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November 9, 2020 | ChannelPro

AVANT Communications Launches UCaaS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Assessment Tool

Leading Platform for IT decision making adds calculator to Pathfinder to help Trusted Advisors assist enterprise customers in faster, more informed UCaaS decision making.

AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technology, today announces the launch of the UCaaS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Assessment Tool as part of the company’s Pathfinder platform, the most powerful face-to-face IT decision-making tool for enterprise customers. With the new tool, AVANT’s network of Trusted Advisors will be able to provide insight into costs of UCaaS solutions across a variety of variables to empower companies to make informed decisions for long-term impact and success.

The UCaaS TCO Assessment is a user-friendly, interactive tool that allows enterprises to calculate the return on investment for cloud communications solutions vs. traditional on-premise PBX solutions. Enterprise customers indicate their needs which are then entered as variables into the tool by their Trusted Advisor. The resulting output produces a visualization of costs and savings of cloud vs. on-prem solutions. AVANT Analytics, the market research division of AVANT, found in its latest 6-12 report on UCaaS solutions that 67% of businesses are planning to replace legacy telephone systems with UCaaS over the next 12 months. The highly anticipated assessment tool is equipping Trusted Advisors with the proper analysis to serve the needs of IT decision-makers in a period of immense innovation and rapid digital transformation.

“We are constantly working to refine and add valuable tools to our industry-leading Pathfinder platform and our new UCaaS TCO Assessment Toolis the latest way of putting additional power into the hands of our Trusted Advisors,” said AVANT President Drew Lydecker. “This year has validated the necessity of tech to power businesses through any challenge. With their UCaaS TCO Assessment, companies can weigh options and explore the differences in solutions to make an intelligent decision for their specific needs that will drive their model for years to come.”

Accessible on any device, Pathfinder is available exclusively to AVANT’s growing ecosystem of Trusted Advisors. AVANT’s network of Trusted Advisors is made up of channel professionals fully enabled to help CIOs, CISOs and other enterprise decision-makers keep up with the rapid rate of technological change. Pathfinder is an integrated platform built on Salesforce Communities, with multiple modules to facilitate IT decision-making.

To learn more about the UCaaS TCO Calculator, Pathfinder and AVANT’s offerings visit the AVANT website:

Don’t miss the Pathfinder Spotlight on Dec 8th highlighting the latest new feature, our UCaaS TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Calculator is now LIVE to you in Pathfinder!  You will be able to find this new analysis tool on the homepage of Pathfinder’s presentation view.

How do you use this new tool?  here are the highlights:

  • Enter a few details about the client’s existing on-prem PBX solution
  • Optionally, customize the configuration and assumptions of the model
  • The TCO Calculator presents a comparison of on-prem cost vs. UCaaS/cloud cost, broken down by category
  • You can download a branded PPT, customized with the details from the assessment and other useful information re: transitioning to a cloud-based UCaaS solution from our 6-12 report, etc.

Register today to learn more on Dec 8th!

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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