"Small businesses don't have the same financial resources as larger enterprises, but they do expect the same reliability, flexibility, and powerful features from their communications system," said ShoreTel CEO John W. Combs. "We're offering the industry's first full-featured unified communications and collaboration solution at an affordable price point and without the overhead of other, more complex solutions."
The pricing breaks down like this: the IBM Lotus Foundations server starts at $3,279 -- the price depends on storage and memory options -- and the Foundation Server license is $229. A single client access license costs $149, and a ShoreTel license, which includes the mailbox, call manager, mobile call manager, and application dialer, runs $200 per desktop. ShoreTel hardware -- phones and switches -- are their normal prices.
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