Vancouver, BC, Canada — December 19, 2018
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: PATH), a global provider of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications (UC) solutions for enterprises and service providers, today released findings from a recent survey exploring users’ perceptions of the impact Bria Teams has on delivering a quality UC experience. According to the November 2018 survey conducted, 83% of respondents were inclined to recommend Bria Teams. In addition, 76% of organizations using Bria Teams found the solution helped boost productivity.
The survey uncovered other key facts:
- 97% of surveyed organizations appreciate Bria Teams’ cloud-hosted administrator portal for allowing easier user management and on-boarding.
- Over 70% of administrators value its multi-device support feature. Bria Teams offers a consistent user experience and data sync across mobile and desktop operating systems including iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.
- When comparing Bria Teams to competitive offerings, 68% of respondents prefer Bria Teams for its simple pricing options. Bria Teams monthly and annual subscription models support a variety of business needs.
Survey respondents also identified three top benefits from their Bria Teams implementation:
- Separation and tracking of business phone use from personal mobile phone use. This enables businesses to reduce mobile phone costs by funneling all business communications through the Bria Teams application.
- Call center agents can comfortably streamline their communications via an intuitive interface. Supports easy deployment of Bria Teams across redeployed machines.
- Reduced setup time with an easy-to-use administrator portal to provision and manage a team.
“There has been noticeable acceleration in the adoption of team communications technologies in the industry,” said Todd Carothers, EVP of Sales, Marketing and Product at CounterPath. “This TechValidate survey reveals an important shift as small to medium businesses are increasingly looking for easy to deploy and manage business communications and collaboration solutions that fit within their business workflow. The initial reception following the launch of Bria Teams in September 2018 has shown we have hit the sweet spot for the market providing UC services through a unified softphone.” Reflecting on CounterPath’s commitment to customer satisfaction, Carothers added, “We conduct routine surveys to gain valuable insights from our customers and this helps us stay innovative and provide rapid updates to Bria Teams on a timely basis.”
For more information about CounterPath Bria Teams, please visit www.softphone.com.
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About Bria Teams
Bria Teams makes it easy to connect, communicate and collaborate with team members using a variety of features from team messaging and presence to integrated file transfer, HD voice and video calling and screen sharing in a contact-centric interface. It provides SMBs and enterprises with a way to digitally transform their communications by offering integration with existing PBX or VoIP services such as enabling users to take their business number with them as their single identity. By allowing users to take communications on-the-go and on all of their preferred devices, it makes them reachable on any device, any network and any platform. Bria Teams is available for a free 30-day trial and pricing plans are available on www.softphone.com.
CounterPath Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto Platform™ server solutions, enable operators, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified over-the-top (OTT) communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. The Bria and Stretto combination enables an improved user experience as an overlay to the most popular UC and IMS telephony and applications servers on the market today. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath’s award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customerssuch as AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers and Verizon. Visit CounterPath, mrkt-stg.counterpath.com.
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Vice President, Marketing