We communicate in all kinds of ways, but most of us still spend a lot of time on the phone. The average business has to manage this effectively and one way to do that is to move away from traditional phone systems. The alternative is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), which has multiple benefits for business. For one thing, you could make major savings on your phone bill, but there are other benefits of internet-based telephony too. Let’s take a look at four of them.
Many businesses have realized the benefits that cloud-hosted software offers. This option means that businesses can take advantage of tech resources without paying the significant upfront costs of buying the software for themselves. In addition, the software is usually managed and maintained by the cloud provider, which also cuts expenses. The same applies to VoIP. You’ll get a powerful, cloud-hosted PBX platform, with a suite of extra features that you’d typically pay extra for with a standard telephone service provider. You won’t have to pay for additional phone cable drops. You can use the cabling you already have, or a VoIP phone can be plugged into the workstation, which makes setup and maintenance simple.
The flexibility you get with VoIP can be a big bonus. You pay per user per month for the service, and the softphone app is compatible with iOS and Android phones. You don’t have to register for one-year contracts that can be inconvenient for your budget. To add a new user, all you have to do is add an account, configure the phone and you’ll be up and running.
Every VoIP account allows you to sync a mobile device to the number allocated. In practice, this means that staff can use their personal device for business purposes, using the office phone number. Mobile working is increasingly important in business today, and organizations are investing heavily in mobile platforms. Among other expenses, this involves purchasing devices and spending on service and data plans. With a combination of VoIP and a well-designed BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy, you can acquire a mobile platform for your business without many of the costs conventionally incurred.
The many features and tools that VoIP includes give businesses many options when it comes to communications and collaborations. With the rise of mobile working, meetings are often conducted by video conference. Video conferencing is integrated into VoIP, making communications easy. That’s just one of the features you wouldn’t expect with traditional telephone systems. It all adds up to smoother business operations.
Are you considering moving to a hosted VoIP platform? It could be one of the best decisions you could make for your organization. Quikteks can help you set up an enterprise-grade telephone system that will revolutionize your communications. To find out more about the VoIP platform we offer, give us a call today at (973) 882-4644.