Aug 26 2019 07:13 AM
Aug 26 2019 07:13 AM
Is anynone using a Call Center third party application in a Teams Only environment? I know Landiscomputer but it seems quiet expensive and is not supported for Teams Only.
Or any ideas how to replace a conventional PBX regarding call history and "missed call templates" with Outlook integration?
Thanks and Best Regards
Aug 26 2019 01:04 PM
Aug 26 2019 02:07 PM
@Fabio_Kap The APIs really aren't far away now, so I would suggest speaking to companies who provide Skype contact center solutions to hear what their plans are. Here's the official list https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/skypeforbusiness/certification/isv-overview
Personally I've used Anywhere365, which is very flexible, and I would also highlight Landiscomputer.com as a very capable company. I hear a lot about Enghouse, but haven't used it personally.
Dec 14 2019 11:36 AM - edited Dec 17 2019 05:35 AM
@Fabio_KapI just wanted to clarify that the Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams is a native teams contact center built on the Microsoft Teams Meeting & Calling API's and works "Teams Only". (the product is in Preview now, awaiting Microsoft to release the Calling API features used in the product to GA)
Also, the pricing will be simple and competitive.
Jan 22 2020 10:48 PM
Tendfor is a contact center and attendant solution for pure Teams deployment. It uses the Microsoft Graph Cloud Communications API and is a cloud offering. The solution has been running in preview since the first of October 2019 and full production since the 18:th of December 2019 with live customers.
May 05 2020 03:23 AM
Hi @Fabio_Kap ,
Geomant added Teams Contact Center support to their Buzzeasy Customer Experience Orchestration Platform so it is no longer for digital channels only (Chatbot, WhatsApp, Messenger, Social etc.), but supports voice using* Teams: https://www.geomant.com/buzzeasy-contact-centre-for-microsoft-teams
(* Note: also supports Avaya, but that may not be that important here :) )
It is available on Microsoft AppSource:
Jun 03 2020 01:04 AM
Competella have released their SaaS Contact Center (hosted in Azure) using the native Teams calling API, have a look at https://appsource.microsoft.com/da-dk/product/web-apps/competellaab.competellacc?tab=Overview @Fabio_Kap
Jun 30 2020 07:01 AM
Currently I am only aware of one 3rd party app that specifically bolt to Teams.
This is AnyWhere365 but the cost is high but all the Contact Stuff at the moment seems high.
Other are deveoping but they are way of Beta at the moment.
Landis has an early trial but I don't know how successful it has been.
Jun 30 2020 07:20 AM - edited Jun 30 2020 07:21 AM
The required APIs from Teams side are not there yet to provide native Call Center functionality on Teams.
The way the vendors are providing CC functionality is the - so called - "Connected Contact Center". If you are interested to see how this look like in action, you can watch the replay of the webinar of our solution here.
BTW, here is a slide from the Microsoft Teams bootcamp defining the "Connected Contact Center":
Jul 02 2020 12:59 AM
Hi Peter, actually the native Graph Teams Calling is avilable and Competella have developed and released a Contact Center SaaS solution which was released in April this year https://appsource.microsoft.com/da-dk/product/office/WA200001730?tab=Overview @Peter Hobor
Jul 02 2020 01:01 AM
Hi Mark. We have released our native Teams Graph API SaaS Contact Center back in April. have a look at https://appsource.microsoft.com/da-dk/product/office/WA200001730?tab=Overview @Mark3367
Jul 02 2020 02:11 AM
Yes, there are some call related Graph functionalities available, but that is phase one (as MS calles it) still lot is missing for advanced CC functionalities.
Worth listening this session from the recent MS Bootcamp (the relevant section is from ~00:37):
There is a summary page of this on Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-contact-center
Jul 02 2020 04:05 AM
Sep 04 2020 12:09 AM
@Fabio_Kap and for anyone still seeking answers to this question, Enghouse Interactive is a long-time MSFT gold partner that has integrated with OCS, Lync, SfB and now Teams. We already have native Teams Presence integration for Contact Center and Operator Console and also support recording and call billing with Teams. See enghouseteams.com.
Dec 19 2021 02:30 PM
@Fabio_Kap and anyone searching for a fully native Teams Contact Centre.
There are three models that provide contact centre capabilities and interconnect with teams in different ways. These are 'Connect', 'Extend' and 'Power'.
'Connect' provides connection via SBCs and is equivalent to a a stand alone contact centre that can send and receive calls to teams via SIP Trunks.
'Extend' is using APIs and Microsoft Graph to gain data from Teams to provide an integrated contact centre experience.
The last is the 'Power' model. This is the Native Teams contact centre option. This requires the contact centre provider to be hosted in Azure and this allows calls and media to stay within Azure with all the interactions within the contact centre and Teams platforms remain in Azure with the highest level of connectivity. This provides the simplest architecture with the least points of failure. The true Native contact centre experience is the solution that utilise the 'Power' model.
If you are interested in a Teams Native (Power model) Contact Centre for Teams Direct Routing, please contact me at Paxitel and we can assist.