The Measure of a Network: An analysis of the benefits of VoIP

Posted By: Netcelerate

Published: May 08, 2016 23:39


When considering telephone systems for a business, it’s not uncommon to suddenly feel the urge to run full speed at a brick wall with your head down. There are so many things to consider once you’ve decided to make a change. To call it maddening is to say an atom bomb makes a good firecracker.


Most people would agree that the newer VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems are easier to implement and gentler on the bottom line. But, like many business owners, you might be wondering, “Yeah, that’s great… but what the hell does that even mean?” And you wouldn’t be alone.


So we’ve decided to let you in on some of the reasons you should be at least thinking about VoIP as an option for your business.


Here we’ll attempt to let you in on some of the things that might make a difference to you when decision time finally does come around. They may be few, but they be mighty.


Cost Savings


Let’s face it, the bottom line is extremely important. And chances are if you’ve ever had to set up a non-digital phone system in the past, you’ve come face-to-face with the feeling you’re about to go head-first off the Empire State Building. Thankfully, this is rarely the case with a VoIP phone system. From initial setup costs to the ongoing maintenance and monitoring fees, everything is just simply lower. And that’s a very, very big deal to a small business that’s watching pennies.


Implementation


You want to know what the most expensive thing in the world is? Time. Plain and simple, saving time will always be worth more than its weight in gold. And with a VoIP system, time is something that gets saved on the daily. First, the provider is the one that’s responsible for uptime, monitoring, feature control, and maintenance, so all of that is now off the business owner’s shoulders. And second, by providing things like unified voicemail, remote extensions for telecommuting employees, and an entire host of other features (most of which were not available to small businesses at all until VoIP…).


Productivity


In the same way that the implementation is easier with the features of a VoIP phone system, the level of productivity is also upgraded. Through the higher amount of network uptime, and the speed at which problems are taken care of through a digital network, a business’s employees don’t face anywhere near the downtime they might be dealing with now. It’s a heck of a lot easier for an employee to hang around the water cooler if his phone isn’t ringing, after all.


While this list of benefits is by no means meant to be exhaustive, it covers what we hear most often from business owners just like yourselves. The best thing to do is to reach out to a provider and find out for yourself how a VoIP could benefit your business. If you’d like to reach out to us, you may do so HERE.


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