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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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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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