Today’s levels of technology have helped most, if not all, businesses to increase productivity and decrease costs. Though tech does have its own costs, the money you save by utilizing fresh technology is paramount to what you’ll spend. A newer, but still bein improved upon tool is voice over internet protocol or VOIP. This service allows you to have business calls at the office or on the golf course, with the client always able to make contact. The odd part is that even though VoIP has gotten wildly popular, there are still literally millions of businesses who are on the fence about whether it fits their model. Hint: It does. To help you decide if it’s right for you, here are some things you’ll benefit from knowing.
VOIP Can Be Set Up with Ease
Most VoIP systems can be completely installed without ever needing to utilize a switchboard or conventional phone line. Certain systems may require an adapter for converting analog to digital, but many can be installed onto your company PCs or Macs and come with applications for mobile devices. Adapters like these are usually small and only require the connecting of your phone’s CAT5 (or similar) line from the internet outlet to a phone.
From when it began until now, VoIP has come an extremely long way. The quality has only improved, making it easier to provide call clarity and reliability with voice over service. Today VoIP offers services that allow you to make and receive calls using normal office phones and mobile phones. The quality has improved so much that many businesses are abandoning standard phone systems to upgrade to VoIP.
Lower Telecom Costs
Not the biggest chunk of operating costs, telecommunication does usually require a fair amount of money per month to operate. However, digital services like VoIP are close to a fraction of the cost of traditional corporate phone services. This gives VoIP suppliers the means to charge customers far less than their antiquated competitors in monthly fees. Businesses are now able to have one expenditure for telecom and data, which is also a no-brainer and can really help save money.
The features such as conference, call waiting, hold, etc are just as available through VoIP providers are they are through their nearly-obsolete counterparts. Once again, saving your company money, and improving the bottom line.
More Than Just Voice Calls
Many voice over programs allow your team chat services, video calling, video conferencing, and some even offer screen sharing. In addition to these features, you can see your team’s availability at the drop of a hat, and really keep everyone connected.
Highly flexible phone systems
VoIP systems allow you to do far more than is possible with traditional phone technology. You can:
Have Your Phone System at All Times/Locations:
Connection to a broadband network will allow you to use your VoIP system anywhere.
Use Your Laptop for Calls:
Most VoIP systems use software that enables you to send/receive calls using your computer. Thus eliminating the risk of missing a call while on your device.
Fax or Voicemails via Email:
VoIP allows you to have voicemail and faxes forwarded to your email inbox. This all-in-one service can be a huge time saver and be very helpful to both parties.
Virtual Phone Numbers:
As long as it has a verified area code, your VoIP phone can have any number. So you may use your cell or laptop to conduct business with the other party being none the wiser. This also offers the unmatched advantage of having an area code in a region your company wants to gain business in.
No matter what type of business you operate, a VoIP is a surprisingly affordable, flexible, and always-evolving technology. Interested in adding a VoIP system to your business? Contact us today to see how much we can save and what services you’ve been missing.