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Choosing Your Ideal Teams Phone Path: UniVoIP/Pure IP vs. RingCentral/8×8 – A Comprehensive Guide for Decision Makers Using TMBG’s Self-Discovery Options Checklist

5:30 PM EST on February 12, 2024

    ATEL migrates San Diego businesses to Teams Phone matching enterprises to the best Teams Phone providers

    ATEL migrates San Diego businesses to Teams Phone matching enterprises to the best Teams Phone providers

    Choosing Teams Phone Means Choosing Twice Among the Four Top Vendors: ATEL Communications & helps you choose!

    In today's fast-paced business environment, the integration of Microsoft Teams Phone is more than just an upgrade; it's a strategic decision that can significantly impact your communication infrastructure. UniVoIP and Pure IP, two of the top four Teams Phone vendors highlight the advantages of direct integration and the absence of call connection delays.

    To avoid Teams Phone "buyers remorse", it's crucial for IT decision makers and technology managers to understand the differences between the direct approach of UniVoIP/Pure IP and the indirect approach of RingCentral/8x8.

    ATEL Communications, a business information & communications technology ("ICT") integration distributor with 40 years experience serving San Diego's largest businesses has partnered with to help enterprise businesses migrate to Teams Phone after carefully reviewing all options utilizing our proprietary Teams Phone Options Self Discovery Checklist.

    Direct or Indirect? How to Choose Between the Two Best of Each Choice?

    UniVoIP & Pure IP's direct connection to Microsoft’s infrastructure offers a seamless experience, bypassing the delays caused by the UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) transfer methods used by RingCentral and 8x8.

    On the other hand, RingCentral and 8x8 have their strengths, offering comprehensive features, extensive global reach, and cost-effective solutions. Pure IP stands out with its focus on security, global coverage, and flexibility.

    TMBG's Teams Phone Self-Discovery Checklist:

    Following is the condensed version of TMBG's "Teams Phone Self-Discovery Checklist". Join or contact ATEL Communications to get the detailed version which is specially edited by TMBG's Teams Phone subject matter experts ("SMEs") to ensure you're steering clear of the well-known Teams Phone migration errors and ensure that your Teams Phone project deploys perfectly - on time & under budget!

    1. Integration and Connection:
      • A) Prefer direct Microsoft integration with minimal delays (UniVoIP/Pure IP)
      • B) OK with third-party UCaaS integration, considering broader features (RingCentral/8x8)
    2. Scale of Operations:
      • A) Large, enterprise-level with a need for robust global coverage (Pure IP/8x8)
      • B) Smaller, flexible deployments, or focused on specific regional markets (UniVoIP/RingCentral)
    3. Budget and Cost Efficiency:
      • A) Willing to invest more for direct services and specific features (UniVoIP/Pure IP)
      • B) Looking for cost-effective solutions with flexible plans (RingCentral/8x8)
    4. Feature Requirements:
      • A) Need advanced analytics, security, and compliance features (Pure IP/8x8)
      • B) Require deep CRM integrations and app ecosystems (RingCentral/UniVoIP)
    5. Growth and Scalability:
      • A) Rapidly growing, needing scalable and customizable solutions (Pure IP/UniVoIP)
      • B) Stable or moderate growth, prioritizing user-friendliness and integration ease (RingCentral/8x8)

    Answer Key:

    • Mostly A's in 1, 4, and 5: UniVoIP or Pure IP are likely your best fit, offering direct integration, advanced features, and scalability.
    • Mostly B's in 2, 3, and 4: RingCentral or 8x8 could be more suitable, providing broad features, global reach, and cost-effective options.

    Expanding the Analysis:

    • Pure IP is ideal for businesses needing a secure, flexible, and globally capable solution, especially valuable for large enterprises.
    • UniVoIP shines with its direct Microsoft integration, making it a strong candidate for businesses prioritizing smooth and efficient communication.
    • RingCentral offers a rich ecosystem of integrations and features, perfect for businesses looking for extensive app integration and versatility.
    • 8x8 stands out for its extensive global coverage and advanced analytics, suited for companies with a global presence and a focus on data-driven insights.
    • ATEL Communications has 40 years of expertise helping San Diego businesses choose achieve business phone system excellence starting with NEC and now with all enterprise grade business communication solutions. ATEL is a master integrator and distributor for all Teams Phone solutions provider including Pure IP, UniVoip, 8x8, RingCentral and a host of others.

    Conclusion & Invitation:

    As you navigate the complex terrain of Teams Phone implementation, remember that each vendor - UniVoIP, Pure IP, RingCentral, and 8x8 - offers distinct advantages tailored to different business needs. To ensure you make an informed decision and secure guaranteed low rates with maximum rewards, consider registering through Technology Manager Buyers Group (TMBG). Representing all reputable Teams Phone vendors, ATEL Communications and is your gateway to the best deals and solutions tailored to your organizational needs for 2024 and beyond.

    Get your Teams Phone investigation completed and migration underway by making a discovery appointment with ATEL's Steve Handelman by calling 858-646-4600 or visiting

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