Asplan Viak AS is one of the leading consulting companies in Norway with more than 700 employees in 20 locations. The business areas includes planning and analysis, architecture and landscaping, construction, installations, transport, energy and environmental solutions. With projects not only in Norway but all over the world Asplan Viak deployed Skype for Business (Lync) in 2011 for instant messaging, desktop sharing and video conferencing to be able to work more efficiently and to reduce the need for travelling. Asplan Viak wanted to move forward and create a fully integrated communications solution for the employees, including Enterprise Voice. In Q3 2012, they replaced their legacy Aastra PBX’s with a complete Skype for Business (Lync) system. They had a need for a native Skype for Business (Lync) advanced attendant console solution. After evaluating different systems on the market, they decided to deploy the Competella Attendant Console. To be able to present mobile phone status in Skype for Business (Lync) and for integration with Exchange Calendar and Mail they also deployed some additional applications from the Competella Unified Communication Suite.
“After the introduction of Skype for Business (Lync) and the Competella solution we have a complete communication system. Many of the meetings can now take place via Skype for Business (Lync) and we have been able to reduce the cost of travelling says Per Steinar Longfjeld – responsible for the Skype for Business (Lync) system at Asplan Viak.