Because the phone system plays such an important role in business productivity, many businesses are making the move to a new phone system based on IP
But making the move to an IP telephony phone system can be difficult if not approached correctly. Chief among these difficulties is the need to converge voice and data networks onto a single communications platform.
This can become even more difficult if businesses have mobile employees or multiple office locations.
To guarantee success, businesses need a well-planned, phased approach.
To offer insight into the ways to achieve a successful phone system implementation, VendorGuru.com offers a white paper, "Ten Steps to a Successful Business Phone System Implementation."
The white paper further breaks down the tips into two phases to separate successful implementation tactics from the technical implementation.
Here is a run down of the 5 steps for each phase when planning a business phone system:
1st Phase—(Laying the groundwork for a successful phone system installation)
1. Define business requirements
2. Line Up Technical Support
3. Call in the Experts
4. Establish an Implementation Timeline (News - Alert)
5. Prepare Metrics
2nd Phase—(the technical implementation)
1. Perform a Network Assessment
2. Integrate New Equipment with the Legacy System
3. Diagram the Network
4. Set Up the Network
5. Pilot Program
Making the move to an IP based phone system will bring significant benefit to the business including improved efficiency, productivity and cost savings. Implementing the phone system correctly will allow these benefits to continue on through the years.
For an in-depth explanation and further insight into each step, check out the VendorGuru.com white paper HERE.
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