Choosing a business phone system to help enhance communication in your business might sound overwhelming based on the various digital phone options available. What’s most important in upgrading to digital, in general, if you’re still using landline phones after years of continual use? Even if you’re afraid of changing after decades of using the same thing, consider that your competition is probably getting ahead of you.
As you start to face that increased competition in your industry, continually using landline phones to communicate with your staff only puts you further behind. Dealing with phone companies already means paying more, especially when you start dealing with recurring international calls for expansion.
The above doesn’t include the extra fees involved using physical equipment in all your departments. Then you have the big problem of real-time communication and not being able to connect with everyone immediately. Landline phones don’t do a very good job of connecting you to everyone collectively if you’re working on a critical business project together.
Most digital phone systems operate in the cloud for more efficient telecommunications. However, not every business phone system is alike. Some of them go under different technical titles, and you need to find which one works best for your business structure.
Here at Clarus Communications, we can help you choose wisely. Let’s take a look at a few systems available and how one easily integrates with old landline phones to consolidate the old and new.
If you still want to use plain old telephone service (abbreviated as POTS), you can still do so while having a digital upgrade. Traditional digital phone systems let you connect handsets and extensions to increase your ability to connect better with customers and your employees.
It’s a good and affordable system when you just need to improve how you reach out to people in your office. For the mobile culture, it’s extremely useful, especially if you’re continually using a BYOD solution in the workplace.
Otherwise known as Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP solutions are a true step up into the digital phone realm. It’s phone technology that’s strictly in the cloud and doesn’t require physical equipment to work. Plus, you can get connected on an even wider basis, including connections internationally.
That’s because your phone system is entirely online for easy access wherever you have the Internet. With superior telecommunications, you can even do conference calls with your creative team when you’re working on a project with a strict deadline.
When you have a hosted PBX solution, you once again eliminate phone equipment and have all phone service online. Thanks to being hosted, you’ll also be monitored for quick solutions to tech problems when they occur.
You’ll be amazed as well at the amount of money you’ll save using hosted PBX solutions, plus all digital phone systems. Through flat rates, you aren’t stuck with major fees that phone companies stick on your bill for all your business calls.