“A typical enterprise with 20,000 users using existing methods to migrate users would be looking at deploying up to a 100 SBCs each requiring separate configuration and management. Utilizing the full power of automation and the flexibility of the SIPPIO platform you can begin this transformation wherever your enterprise is today”. – Paul McMillan, Chief Evangelist

Background

Since the early part of this century the telecom market has undergone substantial change. Much of that change to date was driven by consolidation and optimization of the IT resources and cost savings associated with that transformation. Voice over IP (VOIP) started that consolidation and as unified communications entered the picture there was further consolidation/optimization. Finally, the transition to UCaaS was yet another milestone on the journey to transform communications and accelerate it by leveraging cloud-based technologies.

With all that has happened in the last 20 years, it was not until the introduction of team-based collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams that enterprises could really see the value in consolidating all their communication and collaboration tools into a single user experience. Estimates suggest nearly 750 million traditional telecom endpoints still exist in the market today ready to be transformed. The obvious question is why and what needs to change to accelerate this transformation.

The Challenge

Voice is hard. PBX vendors have set a high bar for reliability and feature functions and they have been entrenched for many years in customer environments. Customers have high expectations as a result and low tolerance for a poor user experience. However, the main challenge continues to be how to migrate millions of users efficiently & as frictionless as possible. An enterprise of any size and scale has normally been reluctant to move their voice platforms to the cloud and realize the full benefits of Microsoft Teams due to the complexity of manually migrating voice users from an array of disparate voice platforms. They lack the tools and the process to make the transformation pain free but that is all about to change.

What’s Changed

As innovation in the cloud has progressed at a rapid pace, new tools and APIs are now available that have a massive impact on how enterprises can transform and migrate their current platforms. Automation is playing a critical role in how we visualize this transformation and SIPPIO is at the forefront.

Why SIPPIO

SIPPIO addresses these key challenges with a 100% native Azure based Platform as a Service offering.

Using state of the art responsive design concepts, the SIPPIO platform fully automates the process of voice enabling end users to take full advantage of their Microsoft Teams environment. SIPPIO can onboard end users in a matter of minutes at scale and with no need to understand complex PowerShell configurations.

SIPPIO offers maximum flexibility to migrate an existing voice infrastructure. Customers that have disparate PBX platforms but have a need to connect immediately to realize cost savings and optimization can leverage the PBX Connect service. If you already have a SIP provider but want to leverage the automation capabilities to facilitate your move to Microsoft Teams, SIPPIO provides Carrier Connect retail services. This allows you tie in your SIP provider of choice and leverage the full power of the SIPPIO Voice Panel to move your users as your needs dictate.

Migration Ease

Leveraging automation completely changes the transformation challenges associated with moving your voice infrastructure to Teams. A typical enterprise with 20,000 users using existing methods to migrate users would be looking at deploying up to a 100 SBCs each requiring separate configuration and management. Plotting a migration of this scale can take a lot of time and expertise both of which are in short supply. In addition, the expertise required to deploy, configure, and manage this infrastructure is expensive and difficult to retain. SIPPIO and its partner channels can radically simplify this process for customers. Utilizing the full power of automation and the flexibility of the SIPPIO platform you can begin this transformation wherever your enterprise is today.

There is no question that the benefits associated with using Microsoft Teams as your communications and collaboration platform are many.

  • A single repository for all your collaboration needs
  • Cloud based and Agile innovation that adds new features on a consistent basis
  • Leveraging a single network infrastructure that reduces costs and complexity
  • Highly secure and available global footprint to facilitate an enterprise looking to expand

These are just a few of the benefits but the journey to get here has been a long one. With SIPPIO you can accelerate this transformation starting today and realize all the benefits of Microsoft Teams sooner. No matter where you are starting in your journey, SIPPIO can help you transform and accelerate to get the most value out of your Microsoft Teams environment.

**Editor’s Note: Try a free trial of SIPPIO to see the full capabilities of voice in Microsoft Teams come to life. And be on the lookout for a podcast with Paul McMillan and Doug Green on Thursday, January 28th. As the Marketing Manager at SIPPIO, Kate McQuade strives to drive value, increase productivity, and promote agility by enabling calling capabilities with SIPPIO in Microsoft Teams. Follow her on LinkedIn. Paul McMillan’s dedication to accelerate innovation in voice as a service propels that conversation further into the modern workplace. Follow him on LinkedIn.