Cisco UC provisioning can be quite complex.
Luckily, there are tools on the market to help manage the tasks of making moves, adds, changes and deletes within the Cisco UC environment.
Where do you start when making the decision on which provisioning tool is for you? How do you ensure the solution you are adding is removing complexity?
Cisco UC Provisioning Tool Deployment
Start evaluating with the trial.
Consider which tools allow you to try the software before your purchase. Chances are, if the trial and deployment are difficult and time consuming, either you won’t use the tool, or will find it too cumbersome to implement. akkadian Provisioning Manager Express is available for a free, 30-day fully supported trial.
Multiple Device Provisioning
Consider the ease in which the Cisco UC tool provisions multiple devices.
Investigate the software’s capability to simplify the steps it takes to provision a user with all of his or her devices. akkadian Provisioning Manager Express is able to provision multiple devices for a user with one single step. This video shows a user provisioned with six devices in a single step.
Protect your Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Ensure your Cisco UC provisioning tool adds security to your Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
An added benefit of the right provisioning tool is that the process simplification allows less trained team members to handle moves, adds, changes and deletes within the UC environment. However, you don’t want just anyone to have access to your company’s communication systems. Clusters could be disassociated; entire offices could lose all phone services in an instant. akkadian Provisioning Manager Express offers roles-based permissions down to the field level.