OnSIP to Exhibit Vacation Home Rental VoIP at the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza

Next week, OnSIP will head to the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza in Orlando to attend the largest vacation home conference in Florida. We are proud to exhibit at the event and join as a new member of the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

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Topics: Blog, Hospitality, Office Management

Law Office Phone Systems: Options & Considerations

In 2013, Jonathan Conant was busy establishing his law practice, the Conant Mediation Center. With two locations in Arizona, he needed a phone system that offered flexible options for his on-the-go staff and scalability for his growing firm. He considered hosted phone systems and selected OnSIP for his new service.

With OnSIP, he now has a business phone system that grows with his firm while providing advanced call capabilities for his dispersed staff. He can rely on the service to support his future plans for a third and fourth office in the state.

Jonathan's story shows how business VoIP services can be a smart choice for law firms. These services offer many capabilities that will support a firm's operations and compliment the competence of the staff.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management

Cloud Phone System for Commercial Real Estate: Case Study

In 2011, Bill Vogel, the Principal & Managing Broker of Third Coast Commercial Real Estate, found that his firm was outgrowing the TalkSwitch IP-PBX phone system it was using. His growing real estate business was in need of more advanced functionality than the on-site phone system could offer. He began his search for a replacement.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management

Team Messaging with Slack Channel Chat in the OnSIP App

In September, we announced the release of a Slack integration with the OnSIP app. By connecting a Slack account to the OnSIP app, users can chat with other coworkers without leaving the OnSIP app window. Last week, we released a new feature to allow users to send and receive messages on Slack channels in addition to individual contacts.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

Business Phone Number Availability: What Are My Options?

Your phone number can say a lot about your business before a first time caller even dials it. It's the original link that connects you with your leads, prospects, and customers in a tangible way.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management, cloud phone system, phone number

6 Simple Steps to Set Up a Business Emergency Phone Plan

Sometimes a situation arises where your business needs to cease regular operations and deal with an emergency. This may be the result of a natural disaster, a financial setback, personal issues, or other events. While it may not be at the top of your to-do list, updating your business phone system can help your customers and stakeholders understand that things will not be “business-as-usual” for a while.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

Free Virtual PBX Features & Setup

For many years, the PBX (Private Branch Exchange) has been the central nervous system of telephone communications within an organization. What began as a switchboard manually operated by human beings evolved into a self-controlled, though bulky, piece of equipment that could be stored in a spare room.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

Hosted VoIP for Schools and Educational Institutions

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average education spending per pupil was $10,700 in 2013 for schools across the US. In 2016, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that states have been providing less financial support for students since 2008.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management, schools

Free Video Calling: 6 Enterprise Options

Today's work environment is highly interactive. Employees are often expected to be accessible via multiple channels, including email, phone, social media, text message, and video. With advances in technology such as WebRTC, video calling is now easily available and affordable. Most laptops and mobile devices are now equipped with high-quality webcams, so users can make and receive video calls at any time, from any location.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management, skype, video conference, google, video call

Think You Don't Have Time to Switch to VoIP?

The incentive to switch to a VoIP phone system is always there. After all, businesses see average savings of between 50% and 75% after making the transition.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, Office Management, VoIP