Synergy SKY today announced its official launch as a provider of a comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solution for unified collaboration. Synergy SKY will work with both existing and new video-as-a-service and UC-as-a-service providers to ease their pain points in offering a scalable service delivery platform to their customers.
Utilizing the Synergy SKY platform, organizations are able to build a multi-tenant service around video infrastructure components from a variety of vendors including Cisco, Polycom, Acano and Pexip.
The Synergy SKY brand is the next step in the evolution of video- and UC-as-a-service consultancy Synergy Consulting – founded by Eivind Larsen and Ståle Reitan in 2007 and since then a leading provider of consultancy and implementation of video solutions for service providers and large-scale corporations in the Nordics.
Larsen and Reitan are joined by industry veterans Patrik Christiansen and Pär Stenstierna who have made a financial investment in Synergy SKY through their venture capital firm NewCap. Christiansen and Stenstierna have previously co-founded the Visual Conference Group, which was acquired by Interoute in 2011. The funds will finance continued product development and international expansion.
Synergy SKY has developed a solution based on the productization of VaaS and UCaaS know-how developed since 2007 in supporting the service providers’ video conferencing offerings.
“The adoption of video communication as an integrated part of the service providers’ offerings has been slower than many people foresaw and part of the challenge has been infrastructure and administration issues, which can make offering video cumbersome and not very profitable,” says Ståle Reitan, CEO of Synergy SKY. “Our platform has been developed to solve these issues and is the first multi-vendor, multi-tenant solution in the industry.”
The Synergy SKY solution is designed to automate all functions from monitoring of infrastructure components from one or more vendors, reporting and analytics, mass provisioning of virtual meeting rooms and software and hardware clients, global directory services, scheduling, conference management and billing. Service delivery organizations, both internal and external, can now set up reliable and highly profitable services by minimizing the need for custom software development, while decreasing operational costs by eliminating people-intensive functions.
“As hardware resale revenue is declining, channel partners are looking to add monthly recurring revenue models to their arsenal to go back to growth, and we are here to help them,” says Reitan.