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Software Description:

This service offers PBX features such as multiple extensions; Call control; Outlook, Salesforce, Google Docs, DropBox and Box integration; SMS; video conferencing and web conferencing; fax; auto-receptionist; call logs; and rule-based call routing and answering.
It is flexible, cloud-based VoIP PBX service packed with advanced features, and gives its users a fully featured phone system that integrates with several business applications (Gmail, Outlook, Salesforce, Zendesk, Desk.com) so they can make calls without leaving the program.

Software Description:

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, MessageBird connects over 15,000 enterprises to their global customers via the fastest and most reliable SMS, Voice and Chat APIs in the world.

Today MessageBird is powered by a world-class team of over 20 nationalities from offices in Amsterdam, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, London, Hamburg, and Shanghai. In October 2017 MessageBird announced a $60M Series A funding led by Accel, marking the largest Series A raised by any European software company or Y Combinator graduate to date.

Software Description:

ShoreTel, now as a part of the Mitel Company, offers business communications solutions for small and middle-sized enterprises. It particularly stands out for its client satisfaction, customer commitment, value, and cheapest cumulative ownership.

This service provides VoIP to more than 10,000 companies. The most popular platform is ShoreTel Connect, the cloud-based business VoIP solution, that also works as a hybrid solution with on-premises hardware.

There is also hosted service offered, via internet circuits or MPLS circuits.

Features:

  • Call Tracking
  • Call Disposition
  • Softphone
  • File Transfer
  • Video
  • Video Courses
  • Chat

Features:

  • Dashboard
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Recording
  • Chat
  • Scheduling
  • Contact Management
  • Email Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Password & Access Management
  • External Integrations
  • Notifications
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API

Features:

  • Click-to-Dial
  • Call Tracking
  • Call Recording
  • External Integrations
  • Scheduling
  • Notifications
  • Google Apps Integration
  • API
  • Contact Management
  • Email Integration

Summary:

  • Available phone numbers: Freephone numbers; Local numbers; Non-geo numbers; International numbers.

  • Cloud PBX: Hosted PBX service; Auto-Receptionist; Multi-level IVR;User templates; Music on hold; Extensions; Dial-by-Name Directory; Call Monitoring.

  • Phone service and devices: VoIP service; Caller ID control; RingOut®; RingMe®; Desk phones; Conference phones; Analogue adapters; Desktop app.

  • Call management: Answering rules; Call Forwarding; Automatic Call Recording; Presence; Call Flip; Call Park.

  • Voicemail and greetings: Voicemail; Voicemail-to-email; Visual voicemail; Greetings.

  • RingCentral Messaging: Unlimited texts; Mobile devices.

Summary:

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Summary:

    No key features associated with this application.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Entry: £9.99 month/user.
    Standard: £16.99 month/user.
    Premium: £24.99 month/user.
    Enterprise: £34.99 month/user.
    All options have 30 day free trial.

Telephony-only

$19.99
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Direct Dial
  • PBX functions
  • Voicemail
  • 3-Way Calling

Essentials

$30.99
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • All Telephony-only features
  • ShoreTel Connect Portal
  • ShoreTel Connect Desktop App
  • Instant Messaging (IM)
  • Online Meetings
  • Video Calling
  • Conferencing

Standard

$37.99
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • All Essentials features
  • Enhanced Services for Supervisors
  • Voicemail Transcription
  • CRM Integration

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • RingCentral is a feature rich VoIP phone system for medium-sized businesses.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • RingCentral is generally used as a cloud-based business phone system.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • It works on: Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Cloud storage integration, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, Zendesk, Desk.com, Google, Oracle Sales Cloud.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • RingCentral has an API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It offers: FAQs, a Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, MessageBird offers REST APIs for SMS, Voice, Chat, Number Lookup, and 2FA.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, it does.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, it does.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Enterprises looking to reach their customers around the world.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Two factor authentication, customer support, customer service, notifications, alerts, marketing, promotions, customer feedback.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is most frequently used in tandem with CRM, ERP or HR software.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations available: G-Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, NetSuite, Zendesk, Microsoft Dynamics, JobDiva, Office 365.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • This service is mostly used by smaller and middle-sized enterprises.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Platforms: Web-based, On-premise, Android, iOS.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • ShoreTel is VoIP and Unified Communication platform.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, ShoreTel offers API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support offered: Online Support, Phone Support, Email Support, Training.

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Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses MessageBird
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Languages:
Spanish, German, French, English, Dutch
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses ShoreTel
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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