As businesses continue to grow and evolve, there is more and more talk of moving “to the cloud.” While this is a rapidly growing area of unified communications, there are some things your business needs to consider before implementing a move to the cloud. We’ve gathered 10 of the key reasons why cloud-based communications are so popular, and what you should consider before implementing it in your business:
Lower Hardware Costs
Consider your current communications hardware, and the frequency with which you update it. Even if you’re only updating it every 5 years, that’s still a huge expense. By migrating your phone system to the cloud, you’ll save yourself the regular expense of having to buy and maintain new hardware, which will allow you to invest more into other areas of the business.
Increased Communication Options
With many cloud-based systems, you can have your business phone transferred seamlessly to your mobile device. This is a huge benefit for employees, especially your sales team, as they might not be at their desk all the time. It creates a way to maintain consistent communications across all platforms without investing in a lot of new equipment.
Greater Employee Flexibility
If you have employees who work remotely or are located outside of the office, having a seamless communications plan is crucial. With cloud-based communications software, many employees are able to utilize a BYOD (bring your own device) option and install the software right on their smartphones. This creates greater connectivity and collaboration options among teams who may not always be able to meet in person.
Migrating your communications platform to the cloud is ideal as your business continues to grow and thrive. Cloud-based communication will grow and adapt to your business needs so you can focus on your long-term plans without worrying about having to continually update your hardware to adapt to your business size.
It’s Easy To Install And Implement
Whereas hardware-based systems require a significant amount of setup and downtime, cloud-based communications systems are easy to setup and maintain. This can be done in a matter of hours in some cases, and you will have your system up and running. It also simplifies the process of adding new users as your business grows.