Bring your company and your customers closer together with a Horizon Unified Communications solution.
What can Horizon Collaborate do for your business' Unified Communications needs?
Complete Unified Communications
How much time do you and your team spend navigating between communications systems? It should be easier to get a day’s work done… which is where Horizon Collaborate comes in.
Our business-only cloud-based Unified Comms solution satisfies all of your internal and external communication needs including voice and video calls, instant messaging, video conferencing, desktop sharing and document sharing.
With capabilities across desktop and mobile, Collaborate is perfect for enabling remote working as well as supporting you in the office.
Horizon Collaborate is easy to implement, with minimal hardware requirements and flexible purchasing options to suit every business. Underpinned by our award-winning cloud telephony platform and dedicated business network, Collaborate is reliable and highly scalable.
Start your journey towards becoming a more effective workforce today.
Simple Video Conferencing
As remote conferencing becomes a bigger part of our working lives, it’s important to set yourselves up for success. It should be quick and easy to set up new sessions, and no-one wants hidden charges or last minute software downloads.
With Horizon Collaborate, video conferencing and voice conferencing can be set up in just a couple of clicks from the easy-to-use interface. With no need to send invites or meeting IDs to internal participants, external parties can join with details sent directly from your main screen.
However people choose to connect, it’s free with dial-in options available to suit every setup. Once your session is underway, it’s easy to present the session smoothly and securely thanks to all of the controls available.
Video conferencing is just one of the many features of our award-winning business only platform. Contact us today to find out more.
Effective Remote Working
More and more businesses are starting to recognise and actively support remote working, not only for business continuity but also for positive impacts on the environment, employee wellbeing and satisfaction, business overheads, and productivity.
Whether your organisation is new to remote working or you’re looking to optimise your set up with unified communications features like video conferencing, Horizon Collaborate from Gamma is the ideal solution.
Our Unified Comms platform was built for businesses, and is underpinned by our own dedicated and secure UK network which reliably handles over a billion minutes of voice calls every month.
With a comprehensive range of features, Collaborate gives you peace of mind wherever your workforce operates from. Individuals can take their profile, settings, numbers and preferences with them, to ensure consistency and be readily available to colleagues and customers.
Adopt the ultimate purpose-built solution for your remote working needs today.
Reliable Business Continuity
Whatever is happening around us, your business-critical systems should guarantee consistency wherever your teams are working.
Horizon Collaborate from Gamma is a unified comms solution that enables business continuity and effective, agile working. Supported by our secure and reliable business-only UK network, the platform is designed to work flawlessly across a wide range of devices and operating systems with minimal connectivity requirements.
Collaborate takes just minutes to set up and get started, and is very easy to use.
Business administrators can instantly configure users, edit call routing settings and download recordings to maintain agility and provide complete control for your business.
From the intuitive user interface to our flexible pricing models, everything about Collaborate has been developed with the end user in mind. Give your workforce peace of mind today and never miss a call again.
Personalise how you communicate with Horizon.
Bring the power of Horizon to your Windows desktop, laptop, Android or iOS device and access a range of features to ensure your colleagues and customers are always in contact.
The Horizon Desktop Client lets you connect your office phone to your preferred business device, such as a laptop or PC. It works seamlessly with the Horizon service and mobile client to ensure that you can control your user account and handle calls efficiently, wherever you are. The Horizon Desktop Client provides a new way to interact with Horizon and using existing devices you can reduce the cost of entry to a hosted solution, as well as minimising telephony costs incurred whilst on the move or in different locations.
New features such as Presence and Instant Messaging add to the core Horizon VOIP services and provide an informed way of communicating with your colleagues, as well as giving you a new route to gain immediate responses when it might not be convenient to speak on the telephone.
The Android and iOS Apps enable users to make and receive calls on a mobile device, as well as providing access to key settings for their service. It provides all the same functionality as the desktop client above, with the exception of Click to Dial and Group Chat. This is an ideal bolt-on for users who often work remotely or who are regularly on the move with access to WiFi (e.g. in hotels).
- Reduce the cost of entry to an IP hosted service by using the desktop client as a softphone and simply adding a headset.
- Reduce telephony costs when on the move or in temporary access points such as hotels, coffee shops and customer premises.
- Monitor your favourite contacts’ Presence status to check their availability to take calls or to communicate with you.
- Send an Instant Message to get an immediate response from a colleague when their Presence status tells you it might not be convenient for them to take a voice call.
- Connect customers who use other messaging services to your company so you can quickly communicate with them and build a new route for direct customer support.
- Directly control your user account to implement Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb or other call features.
Unleash even more of Horizon’s capabilities across your desktop with Horizon Integrator.
Horizon Integrator is a powerful piece of software that gives you control of your Horizon service from your desktop without having to log in to your Horizon Portal. It also provides interaction with key programs such as Microsoft Outlook® and Skype for Business®. Our CRM Integrator can be added to enable easy integration with your CRM program, in addition to the full set of features Horizon Integrator offers.
