Simple ROI For Telepresence According to Polycom

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Polycom leads by example.

In year 2008, Polycom decided on cost cutting, by enforcing a travel mandate.

Guess what, this is what was achieved.
  • 30 percent. Reduction in airline ticket purchases.
  • $5.6 million. Annual overhead saved from having 13 percent of employees work from home (at $17,000/employee).
  • $1.2 million. Benefit of online and video-based sales training vs. traditional classroom sessions.
  • $380,000. Industry Solutions Marketing team’s annual savings from collaboration solutions.
  • $258,224. Annualized hard travel costs eliminated by conducting
Other intangible benefits.
  • Improving productivity and streamlining business practices
  • Accelerating time to market
  • Empowering remote workers
  • Reducing carbon emissions
By the way, the travel mandate was cost cutting on unnecessary traveling using Telepresence as solution. They found the following statistic in terms of usage of Telepresence according to business functions.
  • Team meetings – 93%
  • One-on-ones – 75%
  • International collaboration – 60%
  • Planning and project mgmt – 58%
  • Partner communication – 32%
  • Performance reviews – 27%
  • Sales calls – 26%
  • Customer support – 21%
  • Recruiting and interviewing – 19%

If your company travels people around for meetings, that is a bad idea. Consider Telepresence.

For SME, consider Microsoft Lync Server 2010; is a set of software based technology for Unified Communication (UC) which is supported by Polycom UC solution.

For VSME, use Skype or Facetime.

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