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5 Cloud PBX Features That Will Boost Your Business Performance

5 Cloud PBX Features That Will Boost Your Business Performance

Nowadays it is possible for a customer to get in touch with a company by way of a variety of means including social media platforms. However, in spite of the plethora of options, there is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that talking to a customer services representative at the company is still the most popular option for many. In order to improve the overall customer experience, many companies are going for Cloud PBX that offers such incredible features as a cloud based phone system. Following are some of the features of Cloud PBX that makes it so popular among companies.

1. Voice Quality

One of the most important things to keep in mind when a customer calls the customer services department of the company is the type of voice clarity that he will experience when he calls. If it is of the highest quality then the entire experience would be a better one. The voice quality on most of these phones is that of HD quality and that is something that makes the entire process of a telephonic conversation a pleasant one for both the customer service representative and the customer who calls in. At the end of the day, no company would want their customers to be annoyed at the inferior voice quality of their systems. Most of these phones operate on a G.722 codec and that is the vital feature that makes the voice quality so clear. The speech quality is something that has never been offered before by any other phone system.

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2. A Better Welcome to All Callers

When you adapt an auto attendant system that is offered by WebRTC enabled virtual PBX phone systems, it is indeed a one of a kind feature that enhances the overall experience of the customer. It is never a good experience to listen to inane music when one waits in line to get through to an operator, but that becomes a far more tolerable experience when the phone is answered by a virtual secretary who greets the customer in the most professional way possible. For instance, it is possible to edit the settings in a way so that the voice can greet the customer according to the time of the day or implement any other special requests that are necessary.

3. Accurate Call Management

How many times does a customer have to go through the ordeal of landing up in the wrong department when he calls the customer service department of a company? Well, it happens quite often and that is not only annoying for the customer but it also slows down the problem resolving capabilities of the department. In such a situation it is always better for the company to use a cloud-based phone system and adapt the auto attendant system to ensure that all calls are managed properly. The system allows the administrator to set up specific groups so that the calls are diverted to the right department and if for some reason there is a long waiting time then the customer is diverted to the voicemail so that he can leave a message along with his contact number. In this way long queues are minimized and the representatives only answer calls which they are equipped to answer.

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4. Opportunity to Analyze the Efficiency of the Operation

It is important to keep in mind that irrespective of the sort of service that is provided by the customer service department, there needs to be a level of efficiency in the operation so that the operation is viable for the business owner. In order to gauge that, the people in charge of managing the operation need to have access to a variety of data in order ascertain the efficiency; those who use Cloud PBX have a distinct advantage on that front. There are advanced tools in the system that show the average call handling times of each and every agent who is on a callas well as the average wait times for every customer. The former helps in pulling up agents who might be taking too long in order to solve an issue and the latter helps in keeping the wait times at a minimum so that customers do not hang up after waiting for too long.

5. The Power of Cloud

Other than the customer service desks, there are certain departments in a company that need to be by their phone at all times, meaning employees should be available to receive calls at any time during the work day. For instance, the sales team of the company should be able to speak to the clients at all times which are when the power of the cloud becomes vital. When the phone system is on the cloud, the extension number of the employee allows him to receive calls not only on his work phone but also on his cell phone. This results in far more superior handling of calls and needless to say results in positive growth of the business.

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The cloud based phone system offered by Could PBX is going to revolutionize not only the customer service industry, but it will also provide companies with a suitably efficient system that will be well equipped to handle everything that is thrown at it at any given time.

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Published on September 20, 2018

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

Minimizing Tabs

Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

Incognito Mode

Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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  1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
  2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
  3. Download extension New Incognito Window

This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

Save Webpages as PDF Files

Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

Open Recently-closed Tabs

Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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Solve Mathematical Problems

Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

Play Media Files

Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

Stay Focus(e)d

Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

Grammarly for Editing

Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

Loom

There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

Chrome Calendar Extension

No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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