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Cisco Small Business Phone System

Cisco Small Business Phone System

Cisco is the leader in the Small Business Phone System market. The Cisco Small Business Phone System can be purchased as an on-premise system or a cloud hosted system.

Phone System Options

Cisco Call Manager Express (On-Premise)

Cisco CME is a hardware based business phone system, where the voice software is installed on a router locally at the physical location. This is allows for complex call routing customization, easy integration with analog devices, and complete control of user administration.

Pros:

  • One-time capital purchase
  • Limited recurring cost
  • Supports complex call routing
  • Full control of administration

Cons:

  • Requires phone lines (recurring cost)
  • No business continuity or redundancy
  • Requires updates/upgrades
  • Hardware needs to be replaced every 3-5 years
  • Limited set of features

Cisco Hosted

Cisco Hosted is a cloud based business phone system, where the voice software is installed at a highly available data center. This allows for hands-free operation, use, and administration. Since everything is in the cloud, there are no phone lines or hardware to maintain.

Pros:

  • No hardware to purchase
  • No hardware/software to maintain
  • Only pay for what you use
  • Business continuity or redundancy
  • Always current with the latest features

Cons:

  • Limited 3rd party integration
  • Requires monthly license subscription

Cisco Small Business Phones

With both options, you can make and receive calls from a range of Cisco IP Phones that meet every user’s needs and fit every office location, including your home office. Enjoy high-quality audio or high-definition video cloud calling. For a look at other supported phones check our Products page

cisco small business phone system

Cisco 6841

Designed for the entry level employee, common area, or break room.

Features:

  • 3.5″ Backlit Mono Display
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 4 Programmable Lines
  • Speakerphone

Cisco 7841

Designed for the standard users or knowledge worker.

Features:

  • 3.5″ Grayscale Display
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 4 Programmable Lines
  • Speakerphone
  • Wideband HD Audio

Cisco 8851

Designed for the owner, executive user, power user, or receptionist.

Features:

  • 5″ Color Display
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 10 Programmable Keys
  • Speakerphone
  • Wideband HD Audio
  • Bluetooth

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