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Upgrading Your Phone System?

by Lisa September 12, 2016

Genesis software is extremely flexible and will work with new and legacy telephone systems, as well as many hosted and cloud telephone providers. Genesis also interfaces with any Property Management System, and can run on the same PC. At Genesis, upgrading is a simple process without any hidden costs. 

Did you know our Call Accounting has many different uses?

by Lisa July 6, 2016

Call Accounting has been one of our top sellers over the last 30 years. With the cost of long distance falling and the introduction of VoIP telephony the telecom industry is rapidly evolving and our customers are changing the way they use it.

The functionality of Call Accounting can be so diverse. Whether your customer is a small hotel looking to track long distance calls or a large corporation verifying a phone call for compliance purposes. If your customer needs something we can give them the solution.

For Example: A large corporate office may spend thousands of dollars a month or year in advertising.

By running some basic reports on the sales phone lines based on area codes you can determine where advertising money is best spent. This will help a company more effectively allocate their advertising budget based on actual incoming sales and interest.

Some other examples of how our current customers are using Call Accounting:

  1. In assisted living homes we have set up an automatic report to generate based on the patients phone history. If there was no activity on the patients phone in the last 12 hours a staff member is sent out to check on the Patient.
  2. Basic call centers use Call Accounting to run reports on the activity levels. They can determine the staff usage, and take action where needed.
  3. Cities & Police Offices use our Call Accounting for investigating compliance issues
  4. Law offices use the software to substantiate the amount of time spent on the phone with or on behalf of a client.

Along with Call Accounting we offer other software solutions that are suited for a diverse group of customers and their very unique requirements.

GenAlert for Avaya Aura / Communication Manager Now Avaya Certified!

by Nathan May 16, 2016

We are very excited to announce our GenAlert Solution for Avaya Aura CM is now Avaya Compliant!

GenAlert for CM is the last of our Avaya compatible E911 solutions to complete the testing process. Like the other GenAlert solutions, it also includes location information in outgoing emails, SMS messages and screen pops and much more (just like our IP Office & CS1000 version), and complements the other GenAlert versions.

GenAlert is an emergency on-site notification solution compatible with many current PBX systems. GenAlert automatically detects the moment an emergency call is made or lockdown code is entered into a telephone and dispatches user configurable alerts (including email, SMS, on-screen alerts, speech, strobe / other light or siren activation, and more).

GenAlert for Avaya CS1000 Now Avaya Certified!

by Nathan April 10, 2016

We are very excited to announce our GenAlert Solution for Avaya CS1000 is now Avaya Compliant!

GenAlert for CS1000 also includes location information in outgoing emails, SMS messages and screen pops and much more (just like our IP Office version), and complements the other GenAlert versions for Avaya IP Office, legacy Avaya Meridian systems, and the Avaya Aura / CM platforms.

GenAlert is an emergency on-site notification solution compatible with many current PBX systems. GenAlert automatically detects the moment an emergency call is made or lockdown code is entered into a telephone and dispatches user configurable alerts (including email, SMS, on-screen alerts, speech, strobe / other light or siren activation, and more).

Are you Backed up?

by Lisa February 3, 2016

Genesis strongly recommends routine backups of your software’s configuration and data files to avoid downtime and loss of potential revenue. CDs, flash drives, disks, or any other type of removable media can be used. It only takes a minute to perform a backup, but hours or even days to reconfigure your software’s settings!

Five Ways to Maximize your Telephone Revenues

by Brandon November 5, 2015

In hotels and motels, the more often a Guest uses your telephone system to make long distance calls, the more money you make.

The rates that Genesis uses for long distance calls are user configurable and can be changed to virtually any rate that you wish to charge for any type of call.

  • Advertise the rates that you charge in your lobby and guest rooms. Guests are more likely to use your phone system if they know what the costs will be.
  • Check the rates that you are being charged by your long distance provider. Most hotels can negotiate a discount rate plan with their provider. The lower the rate that you pay equals higher profits.
  • Add value for your Guests. Keeping your rates competitive can be a low cost way to add value for your Guests. Little things can make a difference and make your hotel stand out against competing hotels in your area.
  • Knock out the other phone competition. Offer long distance telephone rates that make cell phones with their long-distance charges and roaming fees unattractive.
  • Consider changing your rates to a flat rate per minute. This type of rate structure makes it easy for your Guests and your staff.

Advertised flat rates that are higher than your cost and lower than cell phones can dramatically increase the long distance usage of your telephone system and can increase both revenue and profits.

Genesis Adds Lockdown Code Functionality to GenAlert E911 Solution

by Nathan September 10, 2015

Genesis Systems, working with a number of school boards and health authorities, has added functionality to our GenAlert E911 real-time notification package for additional non-emergency alerting. Users are now able to use our solution to generate other types of non-emergency alerts that may not be generated by making a 9-1-1 call.

This functionality is currently being implemented into a number of hospitals and schools to generate building lock-down alerts (using special codes) notifying staff of events such as missing patients / students or dangerous persons on the premises. Having a Real-time alerting (E911) solution is important for staff safety, but there are still important alerts that need to be delivered quickly that do not require a call to 9-1-1.

GenAlert is now Avaya Certified!

by Lisa June 23, 2015

We are very excited to announce our GenAlert Solution is now Avaya Compliant!

Check out the Avaya Press Release

GenAlert Real-Time On-Site Alerting for IP Office now provides Location Info

by Nathan May 28, 2015

GenAlert for IP Office now includes location information in outgoing emails, SMS messages and screen pops and much more. The addition of this functionality in the IP Office GenAlert version now matches GenAlert versions for Avaya CS1000, legacy Avaya Meridian systems, and the Avaya Aura / CM platforms. Now users with Avaya IP Office phone systems can receive the same quality of alerts as users of the larger platforms.

GenAlert is an emergency on-site notification solution compatible with many current PBX systems. GenAlert automatically detects the moment an emergency call is made or lockdown code is entered into a telephone and dispatches user configurable alerts (including email, SMS, on-screen alerts, speech, strobe / other light or siren activation, and more).

Genesis Call Accounting Adds Additional Shoretel PBX Support

by Nathan March 16, 2015

Genesis Call Accounting, which previously was compatible with ShoreTel telephone systems, has added additional connection methods. Now, Genesis can connect to ShoreTel systems using both a serial interface (which provides all the call data for the day, once a day) or by extracting the call records every minute directly from the ShoreTel's internal SQL database.

This additional connectivity support gives ShoreTel users wanting call tracking the ability to have access to call records in a more timely manner than what is currently available from other solutions. Genesis Call Accounting supports real-time collection from Avaya (& Nortel), Cisco, ShoreTel, and hundreds of other telephone systems, both current and legacy models.