Cloud telephony: Increase productivity and reduce your costs
If you are thinking about migrating to cloud telephony, you may have concerns about disruption to your business, or whether the benefits are worth the change. We can assure you they are: there may be benefits that you may be unaware of, which could help you decide to do what’s best for your business.
First, let’s address the two main concerns that many people have about changing to a new telephony system. The first of these is causing undesirable ‘downtime’, where customers may be unable to contact your business, and the second is that the process will interrupt workflow, damaging profit.
We offer reassurance that there is no downtime caused by the migration process, and that with the right planning, the changeover can be a painless and seamless one. Having a streamlined and efficient telephony system will quickly recoup any time invested in planning.
What makes the migrating to Cloud Telephony worthwhile?
One of the key benefits, and music to your ear’s, is reduced costs. Cost savings and other associated benefits occur in a number of ways:
#1: Lower running costs
Traditional phone systems (ISDN) rely on hardware to operate, including an on-site PBX (private branch exchange). Wear and tear means, this hardware requires repair and replacement to remain functional. The cost of repairing legacy systems will only rise as migration to Cloud Telephony increases.
#2: Increased savings
Traditional telephony systems have higher running costs. Cloud Telephony offers considerably lower costs for maintenance, calls and incorporates video, and data transfer, in one monthly fee. Most importantly, cost savings are easy to track.
#3: Increased flexibility
Business needs change and responding to these requirements is time-consuming and expensive with legacy systems. Cloud-based communication, is flexible and scalable, enabling you to meet your changing needs with minimal cost and no delay.
#4: Meeting demand
Today’s customers expect a quick response and will make contact via a range of communication channels: phone, email, instant message, social media or web chat. Managing these channels separately is hazardous: it makes it far harder to monitor contact history, which is usually accessed via a CRM system. Cloud Telephony offers Unified Communications, allowing for simultaneous tracking of all contacts, regardless of the communications channel used.
#5: Heightened security
Traditional systems, with out-dated security features, are notoriously vulnerable to attack from hackers and cyber criminals. A breach in security could mean that sensitive company information is brought into the public domain, or that the business receives a fine under the new data protection legislation. Added to this, a security breach that goes public can be extremely damaging to a company’s reputation.
Cloud Telephony offers smarter, smoother and lower cost communication. It is better for business, staff and customers, and its future-proof – using agile technology that responds to requirements.
By 2025, ISDN systems will be obsolete, as current networks will no longer support them. Migrating now will save you a headache in the future and will allow your business to benefit from cost savings and improved services.
To find out more, or discuss your business requirements, please contact our team. We are happy to talk through the options and figures – to find out just how much your business could save.
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