SOURCE: PanTerra Networks

January 23, 2008 06:00 ET

PanTerra Networks Transforms On-Demand Unified Communications Marketplace With Simplified Smartsuite(SM) Offerings

Unlimited Calling, Web Meeting and Conferencing Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") Value Packs Are a Smart Decision Among Customers

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - PanTerra Networks (www.panterranetworks.com), a leading provider of on-demand unified communications services for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the launch of its new Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") Smartsuites. With Smartsuites, PanTerra continues its leadership in bringing the unlimited power of on-demand services to the market without the complexity and significant expense associated with traditional solutions such as on-premise based systems or silo hosted services.

Smartsuites include a complete set of unlimited communication, collaboration, messaging and call center services that SMBs need to run their businesses. It provides a robust, multi-functional and highly scalable solution that empowers companies to focus on their businesses rather than administration or maintenance hassles. Smartsuites cover four major communications areas and come in five key value packs -- Element, Communicator, Collaborator, Messenger and Call Center. In addition, there are two combination packs, Executive and Power which combine the features of multiple key Smartsuites at a lower overall cost. Smartsuite Messenger will be fully available in the second half of the year.

"We believe that through Smartsuites, we can transform business communications by bringing down both cost and complexity," said Arthur Chang, CEO of PanTerra Networks. "We have been laser focusing on serving the SMB market with a solution that combines the power of an unlimited multi-service SaaS delivery model with a simple and intuitive user experience. This launch is the key to deliver on our promise to the SMBs, which will result in further productivity enhancement and compelling business value for our customers and partners."

Unlike any of the service providers that keeps repeating the problems of the past and creating complex multi-line item silo services, Smartsuites are built with the vision of delivering a complete, unlimited on-demand unified communications services to specifically address the dynamic needs of the SMB market. With unlimited voice, web meeting and audio conferencing, Smartsuites eliminate the financial cost uncertainties and complex monthly communications bills and allow SMBs to do what they do best, focus on their customers. Smartsuites put it all together.

Along with Smartsuites, PanTerra also introduced a new generation quote tool, Smartquote, for its Smarter Partners. Smartquote is a web-based quote-to-production management tool, which enables value-added resellers (VARs) and private brand wholesalers to quickly and accurately quote services and products to their customers, managing the entire process through account production. Smartquote fully supports PanTerra's channel partners' needs to run their businesses by providing the real-time visibility into leads and quotes with sophisticated statistic reports for any date range. In addition, a PanTerra channel partner is able to generate branded or co-branded quote and can include their own hardware products with the quote to their customers by using Smartquote.

"We have partnered with PanTerra for two years and we are excited about the new SaaS Smartsuite value packs, which we believe will provide us with greater opportunity to meet our customers' needs," said Greg Walker, CEO of Dynamix Unified Solutions. "I am particularly impressed with the value that each Smartsuite package brings, as well as the simplicity of the implementation and unlimited use plans. PanTerra Smartsuite services are nice additions to our existing unified systems and solutions portfolio. PanTerra is completely changing the industry by eliminating the bits and bytes on communications bills which oftentimes leaves customers at a loss. You will never have to compromise your business productivity to handle something that is not part of your core business."

About PanTerra Networks

PanTerra Networks is a leading provider of on-demand unified communications Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium sized businesses. The Company's Smartsuites provide a complete set of communication, collaboration, call center and messaging services including unlimited voice, web meeting and conference, secure instant messaging, multimedia conferencing, remote desktop sharing and ACD/call center services delivered in a single easy to provision and easy to use and administer interface. Smartsuites have the ability to tightly integrate with other business applications like Salesforce automation, which makes it an ideal productivity tool. PanTerra's Smartsuite on-demand services keep capital investment low and align operating expense to business value. Smartsuites are co-branded and re-sold exclusively through service providers, distributors and resellers. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://www.panterranetworks.com or call +1 408.702.2200.

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