If your business is stuck using an antiquated landline phone system, you are literally slowing your employees down to a standstill. Look around. Some of your team will be standing near the printer. Some will be standing still over at the water cooler. Others will be standing at their desks waiting for files to download. The moral of the story? Landlines are a massive drain on productivity. You need to consider VoIP.
Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) can make a huge difference for your team. We want to share a little bit about how VoIP works and why it’s much more efficient than the old-school, clunky office phones so many businesses have depended on for way too long.
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The odds are that you probably don’t ride to work on a horse, right? That’s basically what your data is doing on a landline when it travels along the same copper-wire technology that transmitted information in the late 1800s.
Landlines were only designed to transmit small bandwidths of information, not for the high data transfers required for essential modern tools like video conferencing. In a recent report, 99% reported that the use of video chatting helped them build stronger relationships. Your competitors are most likely already embracing VoIP as a platform for superior video conferencing.
When you switch to a VoIP system, your video and audio calls will take place over the internet. Moving your communications to the internet also means you can say goodbye to dropped calls, interrupted conferences, and those astronomical long-distance charges – without sacrificing audio quality.
Mobility and Flexibility
Your VoIP phone system will exist wherever you can download the user interface, which makes it perfect for a global workforce that is increasingly mobile.
You can’t think of mobility without also thinking of accessibility. Your employees need to access their phone systems from any place they work, including their home office and any other remote workspace.
VoIP phone systems also work hand-in-hand with the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend. One industry report found that 72% of organizations polled were permitting BYOD or planning to do so in the future.
Studies have shown that encouraging employees to work from personal devices increases productivity because they are able to more quickly access information and contact other employees. One report found that VoIP saved employees 30 minutes per day by providing a platform for constant, real-time communication.
Employees who believe their workplace effectively uses mobile tech are more creative, satisfied, and productive at work. This means less employee turnaround and a generally more enjoyable work environment.
VoIP is a Cost Saver
One of the key features of VoIP is that it will save you money in a number of direct and indirect ways. First of all, you will save money on continual installation of physical components. The VoIP interface exists across multiple devices through a custom user interface
By enabling mobility and working across devices, companies end up saving on everything from real estate costs to supplies and utilities. Dell has reported savings of $39.5 million, as well as reduces energy emissions, by allowing their workers to telecommute.
VoIP savings occur for every size of business. Smaller businesses have seen savings of Switching to VoIP can save small businesses as much as 45% each month over traditional phone services.
One of the major problems with a typical landline is the lack of research and development for innovation. Most business systems are going digital. This means that your current phone system will become more of a silo in your business the closer it edges to obsolescence. This issue leads many SMBs into overpaying for older systems that can’t handle the changing requirements of a growing business.
Switching to VoIP will give you a much better return on your investment, with high speeds, ingrained mobility, and real-time communications.
As your technology advisor, we take an unbiased approach to guiding you through business communication solutions. Our expertise is in identifying and finding the features you need to match your business operations and budget.
If you are ready to move on from your landline challenges, call us today to learn more about switching to a better phone system.