As a business owner, investing in a phone system can be extremely beneficial to your company, in terms of communication, reliability and potential. However, they can also be extremely confusing, especially due to the vast development of technology over the last decade, it can be too much for some! If you are confused and are unsure about what phone system is right for your business, this article is here to assist, as below are five of the most popular and common types of phone systems available for you:
Voice Over Internet Protocol Systems, or VoIP Systems for short, are great for all different sized companies. Furthermore, it is a type of technology that allows users to make calls using the broadband internet rather than the traditional satellite systems. VoIP works by converting sound into digital communication and transferring it through to the internet connection. The portability and flexibility of these products can improve your business dramatically, as you can use it anywhere using almost anything.
Hosted VoIP Systems
Hosted Voice Over Internet Protocol Systems traditionally have the same functionality as standard VoIP phone systems, the only difference is it is hosted by a service provider. Meaning, the VoIP servers, equipment and services are hosted by the provider, which manages calls and routes them to and from the person’s existing telephone system. Hosted is usually more expensive than the standard systems, but can potentially save companies from the costs of having to invest in VoIP equipment.
Business Mobiles, Landlines and Broadband
These 3 products are used specifically for the purpose of a business and are chosen depending on the communications capabilities and preferences of your company. For instance, if you own a/work for a company that work remotely, a business landline is probably the most suitable for you, but if you have a routine where you are constantly visiting clients and moving location, then mobiles are probably the most appropriate for your leisure. Obviously, a broadband isn’t a phone system, but they are connected in some sort of scenario, so we thought we would mention it.
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Private Branch Exchange Systems are one of the most common types of phone systems available. More appropriate for bigger businesses (or businesses intending to grow), PBX is a private telephone network used within an organisation in order to communicate within the workplace or outside world. What’s more? you can link with different communication channels such as VoIP or analog etc. and have the ability to switch calls between the enterprise on local lines.
KSU in Systems
Finally are KSU systems. There are Key Business Telephone systems that have the Key System Unit (KSU) installed. As it is a basic process, it is only really suitable for SME’s (Small to Medium Enterprises) due to the limited amount of phone lines incorporated, so it would be difficult for communication. Despite this, it is an easy system to use and has all of the basic features a business will need, so no complex adaptation is required.
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