With its solutions, Swyx concentrates on the midmarket and offers the award-winning software solution SwyxON as its own cloud service. The company is thus increasingly focusing on the growing demand for cloud solutions with its international share of sales currently around 10 percent. "Outside Germany, Swyx has great growth potential," says Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus. "Together with Waterland, we will now be able to exploit this potential."

Partner with extensive IT expertise

Waterland is already successfully managing various companies from the IT sector in its portfolio, such as the internationally operating Hanse Orga Group (financial software) and the Intelligent Group in the Netherlands, which specialises in hosting. "With Waterland, we want to breathe new life into this experienced investor's buy & build strategy and further expand our dynamic organic growth in recent years, and become the leading European brand for IP communications. The team is looking forward to new markets and customers," says Ebbinghaus, explaining expectations following the signing ceremony on the 12th of January 2018.

This is confirmed by Partner at Waterland, Dr. Carsten Rahlfs: "The investment in Swyx is a perfect fit for our strategy of investing in fast-growing, high-quality companies that want to take and expand leading market positions."

In the acquisition process, Swyx was exclusively advised by Q Advisors, a global investment banking boutique in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) segment, based in Denver and San Francisco.

 

About Waterland

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports companies in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. Waterland has offices in the Netherlands (Bussum), Belgium (Antwerp), Germany (Munich, Hamburg), Poland (Warsaw), United Kingdom (Manchester) and Denmark (Copenhagen) and currently manages 6 billion euros of investor commitments.

Alongside Swyx Solutions, Waterland has invested in other companies in the IT sector and has substantial experience there. The focus of the Waterland strategy is on "Buy & Build" growth.

Since its founding in 1999, Waterland has consistently achieved a high, above-average performance with its investments and has regularly been among the top 3 of the world's leading private equity firms in the past HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Rankings compiled by Prof. Gottschalg of the HEC Paris Business School. In the current ranking from December 2017 Waterland occupies second place. In addition, Waterland has also been among the top 3 most consistent buyout fund managers worldwide in the "Preqin Consistent Performers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report" in recent years.

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news-754 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:59:46 +0100 Best supplier and Channel Champion 2017: https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/best-supplier-and-channel-champion-2017.html Double success for Swyx in the CRN Readers' Choice Swyx is the ICT resellers' favourite: The readers of German channel magazine CRN voted the Dortmund-based Unified Communications specialist as best supplier of the year 2017 in the category "soft-PBX/virtual telephone system". This latest award, following the selection as best telecommunications and UC supplier for small and medium-sized businesses by Telecom Handel readers, once again confirms that Swyx is the number one for the channel and meets the requirements of specialist resellers in the best possible way.

At the award ceremony during CRN’s ICT summit Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO of Swyx Solutions AG, received two awards at once: The participating resellers had also chosen him as one of the top 3 channel managers in the telecommunications sector.

In the CRN readers' survey, resellers vote for the best manufacturers in the ICT industry each year and evaluate, among other things, the product quality and support services of various suppliers in several categories. The suppliers with the best ratings are awarded the coveted CRN awards. In addition, the CRN editorial team also nominates ten outstanding ICT managers in a total of ten categories for the so-called Channel Championships. The TOP 3 managers in each category are named Channel Champions of the year and also receive a CRN award.

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news-753 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:11:43 +0100 Swyx is one of Germany's fastest growing technology companies https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-is-one-of-germanys-fastest-growing-technology-companies.html UC specialist receives award for dynamic revenue growth With its remarkable growth, the Dortmund-based Unified Communications specialist is one of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

Following the recent accolade by London Stock Exchange Group, thanks to its dynamic sales development and growth, Swyx Solutions AG has now also received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. Each year, Deloitte gives this award to the fastest growing technology companies for their top entrepreneurial achievements. This year's ranking is based on the sales growth in the financial years 2013 to 2016, when Swyx achieved an increase of 102.69 percent, placing it among the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in Germany.

