Well, here’s some good news for small business owners who’ve had difficulties integrating their company’s communications systems: AT&T has just unveiled a new recommendation tool for small businesses, which specifically tailors its service recommendations based on the unique size and needs of your small business.
Rather than attempting to patch together a complete suite of telecommunications services from various providers, or getting lost in a miasma of mixed residential and commercial offerings, the AT&T Small Business recommendation system provides you with an array of integrated service options, which should suit the needs of practically any small business out there. Not only does AT&T’s tool provide a thorough array of wireless, landline, and broadband options (including minutes-sharing programs with employees, wireless tethering, and support for multiple locations), it also provides options for technical support, data storage, web hosting, and even web design.
A brief video shows how the system works, but honestly, after using the recommendation tool for a few minutes, I found the recommendation system to be so intuitive and user-friendly that you can probably just skip the video and go right to the recommendation system itself. After answering some general questions about your company (e.g., whether it’s an existing company, or one that’s just starting up; industry type; whether employees are on the road, or working in multiple locations, etc.), the recommendation system will begin to ask some specific questions about the needs of your company (Does your company communicate via text messages? Do you email customers and employees from your mobile device?). Once you’re done (and it shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes to enter all the information), you’ll be provided with a comprehensive breakdown of AT&T’s recommended services for your company, along with a full pricing schedule.
This is really a fantastic offering for any small business owner looking to stay on top of their telecommunications services. Even if you company already has a full suite of telecom services in place, it’s worth taking a look at AT&T’s Small Business recommendation tool; you might discover some services you hadn’t thought of before, or you might find that there’s money to be saved by switching to a fully-integrated, single-carrier solution for your small business’s communications needs.