VoIP offers businesses numerous advantages, including increased conveniences and costs savings. As more businesses adopt a virtual system, it is good to know just how big of an impact VoIP phone service can make. Let’s take a look at what VoIP can do for business.
To understand the real cost benefits of VoIP, business decision makers can look to a recent Business 2 Community article, in which contributor Rachel Greenberg outlined five everyday office purchases that cost a business more than VoIP.
“A good majority of businesses that switch to VoIP service purchase a hosted PBX (public branch exchange) system to replace their clunky in-house PBX systems,” Greenberg wrote. “A hosted PBX system does the exact same work as a legacy PBX system in that it provides employees with phone extensions and call features. The only difference is that a hosted system does this work over the wireless internet instead of through a traditional switchboard that must be manually maintained and operated in the office.”
The real cost of a VoIP solution
Greenberg explained that regardless of which type of business VoIP system is chosen, the average price is about $20 per month per user. Because VoIP is so cost effective, a company could wind up spending more money on common office supply purchases, including a pack of Post-it notes, retractable highlighters, staplers, bubble wrap and a book of international stamps.
According to the source, an office package of Post-it notes cost an average of $21 a pack, standard retractable highlights run at roughly $22.99 a pack and a strong office stapler can cost about $21. In addition, a pack of bubble wrap can cost a company $25, while the least expensive pack of international stamps from the U.S. Post Office is $22.
In another recent Business 2 Community article, author Nancy Perkins stressed the business value of integrating VoIP, as cost efficient plans will in turn increase production, reduce time consumption and spur innovation. While the technology is relatively young in comparison to some legacy solutions, the effect VoIP services has had on business and communications overall is making operations more efficient.
In addition, the Portage Daily Graphic recently highlighted a Canadian school district that took an innovative approach to communications with IP intercom and VoIP systems. The scalability, paging services and features like voicemail to email are hosted communication offerings that every business can benefit from.
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