Skype today unveiled a new Web-based managed tool designed for businesses. The solution, Skype Manager, will replace Skype's Business Control Panel which was developed to provide SMB's the ability to organize Skype usage among employees.
Feature of Skype Manager include centralized payment system and real-time analysis and reporting capabilities. It also gives companies the ability to manage Skype user accounts across an organization and assign Skype features through an administration dashboard.
“We looked at how Skype is being used in the workplace and specifically designed Skype Manager to make it easier for businesses to centrally manage how Skype is used, managed and paid for by an organization,” said David Gurle, VP and General Manager of Skype for Business. “We want to empower businesses to exploit the full power and value of Skype so they receive all the benefits of enhanced collaboration and cost savings.”
Skype Manager is being offered as a free trial until the end of October 2010.