“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign”
Changing the communications backbone of an organization doesn’t have to be difficult. There are key business signals that tell you when your business should be looking for a new phone system, specifically, a cloud-hosted VoIP phone system. Here are some signals you may be seeing now indicating it’s time for a change!
Signal #1: On-Premise PBX End of Life
Many on-premise PBX systems are nearing or have already exceeded their official end of life phase. Support is being pulled as vendors and customers alike shift their focus to newer technologies. Check your current on-premise system, see what the end of life date is, and at the same time, investigate the limitations and costs associated with the current system. End of life for your on-premise PBX may be the perfect chance to move to a maintenance-free and feature-rich business VoIP phone solution.
Signal #2: Company Growth
Is your organization growing? Now is a good time to review your existing business phone system to determine if it can continue to:
- scale to meet your demand
- provide the features you need and want
- be cost-effective for your organization
If it can’t scale, provide you with must-have features to streamline your business processes, or be cost-effective, it’s time to look elsewhere before investing further resources in hardware and maintenance in your existing business phone system.
Signal #3: An Office Move
Is your organization relocating to a new facility? Who wants to bring an archaic on-premise system, deal with billing issues, and have to schedule service calls for phone system implementation and configuration to further complicate an already tricky business process? With a cloud-based VoIP business phone solution, you only need to pack up your phones and plug them into the new location – it’s as easy as that. No additional logistics, expensive service calls, or billing snafus. Leave the old technology behind and move on up!
Signal #4: Mergers and Acquisitions
It’s tricky business getting two companies to merge their operations let alone their processes and offerings. Look at M&A as an opportunity to reduce any complexities of migration or integration of yet more systems. Start fresh with a hosted VoIP solution that is pre-configured for every user and eliminates any maintenance costs and headaches. VoIP phone systems allow you to unite multiple office locations under a single umbrella solution, regardless of their geographic location.
Signal #5: Cost Reductions
It happens at some point in any business. Measures are taken to reduce costs and improve efficiency. One of the first places to look is your existing phone system. Are you bleeding money into your existing phone system in terms of expensive hardware, ongoing maintenance costs, and strain on your IT department? Evaluate the costs of keeping the current system and features with the value of moving to a more cost-effective VoIP solution. In fact, look for hosted solutions even beyond your phone system to simplify areas including CRM, Support, Customer Success, and Billing.
If your company is seeing any of these signs, it’s time to look for a scalable, flexible, feature-filled, and cost-effective business VoIP phone solution. Call GoneVoIP today and speak with one of our business VoIP solutions specialists to discuss your business needs.