In the accountancy business practices are becoming bigger and bigger. As practices merge, and the number of people working in any one practice increases, there are all sorts of new requirements to run the practice.
And as accountancy practices get bigger one of the most important aspects of managing the practice is to have a proper communications system in place. Today I wanted to look at business phone systems, and how modern technology is offering new solutions to business communications. And I also wanted to emphasize how modern technology is also offering solutions to other business problems.
In the past you could run an accountancy practice with a simple switchboard. But modern communications have now gone beyond simple switchboards, and methods of communication have now gone beyond simple phone calls.
So before you choose a communication system you need to answer some questions. You need to do some investigation to establish exactly what your practice requires.
Because the requirements of your accountancy practice determine exactly what form of business phone system you should buy.
For instance. Will your practice require videoconferencing? How many employees shall require mobile communications? Will you require paging? Would you like to take advantage of VOIP technology? Would you like your business communication system to run wirelessly?
And are you expecting to increase the size of your practice in the future, and if so how and when?
If you answer questions such as these, and more, then you will be well on your way to choosing the appropriate business phone system for your practice. But it’s well worthwhile spending some time fully investigating exactly what your practice requirements will be for a phone system.
If you consult with professionals to find out what your options are and determine exactly what your requirements are and how they are matched by those options you’re much better placed to choose your system of communication.
Consulting with a professional is very important. As technology moves faster and faster you will probably find that you are unaware of some of the features of modern communication systems, and consulting a professional can open your eyes to some options you may not have known existed.
For instance a friend of mine who was setting up a new accountancy practice was investigating business phone systems in Los Angeles at TechCentralStation and discovered some options which he hadn’t even realized were available to small businesses like his.
Setting up a new accountancy practice is fraught with pitfalls. There are all sorts of high-tech solutions available to owners of accountancy practices, and it’s essential to do some very significant research into the availability of modern technological solutions before investing in any form of technology for your practice. And of course the same applies to setting up any other small business.
For instance the same friend was advising a client about point-of-sale (POS) systems for his new shop. And it was only after doing considerable research into POS systems in Los Angeles, also at TechCentralStation , that all the nuances of point-of-sale systems were understood.
So if you’re setting up a new accountancy practice, or perhaps merging one practice with another into a larger accountancy practice, it’s very important to do considerable research into the solutions offered by modern communication technology. The effectiveness of your business phone system may well depend on it.
And it certainly doesn’t hurt keeping yourself up-to-date with advances in other technological solutions that may well be utilized by one of your clients. Some day you may need to advise them on it.