How your Phone System Can Help you Manage Telecommuters

Updated: August 13, 2009

With a VoIP PBX system, telecommuters who are working outside the office are directly connected to the company phone system via the Internet. Just provide each of your telecommuters with a VoIP phone to use when they are working. You can easily setup their extension right in the web based VoIP PBX control panel. Once they have their own extension they can be added to call queues, hunt groups, and the company directory. They will be able to transfer calls from their phone to any other office phone and participate in any conference call just as if they were at the office.

Now that they are part of the companies phone system, you can view detailed reports on their calls and even record their calls. Recordings can be emailed to you immediately after they are recorded, or you can view them anytime on the web based control panel.

Using the extensive call reporting capabilities of the phone system, you can see when your employee took the first call, how many calls he/she took, how long each call was, how many calls they 'missed', and more.

Review call reports and listen to call recordings throughout the day or at the end of the day. Then talk to your employee the next morning in your scheduled conference call (setup in the web based control panel) and make your recommendations during the meeting based on your findings.

Featured Research
  • 2017 Business VoIP Features

    If you’re considering an investment into a new VoIP system (or upgrading an old one), it’s important to understand what features are available and which ones your business will actually need. Especially if you want to keep costs at a minimum. more

  • What To Do When Your VoIP Contract Expires

    Automatically renewing your VoIP contract is a mistake. The VoIP landscape has been changing rapidly, and it pays to review all of your options before committing to another contract. more

  • VoIP Brings Big Benefits to Small Businesses

    If you run a small to midsized business and you're still relying on a traditional phone system, you need to rethink things. VoIP offers most businesses, regardless of the size, huge benefits. For small businesses, it unlocks the opportunity to have an enterprise-level communication system without the traditional expenses. more

  • [Infographic] How UC Can Improve Employee Productivity

    If you’re interested in a straightforward way to improve the productivity of your employees, it's time to consider adopting a Unified Communications (UC) strategy. more

  • How to Cut VoIP Costs Without Losing Features

    No matter how long your business has been around, when given the chance to cut costs without compromising important business processes, you make it happen without a moment’s hesitation. more