While some businesses adapt to change faster than others, the business world as a whole is usually kind of slow to change.
Even when there are advantages to adopting new technologies, the nature of business and the work (and cost) of integrating new technologies causes most companies to take a “wait and see” approach. While the benefits may look good on paper, these companies want to see how the changes affect others in the real world before committing to an upgrade.
While there is some wisdom to this approach, it can also cost time and money that those other competitors are saving. If your company has tossed around the idea of making the move to VoIP but is still on the fence, here are a few things to consider.
In this case, the benefits of switching to new technology just might outweigh anything else:
In most cases, switching to a VoIP phone service will save your business money. Traditional landline phone systems are increasingly expensive these days, and the cost of these systems is only going to increase as time marches on.
VoIP service remains a cost effective alternative, especially when you consider the cost of some kinds of phone service and how much all of the little add-ons such as caller ID and call forwarding may cost. These same add-ons are often included as part of a larger VoIP service package.
Setting up a traditional phone system takes time, and making changes to how everything is set up can be a pain. With a VoIP system, however, everything can be done with a few clicks of your mouse.
Since account details are handled online, you don’t even have to be in the office to activate new features or change details in your phone tree. Even making significant changes or adding new users is a breeze, saving you time and making your business more flexible in the long run as well.
VoIP service providers typically offer specialized VoIP phone options designed to take full advantage of the digital nature of VoIP phone service. This doesn’t mean that you have to upgrade your entire phone system at work, however.
While there are definitely some advantages to using VoIP-focused phones, your company can save money by using its existing phone hardware instead. A VoIP adapter is typically all that’s needed to use many existing phones with a new VoIP phone system. If you decide that you’d like to use the added features of a VoIP phone down the line, you can always upgrade your hardware later.