Vodacom today (06 June 2013) announced the launch of a mobile technology based communication solution called One Net Express which, according to the release, has the potential to save small and medium enterprises quite a few thousand rands.
In a nutshell, One Net Express provides big business switchboard benefits to small businesses. this service is already in use by over two million Vodafone subscribers in the UK and Europe.
“There’s no doubt that SMEs are the growth engine for our economy but often the pressures and costs associated with doing business can stifle their development,” said Vuyani
Jarana, head of Vodacom’s enterprise unit. ” With this in mind, now is an ideal time for us to launch a product that uses mobile technology to provide tangible cost savings.”
One Net Express is specialy designed for companies employing up to 100 emplyees. It gives businesses traditional switchboard or PBX features on their cellphone and it also includes a host of call management functions. Key
Features on the One net Express include:
Auto Attendant which is just that, a virtual receptionist that lets customers select a relevant department or person they would like to speak to then there’s the ability to add and existing landline telephone number to the One Net Express service or Vodacom can provide businesses with a landline telephone number by using 3G desk phone that works with a SIM card. Hunt groups is another feature that intellugently route calls to emplyees, so the first available user can take the call.
All One Net Express tariffs and fees are billed directly to the business owner starting from a R199 monthly fee for Small enterprises. Medium enterprises wanting to benefit will cought up R299 per month. However, set-up and mandatory fees are limited to R149 per user, per month.