Cisco® Unified Communications is a comprehensive IP communications system of voice, video, data, and mobility products and applications. It enables more effective, more secure, more personal communications that directly affect both sales and profitability. It brings people together by enabling a new way of communicating-where your business moves with you, security is everywhere, and information is always available...whenever and wherever it is needed. Cisco Unified Communications is part of an integrated solution that includes network infrastructure, security, mobility, network management products, lifecycle services, flexible deployment and outsourced management options, end-user and partner financing packages, and third-party communications applications.
Cisco® Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management), part of the Cisco Unified Communications family, is a free middleware application that integrates Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (formerly known as Cisco Unified CallManager Express), Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly known as Cisco Unified CallManager), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.
Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Overview
Figure 1 shows the user interface for Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Figure 1. Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Interface
Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes numerous productivity-enhancement features. The application collects metrics that facilitate intelligent business decisions and help users save time on every phone call. Table 1 lists the main features in Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.
Table 1. Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Features
Table 2 lists the supported deployment sizes for Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Table 2. Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Supported Deployment Size
Note: All Cisco Unified IP Phones require the purchase of a phone technology license, regardless of the call protocol being used.
Cisco partners and customers with a valid Cisco.com login can fill out the download form and get Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM for no charge from https://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Software/FormManager/formgenerator.pl?pid=10341&fid=10640.
Cisco and Microsoft have collaborated to establish a self-service Website that provides partners and resellers with everything needed to get a fast start on this growth opportunity. The Website includes a campaign kit with sales tools, end-user content, and demo scripts; a channel partner locator tool; a schedule of Cisco and Microsoft marketing events in your area; and a request form to schedule the Microsoft Across America truck for local events. Please visit http://www.ciscomicrosoftsmb.com for additional information.
Cisco Unified Communications Services and Support
Using the Cisco Lifecycle Services approach, Cisco and its partners offer a broad portfolio of end-to-end services to support the Cisco Unified Communications system. These services are based on proven methodologies for deploying, operating, and optimizing IP communications solutions. Initial planning and design services, for example, can help you meet aggressive deployment schedules and minimize network disruption during implementation. Operate services reduce the risk of communications downtime with expert technical support, and optimize services enhance solution performance for operational excellence. Cisco and its partners offer a system-level service and support approach that can help you create and maintain a resilient, converged network that meets your business needs.