Simple, Powerful Communications for Small Business
Successful companies are always looking for new ways to do more with less—keeping their business flexible, innovative and competitive without driving up operating costs and capital expenses.
Avaya puts the solution at your fingertips: the Avaya IP Office communications system.
Avaya IP Office is the right choice for any small business today—whether you are 5, 25 or 250 employees… just getting started or already established…have a single office, a home office or multiple stores/sites.
Avaya IP Office unifies your communications, providing your employees with a solution that
lets them handle all their business communications on the device of their choice: their laptop, mobile phone, office phone or home phone— using wired, wireless or broadband connections.
IP Office easily adapts to your goals and budget and provides individual user productivity solutions to give each of your employees just the capabilities they need—whether it’s your receptionist, sales or service representatives, home telecommuter or on-the-go knowledge worker.
Helping small to large companies around the world use communications to grow sales and lower operating expenses has made Avaya the global leader in business communications systems. If that’s what you want for your small business, it’s time to take a close look at Avaya IP Office.
Serving Customers Effectively with Unified Communications
Your office phone, cell phone, e-mail, texting, instant messaging and more are all essential to the way you work today.
But are you managing your communications —or are your communications managing you? Think about it—how often has the following happened in your company?
- A customer or prospect calls with
an urgent, time-sensitive request,
but is unable to reach the right person for an answer
- An unexpected development—severe weather, a personal matter—leaves a key employee stuck at home and completely unproductive
- Staff give out personal phone numbers (such as a mobile) that confuse customers and affect your control of those relationships
- You suspect peak call volumes result in lost calls, but have no idea how many or how much it’s costing you
RELY ON IP OFFICE TO CONTROL COSTS
- Lower mobile phone/long-distance bills: IP Office opens the door to a wide range of options for better managing your company’s mobile phone and long-distance charges by routingcalls through the system and over broadband links.
- Handle more calls with fewer people: Instead of using staff time to answer incoming calls, rely on the built-in intelligence in IP Office to route calls quickly and accurately.
- Expand your talent pool without increasing real estate: Is your business growing, but you don’t want to add full-time staff? With IP Office you have the flexibility to have extra staff working from home—wherever that may be. Each would have access
to all the communications and call handling capabilities your other employees have at the main office.
- Eliminate conference calling fees: IP Office makes every day conferencing affordable and practical by providing your business with built-in 128-party conferencing (up to 64 parties per conference).
- Centralize administration: For businesses with more than one location, IP Office enables remote management and administration from a central location. No need to have an administrator at every site.
These are all everyday occurrences that can impact your image, your employees’ ability to perform at their best, your customer service, and ultimately your bottom line. Avaya IP Office is ready to address every one of them—and much more.
Unlike other solutions, Avaya IP Office uses built-in intelligence to simplify your use of wired, wireless and Internet communications.
Instead of keeping your communications separate, Avaya IP Office brings them together so you can easily turn a home
or mobile phone into an office extension, collaborate with dozens of customers or staff members on a conference call and get detailed reports that show how well your company is responding to customers.
With rich functionality, IP Office naturally creates new ways of thinking about the role communications can play in your business.
Whether you are adding a new employee or an entirely new office, setting up a customer service help desk or outfitting an employee to work at home, IP Office keeps it simple.
Swiftly deploy customized features: IP Office lets you design your own set of features your users need most. You can take advantage
of pre-existing templates to set up “typical” users and quickly deploy them to all employees or specialized groups of users.
Seamlessly integrate business applications:
With Avaya and Avaya partners, you can integrate a wide range of applications
to enhance and customize your IP
Office system to the specific needs of your business (e.g., an application that automatically calls clients to remind them of appointments).
Easily add or move phones: Adding new phones or other devices is a matter of plugging them in and powering on—IP Office automatically reads the IP address of the device. Once it is set-up, you can move a device from extension to extension, even to another location (e.g., a home office), without having to “re-administer.”
