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ePlus Technology Offers eCaaS: Collaboration as a Service

HERNDON, Va., July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has introduced ePlus Collaboration as a Service (eCaaS), a comprehensive solution for office collaboration that features on-premise equipment at a fixed monthly cost. The packaged solution is ideal for mid-sized enterprises who seek a single, managed solution for voice, video, and messaging, yet desire the security and convenience of on-premise equipment managed by a leading solutions provider. With robust out-of-the box functionality, eCaaS can be easily configured to meet unique business requirements of almost any business. The eCaaS solution includes:

  • State-of-the-art collaboration technology based on Cisco technology—with voice, video, instant messaging/presence, web conferencing, and contact center capabilities—installed at the customer's location
  • ePlus Service Advantage for design, configuration, and installation
  • ePlus Managed Services for 24/7 proactive monitoring and management support, patch management, and reporting.
  • Fixed monthly fee for the entire solution, including the equipment, installation, maintenance, and managed services

Easily customized to meet customer needs, eCaaS configurations are available for businesses with up to 1,000 users in total, at one or at multiple locations.

"Organizations are looking to simplify office communications—and at the same time minimize costs and eliminate the need for capital expenditures," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "ePlus Collaboration as a Service offers our customers the same cost benefits as a hosted solution along with the peace of mind to know that their critical communications infrastructure is safe and secure on their own premises. It puts the latest technology in their hands, without having to worry about selection, installation, asset ownership, or maintenance."

For more information about ePlus Collaboration as a Service, visit www.eplus.com/eCaaS.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 890 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlusinc.

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CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP ePlus inc. kparkhurst@eplus.com 703-984-8150Source:ePlus inc.