Importance of Business Productivity
Due in part to the restricted economic climate over the past few years, the new normal has become doing more with less. In fact, even some of the most well-established organizations were known to make significant cuts to their new technology investment budgets. In an environment where even the strongest and largest company struggles with financial pressures, some might be prone to thinking that startups and small businesses are out of luck.
“Because of the new economic reality, American companies are doing more with less by focusing more of their time and resources on improving productivity and efficiency,” Martin Mucci, Paychex’s president and CEO, said to The Payroll Blog. “As our new infographic details, human resources are playing a greater role in maximizing productivity, and technology is one of the primary tools being used to make that happen…”
Paychex’s infographic displayed the results of its survey, which explored how companies are acting in order to maximize workforce performance in restrictive economic times. The three areas of focus for U.S. companies included improving human resource functions, better leveraging technology and targeting high-skill workers.
The survey found that 60 percent of U.S. companies will be using technology as a means to better position HR functions and help drive workforce productivity over the next two years.
Technology Enhances Business Productivity
When it comes to making wise technology investment, it is best to simultaneously work to maximize output while minimizing cost, and virtual PBX solutions offer an attractive way to accomplish this. AccessDirect’ virtual PBX offerings are entirely VoIP compatible with powerful features designed to give even the smallest businesses a big image.
Business VoIP has long be touted for its affordability, but quality and reliability benefits should not be overlooked. In a recent Device Magazine article, contributor Fred Hoot explained how voice over internet protocol services deliver higher quality and reliability than older, more traditional phone systems.
While users need a high speed internet connection for VoIP able to support data access and phone system Ethernet packets, this is a simple technological improvement that can yield significant returns. Hoot explained that the way VoIP works is by turning a user’s voice into a digital data stream, which is then decoded to deliver a static-free, crystal clear rendition of the voice to the user on the other end. Older phone systems typically use analog signals, so when a business adopts VoIP solutions, it can enjoy quality and reliable digital communications.
“High speed internet connections have better reliability over analog signals,” Hoot wrote. “They are not affected by distance, as the packet transport keeps the digital signals at usable levels. When the internet connection is over fiber or cable the reliability increases. FTTP (Fiber To The Premise) is extremely robust. If you have a hosted VoIP system, the quality of your calls and the system reliability are even greater. Hosted systems almost always have redundant systems or VoIP systems that have redundancy built into their design.”
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