Manage your system from anywhere: You don’t have to be on-site to manage your IP Office system—you can do it securely, from anywhere, and at any time. Administer all offices from one location—eliminating time and travel costs. IP Office administration is flexible, efficient and included with the IP Office 500 system.
A SOLUTION YOU CAN DEPEND ON
Everything about the IP Office
solution is designed to keep your communications at peak performance at all times:
• Built-in resiliency: For businesses with more than one location, IP Office can deliver continuous operation. In the event of a power outage, users with IP phones can automatically failover to another location, retaining full communications capabilities.
• Advanced, remote diagnostics: IP Office proactively identifies potential problems before they cause an outage or business disruption.
• Proactive alarming: Be alerted to system problems in the way that works best for you—IP Office can e-mail system alarms from any of your locations.
CONNECT YOUR OFFICE LOCATIONS
IP Office is ideal for any company with multiple locations. Connect up to 32
sites and have all the IP Office systems communicate seamlessly. Eliminate site- to-site calling costs. Share messaging, receptionists, the office directory and much more. Manage all systems from one location. Quickly and cost-effectively set up satellite operations in remote locations that might not otherwise have justified the investment in a fully-equipped office.
Meet the Needs of All Your Employees
“I just need basic communications.” Help keep your costs down and get the essential call handling capabilities growing businesses need.
IP Office Essential Edition is the perfect small business starter kit with all the
“must haves” (call routing, Caller ID, hold/ conference/transfer, voice mail) plus a great selection of Avaya phones.
When you are ready, move up to the Preferred Edition.
“I want to make my people more responsive and professional.”
Communications capabilities to give your business a competitive edge… as well
as the built-in capacity you need to keep growing: that’s the idea behind the IP Office Preferred Edition. With ten times more voice messaging capacity than Essential Edition and the ability to handle dozens of calls simultaneously, Preferred Edition is the right choice for any business that wants
to use communications to operate more efficiently and effectively today and for the foreseeable future.
Scalable, sophisticated voice mail: The voice messaging capabilities in Preferred Edition deliver productivity and efficiencies day-in
and day-out. Handle up to 40 simultaneous calls. Broadcast a single voice mail to the entire company, a specific department or just a team. Have the system “find” you and let you know when new messages arrive.
Secure “Meet me” conferencing: With its built-in conferencing capability, IP Office Preferred Edition makes it easy for all your users to host their own password-protected conference calls. The user experience becomes seamless for your staff and customers—whoever you invite to your audio conference. With its unique conference call capacity, IP Office lets you host a multitude of calls simultaneously.
Intelligent call routing: You never know when your most important customer will call. Now you don’t have to worry. IP Office Preferred Edition gives you many programmable options to handle calls any time of the day or night. Program IP Office to recognize your best customers and even greet them with a personal message. Forward calls virtually anywhere with different options for each extension, times of day and different incoming numbers or area codes.
Automated service prompts: Enrich the experience for incoming callers by providing information such as wait time, information on promotions or other communications that will add value to their overall experience.
Call recording: Built-in call recording is a great way to keep tabs on your business operations, reduce legal risks to your company and potentially meet industry- compliance criteria. Record incoming
or outgoing calls. Set it up in advance (establish a set frequency) or record on demand with the push of a button.
When you are ready, build on your investment and just add the Advanced Edition.
Solutions for Your Goals, Your Budget
“Give me the tools to serve customers more effectively.”
Winning new customers makes your company grow. Keeping customers loyal and satisfied makes your company profitable. IP Office Advanced Edition helps you do both— it’s the ideal solution for companies that take customer service seriously and want to be the best.
Avaya has taken the expertise that has made it the industry leader in large contact centers and tailored it to the needs of growing businesses like yours.
Automated 24/7 self service: For many, if not most customer interactions, simple is best— give your customers everything they need through an automated, self-service option: access information, get directions, check status of orders, and more. Drive revenue
in off-hours and free up agents for more critical, customer-facing tasks.
