Microsoft Outlook Integration

Edgility has launched an Australian first Microsoft integrations – Edgility SMS for Outlook.

Edgility SMS for Outlook

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Why use Edgility SMS for Outlook?

We aim to make communicating with your customers easy, efficient and effective. Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in will allow you to send SMS (text messages) directly from Outlook, without the need to leave your email environment or export data into another program. Simply click on the Edgility SMS icon on your toolbar to start a conversation.

Edgility SMS for Outlook sits alongside your Outlook inboxes, transforming your simple email environment into a dynamic communications hub. Send SMS instantly by manually adding recipient numbers or by searching and selecting from your contacts. Adding Edgility SMS to Outlook also gives you access to the ultimate conversational tool – SMS Chat.
The SMS Chat feature allows you to efficiently manage conversations as you would with your phone. Edgility SMS Chat is real-time – any inbound messages received will pop up instantly in your chat thread, so you can keep the conversation going.
Why SMS is so effective?

With almost as many handsets in circulation as there are people on earth, SMS is perhaps the most widely accepted form of communication available. 98% of text messages are read by their intended recipient with 3 minutes of delivery. The immediacy and rate of successful delivery make it more effective for reminders, alerts, and notifications than email.

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Now download the Add-in for Outlook.

How do I use SMS for Outlook?

Signup

Signup to Edgility by complete the online registration form click here.
We’ll process your application and generate your account within 24 hours.
If you already have an Edgility account, log in and navigate to Integrations > Outlook, click configure.

Download & install the Add-in

You can enable the Add-in within Outlook by:
        1. Opening a new spreadsheet
        2. Go to Insert > Get Add-ins
        3. Type Edgility SMS for Outlook in the search field
        4. Click Add

Note: If you don’t see the Edgility SMS Add-in in the Home Ribbon simply click on;
Insert > Get Add-ins > My Add-ins > Click on Edgility SMS for Outlook
In the ribbon that appears at the bottom of the screen click Add

 

Outlook add-ins are supported in Outlook 2013 or later on Windows, Outlook 2016 or later on Mac, Outlook on the web for Exchange 2013 on-premises and later versions, Outlook on iOS, Outlook on Android, and Outlook on the web and Outlook.com.

Connect Outlook to Edgility

The first time you use Edgility SMS for Outlook, you will need to connect Outlook to your Edgility account using your API keys. To set up an API key, log in to your Edgility account:
 

1. Navigate to Settings > API Keys
2. Click Create API Key.
3. Enter a Name (for example; Outlook) for your API Key, the status will be set to Active by default, and click Save.

 

To complete the setup of your Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in, copy and paste your API details into the Add-in screen and click Connect to get started.
Once your Add-in is connected, pin it to your mailbox for quick sending by clicking the pin icon in the top right corner.

Sending from Outlook

Sending SMS from Edgility SMS for Outlook

Sending SMS using the Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in is fast and efficient. There are 2 ways to send SMS from your Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in:

SMS Chat

SMS Chat works just like messages on your phone, with chat threads grouped by the recipient. Each message thread will be chronologically displayed. Chat is real-time, meaning inbound messages received will pop up instantly in your chat thread, so you can keep the conversation going.

1. To start a new chat, click the + or ⋮ icon from the top search bar

2. Enter your recipient’s number and click Create Chat
Note: If the recipient’s number is not saved as a contact in your Edgility account, click on the Add Contact icon in the top left to enter their details. This will make it easier to identify the in your chat inbox.
3. Use the message composition options to compose your SMS.
From
Use the From dropdown to select your Sender ID – this is what your SMS is sent from, the name or number that appears as the sender when your contact receives the SMS. Here are your options:

