Collaboration is a complex, ever-evolving business, and nowhere is that more evident than in the increasingly mission-critical segment of unified communications (UC), led by Microsoft® Lync®. UC solutions like Lync provide the largest, most complex businesses in the world with the tools they need to collaborate quickly and efficiently, such as presence, instant messaging, ad hoc video and audio meetings and more.
PGi has had a long-standing relationship with Microsoft as one of only three official audio conferencing providers (ACPs) for Lync in the world. Our GlobalMeet® Audio for Lync product integrates PGi’s industry-leading audio conferencing directly into the Lync experience for more effective and accessible Lync meetings. With so many corporations relying on Lync to power their communications, PGi is committed to supporting Lync through our industry-leading collaboration solutions, services and customer support.
That’s why I’m pleased to announce that PGi has acquired Modality Systems, the world’s largest dedicated Microsoft Lync services and software firm. Modality is one of the most experienced and well-respected Lync consultancies in the world and they are now officially a part of the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration. Together, we will provide companies the support and expertise they need to drive productivity and maximize the return on their Lync investments.
With over 75 employees and offices in London, Seattle, San Jose and Sydney, Modality Systems is home to 45 Lync certified professionals, including six Lync Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and three certified Lync Masters; their collective expertise helped the practice earn the prestigious status of finalist for Communications Partner of the Year in the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards. Modality has developed a suite of proprietary software applications and add-ons designed to extend the value of a Lync environment, enhancing business processes across an organization and facilitating increased productivity for users.
Modality’s founders and world-class consultants share PGi’s dedication to helping our customers succeed through unified collaboration. Modality’s unmatched expertise in the world of UC and Lync and their proprietary Lync applications combined with PGi’s global reach, scale and customer support will provide businesses around the globe with a single trusted partner to support them through every stage of the unified communications process.
We are excited to join forces with such a respected and dedicated team of Lync experts. But even more exciting is the value we can now help enterprises unlock by supporting them through every stage of the UC journey.