IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR THE 'NEW NORMAL'?
Empowering homeworking through collaborative tools just like Business Voice for remote workers could help UK businesses save money and excel in the ‘new normal’.
‘Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home multiple days a week by the end of 2021.’
Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics
CONNECT FASTER AND EASIER
Start a call, schedule and join meetings more easily, right from Outlook. Your attendees can join just as fast from Outlook or any web browser without application downloads or sign-in required.
A no obligation 30-Day free trial of Microsoft Business Voice is available upon request. Please get in touch with our team to arrange this.
MICROSOFT CALLING PLANS VS DIRECT ROUTING
Microsoft Business Voice can be implemented in two ways, either through Microsoft Calling Plans or by Direct Routing.
We’re explained both options below:
Using Microsoft Calling Plans
A Microsoft Calling Plan is created and managed fully by Microsoft. This option is expensive and only available in a few territories. Porting numbers can also be confusing and time consuming, with no dedicated contact to help with the process.
The Microsoft Calling Plan includes a domestic calling plan with 1,200 minutes per user, per month within UK.
Using Direct Routing
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing is the flexible, accessible and cost-effective alternative to Microsoft Calling Plans allowing you to make and receive calls external to your business from Microsoft Teams using SIP Trunks to route the calls.
Any company using Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams as their unified communications tool can implement Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams from SoConnect as their preferred provider for voice and benefit from cost savings, increased functionality and support for migration.
Direct Routing includes a domestic calling plan with 4,000 minutes per user, per month within the UK.
MODERN PHONE SYSTEM
Everything you expect from a phone system with call control, auto-attendants, voicemail and more
MAINTAIN HIGH AVAILABILITY
Keep your business running smoothly anywhere you work with Microsoft’s 99.9% up-time guarantee.
ALL IN ONE SOLUTION
Communicate from a single app, sync contacts effortlessly and save time and money with a best-in-class phone system.
BUILT INTO MICROSOFT 365
Setup and management are centralised in Office 365 with the ability to get phone numbers in minutes – familiar and comfortable.
Stay connected on the move with a single number accessible across computers, mobiles and desk phones.
POWERFUL ONLINE MEETINGS
With dial-in conferencing, real-time captioning and translation, meetings are both productive and secure in Teams.
With Microsoft 365 Business Voice, you’ll receive peace of mind with in-built security, privacy and compliance delivered directly from Microsoft’s trusted cloud. Create sites, groups and separate portals for internal and external communication, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your workspaces are confidential to group members only.
CALLING, CHAT AND MEETINGS IN A SINGLE APP
Simplify your communications by unifying calling with chat and meetings in Microsoft Teams. Your contacts and calendar are connected across Teams and Outlook. And take collaboration to the next level by using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint within calls and meetings.
CALL FROM ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE
Stay connected with a single phone number across your computer, mobile device, and desk phone. Get a consistent experience across devices with the Microsoft Teams app and Teams devices. Make calls and join meetings with one-click.
DELIVERED FROM MICROSOFT'S TRUSTED CLOUD
Keep your business secure and running smoothly with an enterprise-grade phone system. Microsoft’s cloud provides built-in redundancy and load balancing with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Plus, you get cloud-powered AI with voicemail transcription, inline chat translation, and real-time captioning in meetings.
OUR MICROSOFT 365 BUSINESS VOICE INCLUDES:
• Cloud-based phone system with advanced features including call transfer, multi-level auto attendants, and call queues.
• Includes a domestic calling plan with 4,000 minutes per user, per month within UK.
• Dial-in audio conferencing for up to 250 people per meeting.
• Call from anywhere, on any device through the Microsoft Teams app on desktop, mobile, web, and desk phones.
Business Voice requires a Microsoft 365 subscription that includes Microsoft Teams. It is an add-on subscription for up to 300 users, that cannot be used standalone. Business Voice add-on and trial are only available for users with qualifying plans.