Communication is perhaps the most important part of running a great business — it’s virtually impossible to work with clients and partners alike without having readily available communications networks. The question is: with so many different communication solutions on the market, what is the best option for your business? The best types of communications combine the (relatively) — that is to say, telephone systems — with the new, which is of course the internet. Many a business call has been dropped due to unreliable phones and spotty networks, but it’s not as if you can simply stop talking on the phone altogether and rely solely on email and webchats. For one thing, you may discover that certain people don’t want to use these types of communications, preferring the clear discussions conducted over the phone. For another — phone conversations are sometimes the only ways that ideas can be expressed coherently, without meeting in person. Luckily, there is a type of software that can not only make your communication systems more reliable and advanced; it also combines benefits of the internet with the comforts of the phone. This is VoIP software, which has been sweeping the business world. Below, we’ll look into what VoIP software is, and how it can help your business.
What Is VoIP Software?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, and it is a type of software that essentially makes the internet your transmission medium phone calls. It does so by sending voice data in packets by using IP. This is done rather than using the traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN. Right now, VoIP software is more popular than ever, with mobile VoIP being expected to reach 1 billion users by 2018. In fact, the industry was expected to grow to $76 billion by 2015, and the number of home subscribers was projected to grow to $262 million. This represented a 50% increased since 2011. There are a number of reasons why VoIP is so preferred — for one thing, it can be more reliable than older types of phone systems, and for another, it’s simply the next step in communication solutions. Many business owners have already transitioned to this software.
Why Are Businesses Transitioning To VoIP Software?
Right now, there are 11 million meetings each day in the U.S. These aren’t solely conducted through VoIP software, as they also involves video conferencing and other means of communications. But the fact is that with that many meetings happening, you want to prioritize ease of communication and saving money. In fact, a traditional phone line can be replaced entirely by VoIP, which equals a lot of money saved. An estimated 20 to 50% can be saved on your monthly phone bill. This software also makes communication much easier, which in turn increases productivity. In fact, it can add up to 3.9 hours of productivity per employee, which can in turn drastically increase the productivity of the company overall.
What Do I Do To Add VoIP Software To My Business?
For one thing, if you want to get the maximum savings, you should plan on replacing your phone line with VoIP software. Usually, software like this needs to be professionally installed. Plan on reaching out to a communication company, which can not only set up the software, but walk you through the how to use it, and how to maintain this software. Choose a company that can also help you should you get confused or need to update this software; that way, you have less to worry about in the long term.