As a business owner, one of the most important decisions that you will make that will significantly impact your business is which phone system to use. Choosing the right phone system for your business facilitates your ability to communicate internally with your employees and externally with your clients. Conversely, choosing the wrong phone system can hinder your ability to communicate which may negatively impact your business's operations as well as profitability.
In deciding on which phone system to use, you have two main choices namely the traditional on-premise phone system, or switching to the cloud-based VoIP system. With a traditional phone system, you bear the full responsibility for the procurement, installation, and maintenance of the hardware. In contrast, one of the many advantages of VoIP phone systems is that the entire responsibility is assumed by your VoIP provider. Over the past several years, businesses have trended away from traditional phone systems as the benefits of VoIP systems have become more apparent. Currently at around $20 billion, the VoIP market is projected to grow to $55 billion by 2025 as more businesses adopt VoIP phone systems.
One of the major benefits of a cloud-based phone system over its traditional counterpart is the speed and ease of its deployment. Plainly speaking, VoIP phone systems can be setup much faster and easier than traditional phone systems. Detailed below is a description of how traditional phone systems are deployed, how VoIP systems are much less work, and the benefits of switching your phone system to fast VoIP for business.
How Phone Systems Are Deployed
As earlier stated, traditional phone systems take a long time before they are fully set up and functional. A typical setup may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, sometimes months. In addition, the business owner is wholly responsible for the setup of traditional phone systems. The reasons for the lengthy amount of time required for the setup of traditional phone systems include:
- Site: A physical location must be found and set up to house the necessary telephone hardware.
- Hardware: The necessary hardware, such as telephones, phone lines, and other relevant pieces of equipment must be purchased.
- Skilled personnel: Individuals with the right skill sets need to be hired to install and set up the phone system infrastructure.
Cloud-based VoIP systems, in contrast, are fully managed by a VoIP provider, making the switch to VoIP a smooth one. The VoIP provider will assist with the installation of the VoIP system; all necessary skilled personnel are provided by the VoIP provider. In addition, since VoIP systems are cloud-based, there is limited hardware that is required for the phone system installation; the primary hardware that is required are IP phones that are compatible with VoIP systems. Furthermore, being cloud-based, there is no need for a physical site when setting up a VoIP phone system.
Overall, cloud-based phone systems take minutes to hours to deploy compared to traditional phone systems which take significantly longer. They are also easily scalable, allowing for easy addition of more phone lines. Another advantage of VoIP phone systems is that they offer a lot more flexibility in their use, in contrast to traditional phone systems. When considering switching to fast VoIP for your business, we encourage you to speak with a VoIP expert to learn why many businesses have made the switch to Proclaim VoIP.
Why You Should Choose Proclaim VoIP For Your Business
At Proclaim VoIP, we specialize in providing cloud-based phone solutions to suit your business needs. We have partnerships with distributors nationwide who can supply any needed equipment at a moment's notice. With real-time data replication and redundancy on our Proclaim VoIP platform, as well as an automatic failover protocol, we guarantee 99.99% uptime and stability for our VoIP services for all our clients. Our platform is designed to ensure that there is no single point of failure. In addition, we offer a variety of services to accommodate the different needs of our clients, including:
- Cloud SIP trunking, with your existing on-premise phone system, or a new phone system
- Hosted PBX, which is a fully cloud-based phone system
- VoIP call centers, offering a high degree of customization and flexibility for your employees
At Proclaim VoIP, we pride ourselves on our low monthly rates for the services that we provide. Contact us today for more information and to make the switch to Proclaim VoIP.