Giving off the impression of professionalism is a tall order for the business first opening its doors. Technology, branding and business strategies are expensive and it’s tempting to select the least expensive option in favor of keeping a positive cash flow. Fortunately, you don’t have to cut corners when it comes to communications as IP phone systems are inexpensive and full of features.
Telzio recently announced the availability of business phone systems that can support unlimited users and start at just $1 per month. Options include unlimited extensions, a standard or toll free number and a full-featured phone system. The company is hoping to earn a strong foothold in the market by eliminating fees for additional features and users. Businesses that go this route can save considerably on communications costs and still give off the professional face needed to effectively compete in the market.
Like other providers of IP phone systems, this company recognizes the rapid adoption rate of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and what it means for the average business. Users can easily forward calls to mobile devices, filter calls through a menu, complete conference calls or route calls to other locations using local rates. Regardless of location, you as the business owner can leverage real-time communications to interact with customers whether you’re in the office or on the beach.
Implementing IP phones also makes sense for the established business and one that supports a growing employee base. Enterprise-level capabilities take the virtues of the in-house PBX (News - Alert) and extend them to the cloud. By partnering with a proven provider, these larger operations streamline communications channels and eliminate the need to maintain the in-house infrastructure. The cost savings alone allows the organization to focus its resources on other elements of the business that provide for a competitive advantage.
Regardless of the size of your organization, you need access to technology and features that allow you to stand out from the mediocre and compete effectively with the best. Customers will judge your potential to serve them based on your performance in communications. This doesn’t mean you have to make significant investments to make that happen. It simply means you need to demand the quality you can expect from IP phones. Once you have them in place, your professionalism won’t come into question.
Edited by Alisen Downey