Wainhouse Research Evaluates Prysm Visual Workplace: Rousing Thumbs Up

Research firm calls Prysm solution powerful, flexible, enterprise-ready

San Jose, Calif., August 16, 2016

Wainhouse Research, an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market, has released its hands-on evaluation of Prysm Visual Workplace

The results of the testing concluded that Prysm Visual Workplace is powerful, flexible, and enterprise-ready, and offers an enterprise-worthy number of customization options to tailor to specific use cases. The study went on to state that even beyond that, Prysm is easy and fun to use, and it takes much of the stress, and almost all of the complexity, out of real-time collaboration and brainstorming sessions.

Of particular note was what Wainhouse Research referred to as the “Prysm Display Effect”, which combines large displays, a multi-touch display surface with standard gestures such as pinch and drag, streamlined and specific workflow, and the ability to resize and reposition objects quickly and easily. According to the report, when these items are combined, they work together to create an immersive experience that is both fun and somehow liberating, in a content creation and collaboration sense, for the user. 

“Due to the Prysm touch UI and streamlined workflow, in just a few minutes a typical user will go from a Prysm-newbie to a Prysm-empowered collaborator,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. “We tested this concept with a few non-techies in our office, and the proof is in the pudding. We found ourselves turning to the Prysm system for more than just testing, and began using the solution within our daily workflow. Our sales staff and even the folks in the next suite over in our building are now Prysm-users.”

 “Wainhouse Research is one of the most respected analyst firms for UC&C analysis, so their evaluation and hands-on testing of our product, which resulted in a big thumbs up, is an incredibly proud moment for Prysm,” said Paige O’Neill, CMO, Prysm. “The future of work is heavily tied to collaboration as enterprise teams must be able to seamlessly collaborate no matter the location or device. The fact that the Wainhouse Research team went from just testers to ongoing Prysm users is a huge testament to the power of our solution.”

Testing Background:

In May, 2016, Prysm commissioned Wainhouse Research to test the Prysm Visual Workplace. Over the course of three months, the Wainhouse Research test lab conducted a series of tests on Prysm Visual Workplace, which includes Prysm Cloud, Prysm Application Suite and Prysm displays. Wainhouse used the Prysm 85” display to create and use projects and workspaces, share content and sessions with others, and conducted numerous Skype for Business meetings, while sharing Prysm content during those meetings. The team accessed workspaces from the web on desktop PCs, notebooks and tablets. For more details on the methodology and testing and for access of the full report, please click through here.

More about Prysm Visual Workplace:

Prysm Visual Workplace improves enterprise collaboration and employee engagement. The product combines content from multiple sources – including video, web apps, documents and images – into highly visual cloud-based workspaces. Team members, no matter where they work, can see and interact with this content in real time, paving the way for effective, engaging meetings and accelerating business agility and innovation.

About Prysm, Inc.
Prysm is helping companies define a new way of work. One where applications, content, video conferencing and the Web can all be easily combined into a visual workspace where teams can create, edit and share. These interactive workspaces are stored in the cloud and available on any sized screen. Prysm’s Visual Workplace solutions span from executive briefing center to home office — and every size workplace in between. Today, Prysm powers 20 percent of the Fortune 500 and our customers are leaders in all industries including technology, energy, finance, healthcare, media and universities. To define your company’s new way of work, visit prysm.com.

About Wainhouse Research
Wainhouse Research is an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The company conducts multi-client as well as custom research studies for industry vendors and consults with end users on key implementation issues. The firm also publishes a news blog, white papers and market statistics, and delivers public and private seminars as well as presentations at industry meetings.  Wainhouse Research analysts have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Economist, Fortune, Business Week, PC Magazine, and other leading publications. Learn more at http://www.wainhouse.com.


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