Business plans are created on a purely economic basis. They’re a mix of revenue and considerations related to costs. They’re best practice business tools. Business systems, notably critical systems like business phone systems have to be costed and operated on the same basis. The good news is that you can now do a lot more with less cost with the new phone systems coming on the market.
The fact is that phone systems are both revenue-earning systems and costs. When you’re buying a phone system, you need to look at the practical realities of doing business with an ongoing cost. Therefore, the cost value of the system has to be less than the revenue earned from the system. If you’re in a sales-intensive business environment, you’ll be well aware that’s no joke. The dollars have to add up on your side of the ledger, or you’re costing yourself money.
This is where the new phone systems come into the equation. They’re much more like computer and internet systems. They’re designed to work with servers, not the clunky old type business phone setups. They have software that can manage an entire phone system with a few clicks where required.
System Plans and Business Plans
If you’re now seeing a lot of cost savings and administrative kerfuffle being taken out of the business end of operating a phone system, you know exactly what you’re talking about. Ever since the introduction of mass digital systems, phone systems have been the holdovers from the Stone Age. “Scalable” phone systems previously meant something like NASA, a sawn off, dinky PBX, or a phone loaded with useless “features”. It was 1950 with related hardware. Nobody does business like that anymore.
The point at which telephone systems stopped being underachieving LEGO sets and started being working business systems was the point at which designs had to change. The new phone systems are customizable, and better yet, they’re also very business-friendly. Whether you’re a giant corporation or an email-and-phone business unit setup, you can set up your system to do the job very easily with these new systems.
These new systems are ideal for:
- Business expansion: The new software can handle a thousand extensions at a time.
- Projects: You can set up a project phone operation in a few minutes from an existing installed system.
- Remote collaboration: You can have dedicated lines wherever you want them. (This is brilliant for CAD work, consultancies and international businesses, because you’ve basically got a ready-made network.)
- Technical support: You’ve got all the flexibility you could ever wish to have to configure your tech support and get those calls off hold. Turnover improves, times go down.
- High volume call operations: The servers alone can streamline your system to best performance values. The software and a new “virtual PBX” system can do all the things an old system could do at a fraction of the cost and do them better.
For business plan purposes, you can cost these systems to the cent. You also get tech support and upgrades built in to the packages by the suppliers, so you’re out of the woods in terms of technology issues. Just check out these systems. You’ll love them.
Author Bio:- Tom Mallet is an Australian freelance writer and journalist. He writes extensively in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US. He’s published more than 500 articles about various topics, including business phone systems and telephone systems.