So you’re considering VoIP for your business telecommunication needs …
You’re making the right decision.
VoIP is one of the fastest growing telecommunications services today. More and more businesses, especially ones with multiple locations to manage, are switching from traditional phones to VoIP. And for good reason.
One of the biggest benefits is cost.
When companies face aging infrastructure, they have a few choices: re-invest by upgrading their existing systems, invest in new on-premise technology, or choose a hosted option like VoIP.
The advantage of the hosted option is that you don’t have to invest in any new equipment. So your telecom expenses shift from capital expenditures to operating expenditures, which allows you to invest your capital elsewhere.
But it also results in reduced overall telecom costs.
Our customers have saved up to 80% by making the switch to VoIP. One of the biggest areas customers save is in long-distance calling. VoIP rates for long-distance calls are just a fraction of the rates offered by traditional telecommunications companies.
So if the savings are so big, what’s holding companies back?
For some, it’s the fear of poor call quality.
While it’s true that VoIP calls initially (back in the early 2000s) suffered from jitter, echoes, and often dropped unexpectedly, these problems have been solved. With a fast internet connection supported by adequate bandwidth, VoIP calling can be as smooth as traditional phone calls.
Another concern is reliability.
Some companies fear losing their phone connection when the internet goes out during power outages. But there are a few ways to backup your connection to make sure this doesn’t happen. One way is to have a backup power source to keep you connected when the power goes out. Another way is to run your VoIP system on multiple connections, including a mobile internet connection that will stay up even when you lose power.
In general, you can greatly improve the reliability of your system (and reduce connection costs) by bundling several connections instead of using a single high-bandwidth connection.
Check out this short PDF to learn about bandwidth aggregation with BullsEye Synergy. You might also want to read about SD-WAN, which is quickly becoming the optimal connectivity solution for multi-location companies.
One of the biggest benefits of VoIP comes from its inherent flexibility and scalability.
Because VoIP is a subscription-based service, and because you can use your existing desktop and mobile devices to make VoIP calls (even if you’re not at the office), it’s easy to scale your VoIP service as your company grows or your needs change. It’s also super easy to add new features to your plan to help boost the credibility and productivity of your business.
What if you want to keep your phone system on-premise?
Some companies want to switch to VoIP for the advanced features, but maybe they’ve recently invested in a new PBX system and they don’t want to see their investment go to waste. Or maybe they’re bound by an internal policy that prohibits the use of cloud applications, perhaps for security or privacy reasons.
There’s still a way to get the benefits of VoIP using your existing hardware. It’s called SIP trunking. And it turns your existing PBX into a VoIP enabled hub.
Still not convinced? Here’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to move to VoIP
We’re working hard to move our clients from analog (traditional) to digital VoIP before “the impending sunset of analog voice technology.”
Even if you love your traditional phone connection, unfortunately, you will at some point in the near future be forced to make a change. The truth is that telecom giants who own and operate traditional telephone lines, like AT&T, are working hard to legislate traditional telephone systems into the history books.
So don’t get caught off guard. It’s better to be proactive and start your migration to VoIP soon, if not now.
Ready to Take the First Step?
Many of our customers chose our gradual, risk-free adoption process, because it lets them continue to use their existing systems while benefitting from VoIP. It makes it easy to revert to traditional phone lines if you ever decide that’s the best decision. And it lets you get a taste of what VoIP has to offer without fully committing your entire company.