Dollars and senseWhy should you want an IP PBX?  Other than the fact that all other types of PBX's are going the way of the dodo bird, there is one big reason:  money.  An IP PBX from ProComp Computer Services can save you money.  Let's get down to cases:

The simples case is this.  You have a small company with two phone lines, and a total of four phone extensions.  You get by right now with two-line telephones, with a "Hey Sam, line 2" intercom.  For Internet access, you have DSL from the phone company.  What would it cost to put in an IP PBX, and what would that look like?

We would recommend business class Internet service from the cable company.  Our experience has been that business class cable is far more reliable than DSL.  If cable is not available, then we recommend Clear.  We also recommend that you obtain two SIP trunks from a SIP trunk provider.  (We can help you find the right provider, if you wish.)  As for equipment, you will need one IP PBX base unit, four IP telephones, and a POE switch.  (Of course, we provide all of these, if you chose to purchase them from us.)  The economics will look like this:

  Current    IP PBX 
Annual phone line charge $1,320   $720
Annual Internet access charge 840   960
Total Annual Cost $2,160   $1,680
Annual Savings     $480
       
IP PBX system cost     $1,990
       
Total payback time 4.15   years
Your new phone system will pay for itself is a little over four years! After that, you start saving money!  And you get faster Internet service on top of that.

For a slightly larger firm, with four phone lines and six phones, the savings add up even quicker.
  Current    IP PBX 
Annual phone line charge $2,640   $1,440
Annual Internet access charge 840   960
Total Annual Cost $3,480   $2,400
Annual Savings     $1,080
       
IP PBX system cost     2,290
       
Total payback time 2.12   years
That amounts to an even quicker payback.

Now suppose your company is even larger:  ten phone lines and 25 telephones:
  Current    IP PBX
Annual phone line charge $6,600   $3,600
Annual Internet access charge 840   960
Total Annual Cost $7,440   $4,560
Annual Savings     $2,880
       
IP PBX system cost     5,140
       
Total payback time 1.78   years

Our final example is of yet a larger company. this company has 16 phone lines, with 50 telephones. Rather than relying on phone lines and DSL, this company has a T1 line, shared between data and voice lines.  The economics are a little different:
  Current    IP PBX
Annual phone line charge $6,600   $5,760
Annual Internet access charge     960
Total Annual Costs $6,600   $6,720
       
With economy of a T1 line,  SIP lines, and business class cable service is about the same cost.  Where is the economy?  In this case, the telephones will be consuming a large portion of the Internet bandwidth, and the employees will probably be complaining about the Internet speed.  The only way to get more speed is to put in another T1 line.  At the cost of that line, the IP PBX will pay back the $9,000 cost in about one and a half years, plus will provide faster Internet access, to boot.

Have we convinced you?  Are you ready to buy?  Contact Us and we will get you started on savings right away.