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Debunking Myths about Switching Office Phone Systems

Debunking Myths about Switching Office Phone Systems

Technology is improving at an incredible pace. Unfortunately, along with that perpetual advancement comes miscommunication, misconceptions, and general confusion about new technologies and what they mean for our existing gadgets.

office phone systems that are cloud-based are easy!
Cloud-based office phone systems are easy to install, use, and grow with.

Thankfully, it’s also easier than ever to cut through the myths and get a clear picture of how, precisely, a new technology will benefit us, how it will work with current solutions, and when it may make sense to upgrade to a different way of doing things.

Let’s get a little more specific. Maybe your company is thinking about the many office phone systems on the market today, and you’re looking for a little bit of guidance. There is a lot of potential confusion in the world of office communications, so we’re here to give you a hand debunking some of the more popular myths.

New Systems Are Expensive

As you can probably guess, we’re going to be focusing on IP telephone systems and what they can offer your business. The first – and in some cases the most important – advantage of VoIP phone systems is the fact that they offer a much lower cost of ownership as compared to other phone solutions.

Cloud-based phone systems include everything you need to get started, all with no capital required and no maintenance contracts. You’ll also be pleased with the lower monthly fees, particularly if you’ve been shackled to the Phone Company for a while now.

It Requires a Learning Curve

Every new technology will require at least a small amount of skill to operate, but VoIP phone systems are easier to learn than most. Time is money in the business world, and you’ll be pleased to know that you’re not going to have to sacrifice time that employees would otherwise spend working just to teach them how to use the new phone system.

In fact, VoIP phone systems are so intuitive that just about anybody in the office will be able to make changes to the system, as needed, from any computer.

Installation Is a Hassle

Back when phone systems depended on complicated series of copper wires, switching phone systems came with a number of significant growing pains. If you’re involved with a business that has growth in mind, it’s worth noting that VoIP phone systems don’t require expensive or invasive installation.

Gone are the copper wires and wired telephones. Now, setting up a cloud-based office phone system is as simple as tapping into your existing high-speed Internet connection. Best of all, the included phones are a far cry from the clunky office phones you may be used to; these are sleek, cordless, feature-rich phones that’ll have you back to business in no time.

Compatibility Can be a Challenge

One of the best things about cloud-based phone systems is that they work exceptionally well with the products and services your business already uses. For example: are you worried about Microsoft Outlook compatibility? It can be fully integrated with your VoIP system.

What about staying mobile? If you use one of the leading mobile operating systems, you’ll be able to pair your office phone with a mobile twin, thanks to easy-to-install mobile apps.

The bottom line is this: new technology is nothing to fear. As though to prove this point, VoIP systems have gone out of their way to make upgrading as painless as possible.

About Emily Swartz

As the Social Community Manager at Broadview Networks, I enjoy sharing valuable content across all our social platforms. I particularly love writing for our blog because it gives me the opportunity to share tangible advice on how businesses can leverage technology to gain competitive advantages, control costs, provide superior service, and ultimately improve their bottom line. Find me on Google+

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