If you’re on a tight budget and short on IT staff, but still want a powerful, well-equipped phone system, a hosted PBX just might be in your future. A hosted PBX is not only a reliable and easy to manage, it is also cost efficient and requires no specialised IT staff to maintain. As such, it is an excellent communications solution for a brand new small business.
Here’s a closer look at the advantages of a hosted PBX:
Maintenance Made Simple
Contrary to traditional on-premises phone systems, hosted PBX has a computer-based architecture that is operated and maintained by us. As such, you needn't worry about replacing costly hardware or complicated copper wiring associated with traditional telephony. Due to the hosted PBX’s cloud-based infrastructure, if your business needs to scale up or scale down, you can do so by contacting us to simply add or drop phone lines without incurring productivity lulls due to the addition or removal of on-site wiring.
Saves Office Space
When you implement a traditional telephone system into your business, you need to provide a dedicated space for it. With a hosted solution, we manage the equipment at an off-site location. As such, you’re able to save more office space for more important things—like more desks or personal offices.
Or on another note, if you are a new small business you could avoid hiring an office space in the first place. The beauty of a Hosted telephony is that your business can appear to be a long-established successful organisation, when in reality it’s just 3 employees, each one of them working from home.
Easy to Manage
Hosted telephony is simple to install and manage even when you don’t have your own IT staff. In addition, due to its computer-based interface, so long as you understand how to operate on a desktop or laptop you’ll be able to manage your settings in a snap.
You’ll never need to worry about downtime for installation or updates as we will do it all for you. As such, you can seamlessly integrate hosted telephony into your business and as opposed to disrupting your productivity, maximising it!
Call our hosted telephony experts today on 0345 450 7444, and we'd be delighted to offer you some advice, together with a cost effective proposal for your business.
It’s time to loosen the grip on your legacy phone system. All you’re gaining from holding tight to your proprietary on-premises PBX telephony is a mountain of equipment purchase and maintenance costs as well as flexibility constraints and limited feature set upgrades.
Instead, a virtual (or hosted) PBX takes the burden of acquiring and keeping up with telecom equipment off your shoulders and allows you the freedom to easily expand your phone system as you grow. And with access to the vast resources of ourselves, your small business can anticipate being able to offer features consistent with those of a major enterprise.
The benefits of having your IP-PBX system hosted in the cloud are first and foremost due to the reduced infrastructure involved. Let’s take a look at the pieces of equipment you can offload to us when on-boarding a virtual PBX:
We will house the IP-PBX equipment, as well as the technology, required to provide telephony services.
IP-PBX server and LAN
Only an on-site router is needed to connect through to our servers in our data centres.
These are the same IP phones in both cases, except the phones plug into the on-site router when you have a hosted system. We handle calls, signalling and features through our IP-PBX server.
Besides relieving your business of these infrastructure encumbrances, hosted PBX offers other benefits such as minimal IT support, financial respite, continuity in the face of power outages, and robust features (e.g., video conferencing and instant chat).
Another especially valuable benefit of a virtual PBX is the ability it gives your growing business to easily expand. Adding and deleting virtual phone numbers is fast and easy, so is moving the phone system entirely by connecting IP phones to a broadband connection.
Click here and simplify your business telephony today by investing in a hosted PBX phone system.
The post originally appeared on the 3CX website, which can be viewed here
3CX WebMeeting is a video conferencing solution that brings online meetings to life. Online meetings are the smarter way to meet and collaborate with customers and colleagues efficiently, whilst saving your business time and money.
Online Meetings Provide Better Interactions
Add another dimension when liaising with your customers by adding video to your audio. 3CX WebMeeting allows you to engage on a completely different level as you can see your customers facial expressions and quickly change the focus of the meeting if you need to.
Time and Cost Savings
You no longer need to spend one or two days and thousands on travelling just to have a one-hour meeting with your customer. 3CX WebMeeting allows your business to carry out online meetings with all your customers wherever they are and still benefit from a productive, face-to-face discussion, while saving precious time and expense.
Improve Customer Relationships
3CX WebMeeting helps you build your customer relationships by allowing you to keep in touch with them more often via online meetings. Don’t just explain the progress of a project to your customers; demonstrate it in real-time by sharing slides, videos and even desktop screens.
Try out 3CX WebMeeting today! Click here and will set you up with a free demonstration system today.
This post first appeared on the 3CX website, which can be viewed by clicking here.
If you’re still using a legacy phone system you might as well be using a rotary phone. With the wealth of advancements emerging in the telecom market—like IP-PBX phone systems equipped with unified communications (UC) features—your business can’t stand to communicate the way it did decades ago.
In fact, your competitors are now operating with more efficiency due to today’s technology advancements, and if you want to remain relevant, it’s time to consider replacing your legacy phone system and implement a more robust IP-PBX solution.
Here’s a few ways an IP-PBX phone system can augment your business communications and help you gain a competitive edge:
While continuing to use a legacy phone system might seem the simpler option when imaging the potential downtime you might incur when replacing phone systems—the reality is that installing an IP-PBX system is easier and an arguably more convenient choice in the long run. With an IP-PBX system you don’t have to worry about telecommunications downtime for your business during its installation because phone lines are routed via the Internet, i.e. no physical hardware is required. What’s more is its user-friendliness as its computer-based interface makes it simple to manage, even if you aren’t an IT expert.
An IP-PBX solution comes with the additional advantage of heightened scalability options. In contrast, your current legacy phone system requires expensive hardware—like copper wiring—if you want to add more scale to your phone system. With an IP-PBX businesses can easily add phone lines and extensions by way of a drop down menu on a simple to use software-based interface. As such, you can sidestep installing new hardware components whenever you decide to add new business locations or expand your employee base and, as a result, need more extensions.
Both you and your employees have hectic schedules and need a phone system that can support communication needs on-the-go. An IP-PBX solution equipped with UC features such as voicemail –to-email—meaning that the recorded file is rerouted from an employee’s’ desk phone and sent to their email. As such, mobile employees can access their messages no matter their physical location.
Let us show you just how easy and affordable it is to move to an IP-PBX, contact us now and within a few minutes you will understand how your business could benefit.
This post first appeared on the 3CX website at the following link: http://www.3cx.com/blog/voip-uc/replace-legacy-phone-system/
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