The new standard for business-class phones today is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). The Future Market Insights (FMI), forecast that VoIP users will more than double from 2012 to 2020, from 98.9 billion users to 204.8 billion. A result of the benefits and features, many businesses have already made the transition to Voice over IP phone systems. Not only can you save money, but the move to a VoIP business phone system is easy. Listed below are some signs your business is ready for the switch over to VoIP.
1. You have a tight telecom budget
The biggest reason many businesses decide to move over to VoIP phone systems is because of the financial advantage. The switch to a VoIP system will likely allow a business to cut cost on their monthly phone bills.
2. Your business is growing
If your business is growing and/or mobile, phone system flexibility is very important. VoIP systems will cut the cost and the hassle of changes traditional phone systems carry. Adding new phones and users is simple and inexpensive with a VoIP system.
3. You don’t have an IT guy or girl
With a traditional phone system, you will likely use an outside resource or the IT guy at your office to make changes. With a VoIP phone system, changes are easily done from a web portal, for this reason there is little to no maintenance cost.
4. You need more or better features
With a VoIP phone system, features are modern and easily applied to your settings. Voicemail to email, auto attendant, and call recording are just some of the features a VoIP phone system offers. Remote extensions allow users to work from anywhere via the Internet.
As the list above shows, there are many advantages to having a Voice over IP phone system for business. Making the transition from your old system will be smooth and easy, there is proven flexibility, and the investment will be worth it. Ask around to other businesses and see what they are doing. Many of them have already made the change with their phone system.
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