TMCnet - World's Largest Communications and Technology Community



Steps to a Smooth VoIP Phone System Implementation

Phone Systems

» More Phone Systems Feature Articles

Phone Systems Featured Article

March 06, 2008

Steps to a Smooth VoIP Phone System Implementation

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

While the benefits of Voice over IP phone systems are innumerable, businesses in a hurry to make use of these phone systems for their cost and productivity benefits are warned that without proper implementation and buy-in from the entire organization, the VoIP phone system will not provide sufficient benefit.

A recent  article by columnist Joe Taylor Jr. notes that "Missed deadlines and malfunctioning equipment can crush staff morale while robbing companies of vital revenues."
To offer a resolution for this possible slip-up, the  article, "Implementing Business VOIP Systems," offers steps to a smooth VOIP implementation.
Vendor Guru has done research on hundreds of phone systems to help businesses determine which phone system is right for businesses. Learn more by visiting
Below is a run-down of the suggested steps. For a more complete look at each step, check out the  article HERE.
Hire Independent Help
By hiring a phone service consultant, businesses can make effective decisions about VoIP implementations with reasonable timelines and management of the installation process.
Get Clear About Vendors and Features
This is key in the VoIP phone system installation process for a consistent end-to-end solution.
Decide on Space
Deciding between hosted phone systems or an on-premise implementation is necessary and should best support the businesses current and future state.
Set the Right Timetable
An appropriate time table for a VoIP phone system launch should be set up for maximum cost benefits and to avoid costly overtime, user frustration or lost revenue.
Start a Pilot Project
Trying out the new phone system before the actual launch can safeguard any possible problems and help identify early warning signs for needed deployment changes.
Create a Disaster Plan
To save time and money in emergency situations, business should have a disaster plan in place with their phone system incase a power outage or other event occurs.
Install, Then Listen
Getting feedback about the new phone system implementation is key in catching problems in call quality of phone service features early on.
For more, check out the Phone Systems channel on TMCnet.
Stefania Viscusi is an established writer and avid reader. To see more of her articles, please visit Stefania Viscusi’s columnist page.

» More Phone Systems Feature Articles

Technology Marketing Corporation

2 Trap Falls Road Suite 106, Shelton, CT 06484 USA
Ph: +1-203-852-6800, 800-243-6002

General comments: [email protected]m.
Comments about this site: [email protected].


© 2023 Technology Marketing Corporation. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy