Whether you’re a business owner or a technology reseller, the last thing you want to invest in is a communications solution that is difficult to deploy. After all, difficult deployments lead to confusion, and dissatisfied end users. Instead, look for an out-of-the-box product that is simple to set up and even simpler to use.
Unified communications (UC) industry leader Yealink understands the high demand for efficient deployments, which is why the company decided to focus on streamlining the process with its new Skype for Business (SFB) phone: A dynamic, SFB-enabled UC device built for easy deployment and a first-class end-user experience that customers will be hard-pressed to find in any other solution.
What makes the Yealink SFB phone so easy to install? This next-generation phone is built with a centralized auto-deployment feature, which allows for mass configuration and distribution. The SFB phone drastically reduces IT administrators’ workloads, as they no longer have to configure and deploy each individual unit. Yealink SFB phones come ready to deploy to large numbers of end users.
Yealink’s forward-thinking deployment strategy is made possible with the following innovative features:
• Pre-installed SFB firmware: Each best-in-class device comes embedded with Yealink’s proprietary SFB firmware. The built-in firmware eliminates the need for end users or IT administrators to waste any time installing software onto the Yealink phone. The simple plug-and-play capability enables end-user usage within just five minutes, allowing them to spend more time working rather than waiting for their new phone system to be set up.
• Auto-provisioning: In addition to its embedded SFB firmware, the Yealink SFB phone comes with an auto-provisioning feature that automatically configures files, obtains auto-server addresses and downloads firmware updates. An administrator simply needs to establish a provisioning environment, and from there the phone will take care of automatic updates using multiple user-defined protocols, including TFTP, HTTPs, TFTP and FTP.
• In-band provisioning: There’s no need to worry about establishing a connection to the SFB or Microsoft Lync servers. The Yealink SFB does this automatically using integrated in-band provisioning, thus establishing meeting plans, location and voice policies.
Now, let’s take a closer look at how end users and business partners alike can benefit from the Yealink SFB’s simple deployment process:
SFB End Users
The Yealink SFB phone is ideal for businesses of all sizes, from SMBs to large enterprises.
First and foremost, the solution eases the burden on IT staff. Administrators can simply unpack the Yealink SFB from the box, connect the device and go through a simple setup process. And once the Yealink SFB is set up, administrators can rest easy knowing that critical updates can be downloaded automatically. This eliminates the need to perform monthly maintenance, which can take a great deal of time. This is especially important for overworked IT departments.
What’s more, the Yealink SFB can prove to be especially valuable for remote users. Devices will be shipped pre-configured and ready to set up, meaning that IT does not have to intervene. It’s a more direct and hassle-free deployment process.
Whether you’re a Microsoft reseller, systems integrator or direct Yealink distributor, you have a personal reputation to protect. Your customers depend on you to deliver premium user-friendly communications solutions. And you need to honor this intrinsic agreement.
By offering the Yealink SFB, you will experience seamless deployments and, thus, ensure strong customer satisfaction ratings. And in today’s competitive business landscape, this is of utmost importance.
Business partners will benefit primarily from the direct shipping process enabled by Yealink’s auto-configure process. By being able to ship products directly to consumers, it means that the business partner no longer has to touch the phone prior to shipping it to the client. The client gets a brand new unopened product that is also ready to install. By reducing touch points, Yealink is able to mitigate issues like broken parts, missing accessories or incorrect configurations.
The process reduces shipping costs, too, and also allows for faster project completion. Yealink can fulfill time-sensitive order shipments, rather than put customers through waiting periods of several weeks.
All customers using the Yealink SFB phone will further benefit from the device’s high-security and high-reliability features. The device’s cloud-based RPS connection is fully encrypted, ensuring that all communications are protected against unauthorized third-party snooping. And Yealink’s cloud-based services are stored on highly reliable servers fully backed for disaster prevention, for added stability.
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