For some companies, an on-premise PBX is a more viable option than a hosted PBX.
An on-premise PBX phone system gives you:
- More features flexibility, because the equipment is on-site and owned by your company.
- More control over managing your phone system's daily operations.
- No surprises. If you own your broadband telephone system, you know what to expect from it.
- A simple way to expand your phone system when your company expands.
However, it should be noted that an on-premise PBX is definitely a much more expensive option, considering that a business has to pay for all of the equipment up-front.
Depending on your business's needs, an on-premise VoIP PBX, IP-PBX, or virtual business PBX, (like the one offered by Jive) may fit your needs better than a hosted PBX service. Hardware companies can also make a cost difference with a Cheap IP PBX.