Let's face it, meetings are an essential part of business. People joke and complain about them all the time but the reality is that they are a business necessity. Things like planning and production, collaborations, and brainstorming sessions are all accomplished through meetings. As the top Charlotte business telephone system provider, we're no stranger to meetings.

The problem with meetings, however, is that today's mobile workforce does not always allow for in-person meetings. Whether the reasons are logistical or economical, conference calls are a cost-effective alternative. Many Charlotte businesses use conference calls to connect employees and ensure everyone is working together efficiently and effectively.

"In the modern global economy, in-person meetings are often unrealistic," says Mike Canipe of TelWare. "With conference calls, you can reduce travel expenses while empowering people across locations to meet any time, from virtually anywhere."

Conference Bridge

As your business grows, it becomes increasingly necessary to have a solution for including larger amounts of people in your conference calls. A conference bridge provides that exact solution!

A conference bridge connects large numbers of people participating in conference calls. The "bridge" is a server that acts like a telephone and can answer several calls at the same time. The result is an enterprise-class "meet me" conferencing solution where participants can dial into the pre-assigned phone number and input a PIN to access the conference. The conference moderators usually have the ability to manage participants through a web portal.

Avaya IP Office Conference Bridge

Avaya IP Office offers a cost-effective alternative to in-person meetings. It features a private "conference bridge" that is available at a moment's notice to quickly share information with a large number of people.

The Avaya IP Office conferencing bridge is easy to use and makes collaboration effortless. No special conferencing equipment is required and you can arrange a conference call on the spot, regardless of the number of participants. New participants can be easily added while the conference is in progress.

"To participate, all you have to do is dial the telephone number reserved for the conference bridge. It really is that simple," says Canipe. "Avaya IP Office's conference bridge streamlines your conference call process with simplicity, quality and reliability."

Benefits of Using Avaya IP Office Conference Bridge

The increases in transportation and lodging costs have made traditional in-person meetings far too expensive and counterproductive for many Charlotte businesses. Avaya IP Office's conference bridge provides a cost-effective, robust alternative to in-person meetings.

Having your own conference bridge can reduce or eliminate fees to outside conference services. Also, because it's always there and exclusively for your company's use, you can increase your use of conference calling to support and expand your customer base and improve productivity.

Below are a few of the additional benefits of using Avaya IP Office's conference bridge:

  • Cut travel expenses - Reduce expenses for both travel and the unproductive time spent away from the office.
  • Enhance collaboration - Regularly scheduled conference calls help keep everyone in the loop and working together efficiently.
  • Increase productivity - Shorten project times, speed up decision making, and be more productive through the "meet me" style conferencing.

"Avaya IP Office's conference bridge provides an efficient method of bringing diverse people and locations together to collaborate. And the best part is that it's effortless," adds Canipe.

To learn more about the Avaya IP Office conference bridge or any of the other Avaya business telephone system solutions, contact Mike Canipe with TelWare at 704-598-4700. We look forward to helping you take advantage of the communications tools available to ensure your business continues to grow!

Back to News