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We’ve partnered with the UK’s No.1 SIP provider, Gamma, to bring you Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams. Helping you to create a single fully cloud-based communication solution using Microsoft Teams and Business Voice.
As businesses shift to remote working, Microsoft Teams is flying off the shelves as the go to collaboration product. With Direct Routing from Gamma, they can now unlock the full potential of Teams and benefit from the ability to make and receive calls by turning Teams into a fully cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solution.
Direct Routing from Gamma is a cost-effective alternative to Calling Plans for Microsoft 365, allowing you to replace any existing phone system with Teams for all inbound and outbound calling to landlines and mobiles.
Benefits - See the benefits of providing a collaborative and flexible solution like this.
Battlecard - The benefits don’t stop there, we can help you understand opportunities, deal with objections/hesitations and overcome challenges.
Calling Plan Comparison
Selling Direct Routing from Gamma through Giacom is the most ‘feature rich’ way of getting the most out of a calling plan for Teams. Meaning you benefit from enhanced features, and all for the best price too.
|Feature||M365 Business Voice||Gamma Direct Routing with Giacom|
|Contract Term||12 months||Monthly|
|Inclusive Minutes Bundle||✔
1,200 UK Geo, bespoke available
Unlimited mins UK Geo and Mobile mins (T&Cs apply)
|Out of Bundle Minutes||Do not make margin||Make margin|
International bundles as standard (£18.10)
|Automated (No need for Powershell)||N/A||✖
Via MS or STCM
|Voicemail to Email||✖||✔|
|Call Forwarding Always||✔||✔|
|Call Forwarding Busy||✔||✔|
Available via 3rd parties
Available via 3rd parties
|Enhanced Call Analytics / Reporting||✔||✔|
|Flexible Number Presentation||Limited to numbers on service only||CLI presentation on an overriding single number|
|Time and Holiday Schedules||✔||✔|
|STCM App FOC - access anywhere, anytime||✖||✔|
Not already selling Microsoft Teams with Business Voice?
Selling Teams is easy because many of your customers will inevitably turn to Teams to adapt to the new way of working. But how about enabling them with a unified way of working with full voice capability too? With help from Microsoft 365 Business Voice and Gamma calling plan, you can turn Teams into a low cost, powerful and flexible telephone system.
What are the key benefits?
Maximise existing M365 license cost and increase consumption
Carrier-class resilience and availability
Enables collaborative and flexible/remote working
Cheaper than Microsoft Calling Plans
Gamma’s network carries over a billion business minutes every month
Gamma is UK’s No.1 SIP Trunk provider
Full management support
Industry leading SLAs
Pure cloud solution, no expensive outlayon hardware
SIP Trunk Call Manager provides business continuity and disaster recovery as standard
And the benefits don’t just stop there, to help your business grow and get those potential customers lined up we’ll also help you understand opportunities, deal with objections/hesitations and overcome any challenges. See how we can help in our battlecard.
Why not take our Decision Tree to your customers to help them figure out whether they should go for Direct Routing by Gamma or Calling Plans by Microsoft.
Figures that show us why you shouldn’t you miss out on the opportunity to sell now...
Collaboration tools have seen an explosion in the marketplace over the last couple of years and that trend is only set to grow. By including Microsoft Teams as a free add-on with qualifying business licenses (such as E3 and E5) the number of users has grown exponentially:
have 77% of the global desktop market
O365 licences globally
UK O365 licences in UK
daily active users
more than in July
increase in a week as a result of home working brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic
MS growth forecasts 19/20 (50M users)
Phone System only 8%
PSTN enablement leaving a potential 92% (over 6 million users) who could benefit from Microsoft Teams - Direct Routing
Request a demo
Want to know more? Why not request a demo with a Gamma expert for a quick overview of who Gamma are, what the direct routing proposition looks like and a walkthrough of the Gamma call manager for setting up call routing, etc.
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Why choose Giacom?
Partnering with Giacom helps you save money and work more efficiently.
Rapid provisioning and management
Efficiency is key when it comes to running a business, that’s why we make it possible for you to order, deliver and manage cloud services in just a few clicks, saving you time that could be used more productively.
Easy on easy off
Giacom offer quick and easy migration with no contract tie-ins, meaning you can turn your account on and off to suit your business needs. We also offer a 'try before you buy' with all the cloud solutions.
Simple end of month billing
We offer one invoice and one monthly bill for all your customers' cloud services all in one place, so that you know exactly what’s going out and when.
Our tech support team will work with you to ensure your cloud provisioning runs as smoothly as possible. Providing tech enabled resources, backed by people who care and who know their stuff.
Frequently asked questions
Who are Gamma?
We are an award-winning and leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). They offer a range of Unified Communications, Mobile and Connectivity services, providing robust and secure end-to-end business communication and collaboration solutions that enable businesses to easily collaborate internally whilst also providing a better customer experience.
What is Direct Routing by Gamma?
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.
Gamma has built a bespoke Direct Routing architecture to enable full voice capability natively into Microsoft Teams.
Any company using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams as their unified communications tool can implement Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams from Gamma as their preferred provider for voice and benefit from cost savings, increased functionality and support for migration.
What minutes bundle is available with Direct Routing?
Unlimited 01, 02, 03 and UK mobile calls.
Is the minutes bundle pooled across the Gamma Direct Routing end point?
Yes, the available minutes are aggregated across all users.
Is it possible to increase and decrease the number of users during the contract term?
Yes, the product is inherently flexible to adapt to the changing business environment.
Is there an international minutes bundle available for Direct Routing customers?
You can make international calls and be charged per minute based on rate card. Alternatively, you can purchase the international calls bundle.
Does every MS Teams user still require a Microsoft Business Voice licence with Gamma Direct Routing?
Not all M365 licences need to be aligned to a MS Business Voice Licence, but Yes, every user who requires voice enablement will requires a MS Business Voice licence. As an example, a customer tenant may include 1000 users, but you could choose only to enable a subset of those users for PSTN voice, say 800.
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