Organizations with less than 100 employees can now federate with up to five business partners for free.

Sunnyvale, Calif., February 3, 2015 – NextPlane, the leading provider of B2B UC Collaboration and Federation Services, today announced the availability of new pricing plans that include the following three tiers:

  • The Directory Plan lets small and medium-sized businesses easily join UC Exchange, the largest collaborative community of federation-ready companies, at no cost. This subscription allows you to enjoy instant message and presence federation with up to five business partners.
  • The Community Business Plan, priced as low as $2/user/month, enables medium-sized enterprises to collaborate using instant messages, presence and unlimited voice calling with up to 10 business partner.
  • The Community Enterprise Plan lets large enterprise customers extend from IM and presence federation and easily deploy voice and video collaboration across the organization for as low as $1/user/month.

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With UC Exchange’s unmatched breadth of supported UC platforms, users can exchange presence and collaborate in real time with instant messages, participate in multi-user chat sessions and place voice or video calls to their external peers and colleagues regardless of their underlying UC platforms.

“Based on the phenomenal results we saw from our promotional offering late last year and the affirmation from our customers that NextPlane meets a critical business need, we realized that we could remove the final barrier to widespread adoption by making the service even more cost-effective at scale for companies of all sizes,” says Farzin Shahidi, founder and CEO of NextPlane. “These new pricing plans, paired with our easy-to-use management portal, will enable companies of all sizes to extend their UCs’ communicative and collaborative capabilities, allowing them to more effectively engage with their partners, suppliers and customers.”

The new pricing plans help businesses remove the guesswork traditionally associated with deploying UC-to-UC federation within an organization. Prior to NextPlane, no single UC vendor had been able to address all of the barriers that have stood in the way of truly pervasive IM, voice and video federation.

These pricing plans free IT departments from having to calculate or manage user licenses, analyze usage patterns and worry about scaling their external federations. Because of this liberation, the plans have already been successful with both new and existing NextPlane customers.

The NextPlane UC Exchange Federation and Collaboration Services support a broad range of UC platforms, including Microsoft Office® 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2; Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Communication Manager IM and Presence Service, and Jabber XCP; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®, Broadsoft UC One®, GENBAND EXPERiUS, OpenFire and virtually any other UC platform.

For more information about these plans or NextPlane, please visit http://nextplane.net/.

About NextPlane

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., NextPlane (www.nextplane.net) is the global leader in providing scalable B2B Collaboration and Federation Services for Unified Communications (UC). NextPlane UC Exchange is the world’s fastest-growing community of organizations that are transforming their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation. Using UC Exchange, leading companies and organizations worldwide in financial services, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, high-tech, mining, legal, media, manufacturing, construction and education are building real-time collaborative business communities.

UC Exchange has over 250 member organizations with 500,000 federated users across more than 1,000 unique corporate domains, processing upwards of 1 billion federated messages each month. The UC Exchange community is powered by a scalable any-to-any UC collaboration service. Whether it is presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat or voice and video calls, employees in member organizations can collaborate instantly with their colleagues in partner organizations regardless of underlying UC platforms.

Press Contact:
Marianna Prodan
NextPlane, Inc.
(650) 305-7404
Marianna@nextplane.net