The workplace has changed considerably over the past decade with more employees than ever before working from home or from remote offices. Cloud services, have made it possible for employees to work just as productively from wherever they are as long as they have access to the cloud.

One cloud service that businesses of all sizes can benefit from is an internet phone system, also known as Voice over IP (VoIP). A lot of small to medium businesses are unaware of the benefits this type of phone system is to their business so have put together the main benefits below.

1) Cost Saving

One of the biggest reasons for using a VoIP phone system is the cost saving. Call charges are typically lower than landline phone calls and they do not require any expensive equipment. Once signed up to a VoIP service, phone calls can be made using any compatible device such as your smart phone. As with other cloud services, a VoIP phone system also has the advantage of being scalable and cost effective, enabling you to easily add employees as your business grows. You pay monthly for the services you use, so if your requirements change your billing adapts accordingly. This means that you are no longer locked into using an over-specified and expensive phone system for a minimum 12 or 24 month contract.

2) Portable and mobile

VoIP telephone lines are portable, ensuring that wherever you are in the world you can answer office calls on any device with the same functionality of a landline. So, whether you are at the office, working from home, or sitting in a hotel room on the other side of the world; as long as you have internet connection, business can go on as usual.

3) Feature rich

Internet telephone systems are rich with features, enabling maximum productivity in the workplace. With numerous call options such as diversion to a mailbox or a different extension, auto attendants and more, VoIP is very flexible and adaptable to your changing business needs. For Chrome users, incoming calls can even be linked to your address book, enabling you to know who is calling. Many customers worry about loosing their phone number when they move over to a cloud based phone system, however VoIP phone systems enable you to keep your existing number or upgrade to a 03 or 08 number if preferred.

To find out more about the advantages of using a VoIP phone system, contact 01276 818461 for a free quote and advice. What’s more, if you move over to one of our VoIP telephone systems, we offer a monthly rolling contract with no hidden cancelation fees.