Fonality, who have been providing some of the most innovative solutions for small to medium businesses since 2004, announced big plans on Friday improving their innovative web client. The new build is going to have full integration with Box, the cloud content and collaboration service that is growing in popularity by the day for it’s practicality and efficient design. Combined with Fonality, Box is set to streamline business affairs like never before when leveraged with the business VoIP provider’s award-winning platform.
“We are very excited to partner with Box to offer Fonality users yet another tool that fosters collaboration and productivity,” said Fonality CEO David Scult. “This integration takes our approach to business communication and document collaboration to a whole new level.”
The addition is expected to be available later this year, and comes at an ideal moment in Fonality’s impressive timeline of innovative rollouts. Once available, users will be able to access Box files and proceed to share them within the Fonality web client, along with having direct access to the files held by individuals they are collaborating with. Links to Box documents can be posted on chats in real-time, securely accessed, managed, and stored. The addition of Box presents as the perfect tool in conjunction with Fonality’s new screen sharing feature, not to mention other UC tools unique to subscriptions Fonality.
“With Box embedded into the Fonality web client, our users have direct access to their Box accounts while they interact in real-time using Fonality unified communication tools such as voice, chat and screen sharing,” Scult added. “Being able to reference, edit and share documents during phone calls and conferences improves the conversation and leads to faster decision-making.”
On the Fonality front, it’s been relatively quiet, though they’ve come out firing in 2013 with the impending addition of Box. Fonality joins the Box Partner Network with some other big names, like Autodesk, AtTask, Clarizen, CollabNet, Marketo, Tibco, Tidemark and Xero. One has to wonder if this intelligent move was influenced by the recent appointment of Jeff Valentine, who left ShoreTel back in October to become VP of Corporate Development at Fonality. One of his various assignments includes evaluating new market initiatives and driving partnerships toward the CRM, SaaS and telecommunications spaces. If he is responsible, he’s certainly pushed Fonality’s service to the next level early in the year, with David Scult continuing to bring his new vision to the revamped VoIP provider. With another two rollouts on the way in their innovative Fonality Five series, it’ll be interesting to see what they do next. Keep an eye on Fonality as they continue to deliver the some of the top UXs in UC and beyond.
– Fonality Web Client Named Recipient of 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award