Do you spend a large portion of your day on the phone? Do your sales/HR/Marketing teams? Given that most business is conducted remotely today, the answer is most likely yes.
With the mobile employee becoming more common place, more and more of business is done remotely, over the phone. As this trend has become more common, it is a wonder that companies have not replaced their outdated communications systems with a more reliable and affordable cloud option.
A cloud-based unified communications service, like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a fully digitized technology delivering both voice and data transmission over secure, encrypted Internet connections anywhere in the world; connecting seamlessly to traditional phone systems where necessary. The advantages of VoIP are many, including handling all types of communications, both voice and data, over a single network, replacing the business expense of building two separate networks to handle these technologies, which are essential to modern business operation.
With outdated telecom systems, you're also missing out on some game-changing features available with an upgraded system. For instance, with Hosted PBX, when you receive a voicemail on your desk line, the voicemail will also be forwarded to your email or mobile device. Out of the office or away from your desk? Use "find me, follow me" features to ring multiple lines at once and never miss a call again. (For more available features of Unified Communications click here!)
If the features don't convince you that it's time to upgrade, how about the cost savings and financial benefits to upgrading to a VoIP system? Keep reading to learn about the main 4 financial benefits to using VoIP for your business.
1. Minimize Infrastructure Costs
Implementing VoIP allows you to host your communications system in the cloud, eliminating an unnecessary investment in infrastructure. This means that the cost of employee moves, adds, or changes are also cut down, as you won’t need to install new lines for them. Additionally, costs associated with loss or stolen hardware phones can be eliminated by switching to IP systems.
2. Scalability Benefits
Scaling your phone system with corporate growth can often times be costly. The price of more equipment, licenses, and physical infrastructure all increase as your business grows. With VoIP PBX, you can say goodbye to these additional charges, because the web nature of VoIP allows your communications system to grow (or even downsize) as your business does.
3. Decrease Call Costs
Another financial benefit to implementing VoIP is that it can drastically lower your call costs. When a call is made from a VoIP system, to another VoIP system, the standard call fee is waived.
To maximize this financial benefit, it is not only important for your business to adopt this ever-growing form of communication, but also to refer VoIP to other company sites and supply chain partners, as well as remote workers.
4. Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD)
Do you have staff that works from home, or is always on the road?
If so, the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) feature will allow them to improve productivity and satisfaction, without having to pay for the voice equipment necessary to telecommute. The BYOD feature will allow employees to use their own computers, smartphones, or any other device they need to conduct business over the phone.
The Bottom Line
By not upgrading to a unified communications solution, like VoIP, you are missing out on numerous game-changing features. Not only that, but you are paying considerably more for those outdated systems. It’s time to rest easy knowing that you are rid of costly, on-site hardware that you have to manage. Upgrade to a revolutionary unified communications solution to improve efficiency and satisfaction of your employees, all while spending much less.