“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, business VoIP phone service is helping small business owners remain competitive, not just in cost savings but also in redeeming and reclaiming time. Let’s look at a few other ways your company can save and benefit by switching to business VoIP phone service.
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 business 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 business phone services.
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 business VoIP phone service, configurations are virtual and upgrades are software-based, meaning an IT professional can make changes in minutes.
4. Long-Distance Fees Reduced or Eliminated
Conventional phone carriers must typically charge long distance or interstate fees for out-of-area calls, and even more for international long distance. With VoIP services, there are typically no long distance fees for calls in the U.S., and international calls cost a fraction of what they would via landlines. If your company transacts a lot of business overseas, you can easily save thousands of dollars per year by replacing wired phone service with VoIP phone system.
5. Save on Hardware Costs and Maintenance
Setting up a conventional business telephone usually means installing and maintaining expensive PBX boxes configured to the company’s phone and fax needs. With Internet-based business VoIP phone systems, these costs are essentially eliminated because your PBX is handled virtually. Instead of installing separate hardware systems for Internet and phone networks, your phone and Internet are integrated into one setup, potentially cutting your network maintenance costs by half or more.
6. Save on Upgrades
Anytime a landline phone system requires servicing or upgrades, you must pay for a technician to come on site to repair or replace hardware and reconfigure your system. With cloud-based business VoIP phone service, these upgrades are typically software-based and can be handled virtually, at little or no cost to you.
In today’s digital age, many small businesses need VoIP phone service in order to remain competitive—and given the ways VoIP Phone Service can save you time and money in the process, you have ever fewer reasons not to make the switch. To learn how we can set you up with high quality, reliable business VoIP phone service, call 1-877-NetServ today.