Many times I hear, "I need to get a VoIP Phone system so I can save money on my phone costs."
While I am sure it is one of the initial intentions driving a decision to investigate VoIP (Voice over IP technology) it shouldn’t be the main reason. The main reason you should look at VoIP technology is to increase the flexibility and productivity of your workforce. As you grow your company, these flexibility and productivity enhancements, which can be garnered using VoIP, outweigh any potential cost savings.
Flexibility: Never be tied to your phone again
Do you feel like you are tied to your phone system? When we work with clients they do feel this way. They want more flexibility with their systems and VoIP phone systems bring that flexibility. How? The biggest and most common flexibility feature, standard on all VoIP Phone systems, is email to voicemail functionality. This feature provides the ability to have each voicemail on the system be sent directly to your email account. If you have a smartphone, then you have the ability to receive voicemails at any location. This is an incredibly flexible option that ensures you never miss a voicemail when you are out of the office.
Productivity: Increases across the board
Sage Research published an article that sites a significant increase in two major areas. Faster moves, add-ons and changes as well as opening new offices quicker. When an entrepreneur is thinking about a technology, it is hard to think ahead and consider the importance of these two factors. However if you take into account the time and money spent on these two categories alone, you have a great reason to move to VoIP technology. But that is not the only productivity gain.
Here are some additional productivity and lower cost gains:
One cabling outlet – Phone and Internet are managed with one cable infrastructure.
Find-me-follow-me feature – One number rings multiple handsets and devices, making it easier for customers and potential clients.
Single voicemail – No more need to check multiple voicemail boxes for incoming messages
VoIP technologies utilize IP Technologies that allow you to gain flexibility and productivity increases and dramatically grows your business. While many business owners do not think of their phone system as a strategic investment, they should. VoIP make it easy to ensure you are always in touch with your team and your customer. Positive or negative, it is the first and lasting impression they have with your company. Use VoIP to make that first impression a winning one.
To learn more about strategy and selection in phone technology, let us help you make the best choice. Call us at 314-801-6700 so we can put together a solution which exceeds your expectations.