Communication has become an integral part of all enterprises today. To facilitate production processes, staffs communicate among themselves from different sites in the world using IP (Internet Protocol) networks. But if they must communicate to their customers or partners who are out of their IP networks, they must link their communication platforms through a voice gateway to either GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) or PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network) of any mobile operator. Skype for business (SfB), previously known as Microsoft Lync 2013  presents a holistic and cost-effective VOIP(Voice Over Internet Protocol) platform for communications and collaboration among employees. To effectively control the use of network resources and hence reducing expenses, there is a need for monitoring or billing system. This is a challenge for all enterprises using the on-premise version of SfB. Employees turn to misuse the services, thereby increasing monthly expenses and reducing performance. Our solution is to implement an open source billing system for Skype for business to counteract this misuse.

Are you using MS SfB and wondering how to implement a billing system on it?  Don’t worry!  Our implementation uses an Asterisk-based billing system (A2Billing) to get a Realtime billing solution running on your Skype for business on-premise. We do this implementation at an affordable price.

Below is our architecture!