Monday, 10 November 2014
VoIP - Why It’s The Most Cost Effective, Flexible, Scalable Solution of All…..
From start-ups, consultants, SME’s to established multi-site, multi-user businesses, there are many options to consider when choosing the best phone solutions. Ideally, you want to choose a system with a combination of features that not only make communication really simple, but also offer efficiency, scale, flexibility and value. In referencing a recent article at Voxilla, a recent study shows that comparing all of these criteria, hosted VoIP comes out on top.
“Cloud” or “virtual” PBX-based VoIP calling is the fastest growing phone system format as it provides so many advantages. Commissioning a hosted PBX phone system has a number of benefits that make it perfect for small businesses and startups looking to expand beyond their handful of handsets. Voxilla goes into depth about a number of these benefits.
First, it says that hosted VoIP systems are cheap. For start-ups especially, that can be great because in the early days of a company there is often no spare cash. Even small savings can go a long way.
Of course if a business needs to grow beyond it's current capabilities, this can be easily achieved by adding additional handsets and features. This is the second benefit and perhaps the most important for companies that are growing quickly. Hosted voice products are scalable – some almost infinitely. Businesses can make changes to their accounts as they see fit; some setups may even allow them to pay only for the features they use in a given month and will let the service automatically scale with their demand.
Those features tend to be the same as they would receive with premises based phone systems. They can include voicemail, call forwarding, greetings, presence, syncing options with desk and mobile phones, voicemail to email transfer, and even text alerts. It is through these features that businesses will begin to look professional and like their phone systems have kept pace with their growing size and their ambitions.
High-profile clients, for instance, do not want to receive a personal voicemail; they want to hear a professional greeting and they can receive such greetings when start-ups begin to separate their personal lives from their working lives.
A big part of that separation includes the adoption of advanced business calling systems such as hosted VoIP. In addition, the professionalism will come with the ability to stay connected and the features of VoIP systems will make it easier than ever for start-up officials to make sure they never miss a connection with important clients and can have access to their business information no matter where they are located.
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