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Benefits of Switching to an IP Telephone System
Research indicates that businesses shifting to IP and VoIP systems save up to 90% on their communication costs. Undeniably, such revolutionary telephony systems have turned into the times’ de facto standard for transmitting data.
As the market share and usefulness of POTS, or Plain Old Telephone Service, spirals down, you can position your company ahead of the curve by learning the following advantages that come with an IP telephony system:With the market share and helpfulness of POTS, or Plain Old Telephone Service, continuing to decline, you can put your company in front of the competition by discovering the following benefits of IP telephony:While the market share and practicability of POTS, or Plain Old Telephone Service, goes on a downtrend, you can position your company on top by uncovering the following gains of using an IP telephony system:
Phones as a Service (PaaS)
A POTS based PBX configuration is hardwired, while IP telephony systems are essentially centrally hosted as SaaS (Software as a Service) deployments. This enables your phone system to be integrated with other vital business applications, including customer databases and even SMS operations, among several others. IP technology offers employees and customers all the tools necessary for more efficient interaction, more desirable business outcomes and increased customer satisfaction.
Mobile Ability and Scalability
Instead of installing new phone systems physically, all you need to do is log in to your system and add virtual phone lines there. Without using any telephone hardware, you can have all your remote offices communicating on mobile in under a minute. Because of this, scalability becomes almost infinite.
It is easy to incorporate IP telephone systems into legacy systems and hardware like credit card readers, alarms and the rest. Almost nothing changes with IP system installations, except for the improved functionality and productivity of your main business processes.
Multimedia Content Transmission
IP telephone systems have beyond voice-to-voice connections to offer. These systems are actually capable of facilitating video calls and conference calls, or practically any virtual meeting that requires simultaneous audio and video streaming. With a comprehensive IP telephone system, software and hardware redundancy is eliminated by putting everything into a single solution.
Superior Data and Bandwidth
A study shows phone conversations are 35% to 50% silence. This takes up bandwidth that could otherwise be used by other business units. With modern IP systems, however, VAD, or voice activation detection, can be used to compress silent data and save bandwidth.
Considerably Minimized Costs
At the end of the day, an IP telephony upgrade boils down to reduced costs. If you want to avoid the responsibility of installing and maintaining such a system, you can rely on your provider’s in-house engineers or a business partner. This solution also doesn’t require proprietary hardware or feature updates. Using SIP (session initiation protocol) trunking, only the data you used must be paid. Lastly, you can make long-distance and international phone calls at a small fraction of their price using POTS.