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How to Choose a New Telephone System for Your Business If you own a business, you may recognize your phone system as the business’ lifeline to customers, suppliers, 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 phone system may come with significant ramifications, such as communication with suppliers and customers breaking down. So how does one know what phone system is the right one for their business? The tips below should be of help: Consider staffing plan At this moment, how many staff members do you have? About how many do you think you’ll have in the next two to three years? Knowing how many employees need phones now and in the near future is important. If you anticipate fast growth for your business, then it’s vital that you go with a solution that will scale easily. 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. Keep in mind that some of those features may not be needed and will only serve to inflate the cost. Choose telecommunications technology You will have to decide between a VoIP system and a PBX system. A PBX system uses some centralized piece of equipment that directs calls to the right department or person. These systems are more expensive to buy, and will require an expert to program them. Their key advantage is the fact that they scale well, as you’re only required to buy addition telephone handsets, which happen to be relatively cheap. VoIP phone systems do not use the centralized equipment used with PBX systems. They are easier to use, and are the best option for businesses with several locations. However, each handset is relatively pricey. Consider your long-term staffing plans when choosing between the two systems. On-premises vs. cloud/hosted systems Currently, there are many companies that offer cloud-based phone services. The upside to this solution is the minimal capital expenditure–since the infrastructure is handled by the telephone service provider, you only need to buy IP phones. You’ll then have to pay a monthly subscription fee to access the services. The main downside to this arrangement is that you won’t be in control of the phone service, so when technical problems arise, you must wait on the provider to fix them.