Real-time customer service management:
Receive alerts immediately when service thresholds you’ve set have been exceeded. Take swift action to optimize call routing and ensure service levels. Get reports of all calls in progress and compare with historical reports. See how agents are doing and adjust accordingly. Optimize your staff’s productivity so your customers enjoy a professional, differentiated experience.
Seamless retrieval of recorded calls: Easily archive all recorded calls and seamlessly search and replay any conversation. Search via browser interface and access the exact information you want. Use the replay controls to start, stop, pause, skip forward/ backward, or to export the recording to search by date, time, parties, length or target extension number. Use your results to understand problem or opportunity areas in customer service.
Now Drive Effectiveness Exactly Where You Need It
For any employee with a laptop, the Power User solution takes mobility to another level. With Power User, they can control office communications using an IP phone, mobile phone or laptop; conduct personal video calls; have calls ring simultaneously on all their devices; get automatically notified of important voice mails and e-mails (viewing them in the same inbox); set up conference calls on the fly—with up to 64 participants. It’s the ultimate in communications accessibility, designed to help your people be as productive as possible—anytime, anywhere.
The Mobile Worker solution makes
any mobile phone an extension of the office phone system—complete with call handling features, speed dials and more. No more giving out personal reach numbers. You get peace of mind knowing that when customers call, they are dialing your business number. And your employees get the tools they need to stay in touch.
The Office Worker solution gives anyone using a PC a complete set of tools to help them work smarter
and communicate more easily. With Office Worker, they can control all communications from the screen of their PC, get easy access to visual voicemail and use IM and presence capabilities to quickly reach co-workers.
The Teleworker solution makes any home office a remote extension of your main office. Users truly feel like a remote extension of the main office with the same phone and functionality they’d have in the office, and they turn their commute into productive time. Because it all goes through the IP Office system, you can hire talent from anywhere and save money.
Be sure the first impression you make on callers is one of prompt, personal and professional service by equipping front desk personnel with the Receptionist solution. Streamline call handling with easy point-and-click call controls. See who’s calling and why. Integrate with commonly used database software. Monitor all office extensions. Have one receptionist provide coverage for multiple offices.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT
Any employee who regularly fields
calls relating to sales, service, billing, product information, etc., should be equipped with the Customer Service Agent solution. It’s a browser-based client that lets agents respond quickly to current conditions. Agents receive information on the number of calls
on hold, in progress, lost, as well as the number of agents logged in and logged out. If no calls are waiting to be answered, the customer service agent can spend more time with the current caller, helping to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR
If you are serious about having the best sales and service, you will want to constantly monitor and measure how you are doing. Big companies have long done it. With the Customer Service Supervisor solution, growing companies can do it, too. Customer Service Supervisor gives you the reports you need to manage your sales activities, judge the value of marketing campaigns and see how well agents are handling sales and service calls.
Get the Power of Unified Communications
Growing businesses that want to keep growing need to harness the power of unified communications.
Getting all of your communications working together is a key element in driving better business performance:
• Your customers expect it.
• Your employees need it.
• Your bottom line requires it.
Avaya IP Office delivers it.
In a single, compact solution, Avaya IP Office provides an unprecedented set of leading-edge communications capabilities to help your employees work better and serve your customers more effectively.
And with IP Office you have the backing of Avaya—a global leader in business communications systems—and our network of experienced, authorized
WE’LL HELP YOU GET THE CAPABILITIES YOU NEED
Your authorized Avaya Partners will work with you to tailor an Avaya IP Office solution to meet your needs and budget. Learn more about what Avaya IP Office can do for you at avaya.com/smallbiz
Avaya Partners: smart, local experts who understand the challenges facing small and growing businesses and know how unified communications helps solve them.
FLEXIBLY ACCOMMODATES YOUR CHOICE OF DEVICES
IP Office has the ability to work with IP, digital, analog, SIP or wireless technologies. Use the devices you want, wherever you need them.
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness.