Whenever I talk to potential customers about the incredible benefits offered by Microsoft Teams, the conversation tends to follow a familiar pattern.
Yes, they completely understand the incredible business advantages of Teams, with its instant messaging, online meetings and collaboration, calling and web conferencing capabilities.
They also totally get why Microsoft Teams is practically tailor-made for the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 era, where working from home means that reliable connectivity between employees – wherever they happen to be physically located – is more important than ever.
But Isn’t It All Too Much Work?
However, even though Microsoft Teams ticks all the right boxes when it comes to the ideal unified communications (UC) platform, these discussions frequently come back to the same crucial sticking point. How can busy IT teams find the time to take responsibility for planning, building and managing the infrastructure required for a successful Microsoft Teams deployment, not to mention the application itself, when employees are dispersed across so many different locations?
For example – and this is a pretty common scenario these days – instead of supporting the UC needs of 2,000 employees in five different branches, IT teams now need to look after thousands of “micro-branches” – that is, staff working remotely from home. This can be a considerable burden for even the most dedicated IT professionals, who – don’t forget – still have all their regular daily tasks to perform as well.
But it needn’t be like this.
Give a Warm Welcome to AudioCodes Live!
At AudioCodes, we want each and every business – businesses just like yours – to be able to enjoy the huge productivity shot in the arm that Microsoft Teams brings to the table.
That’s precisely why we created AudioCodes Live for Microsoft Teams. We understand that you want to focus on running your business rather than thinking about how to manage new IT projects. It’s our way of giving you all the advantages of Teams with minimal effort required on your part.
AudioCodes Live consists of a portfolio of managed services that eliminates complexity from the integration of Teams collaboration, unified communications and enterprise telephony.
It is available in three different versions: Essentials, Pro and Premium.
Our seasoned experts take care of your entire Teams migration, including planning the deployment, installing the hardware and overseeing every part of the solution on a day-to-day basis, with support given 24/7.
As you can imagine, this level of care and attention naturally results in a seamless, rapid and cost-effective migration to Teams, giving you a high quality voice and video collaboration experience delivered as a fully managed service. All this is available as a per-user-per month model, so you can take all the guesswork out of number-crunching and budget planning.
Furthermore, if you are pressured for time to get rolling with Microsoft Teams calling capabilities, and need a quick and easy solution to roll out Direct Routing to some of your branches, why not simply leverage our Live Essentials on Azure This is a full Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS) that you can subscribe to in minutes, really, about 12 minutes, right from Azure Marketplace, Azure AppSource or your IT Azure portal. All you need is IT admin credentials and the details of your SIP trunk contract. Some large enterprises also find this as an extremely effective way to run Proof-of-Concept (POC) validation for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing.
AudioCodes Live for Microsoft Teams can be delivered in conjunction with your existing partner of choice, whether you are already working with an Office 365 partner helping you through your AD transformation, or a telephony integrator with whom you have a long standing relationship related to your legacy telephony solution, or even Microsoft Skype for Business.
And It Doesn’t Stop There…
If you want to enhance your employees’ Teams experience even further, we can also throw in some fantastic additional subscription-based options, including IP phones, video and audio room conferencing, call recording and our unique Meeting Insights solution for getting the most out of your meetings. Sit back and watch your employees’ productivity go through the roof!
So, if you’re ready to start your digital transformation journey and join the Microsoft Teams revolution – but you find the whole idea just slightly daunting – you need someone you can trust to show you the way.
You need AudioCodes Live.