The top 5 benefits of VoIP that will modernize your conversations
Humans need to eat.
Businesses need to communicate.
You may think that’s an odd comparison. But just think about it.
How long can humans go without eating? Not very long. And just how long do you think a business can exist without communicating? Also … not very long.
Without communication, just about everything will slip through the cracks. But at this point, you aren’t slipping; you’re taking a nosedive. And those aren’t cracks anymore; they’re large, gaping valleys.
So naturally, the question becomes: How does a business foster reliable communication?
Well, for starters, you need a reliable communication platform. One that stays modern. One that takes care of itself. And one that goes where you go. In other words, you need VoIP.
In fact, the benefits of VoIP can transform your company’s communication from the inside-out, and here are five reasons why.
“Currently, 36 percent of businesses use a VoIP service.” — The VoIP Report
How much are your conversations going for?
A traditional phone system for a business can get expensive. Really, expensive.
And this doesn’t just account for the month-to-month service of a traditional phone system. This also deals with the hardware, maintenance, expansion, and installation of it all.
With a cloud-based, communication solution like VoIP, things work differently.
“Businesses save 50 to 75% on communication expenses when they switch to VoIP from a landline.” — The VoIP Report
With a hosted VoIP solution, you don’t need extensive wiring or expensive hardware to get things started; you simply need the right device and an internet connection.
“Hello, disaster? I’m still here.”
When disaster strikes, maintaining communication is essential for any business. However, this is easier said than done.
Consider a burst pipe.
If your business is unlucky enough to become the target of an uncontrollable leak, we’re talking a massive flooding. This flow of water could potentially ruin your office equipment and leave you without a building for a few days.
The same is true with an accidental fire or natural disaster. These are the types of situations that can wreak havoc on your business and leave you office-less for days, months, or even longer.
“In 2016, the average partial downtime was 64 minutes, with a mean average cost of $8,851 per minute of downtime on the data center.” — Storagecraft
With VoIP, you can maintain communication by forwarding calls to your cell phone, computer, or tablet. Since a hosted VoIP solution houses the servers and other network equipment at an offsite location, your team won’t have to worry about replacing or moving any equipment. And in the case of a major disaster, this is simply one less thing to worry about.
For the past three decades, the traditional communication platform for businesses has basically worked the same. You can make and transfer calls, and if you’re lucky, you might even be able to speak to more than one person at the same time.
But then what?
These days, a company needs more than call-transfer and conferencing capabilities. It needs mobility; it needs integrations, and it needs features.
And this is where VoIP comes in.
“While at one time, phone calls were the go-to business communication, today’s workforce is tech-savvy and mobile.” — The VoIP Report
With VoIP, all the features you need to communicate in the modern business world are simply part of the package. Your team can benefit from features such as:
- Call Routing
- Desktop Integration
- Auto Attendant
- Do Not Disturb
- Hot Desking
- Custom Hold Music
- Virtual Extensions
It’s automatic, baby.
Just like any other cloud-based solution out there, VoIP is all about those automatic upgrades and updates. In other words, they’re not “additional” charges or “miscellaneous” fees.
Again, it’s just part of the package.
With a traditional phone system, not only is this unheard of … but it wouldn’t make sense. What would you even upgrade to? Nothing has changed with the traditional communication platform since Bush senior was in office.
“700,000 landlines are lost every month.” — The VoIP Report
As mobile as they come.
When it comes to the modern-day business, certain things are a necessity. Like communication. But not just any type of communication … mobile communication.
How do you expect to compete with other businesses if you’re chained to your desk for every hour of every day? And how do you expect to hunt down new opportunities if you can’t collaborate with coworkers and partners in the process?
It’d be a challenge … a challenge that VoIP can eliminate.
Whether it’s a disaster or not, you can still forward your calls to any connected device. Answer calls from any location and use the tools and devices that best-fit your working habits.
All you need is an internet connection. That’s the beauty of VoIP.
“More than 80% of workers feel that smartphones will become an integral part of the workplace in the near future.” — IBM
How can we help you?
Here at nimboIP, we specialize in managed voice solutions. We can transition your company to a fully managed VoIP solution that keeps your company modern, mobile, and communicating with the best of them.
However, we aren’t like the majority of IT companies.
We can get your company started on a 90-day trial period. After three months, if you aren’t thrilled with your new voice solution, we’ll uninstall it and reinstall your old system free of charge. If you are happy with it (which you will be), you can maintain a month-to-month contract with us — with the ability to cancel at any point given a 30-day notice.
So give us a call (or maybe just send us a message …) and let’s talk VoIP.