Businesses worldwide are ditching their hardware and opting for more cloud-based solutions for their technology environment. This is hardly a surprise with the endless benefits cloud computing can offer a business. With the current climate, accessing your documents from home or anywhere in the world is crucial.
But this does not stop with our computers, but also our telephones. Let’s face it; office phones are clunky, require maintenance, and offer minimal options. This is why a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system has become increasingly popular, and it’s not just because it’s a cloud-based solution.
If you are unsure what VoIP is and how it works, read more here in our previous blog on the Begginner’s Guide to VoIP.
The 5 benefits of a VoIP Phone System
1. Reduce Overheads
This one is really simple. An ATA connects your traditional telephone to your computer so that it can access the internet. The adapter converts all analogue signal from your phone into digital data – all you have to do is plug it in!
For your business to operate efficiently, you need a stable and reliable technology foundation. There are so many things that can go wrong if you rely on hardware to provide your communication – both internal and external. What if there is a disaster? Or the electricity goes down? Or the telephone breaks? If you have an important call with a client, this could be a real obstacle.
With VoIP, all you need is a stable internet connection, and you can make a call to whoever, wherever, whenever. It’s that simple!
Many of us are working from home, so carrying around and transporting a hardware telephone could be very awkward. With VoIP, you can implement it on any device, such as your laptop or mobile. Whether you are sat at home in your makeshift office making calls on your computer or going for a lunchtime walk and a customer calls, you can take it – making your communication portable.
4. Future proof
Being prepared for the future is essential for business growth. However, certain limitations can prevent growth without modern solutions. Old hardware and traditional communication methods are fading out. Therefore, for your business to keep up with the ever-evolving technology world and remain modern, you must adopt new tools. Tools that are more reliable, faster, and hardware-free will enable your business to be future proof.
5. Flexible and Scalable
Get a phone solution tailored to your business needs. This is possible with a VoIP phone system. Install a bespoke VoIP solution specifically built with your business needs in mind. VoIP is easily scalable to your company; you can add phones and licenses to meet current and future requirements.
Why we Recommend Microsoft Teams
From all the above points, it’s evident that a VoIP phone system has many benefits, but many solutions can offer this. What do we recommend?
Microsoft Teams is an innovative application designed by Microsoft and is a market-leading communication tool. Not only can you make calls internally and externally, but also video chat, instant message, and with as many people as you like! Go from one on ones to massive group meetings; the choice is yours! It also integrates with your other Microsoft applications so that you can access all your information anywhere at any time.
A lot of organisations are trading in their hardware telephone for Microsoft Teams due to its extensive myriad of exciting features, such as:
- Audio conferencing
- Cloud voicemail
- Cloud compliance recording
- Direct routing
- And much more!
If you would like to find out more about VoIP telephony and how it can help transform your business and bring it up to speed with the digital era, why not read our brochure on VoIP?