Unity SIP 365

Solving the Microsoft Calling Plan Cost Challenge

With Unity SIP 365

Is your organization on or moving to Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business? Then one challenge you will run into is handling voice services.

While Microsoft added PSTN Calling with Microsoft Calling Plans for Teams and Skype for Business, giving your users their own primary telephone number, it sounds great until you see the costs.

Microsoft’s recommended Domestic calling plan for Canada is almost $15 per user and if you add international calling, it doubles. That is a lot to pay for PSTN access and some very basic calling features like call forwarding and call hold.

At the same time, your organisation likely has an existing PBX that was paid for years ago and offers a huge set of calling capabilities that many users are already familiar. While some users will want to live inside Microsoft Teams, many that will still need to depend on voice calling.

The solution? Direct Routing with Unity SIP 365.

Unity SIP 365 leverages Unity SIP and a Microsoft certified Session Border Controller (SBC) to route calls to both your Microsoft Teams environment and your existing PBX at the same time. With our flexible and scalable calling packaged per Customer, Organizations can enjoy the benefits of Microsoft Teams and PSTN calling without the high cost.

Leverage Existing Infrastructure

You invested in your existing communications infrastructure which could still provide reliable and high quality service. Your users know how to use it and rely on it today. While users can take advantage of Microsoft Teams as a collaboration tool, it really doesn’t add much when it comes to voice services.

Why not get the best of both worlds?

Unity SIP 365 allows your users to make and receive calls using whatever tool they feel most comfortable with.

This is particularly important for those organizations who are not sure about their technology direction, don’t have the budget to go all out right now or simply need the ability to transition at their own pace. This is especially true in the public sector.

Benefits of Direct Routing with Unity SIP 365

Cut your Voice Services Costs

Organizations can save costs in two ways with Unity SIP. If they haven’t already done so, they can replace their digital and analogue trunks connected to their PBX with Unity SIP. Right out of the gate organizations will see savings of 50% or more.

Then, by using Unity SIP 365 to set up Direct Routing into their Microsoft Teams environment, you can achieve additional savings over Microsoft Calling Plans.

REplace your legacy PSTN with Unity SIP 365

Leverage Existing Infrastructure

You invested in your existing communications infrastructure which could still provide reliable and high quality service. Your users know how to use it and rely on it today. While users can take advantage of Microsoft Teams as a collaboration tool, it really doesn’t add much when it comes to voice services.

Why not get the best of both worlds?

Unity SIP 365 allows your users to make and receive calls using whatever tool they feel most comfortable with.

This is particularly important for those organizations who are not sure about their technology direction, don’t have the budget to go all out right now or simply need the ability to transition at their own pace. This is especially true in the public sector.

Network and Infrastructure Neutral

Unity SIP 365 leverages a Microsoft certified Session Border Controller. Unity SIP is also certified to work with Avaya Aura, Cisco Call Manager, Mitel Connect as well as Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. In fact, Unity SIP works with 80+ PBXs.

What’s more, Unity SIP 365 uses a 100% cloud based Session Border Controller.

Security with an SBC

Because you are using a data connection to now handle your voice calls you may question how we secure those lines.

Unity provides a 100% cloud based Session Border Controller (SBC). This device allows us to do voice quality and reliability analysis and it is also your first line of defence against unwanted data attacks like DDoS.

SBCs provide quality of service checking, they manage network traversal and much, much more.

Bottom line, there is no risk in moving to SIP Trunks when an SBC is installed.

25-50% Cost Savings

Unity SIP alone, can you anywhere from 25% to 50% per month over existing  ‘Telco’ trunk costs. Add the ability to displace expensive Microsoft Calling Plans and offset any unnecessary PBX replacement costs right now, and you can see huge savings by deploying this effective solution.

Number Portability and DIDs

Unity SIP Trunks can do all that was done with your traditional trunks and more.

Your existing phone numbers can be ported over – just as they can be today moving from one carrier to another.

SIP Trunks support DID or Direct Inward Dial capability. With DID a call can be sent directly to a PBX extension.

Why Unity Connected Solutions for SIP

Direct Routing

Direct Routing and UNity SIP 365 with Microsoft Teams
– Call outside your company on the largest Canadian footprint available and 50+International countries
– Local voice (DID, Toll Free and Emergency Services)

We offer the simplicity of one voice provider for cost optimization on traditional and next generation business communication solutions.

End to End Services

We take care of everything from envisioning your solution, to full turn key professional services for implementation/support, through to driving the value by adoption.

Our flexible deployment options allow for customers to migrate at their own pace. We help business get the most out of Microsoft Teams.

Best in Class Service

Unity offers a full range of Service offerings:
– Managed Microsoft teams environments plus on going legacy PBX management and support
-Cloud Managed SBCs for Teams Calling
-End user endpoints: video, phone, headset, analog
-Security by design
-Practical guidance on business integrations for
workflows