3 Advantages of Migrating to a VoIP System
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a communications technology that leverages the internet to provide high-quality, feature-rich voice solutions for your organization. Many are familiar with the concept but aren’t aware of the ways it can affect business operations.
How Do You Communicate?
If you are still using traditional phone systems, conference calls might be next to impossible, reliability could pose an issue, and you might be spending more than you need to. Alternatively, you might be using early-generation VoIP system that have some functionality of modern systems but can be unreliable or might not have all the features you need. Below, we’ve outlined some of the benefits of modern VoIP phone systems. Your IT or networking provider should have no problem outfitting your facility with a system that meets your operational requirements well into the future.
One of the first and most obvious benefits to advanced VoIP systems is the dramatic improvement to productivity. VoIP systems enable voicemail-text services that are forwarded directly to your inbox, easy call and message forwarding, and other features that better enable your team to collaborate. These features are often available a la carte with VoIP systems, meaning you generally only need to pay for the specific features you use. This flexibility leads to an inherent improvement in scalability.
Make Conference Calls a Breeze
Conference calls with a traditional phone system—while possible—can be cumbersome and expensive. Not only is this difficult for you and your staff, but it also can be difficult to connect for clients on the other end. VoIP gives you the tools to jump right into the conversation and get right to business.
VoIP systems also enable video conferencing. If this is a feature you think could be an asset to your business, VoIP is the right way to go. There are other video services out there, but VoIP will keep all your communications under the same umbrella.
The flexibility of VoIP systems is the key to their reliability. One simple concern people have is “What if the power goes out?” Luckily, with call forwarding features, the conversation can continue without skipping a beat through your mobile phone or laptop. This means that not only can VoIP systems be relied upon at the office, but they also can allow for work-from-home setups or business calls while traveling.
Save on Communication Costs
The most obvious way VoIP helps businesses cut costs is by eliminating a bill, the telephone bill. VoIP operates over the internet, meaning that a traditional telephone connection, and thus a telephone bill, is completely unnecessary. Traditional phone systems also involve lines, all of which cost money. VoIP systems could theoretically allow each and every one of your employees to be on the phone at the same time. This boosts productivity without increasing costs.
Consider a Switch
Curious about what a VoIP system can offer versus your traditional phone system? Or maybe you’re considering an upgrade. Whether you are interested in a PBX to VoIP migration or a TDM to VoIP migration, Virtual Technologies Group can set up your organization with the perfect solution for your needs. We will meet all the requirements on your VoIP migration checklist. Connect with us today.