Moving Offices? This Is the Best Time to Switch to Cloud Phones
Moving to a new office can be overwhelming. Take the stress out of moving your phone system with an upgrade! Instead of dragging your outdated phones and equipment over with you, your company can start fresh with something more modern. We recommend cloud-based systems because they are affordable, easy to use, and can streamline your communications.
What is a Cloud-Based System?
A phone system that is cloud-based is a Voice over IP (VoIP) based business telephone system where your data is maintained on a secure server which you reach over the Internet, rather than a physical phone system where all components are in your office. All of your phone calls, voicemails, and other phone services are operated on the Internet, rather than through physical cables and machines. Here are four reasons why you should consider a cloud-based phone system.
1. Your current system needs an upgrade anyway.
If you have yet to transition from your legacy phone system, this is the perfect opportunity to shift to a more feature-rich, flexible system. If you’ve been using a traditional phone system that’s more than five years old, it’s definitely time to make the switch. Outdated technology is difficult to maintain and repair, and could end up costing you more in the long run. A cloud-based system can also provide a lot of benefits that your older system may not be able to.
2. Minimizing downtime is a priority.
Moving an entire office to a new location is challenging as it is. If you’re also bringing your phone system equipment with you, you’re could experience downtime as the new office gets set up. Traditional phone systems are not equipped with the ability to bridge or transition easily, and it can result in downtime that you might not be able to afford.
A cloud-based system like Hosted VoIP ensures that your phone lines remain active during the entire moving process. Your phone lines won’t be dependent on physical lines, servers, or other equipment to help them operate. You could even set up your system to forward calls to smart phones! This helps minimize the disruption the move could make on productivity. Cloud-based systems can also keep all of your voicemails organized and in one place, so multiple people can continue to follow up with clients–even without an office.
3. New features and integrations.
Cloud-based systems give you access to a variety of new features that can support voice, chat, video, and analytics. These features can streamline business and productivity, giving your business the flexibility it needs. Most traditional phone systems (or even outdated VoIP systems) don’t have functions like voicemail to email, automatic call forwarding, or CRM integrations–all of which are available on cloud-based systems.
4. You want to grow your business along with technology.
Cloud-based phone systems are a cost-effective, straightforward, and easily implementable way to ensure your business’ resilience in the digital age. Hosted VoIP systems, especially those that offer a simple, per-seat pricing system, are a great and affordable way to ensure operational efficiency in an age where consistent technological changes require businesses to evolve. You can access new features consistently without having to deal with maintenance issues, and can readily scale up depending on your company needs. Best of all, as technology evolves and your cloud-based system evolves, your company will be able to take advantage of the latest features without another major upgrade.
If you’re moving offices and want to give your business communication tools a much-needed update, think about what a cloud-based VoIP system might do for your organization. Contact America’s Phone Guys today to find out more!
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