In its early days, VoIP had a reputation for being unreliable. Quality during voice calls was usually choppy, video streaming was nearly impossible, and downtimes happened often. However, it’s been years since VoIP was first introduced; and as the infrastructure behind it improved, so did its features.
Still, a lot of businesses today refuse to give up their traditional phone systems. So we’re taking a closer look at the real advantages of switching to VoIP, specifically Hosted VoIP services, and making the case for why technology will win—especially given the needs of today’s modern businesses.
Here are the top four reasons:
Cost has always been a motivating factor when it comes to companies deciding whether or not they should make the big switch. Fortunately, Hosted VoIP makes it possible for small and medium businesses to enjoy enterprise-level telephony and communication features, at a fraction of the cost.
In an effort to compete, landline companies have begun to offer numerous calling options that hope to match Hosted VoIP’s price point. However, given the versatility and functionality that the technology itself offers, landlines fall significantly short.
In addition, traditional phone systems are maintained in-house by you, which can prove to be expensive both in terms of time and money. Hosted VoIP services, run on the Cloud, means it’s more cost-efficient without requiring a dedicated in-house team to maintain.
Hosted VoIP allows users to connect their devices and in-office computer applications via a central system that streamlines functionalities and data access. This makes it easier for teams, whether they’re based in the office or working remotely, to coordinate because all the team members have access to key features facilitating collaboration.
The entire system is very easy to set up and integrate. It also allows employees to use tools they’re already comfortable with, such as their smartphones, computers, or tablets.
Traditional phone systems are designed to provide a solid and reliable way to communicate. Companies have long depended on landlines as a way to reach and talk to clients and customers. However, thus far, only blue-chip organizations had the option to expand their features due to cost and infrastructure.
Hosted VoIP levels the playing field for businesses, regardless of their size. With Hosted VoIP, a company, no matter how small, can enjoy advanced calling features, instant messaging, mobility, and video streaming.
Hosted VoIP relies on the Internet to run. In the past when the Internet itself was unable to offer a reliable network connection, VoIP suffered because of it.
Times have changed and today we depend on the Internet because it’s ingrained into the way we do things, whether catching up on favorite TV shows, communicating with others, or utilizing it for business purposes.
That said, Hosted VoIP has advanced to now rival the voice quality of traditional telephony in terms of clarity and reliability—all at a fraction of the cost.
Given these four reasons, it’s easy to see why a phone system anchored on the convenience of technology will win. VoIP networks are more cost efficient, offer more functionality, are easier to use, are just as reliable as landlines, and can now provide great call quality.
If you’re looking to switch from traditional landlines to a cloud-based phone system, contact Jive for a free quotation.