Hosted Telephone Systems
A hosted, or cloud based telephone system works in the same way as a traditional on-premise system, but rather than being located in your office, it is sited in a secure data centre, and you access it via an internet connection. They are ideal for businesses of all sizes and perfect for enabling home or remote working. The advantages include:
With no upfront hardware charges and a fixed cost per user license structure you are likely to make savings when compared to a traditional hardware based telephone system. You can add or remove users with ease so you only pay for what you use. Most packages come with bundled calls and with free calls between all users on the system multi-site organisations can make big savings on internal calls.
Many users of traditional PBX telephone systems will have both a telephone and a data network to administer. With a hosted system your calls are routed over the data network meaning there is no need to pay for costly ISDN lines. BT have announced that ISDN will be phased out by 2025, so there has never been a better time to move your on site telephone system into the cloud.
More people than ever are working for home. With a cloud based telephone system every employee is allocated an extension and they can take that with them wherever they are, enabling them to work from anywhere. What is more, they can connect on any advice, whether it is a traditional desk phone, via a softphone on a laptop or PC, or by using an App on their mobile device.
Many hosted systems have a range of other collaboration systems including instant messaging which encourages a productive workflow and cuts down on the time spent on replies to emails and reduces email clutter and an also an integrated video calling platform. If you are already using these business tools from other providers, consider the benefit of having them all as part of one platform, the ability to launch a phone call, or instigate a video call directly from an instant message conversation. If however, you are already invested in a 3rd party application it may be possible to not only protect your investment, but unleash the full potential of it by equipping it with enterprise grade telephone system capabilities.
Why Handset Solutions?
Handset Solutions are truly independent and have access to a number of hosted service providers and are therefore ideally positioned to offer impartial advice and find the cloud telephone system that is perfectly suited to your business needs. Whether you are a start-up looking for your first telephone system, a small business looking to modernise and move away from a legacy telephone system, or a large corporate or public sector organisation looking to harness the cutting edge technology of a hosted system we welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.
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