The adoption of cloud communications is fundamentally improving businesses with continual advancements and innovations. Hosted communications are continuing to prove it will be the standard of the future with lower cost, lower maintenance, and better, newer telecommunication capabilities. Many businesses are facing a key decision: keep their aging, antiquated on premise phone system or embrace the future and move to a hosted, cloud based phone system. Let us do your leg work and use are expertise to provide you with side by side comparison quotes for your consideration. The goal always remains to help you realize the best value and best fit for your business.
A traditional on-premise system allows you to have a predetermined maximum number of users, and this model can function well. For companies that don’t add or remove users on a regular basis. However, for those enterprises that do add and remove users more often, the moment you pass the available threshold (even if by a single user) you must upgrade the system and pay for the next maximum number of seats available, even though you won’t be using all of them. The benefit of a hosted solution is you can add or remove seats easily, and you only pay for the seats you’re using. For companies that are growing or need the ability to scale up or down at a moment’s notice, a hosted solution is much more streamlined and cost friendly.
A common straightforward benefit of a hosted solution is maintenance. Since your business doesn’t own an on-premise system, there are no maintenance costs for technology upgrades, obsolete software or any other unforeseen or unplanned issue. There are also no costs for moves, adds or changes to services; like adding voicemail and other features. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation
An on-premise system generally isn’t very mobile and is geographically restrictive. Therefore, whenever there is an issue on-premise, and the system cannot be accessed for the simplest reason, of a power failure, or an extreme situation, like a natural disaster, your entire system will be left essentially useless. The benefit of a hosted solution is it allows you to adequately prepare for those types of scenarios and its inherent features enable you to create disaster recovery plans that allow your enterprise to remain operating and accessible regardless of exterior circumstances.
Hosted solutions can reduce upfront expenditures such as hardware and save costs in several ways; beginning with reducing costly maintenance fees and allowing organizations to pay only for the number of users using the technology. In a very tangible way, hosted solutions provide savings and furthermore, allow businesses to switch from a capital expenditure to an operational expense.