The Importance Of Small Business Phone Systems
A small business, by its very nature, has specific business phone system needs. Success is directly related to the effectiveness of internal and external communication ability. While failures in a communication system are a source of aggravation for large corporations, these same failures in a small business phone system can cause devastating production downtime costs and substantial loss of revenue. The savvy small business owner must, therefore, give careful consideration to the selection of a small business phone system. In the past, a small office phone system that would allow access to the public phone network was limited to a few lines on a key telephone system or a private branch exchange (PBX). Today, modern technology has produced a wide variety of highly reliable, cost-effective phone systems for small businesses.
Small Business Phone Systems Designed To Meet Your Small Business Needs
When it comes to the best phone system for your small business, there are several options.
Key System. This system consists of individual line selection buttons on the phones connected to the system. This system was one of the original small business phone systems, but technological upgrades have brought the Key System into the 21st century.
PBX (Private Branch Exchange). Another of the original small business phone systems, PBX provides clients with the ability to receive calls on multiple numbers without the added expense of additional phone lines. Each line on the network has its own extension so that incoming calls can be re-routed to any user throughout the network. Modern PBX systems have been updated to include VoIP technology.
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). The SIP phone system allows clients to make phone calls via the Internet using a headset, portable phone, desk phone or computer. Generally used in conjunction with VoIP software, the SIP phone system gives the client the ability to make or receive calls via a wireless device, wired phone or other computers. These systems allow clients to stay connected where ever they are.
VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). VoIP phone services allow users to make phone calls from a computer, a VoIP phone, or a regular phone with a VoIP adapter. This system requires high-speed Internet and a computer with a microphone, VoIP adapter or a VoIP-enabled telephone. Each VoIP program is different. Some, like Skype, will only work on a computer. Others, like Vonage, will only work on phones.
Before you make your decision, ask yourself these questions:
· Which phone system will handle the current needs of my small business?
· Can the phone system be easily modified to meet future expansion?
· Is the phone system user-friendly, reliable and easy to maintain?
· Does the phone system fit comfortably into the budget?
The Top Of The Line In Small Business Phone Systems
Looking for a small business phone system that will give you the biggest bang for your buck? Look no further than Centex Telecom. A Certified ESI Business Phone System Dealer, Centex Telecom offers small business phone systems that are designed to provide state-of-the-art technology in a cost-effective, user-friendly format. From SIP and VoIP to key, PBX, and KSU phone systems, our extensive selection of ESI products allows us to tailor a small business phone system to meet the specific needs of your small business. In addition to small business phone systems, Centex Telecom offers a line of high-performance cell phone boosters and antennas for your home or office that will ensure a strong, reliable cellular signal. We also offer voice/data cabling installation, maintenance & repair services.
From our headquarters in Austin, Centex Telecom has been serving clients in central Texas for over 15 years. As a Certified Reseller of ESI business phone systems, we continually strive to exceed industry standards by providing top quality products backed by exceptional personal service.
Centex Telecom values its clients above all. Our dedicated sales staff is always willing to take the time necessary to help clients choose the best products for their small business. Highly qualified technicians ensure that each installation is completed in a timely, professional manner. Knowledgeable customer service representatives “live” answer all calls and provide free technical support. It is this standard of excellence that has consistently earned Centex Telecom an A+ rating with the Central Texas Better Business Bureau and the ESI Customer Service Award for 8 consecutive years.
If only the best is good enough, contact Centex Telecom today to discuss your small business telephone system needs.