Telephone systems are important to any company. After some period, a business ought to transit from one telephone system to another. The business might be installing a Voice over Internet Protocol, or a virtual or hosted PBX. The transition might not be effortless, but some guidelines may help you out.
One can follow the steps below when trying to avoid disruptions in the installation of telephone system.
The first step is that you ought not to wait up to the last day to think of installing a telephone system. It requires a proper plan and timer to install a telephone system. 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.
You should do this before getting an installation done. It is important that you call the Local Exchange Carriers to identify the lines and their numbers. In case there is some confusion in the numbers, it is good to call them. You also ought to eliminate all the numbers that are not in use, and ensure that the PBX service can accommodate those required.
It is important that you know the phone circuit’s installation schedule.
Each telephone circuit type requires a different hardware component in every telephone. You can also discuss with the telephone vendor on how old circuits would be handled in the new system.
Consider the requirements of all departments.
Your vendor would consider all the needs of your departments, and advice you on the right systems for each.
In case different phones are being purchased, it is important that you decide prior, about who will use which type of phone. You should consider the requirements of the departments before assigning any phone to anyone.
Prepare your network for VoIP telephones.
It is important that you check the data network to ensure that it can hold the VoIP traffic. Other factors to consider in this is whether the system will be exposed to the internet or connected to a private network, the VPN or a session border controller.
Meet the vendors to plan on implementation.
The purpose of this is to keep everyone on the same page. You can plan for installation dates in the meeting. You will also know how long it will take to install, and every detail in the installation.