1 Pricing and availability vary per country / region.
**At the time of publication (09.2020), the minimum licensing1 for Microsoft Teams® Phone System requires an Office 365 E3 licence (€19.70/user/mth), the Phone System add-on (€6.70/user/mth) plus either a Microsoft Calling Plan (approx €20.20/user/mth) or the Direct Routing option (certified PBX / SBC licence required).
With Microsoft Teams®, costs quickly mount up as it is licensed on a per user basis. Businesses looking to add telephony and unify their business communications into a consolidated platform with Teams® will have to fork out even more. Each user will require a minimum of an Office 365 E3 subscriptions, a Phone System user add-on licence and a calling plan subscription. Compared to pascom’s all-inclusive subscriptions, it’s clear to see that pascom offers the ideal, extremely cost attractive alternative to Microsoft Teams®.
Alongside user-friendly collaboration tools such as chat, team chat, audio,- video,- and web conferencing, fax to e-mail and many more, pascom also offers an extensive range of advanced management, Contact Centre, reporting and Automatic Call Distribution functionality. With Mircosoft Teams®, the necessary advanced voice and contact centre features required to ensure consistently exceptional customer experiences are either not included or only available as an add-on.
pascom offers an open-standards alternative to Microsoft Teams® and is therefore ideal for any business that utilises non-Microsoft products such as LDAP as well as allowing you to choose your the VoIP Providers and IP endpoint vendors that best suite your business requirements. As an open-standards communications platform, pascom also integrates nicely with a wide range of Microsoft products such as Outlook, Exchange and Active Directory ensuring that Microsoft product fans can also benefit and save considerably on licensing and choosing the best-suited voice tariffs and VoIP hardware to match your business’ requirements.
As anyone who has ever tried to gain support from Microsoft can tell you, their preferred option is self-service, figure it out on your own. This is okay for some products but is not a good option when it comes to business-critical applications such as Business Telephony. As a specialised phone system vendor, pascom supports customers with access to a professional, dedicated support team and managed service options. What’s more, setting up the pascom phone system is quick and easy and the pascom support team will be on hand throughout the initial setup process and beyond.
Want to know more about how the pascom business communications platform compares to Mircosoft Teams®? Then contact our sales team and arrange a no strings attached online demo with one of our consultants and get your questions answered.
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