This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Multi-State Law Firm McDonnell And Associates Reduces Costs, Enables Mobility And Improves Efficiency With 8x8 Cloud Communications

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions, today announced that McDonnell and Associates, a multi-state, general practice law firm, is connecting seven offices and dozens of remote workers using 8x8 Virtual Office cloud communications services. The firm transitioned from an on-premise key telephone system to 8x8’s cloud-based platform in less than 30 days and has seen a dramatic reduction in its telephony maintenance costs and improvement in employee efficiency as a result.

McDonnell and Associates is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, and maintains additional offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. McDonnell and Associates operates as a general practice firm, focusing on real estate law, auto accidents and personal injury law, business formation, criminal defense, domestic issues and family law, wills/estate planning/probate, general civil law, civil litigation, and creditor's rights.

Initially, McDonnell and Associates used an NEC key system within its headquarters, but as the firm expanded, provisioning new users and installing equipment became time consuming and expensive. The firm’s ongoing maintenance contract for the system was also costly. Management decided to transition to a cloud-based telephony solution that could support McDonnell’s multi-state offices, as well as mobile attorneys who travel to complete real estate closings.

According to the firm’s CIO Paul Siskin, a couple of factors differentiated 8x8 right from the start. “8x8 has the most robust cloud solution and the best references in the industry,” said Siskin. “The mobile app is also ideal for our users, because we have attorneys traveling to banks and homes to sign off on closings, sometimes making multiple trips in one day.”

McDonnell and Associates first installed 8x8 service at its Columbia offices and at the locations of remote employees. Full deployment took less than 30 days. To date, McDonnell’s most significant cost savings have resulted from the drastic reduction in ongoing maintenance charges. According to Siskin, that is one of the most important advantages of the 8x8 system.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,034.93 +208.63 1.17%
S&P 500 2,100.40 +19.22 0.92%
NASDAQ 4,994.6020 +62.7870 1.27%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs