Overall Satisfaction with Zoom Phone
In the current pandemic situation, we as many organizations, institutions, universities, decided to work practically 100% of the time in a home-office scheme. This brought many challenges such as communication issues, although some tools and programs were told, at the Universidad Iberoamericana A.C. it is customary to still have a lot of communication via telephone. With Zoom Phone, we began to evaluate telephony in the cloud that allows breaking some barriers of the current conception of traditional telephony. We started with 25 licenses and they are still being evaluated for some particular issues.
- Good sound.
- Easy to use.
- Efficient use of the network.
- Easy interface.
- More integration with OnPremise PBX.
- Recycling of DIDs is very difficult for users to handle.
- Advanced switch features have yet to be implemented.
- Users culture for traditional phone system.
- Investment in network QoS monitoring and implementation.
- Integrations with other communications tools.
We are in the evaluation phase therefore the Zoom sample facility to incorporate Zoom Phone licenses into our contract facilitated the testing of this service. Avaya telephony is very robust, but we want to unify the collaboration tools within the organization, so it was ruled out for not adding more tools to our users. With Microsoft Teams, telephony has a lot of potentials but it is a function that is not yet explored due to the licensing process that has to be acquired and it is more bureaucratic.
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There are many scenarios where Zoom Phone can be implemented, but one of the ones that work best is when an organization wants to start operations and instead of investing in traditional telephony, it can implement cloud telephony like this solution. Also in a scenario where it does not matter to change DIDs in the face of customer service. A scenario that I do not recommend it when you already have roots in the telephone numbers and you want to migrate all the telephony you have to this cloud scheme because those telephone numbers will be lost and the transition will be complicated, it will create frustration. Another complicated scenario is if it is contemplated to send to work at home and the additional costs of dedicated telephone equipment are not considered, especially when users are used to a traditional physical telephone.