Metro Corp. is a multi-media publishing company established in 1964 with a presence in Philadelphia and Boston. The company publishes magazines throughout the year on topics including general interest, wedding, home, and health and fitness. They also maintain two websites, Boston Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine, and a host of social media platforms to keep their readers informed.
Metro Corp.’s Director of IT, Daniel Shimberg, said the publishing company strives to be the authoritative voice of current events and activities in Philadelphia and Boston.
This aligns with their mission to create meaningful content and experiences that give their audiences a personal connection to the cities.
When moving their Philadelphia office in 2017, they decided to look into a VoIP provider to replace their 15-year-old legacy Nortel system.
The limited system had intermittent display issues, no integration to email, and required programming for simple tasks such as call forwarding.
We wanted to switch to VoIP, and Nextiva in particular, for some time but couldn’t justify it until we were moving our office. Our phone system was very out-of-date and lacked features. [The Nextiva pricing] was a win-win. It was an easy choice for me.