Is VoIP Right for My Business?

blog january6Your business has a phone number with a California area code – even though your office is in Florida. You’re at a café and get an important business phone call – on your laptop. You’re on the road and receive an urgent voicemail – in your email inbox.

Welcome to the world of VoIP! Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) enables your phone calls to travel over the internet as data, just like email. This service can increase your productivity and lower your telecommunications costs. It’s also packed with capabilities and features that other phone technology can’t offer.

While VoIP is rapidly gaining popularity, some businesses are still on the fence. They’re worried that VoIP technology is costly to implement, that VoIP audio quality is poor or that their phone service won’t be as reliable.

But the benefits of VoIP far outweigh any reservations. Here’s what you need to know about making the switch to VoIP.

What are the benefits of VoIP compared to traditional on-site PBX?

Costs for VoIP phone systems are significantly lower than for on-site PBX, which must adhere to strict industry regulations and compete with expensive-to-maintain phone infrastructure. VoIP providers charge much less than traditional phone companies. On average, businesses save up to 70% on their phone bill with VoIP phone systems.

Plus, businesses don’t have to maintain separate networks for data and phone with VoIP – another notable money saver. Also, VoIP virtually eliminates the costs associated with employee moves, hires and changes, which might cost $100 or more per occurrence.

Its ease of use is also attractive – simply move your traditional phone to a different broadband network jack and plug it in.

Who is using VoIP systems?

More than one-third of all businesses are using a VoIP phone system, with the biggest market segment small businesses with less than 50 employees. Why?

Overall, businesses regardless of size are facing serious challenges managing their IT and telecommunications needs. Many of these challenges can be solved with the adoption of affordable, flexible VoIP phone systems.

Why should I switch?

No matter the size of your business, VoIP is an affordable, flexible technology that offers sophisticated communication tools. Learn more about VoIP and how it can help your business by calling Revere today at 877-REVERE-4 or contacting us online.