About 20 years ago, businesses began flocking to this thing called the “world wide web”, because they could see the game-changing advantages. They also realized that their competitors were heading online, and they didn’t want to get left behind.
Well, fast forward a couple of decades and having an online presence is typically more important than having a brick and mortar office.
The same shift is happening in the telecommunications world, as more and more businesses leave behind their traditional phone system and adopt a hosted VoIP solution.
While every business is unique, based on our experience helping businesses of all shapes and sizes make the shift to hosted VoIP, below are the 4 most important and compelling reasons why:
Many business owners and executives are amazed to discover how much they will save when switching to hosted VoIP. It is not uncommon for the direct savings to be 50% annually, and the indirect savings (e.g. reduced travel costs since staff can hold video and web conferences) to reach into the 5-figures.
Furthermore – and this is just as important as the amount of savings – the path to ROI is astonishingly short. Whereas some other investments (e.g. green tech) can take years before breaking even, with hosted VoIP the savings start IMMEDIATELY.
The only constant in the business world is change, and most businesses cannot know with a high degree of confidence whether they will need 50 more phone numbers next year – or perhaps 50 fewer.
A hosted VoIP phone system uses a unique “pay as you grow” model that allows businesses to easily and affordably purchase licenses as required, from 5 to over 5000. This is a significant reason why more and more are making the switch. Whether they expand or contract, hosted VoIP scales with them – even across multiple offices and remote/home offices.
Many businesses – especially smaller firms with limited budgets – cannot afford to add advanced calling features to their traditional phone system, since the excessive costs would be prohibitive.
However, as a growing number of businesses are discovering and experiencing, a hosted VoIP phone system delivers a full range of enterprise-grade advanced calling features at no additional charge. These include (but are not limited to) one-number service, voicemail to email, voicemail to text, web conferencing, video conferencing, and more. And of course, these are all in addition to staples such as call waiting, call forwarding, voicemail, etc.
When it comes to technology-led solutions, business owners and decision-makers are wisely concerned about “future proofing”. After all, they do not want to find out that today’s state-of-the-art solution is next year’s obsolete offering.
However, this is a non-issue with hosted VoIP, since businesses that have made the switch automatically get the latest innovations, updates and upgrades. They do not pay for these or have to request them. As such, they are assured of being on the leading-edge at all times.
Before wrapping up, we would be remiss without pointing out that the above – and especially the constant innovation – are NOT offered by all hosted VoIP companies. Only a professional VoIP Solutions Provider such as Votacall has the capacity and commitment to deliver these advantages and benefits. DIY Vendors and Carrier Service Providers do not, and cannot, and will not.
To learn more about joining the thousands of businesses each day that are switching to hosted VoIP, contact Votacall today. Your consultation with us is free and informative.