VoIP Reduces Expenses for Non-Profit Agencies

Released on: May 30, 2008, 11:39 am

Press Release Author: Appia Communications

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: VoIP solutions also allow non-profit organizations to save on
operating costs, so more money is available for programs.

Press Release Body: Appia Communications, Inc., a leading provider of managed IT and
telecom services, announces Voice over Internet Protocol telephone services designed
specifically to lower the operating costs of non-profit organizations.

"Non-profits face a particularly difficult set of challenges today," said Victor von
Schlegell, Appia's president. "One of these challenges is how to carry out their
important missions with fewer resources. They therefore want to cut costs, and IT
and telecom are good targets for cost reduction since these costs can be reduced
without affecting services."

Most non-profits use different providers for local phone service, long distance,
Internet access, and voice and data equipment. As a result, valuable human and
financial resources are spent managing telecom vendors. VoIP solutions also allow
organizations to save on operating costs, so more money is available for programs.
Appia's low calling rates not only reduce monthly expenses, but make it more
affordable to operate fund-raising campaigns. Finally, calls between agency offices
are free.

Equip for Equality (EFE), a non-profit agency working to advance the human and civil
rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois,
utilizes an Appia VoIP solution.

"There have been significant cost savings to EFE since implementing the Appia
system, even with the expansion of the system for additional staff over the last
few years," said Hugh Smith, the agency's IT director. "Also, since EFE has been on
the Appia system, we have found the service to be reliable and key Appia
representatives responsive to our needs."

About Appia Communications

Appia Communications is a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications
services, whose mission is to enable small and mid-sized companies and organizations
to realize the benefits of Internet Protocol (IP) technology. Appia's managed
solutions help customers reduce costs, enhance employee productivity, improve
customer care, and compete more effectively against much larger enterprises.

Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Appia has operations in New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Boston, and other markets in North
America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.appiaservices.com, or
call 877-277-4297. Appia is a Cisco Powered Network and holds advanced Cisco
communications certifications.

Web Site: http://www.appiaservices.com

Contact Details: Keli Minick
Marketing Communications Manager
Appia Communications
1030 Hastings St., Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49686

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