VoIP telecoms solutions are continuing to gain traction amongst businesses of all sizes. Historically, only larger organisations were opting for VoIP, but that has changed over the last five years as smaller organisations also realise the benefits VoIP can bring and the savings that can be made.
According to research, businesses switching to VoIP are able to realise an average savings of between 50 and 75 per cent. IT giant Dell was able to save almost $40m on its worldwide telecoms bill through a switch to VoIP.
When it comes to setting up a VoIP system, organisations can opt for either an on-premise or hosted solution. An on-premise system can mean you have more control over things such as updates and downtime. However, it can be expensive initially and there may be a need to pay for technicians to come in regularly to maintain the system.
Many businesses are now choosing hosted telephony solutions where the provider houses or hosts the IP-PBX as well as the servers. Opting for a hosted system brings several key advantages.
1. Lower Costs
When VoIP is hosted, you only pay for what you need. This allows businesses to scale up or down easily as required. There is no need for major hardware investment. Calls from site to site (even across international boundaries) are free, and international calls are far cheaper than when using traditional landlines.
2. Great features
VoIP features including voicemail, automatic call back, conference calls, call parking, and more come as standard and can be operated via an easy-to-use app or web interface.
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3. Non-geographical restrictions
Hosted telephony provides business continuity, and because the system sits in the cloud, it can be accessed and used from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This makes hot desking, home working, and mobile working much easier and boosts efficiency.
4. Infrastructure/system management
The server and associated hardware will be held at the provider’s location, and they will deal with things such as updates and troubleshooting. This means there is no need for you to pay for technicians or for your staff to be experts.