8x8 targets UK micro firms with Express solution

8x8 has launched its Express cloud comms solution to the UK micro business market which comprises circa five million small firms.

8x8 Express comes as a pre-configured package and includes dedicated phone numbers, unlimited UK calls, auto-receptionist, voicemail, intelligent call routing, video conferencing and team chat.

“Cloud based solutions for enterprise communications are expected to experience an accelerated pace of growth in the post Covid-19 period than what was forecasted prior to the pandemic,” said Oru Mohiuddin, Research Manager, European Enterprise Communications and Collaboration, at IDC. 

“It is a growing view that remote working will become a new norm when we return to normal, and communication systems that can facilitate remote collaboration will be key for business success. 

"Frictionless communication, intuitive interface, robust security measures and easy deployment and provisioning will be vital and vendors offering simple one-stop solutions will be the clear winners in the European UC&C market.”

Samuel Wilson, Chief Customer Officer and Managing Director of EMEA, 8x8, added: “The goal of 8x8 Express is to help eliminate complexity in procuring, setting up and managing a business phone system with no need for additional IT support. Offered at a competitive price, it is tailored to meet the needs of both small organisations and new businesses."

8x8 Express is available now in the UK as a 30-day free trial.

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