Unified Technologies Celebrates 2nd Year; Expects to Reach $10M in Sales in 2011 – a Projected 200% Year-Over-Year Increase Company Provides VoIP and Security and Structured Cabling Products and Services to More than 350 Clients in Region
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Unified Technologies celebrated its second anniversary in June with two successful years under its belt and is entering its third year with a growth projection of 200 percent. In 2010, the company had $5.2 million in sales and in the first quarter alone of 2011, Unified Technologies had reached $3.4 million in sales. Scott Diamond, Unified Technologies president and chief executive officer, expects the company to reach $10 million in total sales for 2011.
Unified Technologies started in June, 2009 with 27 employees – all with previous experience in the area’s telecommunications industry. The company is employee-owned and now has 36 employees and offices in Louisville and Lexington.
One of the Fastest Growing ShoreTel Partners
Unified Technologies has an exclusive resale relationship with IP business communications leader, ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), selling its voice, data and messaging products. In 2010, Unified Technologies was one of the fastest growing ShoreTel partners nationwide, and ranked #12 in ShoreTel’s Circle of Excellence for its revenue and customer satisfaction. In 2011, Unified Technologies received the #4 ranking in ShoreTel’s Circle of Excellence as a top reseller.
“From day one, we knew that we wanted to offer our customers ShoreTel products, as they are truly the best-in-class communications systems on the market today,” says Diamond. “We are extremely proud that our partnership has ‘led’ us to becoming #12 in 2010. And, even more exciting, #4 in 2011!”
Chuck Krogman, vice president of Channel Development with ShoreTel, credits the successful partnership with Unified Technologies to “the complete commitment of service to the customer that everyone at Unified Technologies exemplifies.” Krogman continues, “This is a seasoned team of individuals – from the executive staff to the install team. And they look to overachieve for their customers at every level.”
Diamond also explains that the decision to become an exclusive ShoreTel partner was because of the product’s simplicity, while at the same time providing the most powerful real-time communications platform available in the industry today. Diamond explains, “Our customers love ‘brilliant simplicity’ of the ShoreTel products. The communications systems are easy to use and integrate seamlessly with today’s technologies. We can integrate desk phones with iPhones, or security systems with smartphone video. The possibilities are really amazing and definitely individualized to each of our customers and their business needs.”
Unified Technologies Grows to 350 Customers in 21 States and Canada
Unified Technologies’ fast growth has primarily been driven from its customer base in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. However, Unified Technologies has supported its customers with installations and communications systems in 21 states and Canada.
“We know that our success is a direct result of the personal relationship that we have with each and every one of our clients,” says Diamond. “What makes us different is our exhaustive analysis of a client’s business – their internal and external communication flows, their customer make-up, their internal motivators, industry reviews, etc. We dive deep into all of these items before we develop a phone and communications networking solution for them. We want to create a system that allows our customers to worry less about their communications and more about making their own business as successful as they can.”
Unified Technologies Credits Growth to Increasing Need for Customer Mobility
Diamond believes that the need for the products and services that Unified Technologies provides its customers are in such high demand because of the changing corporate office environment. “Everyone is on the move right now,” says Diamond. “No longer are employees sitting at desks all day long waiting for their phones to ring. Our customers are out and about and using many different types and forms of communication devices for their news, to talk to their own clients and to communicate instantaneously. What we have been able to succeed at is understanding what each of our customer’s mobility needs are and make sure that they are connected in real-time. So, whether they are sitting at their desk or on their way to their next appointment, they are not going to miss that important phone call or critical message.”
For more information about Unified Technologies, please visit www.unified-team.com.
About Unified Technologies
Unified Technologies provides VoIP and networking products and services for customers needing a simple, yet comprehensive, solution for their telecommunications network. The company is a value-added reseller of ShoreTel products, a leading provider of pure IP unified communications systems. ShoreTel products enable companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications-voice, data, messaging-with their business processes. Unified Technologies also works with businesses to integrate Web/audio/video conferencing and building security into a communications network. To reach Unified Technologies, please call (502) 459-9141.