Choosing a telephone system to meet the needs of your business need is no longer complicated. With the help of our top phone specialists, Visionary Technology Group will help you to decide the best system that will benefit your business. With a little bit of research combined with a strategic analysis of your current and future business needs, your choice of a phone system can effectively and easily support the needs of your company, large or small.
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A telephone system is one of the most essential tools for your business. The office phone system you choose may be your primary link with customers, clients, or partners and plays a critical role in facilitating successful business transactions. While most of the office phone systems on the market offer standard features such as voice mail, call forwarding and transfer, music on hold, and more, the key factor in choosing a business phone service is that it is the right size to suit the needs of your business.
May offer various PBX phone system packages, each with a pool of features such as auto attendant, auto dialing, call accounting, speed dialing, and more. It is wise to carefully examine the pros and cons of the PBX phone system to determine whether or not it will adequately suit the needs of your business.
The most basic office phone system on the market is the key-less phone system. This type of telephone service works best for smaller companies, i.e., those with 10 or fewer employees. Telephone systems of this nature offer many of the basic features necessary for a small business environment, but do not require the installation of a central control unit. The costs associated with the key-less telephone system are generally lower than other types of phone systems available on the market; however, these phone systems are not expandable as your business grows. The key-less office phone system can support 2-4 lines and is not permanently wired into your office. This allows you to take your phone system with you should you move the location of your office. Be prepared, though, to handle on your own all of the shopping, installation, programming, and maintenance requirements with this type of telephone system.
Key (KSU) Systems
The key system is a multi-line telephone system best suited for companies with 5-40 employees. This type of office phone system carries most of the basic features essential to conduct your business, but also provides the opportunity to add more advanced phone service features. Unlike the key-less system, which is essentially run by the phones themselves, this telephone system is supported by a central key system unit (KSU). Even though this type of telephone system may not carry some of the more advanced features as found on the PBX system, the key system may be upgraded to meet the telecommunication needs of a growing business.
The PBX phone systemprovides an office environment with a wide variety of telephone features, both basic and advanced, and is powered by a central PBX cabinet. This particular type of office phone system is suited to meet the needs of larger companies with 40 or more employees. This telephone system integrates well with other technologies already in-place and can be is programmed to connect with current office configurations.
The real value found in this type of telephone system is its ability to offer not only all of the basic telephone features, but to also add more advanced features. Of course, the final cost to you will depend on the features you select for your PBX system. But keep in mind that while there may be higher up-front costs associated with the purchase of a PBX system, you may find it to be more cost-effective in the long run with the flexibility and wide variety of choices that it ultimately provides.
A fourth type of office phone system, Voice over IP (VoIP),represents the latest in phone system technology and allows for business communication between offices in various locations across the globe. With this type of communication system, regular voice calls are sent over the internet or any other IP-based network, instead of over traditional phone lines. While it allows for communication among offices, it does not totally eliminate the need for a phone service that connects your business to the outside world.
The general advantage of the VoIP system is that it can facilitate tasks that may be more difficult for traditional networks as well as allows users to travel anywhere in the world and still make/receive phone calls from the same home number. Also known as Internet telephony, this system usually allows for inexpensive long-distance or international calling and can work well within companies of any size.