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Elevating your school district with VoIP

Elevating your school district with VoIP

Reliable voice communication for education with 101VOICE’s VoIP solutions

The importance of effective communication and collaboration in education

Implementing better communication methods inside school districts is a very important task that should not be overlooked. Schools can achieve this by replacing existing school communications systems with technology that does a better job of allowing people to talk to each other and collaborate on important tasks.

And although there are many communication systems available, any technologist will tell you that there’s only one way to go… With new phone systems that use Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. VoIP is better than traditional phones in every way, allowing schools to do so much more than simply make and receive calls.

Most importantly, VoIP technology gives schools the flexibility to thoroughly maximize what they can do with their phone system. Let’s take a look at what this means.

Hosted VoIP or Cloud-Based VoIP?

The two most popular ways to implement a VoIP solution are with hosted and cloud-based communication options. With a hosted option, the hardware you need to make your VoIP solution work is physically located on your school grounds. Although this option may involve technician visits for servicing, repairs, or hardware replacement, it generally works well.

On the other hand, having your VoIP solution hosted entirely in the cloud is much more elegant, as this uses the school’s internet connection to connect the VoIP handsets to all the wonderful functions that make owning a digital telephone system so good. This approach is easy to implement, and the responsibility for the system’s functionality lies entirely with the VoIP provider. Maintenance, repairs, and upgrades can be performed remotely, streamlining the process.

A Comprehensive Range of VoIP Communication Options for School Districts:
The VoIP solutions for school districts that are worth adopting include, but are not limited to:

  • Call Management: Routing, forwarding, transfers, and hold functions
  • Voicemail: Callers can leave messages for staff, have customized voicemail greetings, message retrieval, and voicemail-to-email
  • Auto-Attendant: A virtual receptionist that can direct calls automatically
  • Mobile Application: Staff can make and receive calls on the school’s VoIP network, access voicemail, and more, all from their mobile phones.
  • Security: Encryption for calls and data, secure user authentication, and compliance. Particularly crucial for VoIP solutions serving the education sector.
  • Call Analytics and Reporting: Track call volumes, duration, and other metrics from a user-friendly back-end.

Traditional phone systems certainly can’t provide any of these functions without requiring that schools add expensive and complex PBX infrastructure.

Benefits of VoIP solutions for school districts

  1. Cost Savings: VoIP providers offer competitive call costs, significantly reducing overall school communications expenses. Additionally, ongoing administrative expenses and maintenance costs are minimized due to the reduced infrastructure requirements of VoIP systems. Consider providers that offer GovEd price structure or negotiated master agreements such as SPURR.
  2. Enhanced Communication: VoIP systems facilitate seamless communication between teachers, colleagues, administrators, and support staff. By offering streamlined call management, secure voice communication, and advanced call analytics, schools can optimize their telephony operations and improve overall communication efficiency.
  3. Improved Collaboration: With unified messaging and conferencing features, teachers, administrators, and support staff can easily collaborate on projects, lesson planning, and administrative tasks. This promotes knowledge sharing, teamwork, and a cohesive educational ecosystem, leading to improved educational outcomes. Consider providers that also off integration with internal communication such as Microsoft Teams.

How 101VOICE helps you elevate your school district

 With decades of experience in the VoIP space, 101VOICE is well-equipped to meet your school’s communication needs. Our specialists listen to your requirements and tailor a solution to meet them precisely. We guide you through the entire process, ensuring you are prepared for a future of robust communication capabilities. Our dedicated team provides ongoing support during and beyond the upgrade process. Contact us today to take advantage of our expertise and elevate your school district’s communication infrastructure.

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