Here are some frequently asked questions relating to business phone systems that we come across from time to time.
How expensive are new business phone systems?
This question is also sometimes expressed as: is it possible to find cheap telephone systems?
The answer is that a great deal may depend upon the size of your operation and what type of system you require in order to support the development of your activities.
Entry-level systems can be as simple as just two handsets and are available at attractive prices, even when sourced from internationally renowned suppliers such as Siemens business telephone systems.
Trying to ascertain your requirements and conduct your search for systems, based exclusively upon the hunt for cheap solutions, may be risky.
What is cheap for one person may not prove to be cheap for you if it is subsequently unable to prove itself suitable for your needs. It may also be the case that extremely low-cost systems from unproven suppliers, may have quality and standardisation issues.
We will always be pleased to explain a little more about some of the issues here.
Can I integrate my business telecoms systems with other technology?
The answer to this is, typically, yes.
However, there is a caveat or two.
The integration of conventional phone systems with things such as video is now relatively established but we cannot give an unconditional guarantee that any system you have will connect to any other system, unless we have an understanding of the specific nature of the systems concerned.
It is also worth bearing in mind, when talking about the integration of business phone systems, that not all systems have necessarily been built to international standards and protocols. Some may prove to be rather more difficult to integrate than others.
As mentioned above, this is another reason why we favour solutions from business telephony providers such as Siemens.
To save money, can I install my own system?
The answer to this is typically yes, however, whether it is necessarily advisable is a different matter.
If you have selected a small entry-level system, connectivity and installation may appear to be straightforward but with slightly larger systems, it may be far more complicated.
Even in the case of the smaller systems, it is imperative that the design and installation is conducted in accordance with professional standards – and there may also be regulatory compliance issues that need to be taken into account.
As a general principle, it may be advisable in the first instance to consider business phone systems installation as a job for qualified professionals such as ourselves.