An important basis for Swyx's continued revenue growth is the company's innovative IP-based communications solution, which is precisely tailored to the requirements of SMEs and is constantly being enhanced. The flexible, scalable solution unifies different communication channels and offers many practical functions for a more efficient exchange of information, thus increasing productivity in everyday work. Further cornerstones of Swyx's success are the distinct, forward-looking strategy of the Dortmund-based company as well as the high commitment of its employees and partners.

In addition to the Technology Fast 50 Award, German news magazine FOCUS and Statista, one of the world's largest online statistics portals, have also honoured the successful development of Swyx and voted the company ‘growth champion 2018’, one of the top 500 companies in Germany with the highest revenue growth across all industries. Thanks to its exceptional growth in recent years, the UC provider has once again secured a place in the ranking after 2016 and ranks 12th in the telecommunications category.

Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about Deloitte. The Fast 50 ranking can be found here.

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news-747 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:03:00 +0100 Closer collaboration with third parties: https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/closer-collaboration-with-third-parties.html Swyx launches new technology partner program

In order to work even more closely with third party manufacturers in the future and to continuously expand the range of solutions for users, Swyx has set up a new program for technology partners. At the Swyx Partner and Technology Conference on September 27, 2017 the UC specialist introduced the Technology Alliance Program (TAP) for the first time.

The Technology Alliance Program supports third party hardware and software vendors in the development and marketing of complementary products for Swyx’s communication solution. The new program will enable technology partners to offer innovative Swyx compatible solutions based on open interfaces, standards and protocols, thus opening up new customer groups.

TAP replaces Swyx’s previous purely technical certification program and integrates technology partners much more strongly than before. Thanks to closer cooperation, clearly defined certification processes and joint marketing activities, both sides benefit even more from working together. Technology partners receive full support from the TAP team and test licences for Swyx products. After successful certification, they can use Swyx's marketing channels and present their products on the UC provider's website.

Extensive tests are also an essential part of the program to ensure the complete compatibility and functionality of the partner product and Swyx’s solution. Interoperability can be tested in a jointly agreed test procedure either by Swyx or by the TAP partner itself. After successful completion of the tests, the partner's product receives a certificate confirming its compatibility with Swyx - so users can rely on the fact that they can combine the two products without any functional restrictions.

“TAP is the logical further development of our previous technology partner program and enables us to continuously expand our own offering as well as to market third-party solutions that optimally complement our portfolio. We have thus set the course for closer cooperation with technology partners from different areas in the future and in turn expand the Swyx ecosystem. In this way, we open up even more opportunities for users to take communication in their company to a new level”, explains Martin Classen, CTO of Swyx Solutions AG.

For more information about the Technology Alliance Program (TAP) please visit the Swyx homepage or e-mail tap(at)swyx.com.

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news-746 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:45:30 +0200 Swyx is among the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-is-among-the-1000-companies-to-inspire-europe.html UC specialist identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s report Swyx has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The list is a celebration of high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Europe and recognises their critical importance to future economic growth, innovation and job creation. To be included, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers.

The remarkable growth and consistent positive development of Swyx Solutions AG have always been based on several foundations, the innovative communications solutions being a key success factor. Swyx‘s Unified Communications solutions are tailored to the needs of medium-sized businesses, available as both in-house and cloud-based variants and can be flexibly adapted according to customer requirements. Other key aspects for the company's success include its distinct positioning in a dynamic market, the continuous improvement of its strategy and products and a strong distribution network with more than 1,200 authorised resellers.

"We are delighted that Swyx has been recognised in the current edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s landmark report highlighting Europe’s fastest growing and most inspiring SMEs. This acknowledgement shows once more that we have set the right course for a dynamic corporate development. I would like to thank all employees and partners whose untiring commitment made this success possible. Together we will continue to drive the digitalisation of SMEs and enable them to raise their communication to a new level," said Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO of Swyx Solutions AG.