- Call Preview – Available from Outlook. Allows Horizon users to prepare for the incoming call and respond appropriately. This can make the caller feel more welcome and gives a professional feel to your company
- Click to Dial – Available from Outlook and web pages. Makes Horizon even simpler to operate as users can make calls instantly and accurately from the information on their screen
- Integration with Skype for Business® – Presence changes to reflect On a Call or Do Not Disturb. Improves efficiency as colleagues and customers can only contact you when you are available
- Desktop Control – Instant access from the desktop to Call History, Call Forward, Presence and a wealth of other features
Integrator CRM takes the Integrator software a step further. Compatible with over 20 of the top CRM packages including Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics, Integrator CRM helps users to be even more efficient and productive by providing quick access to contacts and the ability to dial directly from your CRM system.
Horizon Call Queue helps you present a professional image to your customers by managing incoming calls effectively and delivering them to groups, as soon as users become available.
Horizon Call Queue adds a low-cost way of managing your incoming calls professionally and provides constant information and choices to your callers, reducing the risk of losing valuable incoming calls.
Horizon Call Queue ‘Users and Groups’ benefits:
- Customised messaging – Customise your welcome and hold music and set up a comfort message at timed intervals to let the caller know their call is important
- User breakout – Add a specific digit to the Call Queue Group to let a caller break out of the queue to leave a voicemail message
- Queue up to 25 calls
- Simultaneous Hunt Group – Instantly deliver the call to all available contacts within the Call Queue Group
Do you know how many calls you are getting? Do you know how they are being handled or who is handling them?
Horizon offers a number of key measurements through its reporting section. However, there is a growing requirement for more in-depth call management reporting and wall board integration to help organisations gain a real-time understanding of calls.
Through our partnership with Akixi, the leading hosted call-management service provider, you can now get a data feed for your Horizon service, which will let you export the statistics you need to help manage your business.
Additional benefits available by using Akixi:
- No server on site – Enables multi-site monitoring and supports business continuity
- Real-time stats – Provides wall boards with real-time call-traffic information and alarms to ensure critical routes into the business are constantly monitored
- Accessible from any internet-enabled device – Use the service via traditional desktop devices or monitor on the go through your mobile
- Push reporting and alarms – Customisable push reporting and alarms to ensure business-critical metrics are always available
- Cradle-to-grave reporting – Monitor a call throughout its path with visibility of every divert leg and call detail, easily and accurately segmented for identification
- Track after-hours calls – Highlight suspicious activity or unauthorised calling
- Abandoned call recovery – Missed a call? See instantly if it has been returned
- Activity and extension activity monitoring – Quickly and easily monitor key extension or call routes to ensure maximum efficiency
By using management reporting you can:
- Instantly see what needs to be changed to improve customer service
- Monitor time to answer and manage calls more efficiently
- Analyse internal call patterns
- See how many calls are being abandoned with the ability to return them
- Optimise resources by ensuring the right number of operators are in place at all times
Manage incoming calls and call routing to single or multiple sites via a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Horizon Receptionist Console adds a low-cost way of managing your key call routing and monitoring multiple contacts or sites, where this is not achievable through a more traditional phone and side car solution.
Ensure that every one of your calls is answered professionally and efficiently, improve customer service and increase business efficiency with Horizon Receptionist Console.
Receptionist Console benefits:
- Full control over incoming calls to single or multiple sites, ensuring every call is answered or redirected, as required
- Access and monitor up to 800 directory contacts, meaning call routing decisions can be made quickly and efficiently to ensure the best available outcome
- Monitoring and manipulation of call queues with caller priority
- Establishment and management of multiple conference calls, connecting key contacts and resources to deal with incoming queries in the most effective way
- Multiple receptionists managing single or multiple numbers
Horizon Call Centre
Horizon Call Centre is a cloud-based service with an extensive range of inbound call centre capabilities that can be configured and managed via an easy-to-use web portal.
An extension to our Horizon hosted telephony platform, this add-on service enables businesses to easily manage their call centre environments, boost productivity of call centre agents and the overall efficiency of their call centre and help them deliver a first-rate service to their customers.
Horizon Call Centre is ideal for any business that receives inbound calls; for example those with sales teams, help desks, accounts departments, receptionists or customer service representatives, right through to more formal inbound call centre environments.
Call Centre benefits:
- Intelligent call distribution – ensures calls are answered efficiently and get through to the right people
- Quality caller experience – easily monitor inbound call activity, with barge in and emergency escalation when needed
- Enables flexible working – as Horizon is cloud-based, agents can be base anywhere. Users can also easily take calls for multiple departments from one device.
- Quickly escalate difficult customer queries – for those times when agents need support from more senior members of staff
- Gain valuable insight – access to historical and real-time data to help address training needs and identify potential gaps in resource during peak times
- On-demand, scalable service – customers only pay for what they need and can simply scale up or down when needed
Cloud Contact Centre
Cloud Contact Centre
In a world dominated by mobility and the consumerisation of technology, users demand an effortless experience. They want to use WhatsApp, Twitter, web chat, email, SMS, Facebook and cleverly routed calling to connect. As customers have become channel agnostic, the medium for communication has become less important than the convenience of use and the immediacy of response.
