NEC Inmail VS Panasonic ESVM

I posted the other day on how far NEC have fallen behind in the small to medium PBX market. Today I had the pleasure of setting up the Inmail function on a new SV8100 and I just thought it deserved mentioning that there is one feature that comes built in to the NEC system that I really like. Voice mail to email appears to come standard. Take a note Panasonic… The ESVM card should have this feature. The TVM50 is cumbersome and useless all we need is email functionality on the built-in voice mail. As far as I can see from a technical viewpoint, the ESVM on the Panasonic system is far superior in all other ways but the VM to email is all the customer is going to care about.