How New Telecom Technology is Helping Business
As a business, a lot of work goes into setting up your office environment to be efficient and effective. Traditionally this is very capital intensive, and anything you can do to lower your time and money investment is extremely helpful.
Thankfully, this is where VoIP (voice over internet protocol) systems become useful. Using business telecoms systems such as these have a myriad of benefits.
What Are The Benefits Of VoIP ?
- Enhanced Sound Quality: Many potential users become worried about the quality of sound over IP telephony, but there is nothing to worry about. In fact, now that the industry has integrated high-definition codecs, the sound quality is usually better than landline networks.
- Reduced Costs: companies are able to save on both the fixed costs and variable costs when they switch their telecoms services to VoIP. Limited upfront hardware is required, which eliminates the capital requirements to establish an office. Additionally, all you need is a broadband internet connection, which takes a whole line item off of your monthly operating statement. No more company-wide phone bill, and you are able to call internationally much more easily as well.
- Faster Setup Time: Normally, when a company is getting their office set up, there is a lot of work that must be done to bring their systems online. Special wiring and equipment needs to be installed, and this takes up valuable time.
With VoIP, you don’t even have to deal with phone jacks. You have no cumbersome wires getting in the way, and it is easy to scale the network up by adding more nodes. Often we see companies make the assumption that the operation of a VoIP system requires a lot of technical know-how, but this is not the case at all. It is simple to set up and use for everyone.
- Enhanced Convenience: The above benefits of VoIP are all mostly relevant to the company, but there are also important benefits for end users. The ability to use a VoIP telephone means that employees can work from home or on the go, and this added convenience makes their jobs much more enjoyable. If your company already operates out of multiple locations, then this will make it much easier to facilitate inter-office communications. It used to be just the big corporations that had special office communications systems, but now anyone can use them.
VoIP Integrates With Other Business Applications
Between the enhanced sound quality and reduced costs, having your business telecoms centred around VoIP telephone services will provide a huge net benefit to your company. Not only do VoIP systems add cost and user befits, they can also integrate seamlessly with other application, making the transition to new telecoms technology rewarding and time saving. Small and medium-sized companies arguably benefit the most, since they were the ones who used to struggle with the capital aspect of setting up their first office. But ultimately every company can improve their operations by using IP telephony, and maximising the value of their telecoms investments.