Be In When You're Out

Written by Jason Morris

Busy entrepreneurs cannot be at their desk twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have your calls routed to your mobile phone, or find out who has called you first without having to wade through a large amount of voice mail messages when you get back torepparttar office?

Until recentlyrepparttar 147325 costs of buying a phone system that providesrepparttar 147326 above facilities and more, was and still is astronomical. Now companies have an alternative.

Newly developed software packages are providing businesses with a cost effective solution. These new software based intelligent phone systems allow you to stay in touch with your business, wherever you are. The software is installed on a dedicated Windows 2000 server and connected to a telephone line. These intelligent phone systems can forward calls to anywhere you request, and allow you to view a log of all your voice mail messages on your computer screen.

Choosing a Phone and Voice Mail System

Written by Jason Morris

Phone and voice mail systems can be pretty costly, even for companies with a low number of users. Before investing in any type of phone system or voice mail system, you need to estimate how much your company is likely to expand overrepparttar next few years. Failure to do this could cost you or your company a lot of money in upgrade and restructuring costs further downrepparttar 147324 road. It is better and cheaper to plan and allow for expansion at an early stage, than wait until it is too late.

If you plan to remain under ten users then I would recommend you invest in a KSU-less system. Basically these look like normal phones that carry allrepparttar 147325 technology and software needed to run a small phone system of up to four lines and eight to twelve extensions. These systems offer many ofrepparttar 147326 features that a full PBX phone system offers. Be sure to check with your supplier what features are available on these types of phone systems.

These systems are relatively cheap compared to other types of phone systems. They are also easy to install, so can be quickly re-located to another location. This type of phone system usually comes as a boxed product that is installed by you, and carries a manufacturer’s warranty. You will have to make enquiries with your vendor as torepparttar 147327 level of after sales support that is available. You may find it is much less than if you had purchased a larger more expensive system.

One major disadvantage of KSU-less phone systems, is that they cannot integrate a separate voice mail system. If you do choose to purchase one of these KSU-less phone systems, then you will have to use a voice mail service that is offered by your telephone company.

If you decide that you must have a fully featured voice mail system, and can confidently predict your company will expand beyond ten users within next few short years, then you will be better off investing in a proper fully featured KSU phone system. These systems are typical in companies with around forty users. Some suppliers may recommend installing something called a Hybrid phone system. These systems are ideal for small to mid sized companies of about fifty to a hundred employees, and offer many ofrepparttar 147328 features much larger PBX systems offer.

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