When companies make a dramatic change to their structure through mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships, they will probably need to alter their communications network. This is the perfect time for the business to consider upgrading from their old system to a Hosted PBX.
When companies decide to enter into a merger, there will probably be a desire to unify the communications systems within the two companies as quickly as possible. While there may not necessarily be a designated governing body that will make the decision on which system to use moving forward, there will likely be the need to link multiple locations, with constant communications between the two. With a traditional telephone system, each company would be able to communicate within itself, but less easily with each other. Imagine the frustration of going through an auto-attendant or secretary every time you wish to speak with someone in the other company.
Switching over to a hosted system will enable easy 3-digital dialing between everyone on the network, making communication very simple as the companies begin to work together. Additionally, both companies will be able to benefit from the technology, utilizing features like find-me-follow-me and call parking across their entire network.
If the company making the acquisition already has hosted system in place the integration simply requires that new phones be ordered and installed at acquired company’s location(s), and they will be added to the acquiring company’s phone system. This allows the acquisition process to be much quicker and very simple to execute.