If you would like your recipients to reply to your SMS

      • Shared Local Number – Replies to Web Inbox & Email (Allow Replies)
        This is a shared pool of mobile numbers that allow you to receive replies to SMS sent. Numbers are randomly selected, so recipients receive messages from a different number each time you send. This is free to use and receive replies.
      • Virtual Number – Replies to Web Inbox & Email (Allow Replies)
        You can purchase a Virtual Number from your Edgility account (pricing and availability vary per region). This number is assigned to your account exclusively to send and receive messages, so recipients receive messages from the same number each time you send.
      • Sender ID – No Replies
        Replace the sender number with a word like ALERT, URGENT or send from your brand name, by setting up an Alphanumeric Sender ID (availability varies per region). Telecommunication protocols limit an Alpha Sender ID to a maximum of 11 characters long and cannot contain any spaces or symbols, so you sometimes need to get creative with abbreviating longer names. Recipients CANNOT reply to messages sent using a Sender ID.
      • Own Number – Replies to Your Mobile
        As your mobile number is verified at signup, you can send SMS from Edgility SMS using your registered mobile number. Replies to messages sent using your own mobile number will be received by your mobile therefore not received in your Edgility account.
Your Edgility SMS Sender ID is managed from your online account. To add a new Sender ID or manage an existing one simply log in and navigate to Profile > Allowed Sender ID’s
Message
Type the content of your SMS into the Message box. Each character is counted to ensure you know how many message parts you are sending. 1 standard SMS contains 160 characters.
Templates
Use the Templates dropdown to select from pre-saved SMS templates.
Your Edgility SMS templates are managed from your online account. To create a new template or manage an existing one simply login in and navigate to SMS > Templates
4. Click Send Message to submit your message to your recipient. The message will immediately appear in your chat thread.

Send Campaign

1. Click on the Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in in your Home menu ribbon to open the Add-in, then click Send Campaign.

2. Use the Recipients dropdown to select or search recipients from your saved Edgility SMS contacts or manually enter or paste numbers in the recipient field.

3. Enter a Campaign Name (optional) to identify the campaign in your Edgility SMS reporting
4. Use the From dropdown to select your Sender ID – this is what your SMS is sent from, the name or number that appears as the sender when your contact receives the SMS. Here are your options:

If you would like your recipients to reply to your SMS

    • Shared Local Number – Replies to Web Inbox & Email (Allow Replies)
      This is a shared pool of mobile numbers that allow you to receive replies to SMS sent. Numbers are randomly selected, so recipients receive messages from a different number each time you send. This is free to use and receive replies.
    • Virtual Number – Replies to Web Inbox & Email (Allow Replies)
      You can purchase a Virtual Number from your Edgility account (pricing and availability vary per region). This number is assigned to your account exclusively to send and receive messages, so recipients receive messages from the same number each time you send.
    • Sender ID – No Replies
      Replace the sender number with a word like ALERT, URGENT or send from your brand name, by setting up an Alphanumeric Sender ID (availability varies per region). Telecommunication protocols limit an Alpha Sender ID to a maximum of 11 characters long and cannot contain any spaces or symbols, so you sometimes need to get creative with abbreviating longer names. Recipients CANNOT reply to messages sent using a Sender ID.
    • Own Number – Replies to Your Mobile
      As your mobile number is verified at signup, you can send SMS from Edgility SMS using your registered mobile number. Replies to messages sent using your own mobile number will be received by your mobile therefore not received in your Edgility account.
Your Edgility SMS Sender ID is managed from your online account. To add a new Sender ID or manage an existing one simply log in and navigate to Profile > Allowed Sender ID’s
5. Use the Templates dropdown to select from pre-saved SMS templates.
(To create templates, login to your Edgility account and go to SMS > Templates)
6. Type the content of your message in the SMS Message box. Each character is counted to ensure you know how many message parts you are sending. 1 standard SMS contains 160 characters.
7. Click Preview Campaign to view your Campaign Summary before sending

8. The Campaign Summary will detail exactly how many numbers you are sending to, the length of the message, and calculate the cost of your campaign in SMS credits.

9. Click Send Now to submit your campaign for delivery

Hiding or removing Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in

To remove the Edgility SMS for Outlook Add-in, simply right click on the Add-in in the menu ribbon and select Remove Add-in.

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