Virtually all aspects of business boil down to their potential return on investment (ROI), and this includes an office communications system. In the past, some company owners used to think of telephony as an overhead expense, but this was largely a misinterpretation because they didn’t know how to take full advantage of communications. Things have clearly changed in recent decades, and now communications are not only considered to be crucial for business success but also highly profitable in many instances.
Looking beyond saving on voice calls, VoIP systems are flexible and dynamic to the point of being able to accommodate multiple systems. If you currently have PBX lines with desk phones, you can say goodbye to the wiring and keep the desk sets because they will work with VoIP systems by means of adapters, which means you will not have to worry about hardware expenditures. A small startup that relies on the smartphones of staff members can certainly use them; moreover, Unified Communications can turn personal computing devices from desktop computers to mobile phones into full-fledged offices complete with email, instant messaging, document collaboration, faxing, voice mail, and more.
Finally, even the most sophisticated VoIP system will present a low barrier to entry. If your office data network cannot accommodate a VoIP system, you can always go with a cloud solution professionally hosted, configured, and fully managed for a reasonable monthly subscription. At a time when telecommuting and working from home are preferred because of the coronavirus pandemic, cloud-hosted VoIP and Unified Communications systems are your best option.