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Remembrance Day

by Lisa November 8, 2019

Genesis Systems will be closed on Monday, October 11th for Remembrance Day.

Customers subscribed to our 24-7 support package are unaffected by holiday closures. 

Our office will re-open on Tuesday, October 12th with regular business hours.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

by Lisa October 11, 2019

Genesis Systems will be closed on Monday, October 14th for Thanksgiving.

Customers subscribed to our 24-7 support package are unaffected by holiday closures. 

Our office will re-open on Tuesday, October 15th with regular business hours.

Canada Day Hours

by Lisa June 28, 2019

On behalf of all us at Genesis we'd like to wish all a happy and safe Canada Day weekend! 

Our offices will be closed on Monday July 1 and we will be resuming normal business hours on Tuesday July 2. Customers subscribed to our 24/7 support package are unaffected by holiday closures. 

Happy Birthday Canada!

Added - Cisco Business Edition 4000 Support!

by Nathan June 6, 2019

The Cisco Business Edition 4000 is Cisco's latest hosted unified communications solution specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses.

Are you a Cisco BE4000 user? If so, you may have noticed there are a few built-in reports available, and also that they are basic, generally inflexible, and probably not providing you with the information you need. Report output options are comparatively limited as well, if you are looking for a report that you can modify, you're out of luck.

The good news is that Genesis Call Accounting is compatible with BE4000 systems, and provides you with all the reports and flexible options you have when using Genesis with other phone systems. Especially useful for users needing call information separated out by extension / department for customer bill-backs, analysing calls and traffic analysis by location called / called from for marketing tracking, exception call reporting for identifying misuse and potential system hacks / issues, busy time identification for staffing insight, and a TON of other uses.

Since the BE4000 is still relatively new, many features (such as providing us with call records) are not fully developed, and due to this we will continually monitor and further improve our solution as the BE4000 solution matures, and the ability to report on new information becomes available. Contact Genesis for more information on our BE4000-compatible solution, and how we can improve your reporting!

Going Hosted?

by Lisa January 23, 2019

Are you or your customer moving to a hosted environment and needing the correct hardware to connect? Genesis provides you with the Serial to IP devices needed to ensure your transition to the cloud is seamless. With Genesis Hosted Solutions you can expect all the same powerful call analysis, management & alerting available in our premises-based solutions, but with greater accessibility and virtually no configuration & ongoing maintenance required on your part. Genesis Hosted Solutions allow you to focus your attention on your core business. 

If you'd like more information on our Hosted Solutions please contact Genesis Sales at 1-888-993-2288 or sales@buygenesis.com

Did you know Genesis supports Linux too?

by Nathan December 13, 2018

Did you know Genesis solutions are compatible with many different operating systems - not just Microsoft Windows?

Although many users prefer to install their software in a Windows-based environment, it is not a Genesis requirement, and indeed our applications work equally well in Linux environments.

Users who prefer Linux will be pleased to know that they can expect the same reports, ease-of-access, and simple 1-click installation and trouble-free operation regardless of the operating system they choose. Especially for larger organizations with multiple installations, the ability to manage and roll out software updates centrally makes Linux an simple, attractive option.

Hosted users can of course access their software easily from any browser equipped computer, tablet, or smart device, so if you are looking for the ultimate flexibility give us a call to get moved over to our hosted versions!

The Shift Towards More Complex Hosted Systems

by Nathan November 16, 2018

I see more and more customers choosing to go with hosted solutions as their older phone systems become obsolete and need replacing. The decision to choose hosted reporting and management applications is predictable given the common benefits - a predictable monthly cost and a consistently up-to-date, feature-rich experience.

We've seen a major change in how customers are using hosted telephone systems. While hosted users typically had limited requirements in the past, I now regularly see complex call routing, IVRs, queues, hunt groups, etc., with many customers extensively using features that were previously solely the domain of fully-featured on-premises equipment.

Mirroring this shift, we see a corresponding shift in customer needs on the reporting and management-side as well. Where relatively basic call detail reporting sufficed for smaller organizations in the past, many are now reaching for in-depth call quality metrics, analytics, and modelling previously reserved for the largest, Enterprise-sized organizations. Reliability is also becoming more and more of a concern, as businesses rely more heavily on the data for day-to-day business decisions.

These Enterprise-level reports and features have been built-in to Genesis software since 1984, and continue to be developed as customers need more and more specialized features. Our earliest customers were large Enterprises, and although we service businesses with only a few phones (and all those in between), we've always maintained that our customers should all have Enterprise-level features and reliability.

Contact us for more information on why Genesis is your Enterprise Solution, whether your Enterprise has 5 or 50,000 phones.

Labour Day Office Hours

by Lisa August 31, 2018

Genesis Systems will be closed on Monday September 3 for Labour Day.

Customers subscribed to our 24-7 support package are unaffected by holiday closures. If you'd like more information on after-hours or 24-7 support options please contact Genesis Sales at 1-888-993-2288 or sales@buygenesis.com

Our office will re-open on Tuesday September 4th with regular business hours.

Needing More Accurate or Timely Reporting for your RingCentral System?

by Nathan June 4, 2018

As many RingCentral users quickly realize, call reporting isn't as real-time or accurate as they'd like. Daily call logs are not available until the following day, and the built-in reporting can show issues (e.g. excessive missed calls) which aren't actually occurring but are a result of having more unique installations. Users are increasingly contacting us as their need for timely access to accurate information is not being fulfilled.

We've not only identified the issues that cause most users frustration, but have designed our reporting from the ground up to avoid these issues entirely, while handling the unique challenges of the RingCentral system. The interfaces available to developers - while powerful and reliable - aren't designed for ongoing data collection & reporting like what a typical Call Accounting / Tracking solution would use, and because of this, require an entirely differently designed solution.

The available interfaces however allow for features which are not possible in standard Call Accounting solutions. Some of these reduce the amount of direct administration necessary, others provide access to more timely information, and improve staff safety.

Anyone familiar with RingCentral's built-in reporting will appreciate the flexible reporting and report delivery options built-in to our fully RingCentral-designed solution. Contact us to see how Genesis Call Accounting for RingCentral improves your business oversight, safety, and ultimately, performance. 

 

RingCentral App Gallery Link Updated!

by Nathan May 3, 2018

RingCentral just updated our app page link - should be a bit easier to find us now!

https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/genesis-call-accounting