Staying competitive means reducing costs wherever possible, especially with costs that many companies would consider fixed. Modern technology has drastically reduced the cost associated with Arkansas business communications, computer support and IT solutions. Let’s take a look at a few actionable strategies, starting with your phone system.
Hardware and Setup Required for VoIP Phone Systems
Your company’s efficiency relates directly to its infrastructure. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) setup takes the pressure off of your in-house hardware and lets you focus on the productivity of the infrastructure instead. Setup is quite easy, as records can be moved from one account to another quite expeditiously if you have the right VoIP provider.
The secret to a lower cost phone system is scaling your outreach without the need to scale your hardware. With VoIP, you can leverage your existing Internet connection to connect calls between offices across the world without lag or latency. You also improve the security of those calls with SSL technology.
Maintenance and Service Charges of VoIP Phone Systems
Because your critical hardware infrastructure remains in the hands of the cloud and dedicated specialists, the maintenance costs that you incur are minimal with a VoIP phone system. This is the case no matter how far up you scale. When you take advantage of VoIP technology, the infrastructure to scale as your business grows is not limited. It is there from the beginning, although you only pay for the part of the structure that you are actually using.
Service charges are reduced as well. The virtual nature of the VoIP phone system means that you are sharing hardware connections with other business systems while retaining the numerous advantages of a fully dedicated, in house system.
One of the huge problems with traditional phone systems is the cost of upgrading that system. As technology moves forward, in house systems become antiquated. If one part needs to be replaced, that affects the entire system. Either you have enough money to replace it all, or you risk losing compatibility with vendors, clients and partners as they push their systems forward.
Investing in a VoIP phone system means that you upgrade automatically as the broadband connections you use are upgraded. Many of these upgrades are automatic and do not even require you to actively participate. Most of the upgrades that you will pay for will be software based – greater access to more of the resources that are available from the structure. Other than that, your business will enjoy the substantial advantage of paying for only the updates that it needs in the moment.
It is time to take your business communications and computer support to the next level with a VoIP phone system. Scale Technology can help you upgrade your business without the need to “upgrade” your expense reports. Give us call at (501) 588-3199 or request a consultation to see what Scale Technology can do for you.