ATLANTA, June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc.(Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, has today enhanced its TotalCloud™ Phone System (TCPS) solution with Receptionist Console, a dynamic call management tool that helps small to mid-sized companies maximize employee resources and improve productivity. The Receptionist Console, a web-based application for highly efficient management of incoming phone calls, is the latest feature of Cbeyond's TotalCloud Phone System which offers essential business phone services without the usual capital and maintenance costs of owning an on-premise phone system. The application, designed for use by busy front-office professionals, enables multi-tasking and helps businesses better serve customers. Receptionists can now literally "see calls on the move" as they monitor the status of multiple lines, prioritize incoming calls, quickly drag-and-drop call transfers, and even perform a directory search, all from their computer screen. The result is reduced hold times, more accurate call routing and quality customer support. The Receptionist Console, which offers added intelligence about phone calls through caller ID and wait time indicators, also displays the line status of each employee which helps receptionists quickly make more informed decisions about how to handle incoming calls. The service also provides enhanced security, as only authorized users are able to log in to access the console feature. Additionally the Receptionist Console eliminates the need to buy telephone side car equipment and presents an enhanced user experience by eliminating cumbersome key presses. Furthermore, since a single TCPS system connects employees at multiple business locations, a company can lower costs with the need for only one receptionist. Spending less time manually managing calls also frees up receptionists to perform additional duties. "Reducing expenses and providing exceptional customer service are critical components to any company's success," said Bill Thomson, senior director, product management at Cbeyond. "Total Cloud Phone System enables small and mid-sized businesses to do both. By eliminating physical telephone equipment, businesses can reduce maintenance expenses plus improve service levels by connecting callers with the right person much faster."
The feature is now included with all TotalCloud Phone System plans for no additional cost, and is available in both Basic (which provides visibility and functionality for businesses with up to 30 employees) and Advanced (for businesses with up to 400 employees) bundles.Launched in December 2012, TotalCloud Phone System service is designed specifically for small to mid-sized businesses with office, remote and mobile workers. The service routes and prioritizes voice traffic via Cbeyond's carrier-class private IP-network connected to Cbeyond's secure, professionally managed data centers. To view a social media version of this release, click here. About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business. Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers. Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation. We were the first company to build an all-IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative sales and service professionals onsite. Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure. Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA. It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come from referrals. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond.
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