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG): “If Europe is to have a sustainable economic future, it must back its engines of economic growth: its 23million SMEs. LSEG has long been committed to supporting high growth companies. Together our 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe reports, international growth market, AIM, and business support and capital raising programme, ELITE, shine a light on the fastest growing companies across the continent and their critical importance to innovation and Europe’s future economic resilience.”

More information can be found online at www.1000companies.com.   

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news-743 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0200 Maximum flexibility https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/maximum-flexibility.html Swyx announces its own cloud service and plans to offer its products as a service

Unified Communications (UC) specialist Swyx has announced its own cloud-based communications offering at its annual Partner and Technology Conference: As part of the cloud solution SwyxON, the UC provider will in future offer its products as a service throughout Europe. Swyx is committed to the channel so customers will be able to purchase the manufacturer's own cloud service exclusively from Swyx partners.

With the cloud service SwyxON, the UC specialist creates the ideal framework for tomorrow's communication: customers benefit from the proven Swyx Unified Communications functionality as well as the high elasticity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of cloud-based communication. Companies can if necessary alter the services they use within a short period of time and thus react flexibly to new requirements. Multiple locations and mobile users can also be easily integrated.

In addition, SwyxON customers can significantly reduce maintenance and administration costs: They always use the latest version of the Swyx communication solution and innovative new features are immediately available. The connectivity can be individually customised depending on user requirements. Swyx is working closely with experienced partners who have their own network infrastructures and data centres to provide their own cloud services, ensuring the quality and safety of the solution. SwyxON will be available next year, first in Germany and later on throughout Europe.

Swyx is clearly committed to its channel partners: customers can purchase the manufacturer's own cloud service exclusively through authorised Telecommunications & IT resellers, system vendors and integrators. "With SwyxON, we have developed a cloud offering which optimally meets the requirements of a dynamic market and offers users maximum flexibility. At the same time, SwyxON makes it easier for resellers to enter the cloud business, so that even more of our partners will be able to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the market growth of Unified Communications as a Service in the future," says Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO of Swyx Solutions AG.

A solution for the most diverse requirements

SwyxON addresses the ever-increasing demand for tailor-made communication solutions and enables even more precise implementation of customer-specific requirements in the future. Swyx offers a unified range of functions across all variants and deployment forms, regardless of whether it is an in-house solution, private or public cloud.

Users can thus flexibly decide whether to use Swyx as an on-premises solution or within the framework of the standardised offering of the new Swyx Cloud. Customers who require a customised version with specific integration options, for example, can choose from individual solutions from partner clouds, which the UC specialist will continue to offer together with cloud partners.

“For users, it is ideal if a communications solution offers an identical feature set across all deployment variants. With the new version 11 of our solution, we are not only bringing on premises and cloud together in one core software platform, we also aim to make it possible to have a uniform range of functions across different cloud types from public to private through to hybrid", explains Martin Classen, CTO at Swyx. “This flexible deployment model allows our solution to support a wide range of migration scenarios and hybrid models in the best possible way, allowing each customer to find their own way into the cloud and adapt step by step as required.”

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news-741 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:09:17 +0200 Swyx wins IP-Insider Award: https://www.swyx.com/company/press/press-releases/press-detail/news/detail/News/swyx-wins-ip-insider-award.html First place for UCC category in IT portal’s readers’ choice awards Swyx is number one: The readers of the German web portal IP-Insider voted the Dortmund-based company as best UCC provider. At the "Readers' Choice Awards 2017" Swyx took first place in the category UCC - Unified Communications & Collaboration winning a Platinum Award.

After the excellent result in the readers' poll of the trade magazine Telecom Handel a few months ago, this new award proves that Swyx ranks not only highest among the resellers‘ favourites but is also the number one for users.

In 2017, the seven specialist media portals of publishing house Vogel IT-Medien called on their readers for the third time in a row to select the best IT providers of the year. In the period from April 19 to August 31, IT decision-makers and professionals were able to choose their favourites from ten providers preselected by the editorial offices in various categories. A total of more than 32,000 votes were cast.

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