The ultimate component for executing a VoIP business communications system is the cost savings routinely associated with converging both voice and data networks. With the correct VoIP solution, like those offered by Nextiva, the potential for large cost savings exists from the moment of deployment. Businesses are able to realize savings in areas such as managerial time and expense, and on-going toll and lease charges. IP telephony is also notorious in providing smaller organizations with a competitive edge while affording the possibilities of boosting productivity and optimizing customer service capabilities.
It is imperative to note that failure to analyze the correct VoIP solution, prior to deployment, will result in over spending and can lead to ongoing issues. Equipment costs, operational startup fees, labor costs and maintenance requirements are among the areas that should be investigated prior to the initiation of service.
Low cost calling and IP telephony go hand in hand, but is the promise of low rate calling enough to make the switch? When considering what most companies pay for long-distance calling, there is often little necessity to move to VoIP based on long distance charges alone.
Immediate savings for most small businesses comes from the ability to consolidate their voice and data networks and then utilizing fewer circuits from the public telephone network. VoIP technology consumes less time for relocation or alterations and therefore eliminates the need to hire an outside consultant to perform such tasks. Relocating a VoIP telephone system, or adding additional employees is as effortless as contacting the hosted VoIP service provider and them entering a few simple commands into their administrative data bases. With a conventional business telephone system, like those offered by the local telephone company, adding or relocating and employee can cost hundreds of dollars.
Speaking in terms of managerial savings, they are almost always instantaneously recognized since those tasks not carried out by the VoIP provider can effortlessly be undertaken by the business IT department. Since IP telephony requires both the voice and data network to be merged into one unified network there is no longer a need to employee two separate teams to handle each article, which will ultimately result in substantial savings.
All of these savings add tremendous leverage to businesses considering VoIP deployment, when you consider the savings along with the added features and benefits IP telephony should be viewed as the ideal communications medium for small businesses – everywhere.