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Guide to Selecting a New Business telephone System If you own a business, you may appreciate your telephone system as the link to your suppliers, your customers, and the rest of the world. It’s therefore absolutely necessary to have a telephone system that can facilitate efficient communication within the organization beyond. The wrong system may come with serious repercussions, such a breakdown in communication between you and your customers and suppliers. So how do you know what phone system is right for your business? The following tips may be of help: Consider staffing plan At this moment, how many staff members do you have? Approximately how many do you expect to have in two to three years’ time? It’s important to know how many employees are going to need phones now and in the near feature. It’s important that you choose a solution that will scale without difficulties if you expect your business to grow quickly. This is so that you can avoid the high switching costs in case the old system is unable to scale accordingly.
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What features are going to be essential to your telecom needs? Do you want an auto-attendant feature that connects customers to the individuals they’re looking for? Do you also need call forwarding and conference calling features? What about voicemail-to-email functionality so you can receive transcripts of voice messages in your email? Talk to your employees about the functionality they require most. Bear in mind that some of these features may not be necessary, and will only serve to inflate costs. Select telecom technology You’ll need to decide between PBX systems and VoIP phone systems. A PBX phone system utilizes a centralized piece of equipment that routes calls to the correct individual or department. They are more expensive to acquire and require experts to program them. Their main advantage is that they scale well as you only need to buy additional handsets, which are relatively cheap. VoIP systems do not have that centralized piece of equipment. They are easier to use, and are the best option for businesses with several locations. The cost of each handset is however relatively high. When deciding between these two system, you’ll need to take into account your long-term staffing plans. On-premises vs. cloud/hosted systems There are many companies today offering hosted or cloud-based telephone services. The good thing about this solution is that it requires a low capital expenditure–you only need to purchase IP telephones, as the rest of the infrastructure is handled by the service provider. You’ll then have to pay a monthly subscription fee to access the services. The chief downside to this arrangement is that you have no control over the phone service so you’ll have to wait for the provider to fix any technical issues that may come up.