5 Reasons to Choose Bicom Systems

benefits of bicomAt the risk of ‘tooting our own horn’, we jotted down some recent comments made by partners that chose Bicom Systems over our competitors. We hope these will help other telecoms stuck in the decision-making process.

1. Integrated Billing Software

A key part of our unified communications suite is TELCOware, our provisioning platform. Our partners report that no one else integrates billing into their telephony platform despite the clear benefits. This frees users from doing complicated billing procedures themselves or hiring a third party. Learn more about our Billing Software.

2. Simple, Effective Interface

Over the years we have seen many partners express relief when first viewing our simple, yet effective PBX interface. Our GUI is user-friendly and lets you focus your time and concentration on what matters most to you. Best of all, we work to improve the interface in each new release.

3. Mobile App

While most of our competitors do now offer VoIP mobile applications, we hear that none compare to gloCOM GO. And it is no surprise after the weeks and months dedicated to perfecting the application that ties together all of our other unified communications products. Learn more about our Mobile VoIP App.

4. More features

Our PBX feature-set has been carefully developed to give our partners the highest value possible. We have listened to customer requests and attempted to provide features both for their internal use and for the development of a higher valued end product.

5. Affordability

One of the complaints we get the most is our lack of pricing on our website, but those that take the time to speak with an Account Manager find our pricing structure more than satisfying. Unlike competitors with set-in-stone prices, we work on an individual basis to create a solution that matches the needs and budget of each partner.

If you are trying to choose a PBX system we’d love to chat with you. Contact us now or browse our products.

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5 Ways Hosted VoIP Supports Collaboration

Employee collaboration is essential to productivity in any size company, but particularly important to small companies just getting started. Effective productivity can mean the difference between a growing start-up and a failed business.

hosted pbxFortunately, Hosted PBX and Cloud PBX offer collaboration tools with valuable benefits to even the smallest businesses.

1. Faster collaboration

Unified communications enables employees to share resources and information more quickly. This can be done through a variety of features including screen share, video conferencing, drag-and-drop instant conferencing, status presence, instant messaging, mobility, etc. You can find all of these features and more in gloCOM softphone.

2. More options than email

While email still has its place in business, VoIP opens up several other channels that may be more effective. For example, dragging users into an instant conference will lead to a quicker conclusion than a lengthy email thread. Written communication can lend itself to misunderstandings and delays that are avoided with voice or even video tools.

3. Customer service

In addition to collaborating quickly with one another, unified communications users can also respond to customers more quickly and efficiently. Whether this means reaching a solution and getting back to the customer quickly or bringing the customer right into a conference call or screen-share, customers will be pleased with the rapid service.

4. Budget- and growth-friendly

Even start-ups with the lowest budget can afford many unified communications tools and apps to get started. Hosted and cloud solutions in particular have low or no up-front costs and little maintenance. Best of all, most of these solutions are highly scalable and can grow as your business grows.

With all of the VoIP tools available today, there is no excuse not to get started. Contact us or visit our website to start planning today!

Read more about collaboration tools for small businesses at VoIP-News.

Softphone or Mobile – A Third Option

softphoneVoIP News brings up an interesting quandary for businesses: softphones or mobile phones?

They discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option:

Everyone already has a mobile phone, so it makes sense to use them. BYOD is so popular already. And for employees that spend time working out of the office, a mobile phone is a valuable tool.

But softphones offer even more benefits. They are usually a free software included with your unified communications solution. Softphones can often function much like a desk phone, so productivity is not lessened. And they have the advantage of a more professional appearance than using a cell phone number.

The decision seems difficult, but we suggest a third option: a mobile softphone.

gloCOM is a business softphone that can be used on desktop or mobile. Whether sitting at a desk with your IP handset, working from a laptop, or on the road with just your smart phone, you can have the same number and expansive functionality.

Don’t worry about making the choice – you can have the best of both worlds. Visit our website to learn more about gloCOM today.

gloCOM – What’s Not to Love?

There is no doubt that gloCOM is a favorite with our partners and clients. And it’s easy to see why – vast features that we quickly come to rely on, a simple yet powerful interface, extraordinary flexibility – what’s not to love?

We recently received emails from two separate gloCOM users that seemed worth sharing.

The first wrote to tell us that ‘gloCOM’ has become a verb within his company. For example, “Peter, will you gloCOM me that IP address?” Before long, we’ll be in the dictionary!

The second user was testing gloCOM GO and appreciating the versatility of the app. He sent us this:

business softphone

What are you doing with gloCOM?

4 Ways You Should Be Using Your VoIP System

business softphoneCompanies that switch to VoIP typically see positive changes immediately. From savings to employee productivity, users are rewarded fairly quickly after migrating to VoIP.

But most companies fail to take full advantage of their VoIP system even after several months. We’ll give you a jump start with these four things you should be doing with VoIP:

1. CRM Integration
gloCOM is plug-and-play ready for integration via RESTAPI with Salesforce, Sugar CRM, Bullhorn, Zendesk & ZOHO while using SOAP for MS Dynamic and plugin and MAPI for Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Exchange. It can be integrated with any CRM system via a custom solution. Integrating your VoIP system with your CRM will save time and stress by organizing contacts, calling, and reporting into one interface.

2. Remote Meetings
Do you have multiple offices? Employees that work from home? Travel often? With VoIP distance does not matter. Users across the world can be brought together in a video or voice conference. gloCOM supports drag-and-drop conferencing calling to ensure that no time is lost due to physical distance.

3. Do Not Disturb
We all know what it feels like to be focused on an important task only to be interrupted – maybe multiple times – by incoming calls. gloCOM addresses this problem with a Do Not Disturb option. When users are busy with something important they can send calls straight to voicemail or redirect them to another line. This means finishing that important task more quickly and getting back to business.

4. Mobility
gloCOM is mobile in more way than one. To start, gloCOM brings calls to your desktop computer or laptop, so you are not tied to a physical telephone. Calls can also be forwarded to your mobile device or another telephone (such as a home phone). And best of all, gloCOM Mobile for iOS and Android is coming out soon, placing your entire VoIP solution right in the palm of your hand.

So what are you waiting for? Start employing these features and reaping the benefits of VoIP now!