Based in the cloud, SmartComms is a cost-effective communications solution that does not make use of a regular phone line. Instead, calls are clearly transmitted over IP networks, making life easier and better for staff, parents and pupils.
Having developed longstanding relationships with many schools in the UK, we know just how important costs savings are, and VOIP gives schools the flexibility to switch their phone system over to their internet connection. Just by adopting this type of phone system, schools can remove a variety of costs that are associated with traditional communications, with call charges being much lower and there being no need to spend precious budget on multiple phone lines. It’s also very easy to use and can meet the needs of your office administrators and mobile workers. Due to the fact it’s hosted in the cloud, it’s also incredibly easy to make changes without the worry of adding or removing physical lines.
VOIP is specifically designed for the education sector, delivering a flexible and customisable communications system that’s straightforward, easy to use and seamless. It provides a more welcoming experience for administrators, teachers and parents, whilst enabling your staff to deal with busy lines much more effectively. For example, even when phone lines are incredibly busy, teachers and administrators can reroute calls to available phones and create comfort messages to manage expectations. With voicemails delivered to email inboxes, you’ll never miss a message.
We understand that budgets have to go a long way, and you need to save money in the right areas so you can create a stimulating learning environment and deliver more for your pupils. No line rental and cheaper call costs are a great start, with completely free internal calls between all users on the service (no matter where they are) and calls to the UK fixed, whilst mobile and international numbers cost 15% less than traditional services. Not only that, by removing the need for on-site hardware and systems, you can say goodbye to expensive maintenance contracts.
Working across multiple locations or on the move doesn’t have to mean you are out of reach. With VOIP, each user has a single direct dial number that works across multiple devices, so you never have to miss another call. You can also connect multiple schools or sites, on-site staff and remote workers under a single system, meaning everyone has access to the same functionality, anytime, anywhere.
Whether staff are regularly working in shared documents, or need instant messaging, video conferencing and the ability to hold online meetings, VOIP for Education can give you the tools needed to maximise productivity and improve collaboration. This system allows staff to work together from different locations across all their devices, so it’s very helpful for teaching staff who need to share resources as easily and efficiently – as if they were in the same room.
The portal has simple features and a self-service experience, allowing your team to manage, monitor and make changes to your service at any time, from anywhere there’s an Internet connection. As a fully scalable cloud-based service, you’re no longer restricted by the limits of a single school site, meaning you can instantly add extra user licences to your service as you grow – with no line installations needed.
VOIP can be run over any network and offers built-in quality of service, security and resilience as standard. Fully certified to ISO 9001 for overall quality management, ISO 22031 for business continuity and ISO 27001 for data security, our service has the necessary robust and fully-accredited processes in place to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data at all times