No matter how large or small your business may be, being able to communicate reliably with your clients, vendors, and colleagues is non-negotiable. While wired landlines have long reigned supreme in business applications, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems are becoming increasingly popular. Because they are cloud-hosted, VoIP systems provide flexibility to your workforce and are surprisingly cost-effective. Learn more about the benefits of VoIP systems in today’s blog, below.
When you install a VoIP system, your employees will no longer need to be chained to their desks to receive the phone calls they’re expecting. So long as there’s an internet connection, your employees can bring their telephone number anywhere and stay in touch whenever clients need them. Advanced VoIP systems like RingCentral even allow you to send and receive faxes, arrange conference calls, host video conferences, and more. Your system can also scale with you as you grow because you can easily add and remove phone lines as needed.
Because cloud-hosted phone systems require no hardware other than the physical handsets, they’re a breeze to install in a typical office network. Traditional in house phone systems require a PBX on site, as well as a PRI, T1 or some other separate internet connection dedicated solely to the operation of your phones. Today’s VoIP systems can easily utilize your current broadband line, eliminating the need for that extra internet connection. By removing the PBX, you don’t have to worry about the ongoing expense of maintenance and upgrades these devices typically require.
VoIP plans are available on a pay-as-you-go basis so you won’t have to worry about being locked into an unreasonable long-term contract. A month-to-month contract will also allow you to better manage your cost structure. Because you won’t have any on-site hardware, you also won’t need to hire expensive technical contractors, allowing for additional cost savings over the life of the system.
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