Telephone systems are important to any company. Businesses are quire transiting from one system to another with time. It might be installing Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) or implementing a hosted or virtual PBX. The transition could be painful, but with a few guidelines, it becomes easier.
The following are some steps that you can heed when installing a telephone system.
The first step is that you ought not to wait up to the last day to think of installing a telephone system. Telephone systems take time to plan and install. A small telephone system might take up to three weeks to prepare, while a large system might require up to 60 days. If you get it planned and installed in a hurry, there could be so few mistakes. It is thus necessary that you take time planning, identify a good VoIP provider, and then do the installation.
You should also categorize telephone lines in regards to their functions.
It is appropriate to do this before making an installation. You should call the local Exchange Carriers to know their numbers. In case there is some confusion in the numbers, it is good to call them. There is also need that you eliminate the ones that you are not using, and make sure that those required can be accommodated by the PBX.
Familiarize yourself with the installation schedule of new Telephone Circuits.
Each telephone circuit type requires a different hardware component in every telephone. Your vendor can also tell you about how old circuits can be integrated into the system.
Consider the requirements of all departments.
It is good that you get a telephone vendor who will consider all the department needs, and advice you on the right systems of each department.
It is important that you decide which telephone will be used by whom, in case there is a purchase of different telephones. The department’s needs should be considered before any phone is assigned to an individual.
Ensure that your network is ready for VoIP telephones.
It is important to ascertain they your network can handle the VoIP traffic. You also may consider other factors like whether you will leave the system to a private network or the internet, the VPN, or a session border controller.
Plan an implementation meeting with the vendors.
A meeting would put every person on the same page. You can plan for installation dates in the meeting. You may also know the time that would be required to do the installation, and everything you ought to know about the entire process.