Cloud-based phone systems are a phone service delivered via the internet. Other terms include “internet based phone system” or more commonly “VoIP” (Voice over Internet Protocol). All of these refer to a group of phones that work together to route calls using an internet connection. A VoIP cloud-based phone system doesn’t rely on traditional on-premise hardware or costly maintenance. When you subscribe to a cloud-based phone system, you eliminate the need to have an on-site infrastructure. This means you don’t need a whole IT team to maintain your phone lines. Typically this can save your business 40-80% on your phone bill.
Cloud VoIP overall costs less per minute than leading landline phone services. No matter what your call volume and usage, it’s almost guaranteed that a cloud based phone system will cost you less each month than a landline service.The provider will take care of everything, from hosting to upgrades to maintenance, so there is no need for you to spend time hiring technical contractors to monitor your system.
Additionally, cloud-based phone systems offer geographic flexibility that allow you to work remotely without hassle. Cloud-based phone systems allow you to work anywhere with a working Internet connection. You can set up an IP phone, plug in your laptop, or use a soft phone on your smartphone to make phone calls from your cloud phone system. This means you can work from home, on the go, or as a full time remote employee.
Geographic flexibility is also a great tool for connecting your offices under one phone system. If you have offices in multiple locations, a cloud based phone system can connect your entire company to the same phone service, and have it managed by a single administrator from any location.One great benefit of cloud-based phone systems is that it can be easily scaled up as your company grows. It’s easy to add extensions or direct numbers with just a few clicks.
Another advantage of cloud-based systems is that they usually have very small amounts of downtime due to servers being spread across geographic locations. If a cloud-based phone system provider has good redundancy, their downtime figure should be close to zero.
Overall, cloud-based telephony is simple and cost-effective. It allows small businesses to deliver better and faster output than those using traditional systems. Employees spend less time managing their phones, and more time doing value-added activities.
At Seismic, we develop customized cloud-based phone system solutions that suit your specific business needs. Whatever your requirements, we can integrate smart applications that enable you to handle a variety of tasks on your network. Whether your network is large or small, we can transition your operations onto a cloud-based platform with the goal of offering greater flexibility, greater control, and lower total cost of operation.