Maria Benz
Small Business Phone System

I’m the kind of person who always has something to say and being able to speak my mind. This is why I absolutely love being an Advisor! From being able to test brand new products on the market to being able to write about and share my opinions, it’s definitely the easiest and most fun job I’ve ever had.

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Small Business Phone System

Expert Opinion


3.5Reader Score
Cisco has all you need to create a phone solution that is the best fit for your company. It provides all the features we look for in this type of system plus many additional tools that you won’t find in many similar solutions.
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3.2Reader Score
ESI is easily one of the best providers for small-business phone systems. This company offers many tools to help you market, secure and increase productivity in your office.


2.8Reader Score
Nextiva is one of the best cloud-based phone systems available and is well worth your consideration.


3.4Reader Score
With advanced features and the capability to manage the needs of any size business, Toshiba Strata CIX stands out when compared to others.

ShoreTel Sky

2.6Reader Score
ShoreTel Sky meets our full expectations when it comes to its collaboration options and feature set. However, its customer support could use some improvements.

8x8, Inc.

2.3Reader Score
If you are looking to use VoIP technology in your small business, 8x8 is worth your consideration.


2.8Reader Score
If collaboration features are a priority for you in a business phone system, Avaya will not disappoint.


3.0Reader Score
Aside from the lack of softphone options, FortiVoice offers plenty of choices for creating a perfect business telephone system for your company.


2.6Reader Score
AT&T Synapse is a basic phone system for your small business. It has all of the features you need, but it doesn’t offer any tools that make it stand out when compared to similar companies.

Vonage Business Solutions

2.5Reader Score
Vonage Business Solutions is an excellent business phone system with an outstanding feature set. However, its disappointing customer support lowered its ranking on our lineup.