WHICH PHONE SYSTEM IS BEST FOR SMALL BUSINESS?
Our friendly team can help you decide which telephone system best suits your small business needs
BEST PHONE SYSTEMS FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESSES
If your business needs a phone system it can be confusing on which will be the best phone system to work for your small business. Especially if you are not an expert in the features and options offered with different brands and systems. Our Fixtel consultants can guide you on which VOIP phone system will suit your needs. We are experts and take the time to understand what you are wanting to achieve for your company with a phone system.
This way we can match phone network to your goals. Our expert consultant will explain the features and benefits of each small business phone system and how they will work for your office. And we translate the jargon into easy to understand language. Meaning you will know exactly how each feature will benefit your business.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT PHONE SYSTEM
What phone system is best for your business? You have four different phone systems to choose from. Whether it is a traditional PBX system OR VOIP Phone
Hybrid IP PBX systems
This system provides traditional digital handsets and phones lines plus IP technology. Often referred to as hybrid business systems
Created for IP handsets and IP connectivity.
Hosted Phone System
A IP solution in which an actual phone system is not required. This is a cloud based telephony system.
Used Phone System
A previously used systems still in good working order. Tested and guaranteed.
Businesses are moving to VoIP Phone technology as a communications system thats affordable and versatile. For small business though it’s good to talk to our experts to understand if a VoIP will be cost effective for your needs . It can be dependant on the equipment and infrastructure your enterprise needs to install to be able to set up a VoIP system. For a good understanding of your options call Fixtel today – we don’t affiliate with any phone companies and advise on what’s best for you and bottom line.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR A BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM?
The price will be dependant on many factors. Such as the phone brand, number of handsets, model of handset and if you rent or buy. Fixtel offers different pricing solutions platforms. You can buy, rent or lease. For some price comparisons a standard hybrid system with 4 handsets would begin around $20 to $30 per week. And a 8 handset system around $30 to $40 per week. These prices include everything;
Our expert business phone system team are ready to give you an idea of price over the phone. And we can provide a detailed spec quote free of charge. Agreed price and no hidden fees. Fixtel are Australia’s leading supplier of Avaya business phone systems. We have been partnering with all sorts of businesses for over 25 years and know our stuff. Get connected with the best in the business. Is your co part of the NBN system yet? This is something else you should consider but we are able to chat with you on the most cost effect solution
NUMBER OF PHONE LINES
The number of lines needed will be vital to make your business run as you want it. For example you might have 6 employees, if they are all on the phone simultaneously and a another person phones your office they get an engaged signal. Which in today’s business world is not a good look. Also depending on your business you may need an additional phone line for eftpos. And most business need a phone line for the internet (ADSL).
This is also a chance to decide if a VoIP is best for your business as the more lines you need the bigger your line rentals and phone call costs will be. VoIP eliminates these costs as all handsets work from the one line.
DIGITAL OR IP HANDSETS?
IP handsets have a network switch inside them which makes them more expensive than digital handsets which have no chip. Both handsets often look the same it’s just that their connection is different, in that they connect to the pbx or switch. For small business often the cost saving for digital handsets make them more appealing. They are around 20% less expensive than IP handsets.
WHAT IS THE BEST SME PHONE SYSTEM?
Choosing the right phone system will make your day to day business run smoothly and efficiently. To know what system is going to achieve this means understanding your business needs. For example do your employees work in one office or different locations? Do you need to route calls? Or have conference call phones?
More importantly for you to think about are the features that will enable your business to run at its peak.
- Instant messaging
- Automated attendant
- Receive calls from smartphones or tablets
- Video or web conferencing support
- Voicemail to email or text message
- Paging and intercom
TYPE OF PHONE LINES
With VoIP technology viewed as the be all and end all of phone communication technology it can be hard to understand if it will actually suit your individual business. For larger businesses it works because you get call and line savings from being a data/internet system. But for smaller businesses traditional phone systems using phone lines can be more cost effective as they offer the latest phone technology without having to spend on infrastructure needed for VoIP. Our Fixtel advisor can perform a phone bill analysis which helps you know whether VoIP savings (not paying for phone line costs, eg number of phone lines and phone call costs) will offset the infrastructure and additional equipment spent to set up a VoIP. Fixtel install VoIP and are fully qualified in installation, setup and maintenance. So if you decide on a VoIP we will take care of everything for you.
SETUP FOR FUTURE GROWTH
Nearly all phone systems allow for future expansion of your business. In fact it’s common for most business phone systems to expand up to 24 plus users. And others can also make it easy for exponential growth with up to 1,000 users. What you need to put some thought into is if expansion means several business sites or remote employees? Our experienced Fixtel consultants can help you with advice. It maybe that opting for IP connectivity setup now for future use is the way to go.
IS IT BETTER TO BUY, RENT OR LEASE A SMALL BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM?
Small businesses find many benefits in renting communication technology. This is because they can often claim 100% tax deductible monthly payments. Plus they do not have to lay out a large payment for buying the system outright. Leasing is akin to renting but involves a fixed payment at the end of your term agreement.
Keep in mind both options may have a interest payment built in and even though buying outright is a bigger upfront cost, it is not ongoing and saves in interest payments. Each small business is different and to best know what is right for your business it is recommended to speak to your accountant for financial advice. To save you money on any way you decide to buy get connected with Fixtel. Whether you are leasing, renting or buying contact a phone technician.
SMALL BUSINESS BENEFITS OF VOIP
- Different modes of communication can be integrated into the system like chat, video, email, conference calls and video calling.
- Users can connect to the phone system from any internet connection.
- Keep your existing telephone numbers when moving offices.
- Can connect with softphone or IP handset (virtual phone) on a laptop or PC.
- VoIP call charges are 50% less than fixed line calls.
- Scalability of phone system – easily increase call volume during high season or promotion periods.
- Simple assimilation of various call functions like virtual assistant
- Easy integration with email and call monitoring/measuring tools.
- Remote accessibility and remote function capabilities.
EASY TO USE HANDSETS WITH VOIP
Having a phone system that has powerful functions and features is great. But this can be impacted if the handsets are not user friendly. It may be that you need some handsets with full function for staff and other simpler handsets for staff with different roles. Our Fixtel consultants are experts with over 25 years in the industry we can guide in choice and options suited just right for your business.
GET CONNECTED WITH FIXTEL AND GET THE BEST
We are an Australian owned and operated phone service company with over two decades of experience in the business telecommunications industry. It is our mission to partner with your business and help you get the best communication system for your business. Our Fixtel phone service consultants have worked with many different and varied small businesses. We take the time to understand your business and business goals for the present and the future. This way we can recommend the best future proof system that is cost effective and raises you day to day efficiency.
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- Fibre optic splicing and testing
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- All leading phone brands for IP and digital handsets