For many years, Voice Over Internet Protocol or VOIP was viewed as inferior to a traditional telephone line, especially for businesses.
But recently, technology and human resources software has improved by leaps and bounds, making VOIP a much more appealing option than it used to be.
If you think you’re ready to switch to VOIP for your business, but aren’t quite sure yet, take a look at these top benefits of VOIP to help you make your decision.
Everyone likes to save money, but if you’re still using a traditional phone line for your business, you’re not doing it.
On average, a traditional telephone line will cost a company $50 per line per month, but VOIP plans are available for as low as $20 per line per month.
Depending on how many lines you have, this could result in significant savings, particularly over the course of a year or longer.
For example, if you have 10 lines, you’re paying around $500 per month for traditional phone service or $6,000 per year.
If you switch to a $20 per line VOIP plan, you’ll cut your per-month cost to $200 per month or $2,400 per year, a savings of $3,600 per year.
What could you improve in your business with an extra $3,600? Or maybe it’s pure profit. Either way, it’s money you’re currently leaving on the table.
With a traditional phone line system, you have to be physically in the office to make business calls using that system. Your salespeople need to be there, too, which means they aren’t out in the field making sales in person.
Or, you might have to shell out even more money for cellular phone data plans, which can add up quickly. But, with VOIP, you can make a call anywhere using the VOIP plan you have so that you don’t incur any other costs.
The VOIP provider you use will have a softphone app that will allow you and any employee to log in to your VOIP account to access your business phone from anywhere there is Internet service.
You won’t have to worry about data plans and managing phone numbers for your employees. When they dial out using the softphone app, your business number will show up on the receiver’s phone.
Are you planning to grow your business? Sure you are! VOIP allows you to scale your business much easier than you can with a traditional phone system. There will be no expensive hardware to purchase for new employees and no need to wire a new office for a phone. T\
here will also be no wait to get employees on the phones. You can get them up and running as soon as they have a headset and login information.
This can really help businesses that need to scale at certain times of the year and have fewer employees at other times. You can add and subtract employee accounts as needed with no need for the installation or dismantling of physical phones.
VOIP is the wave of the future, but you can reap the benefits of this incredible technology right now. Don’t let another day go by that you pay for a traditional phone system when you can save money, have better accessibility, and scale your business with VOIP today.