It may be that your office telephone equipment is, well, let's say a little past its prime!
- Was purchased many years (or even decades!) Ago;
- Enterprises lots of different makes of equipment that have somehow been patched together to provide your system;
- Is not entirely reliable or able to support modern functions such as conferencing.
The harsh choice
If any of that sounds familiar, you realistically face two options:
· Do nothing and hope your business telephone system does not generate troubles for you (or sometimes – more troubles);
· Replace it with a new system.
A modern business telephony system from a reputable supplier (for example Siemens telephone systems) can typically be installed quickly and there is a range of configurations available to support the needs of the small companies right up to the largest.
Purchasing a new system may provide you not only with a more reliable set of office telephone equipment but it may also allow you to participate in modern communications exchanges with your customers and suppliers.
That may include things such as:
- Conference calls;
- Call re-routing and following;
- Data exchanges;
Making the right choices
Selecting a new system is something that it's easy to get wrong and that is why specialist advice from experts is typically advisable. There are a number of reasons for that, not the least of which is that it's necessary to think a little about the future and to make sure that the selected system is capable of growing and evolving in tune with your business.
Having today's very best system may not be of much use if it's incapapable of expansion in future – it just becomes tomorrow's potential technical dinosaur.
Of course, if your immediate problem is the frequent crises with your existing system, then you may be worried about just keeping things going while you select your new system.
By taking out a maintenance contract with a skilled supplier of telephony services, you may be able to keep the worst at bay and buy yourself a little breathing space.
That may allow you to concentrate on finding a permanent solution to your office telephone equipment predicament.