We’ve come a long way, baby.
When it comes to modern phone systems, it’s amazing how times have changed. And how much time is saved, for that matter. With the ability to IM (instant message), receive voicemails via email, conduct a conference call via video, and have easy access to desk phone functionality wherever you are, it’s tough to turn away the thought of moving over to business VoIP (voice over IP).
Can I afford to dump my traditional PBX?
You can’t afford NOT to switch. Traditional office phone systems are costly from the get-go. And they continue to incur variable costs – whether it pertains to usage, upgrades, office moves, adding users, buying into new features, etc. Oh, and what about disaster recovery planning? Traditional phone systems just don’t have your back when it comes to security and functionality.
Transitioning to a premise-based business VoIP telephone system from an industry leading manufacturer like ShoreTel, for example, is more cost-effective over time than it would be to maintain your existing system. Many of our customers tell us their new ShoreTel system pays for itself within a year; this calculation factors in the increase in worker productivity, cost savings in terms of travel and overall ease of use.
Consider the modern phone system a way to gain market share.
When you transition your PBX phone system to an in-premise or cloud-based solution, you’ll begin realizing the benefits immediately:
- Fast implementation
- Easy to manage
- Scalable to accommodate business growth
- Reporting at the click of a button
Finding the right solution provider will make transitioning even simpler. A company that has a lot of experience making the changeover to a modern phone system will guide you through each step in the process. This includes infrastructure planning, feature and function options and user training. The beauty of it all is that much of what is needed to be done once the system is up and running can be managed by your internal IT resources. Such things as adding or removing users, adding numbers, making accommodations for additional locations and activating call forwarding can all be managed in-house.
How does my modern phone work in the cloud?
Cloud computing (often referred to as a hosted solution), is extremely flexible. The heavy lifting is all on the shoulders of your supplier. Cloud applications and cloud VoIP systems are located in secure data centers, where vendors take responsibility for owning, configuring and managing them. Businesses connect to these applications through the Internet or private connections. Whether you’re a small organization or a large corporation, it’s all the same in the cloud.
- Easily add users
- Opt-in on new features without disrupting your business
- Remote users have access to all in-premise phone system features
- Customize a disaster recovery plan that works for you