Gamma is partnering with Cirrus, a leading provider of cloud contact centre solutions, to deliver a contact centre capability as part of Horizon, the UK’s number one hosted cloud platform.
We’ve partnered with Cirrus because they have invested in unique technologies and contact centre people, so they understand the operational and commercial challenges you face and also the outcomes you want to achieve. Cirrus specialises in delivering contact centre transformation and we are confident that no other contact centre platform vendor in the UK has more experience.
Leverage the connected technology stack to explore new ways of working; risk free and at minimal cost. Create new services quickly and easily in your personal sandbox and take them for a test drive. For more complex configurations, experts are available to lend a hand. It’s all part of the service.
Everything you might need is already live and connected to the network. There is no additional software to install, no servers to provision or racks to commission. You have access to instant provisioning and near limitless scalability.
- Meeting Your Requirements – As standard, we provide you with the capabilities that you have requested – each of these can be fully tailored to meet your business requirements
- Resilient, Secure and Scalable – The contact centre solution is hosted across three state-of-the-art data centres, so you can be sure of getting a highly resilient and secure contact solution as well as being able to add users as and when required
- Wide Range of Functions – We offer a comprehensive set of standard features that not only meets your needs but offers you the possibility to redefine your customer experience
- Best In Class Solution – We passionately believe that we offer the best contact centre solution on the market – it has been designed by contact centre people for contact centre people. The result is the perfect combination of best practice, technology innovation and complete flexibility
- Lowest Total Cost of Ownership – With no capital expenditure requirements, our cloud-based solution delivers the functionality you need as an operational expense. In addition to this, we can help to reduce your on-going communication costs associated with your telephone system, mobiles and contact centre
- Instant Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – In a disaster, you can route contacts seamlessly to other centres, to mobiles, or even a disaster recovery site. You can precisely control the service you deliver throughout the disaster, informing customers in real time of your service status. All of this can be accessed through the web from any device. You can even invoke disaster plans by calling directly into your telephone numbers
- Can Horizon Call Centre be used outside of call centres?
A fully configurable cloud-based service, HCC is ideal for any business that receives inbound calls; for example those with sales teams, help desks, accounts departments, receptionists or customer service representatives, right through to more formal inbound call centre environments.
- Can Horizon help us track calls more effectively?
Horizon allows you to access in-depth call management reporting and wall board integration to gain real-time stats of calls. These instantly let you see what needs to be changed to improve customer service, monitor time to answer, manage calls more efficiently, and more.
- Can we integrate Horizon with our existing systems?
Use Horizon Integrator to interact with key programs such as Microsoft Outlook® and Skype for Business®. Our CRM Integrator can be added to enable easy integration with your CRM program, in addition to the full set of features Horizon Integrator offers including Call Preview and Click to Dial. Learn more about Horizon Integrator.
- How can Horizon Collaborate aid mobile and flexible working?
It offers a wide range of useful functionality – for instance, you can manage incoming calls effectively with Call Forwarding; Home Worker lets you take your profiles and settings to your home office; and Remote Office enables you to use your number and profile on any phone, anywhere.
- What real-world benefits does collaboration offer?
By effectively connecting people, applications, clouds and networks, you can transform how quickly and efficiently information is shared, thereby satisfying your customer’s increasing demands as well as improving employee productivity and boosting your bottom line.
- How does Horizon Collaborate help staff work closely?
By giving access to instant messaging and presence, voice, video, desktop and application sharing, and document sharing – all via a single application, accessible via Windows, MAC, Android and iOS. This enables users to access business comms and collaboration services from their favourite devices – wherever they are.
- Is it expensive to install?
With only a minimal capital outlay required, Horizon is suitable for any size of business looking to improve its productivity and image.
- How do I rationalise my site?
A site survey is a useful exercise as it enables superfluous services and hardware to be identified, highlighted and considered during the decision-making process. As a cloud-based telephony platform, Horizon lets you dispense with a physical PBX and the associated cost of maintenance and it requires only the simple installation of on-site handsets. For larger, multi-sited customers the savings made will clearly be multiplied. Of course, as well as working seamlessly with Gamma’s SIP, Ethernet and Broadband products, Horizon can interface with legacy connections too, making it the totally flexible solution.
- How do I present my company more professionally?
- What’s the call quality like?
Call quality, as with any communications system, is clearly dependent on the underlying access available. With our Ethernet and Broadband products delivering the service to your locations, you can be assured of great voice quality, underpinned by some of the most stringent SLAs in the business.
- Am I able to record my calls?
Gamma’s intuitive and secure call recording solution is deeply integrated with Horizon’s cloud platform, giving direct control to you over both your telephony and your call recording solution.
- One intuitive software service – recordings can be accessed, downloaded and noted on from one web login.
- Record the speaker, not the number – Advanced Call Recording will record your users, whether they are speaking on a mobile, office phone, or soft client.
- Order and use on a native cloud platform – you’ll have a scalable investment, with a clear, usage based payment structure.
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