Many companies are switching to IP (Internet Protocol) phone systems from traditional PBX (Private Branch Exchange) phone systems to improve call center operations. IP phone systems provide many more features than a traditional phone system can. They are more efficient and improve overall communication with customers. If you are on the fence about making the switch to an IP phone system for your call center operations, the tips below may help with your decision.

First Steps to Operating a Successful Call Center

The first step to successful call center operation begins with planning and mapping out your entire network. You will also need to ensure that you have adequate internet service to support VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). It is important to have sufficient bandwidth to handle incoming and outgoing calls. Also, research the plans offered by your service provider and ask about all charges that may occur, such as originating and terminating call fees. Another important step is to find out about the type of technical support your provider will offer. If you run into any issues, you will need technical support ready when you need it.

Learn About and Use All Calling Features

IP phone systems provide a large amount of calling features not available with traditional phone systems. Most calling features come standard on most systems, to include call recording, music on hold, call screening, and more. Ask your phone system vendor which features are standard and which cost extra.

Make Use of All VoIP Benefits

A successful call center makes use of all benefits that VoIP provides. IP phone systems typically require less physical space than traditional PBX systems, usually mounting right on your existing data network rack. These phone systems are low-maintenance and updates are easily made through remote access. IP systems also scale as your business grows so most vendors offer affordable pricing plans based on scale, providing tremendous cost-savings. Any updates or changes your business needs are quickly applied which decreases downtime and improves overall productivity.

IP phone systems are an ideal solution for successful call center operations. Improve your communication and mobility without the worry of maintenance and management.

For information about IP telephone systems, simply contact TelWare at 1-800-637-3148 or sales@telware.com. TelWare is a national leader in the installation of voice, video, data and unified communication solutions. TelWare is an Authorized Avaya Partner and Star2Star Dealer.

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