Features of Business SMS
With Business SMS, the SMS gateway of PlusServer, you send individual and mass text messages to your target groups. Sending and receiving can be conveniently integrated into your internet or intranet applications.
- SMS Gateway in its own, BSI-certified data centre. For high availability and absolute confidentiality.
- Connection to the zMRDB for optimal routing - even with ported numbers.
- Delivery rate approximately 100%.
- Sending via direct connections to the SMSCs of the mobile phone companies (T-Mobile, Vodafone, E-Plus, O2, Mobilcom-Debitel). For high performance - many SMS per second on all networks and delivery in seconds.
- A clear web interface saves on lengthy training. Start your first project immediately!
- The web interface gives you access to detailed statistics and research tools.
- The SMS service is easy to pay for by monthly invoice.
Fields of application
SMS has many practical fields of application. We want to outline a few of them. We will gladly support you in making your own ideas a reality.
SMS notification services
A company wants to informs its customers or those interested about new products, offers, etc. or provide information about certain topics via a newsletter.
The end user can order the newsletter via a web interface or by SMS. After successful authentication (e.g. sending a SMS to confirm the subscription), they are added to the mailing list and regularly receive the desired information.
SMS distribution list
A group of recipients is to be contacted via SMS. For example: the head teacher sends an SMS to a central number: “Dear colleagues, the staff meeting is taking place two hours later than scheduled.” The staff is informed by SMS.
The school maintains a list of teachers as part of a distribution list in Business SMS. The head teacher sends the information to be disseminated to a central number from his mobile phone. The SMS is then immediately sent on to all of the teachers.
Appointments by SMS
Companies/facilities/practices alert their customers to events via SMS.
- You can collect your car from the workshop.
- We want to remind you of your appointment tomorrow at 2pm.
- Your insurance runs out on...
The mobile phone number is recorded when the customer’s contact information is taken down. A SMS is sent manually or automatically when required. You can of course also give recipients the option of replying by SMS.
Monitoring system with SMS notifications
Various data centre services are monitored via an active monitoring system. The System Administrator in charge needs to be informed in the event of a fault.
A SMS plugin is integrated into the monitoring system. This sends an error message to the Administrator’s mobile phone in the event of a fault.
Sending passwords or TAN
An online shop wants to securely send passwords to its customers. An online banking facility wants to be secured via mobile TAN. A login needs to be protected by two-factor authentication.
SMS is highly suitable for the transmission of such data, as it does not require the recipient have internet access. The recipient receives the password or TAN on their mobile phone in just a few seconds.
SMS-based information systems
An online broker wants to give his users the option of querying share prices via SMS using specified keywords.
The user selects their search query from a set pool of keywords (e.g. “company name Tageshoch”) and sends this to the system via SMS. The desired data is generated from a database and the SMS reply is immediately sent back.
Email to SMS / SMS to Email
As part of a unified messaging system, users need to be informed of incoming emails via SMS. At the same time, they should be able to send emails via SMS. When the user receives an email, they are automatically sent a SMS with information about the email sender and subject.
A filter can be used to determine which emails are forwarded to the mobile phone user. At the same time, the user can send a SMS to a certain telephone number to convert this to an email and send it off.