“Time is money.” Never has that old adage been truer than the modern day. At a time when a matter of minutes can mean the difference between making a deal and missing an opportunity, instant connectivity matters more now than ever. Fortunately, Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology is helping small business owners remain competitive, not just in cost savings but also in redeeming and reclaiming time. Let’s look at three ways going VoIP can save precious time, which you can turn into actual money.
1. Save Commute Times with Remote Access
In the days of landlines, you had to be physically in the office to take a call or return a call. (How many business opportunities were lost because business owners couldn’t be in two places at once?) With VoIP phone service, remote access is a breeze, meaning you can answer important phone calls anywhere you have Internet access, whether at your home office or on your smartphone while you’re on the road. The simple ability to take or return a call now can add up to many hours of saved productive time—not to mention possibly thousands of dollars in sales.
2. Save Employee Productivity with Instant Connectivity
Digium compiled some interesting numbers regarding employee productivity and VoIP service as part of a unified communications (UC) strategy. According to its data, the average employee saves 40 minutes per day by having one interface for email, voicemail and fax, as well as 30 minutes a day by having remote access to communications. In fact, all told, the average company of 100 employees can reclaim nearly 50,000 work hours per year just by using integrated cloud-based communications services like VoIP.
3. Save Downtime on Maintenance, Servicing and Upgrades
With landline service, almost any phone trouble, maintenance need or change in configuration requires a visit from a phone technician, often resulting in hours of downtime while changes are made. With VoIP, configurations are virtual and upgrades are software-based, meaning an IT professional can make changes in minutes.
In short, VoIP technology enables you and your employees to remain instantly connected via Internet, saving many hours of time per year and empowering your business to use that time to increase profits. To learn more about the benefits of going VoIP, call 1-877-NetServ today.