Phone systems: Innovative ways to connect, collaborate and up your game.
When customers ask us about phones, what they're really asking for is a better way to connect and collaborate with the people who impact their business. It goes way beyond that black handset sitting at the corner of your desk. It's instant messaging for quick answers to project questions. It's calling an impromptu audio or video conference to sort out product details. It's sharing your desktop with a colleague across the hall or a roomful of clients across the country to unveil a new proposal. It's connecting with customers and collaborating with co-workers anywhere, on any device.
That's bound to boost your competitive advantage.
On Premise: An Infrastructure-Based Communication Solution...Because The Cloud Isn't For Everyone.
There was a time when the only way to connect your internal devices to external phone lines was with a traditional phone system called a Private Branch Exchange (PBX). Then came Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP. This game-changing technology uses your existing network infrastructure instead of a PBX and separate phone lines to deliver voice service to end users.
On Premise VoIP offers a number of benefits:
- A higher degree of ownership over your solution — On Premise communication systems allow you to purchase or lease your hardware and software. You can house your communications either on-site or at a data center of your choice. This way, the equipment is easily accessible and can be managed at your discretion.
- Access to more communication features and functions — With On Premise VoIP, you can take your phone system to a more productive and interactive level by transforming traditional analog audio signals into digital data. This opens the door to a number of unified communications tools.
- Higher network privacy for greater security — Because your phone system is contained to your own network, you have fewer opportunities for exposing your communications to a security breach.
How does on premise compare to Hosted Voice and UCaaS?
The main difference between On Premise and Hosted Voice/Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is that On Premise is infrastructure-based technology that’s housed on-site, whereas Hosted Voice and UCaaS are cloud-based.
What solution is best for you?
Both On Premise and Cloud-based phone systems are effective, reliable and easy to use and manage. With On Premise, your ROI grows over time because the bulk of your investment is made upfront. In addition, if advanced features and complex integrations are required, an On Premise system could be your best option. However, a Cloud-based system may offer more flexibility as your company evolves.
To get the best solution for your business, we recommend beginning with an assessment of your current communication practices and your desired business goals. Our communication specialists can help you uncover the most effective way to get from Point A to Point Where-You-Want-to-Be.