SMB’s have a tough time maximizing the return on every dollar spent. With budgets shrinking across the nation, there’s an urgent need for every product or service a company chooses to deliver higher value at a lower price. Fortunately, this need has resulted in the emergence of a host of cost-effective, productivity-enhancing technologies. Among them, the hosted pbx system leads the charge for smart business communications.
But, if you’re a savvy office manager, you already knew that. You’ve done your homework. Now it’s time to convince your boss, who may be coming from a different perspective and have different priorities. Here are some tips on how to present a hosted VoIP solution that will get the C-level to sign on the line that is dotted.
1. Great on Cash Flow
Why not lead with the knock-out punch? Hold the pretty explanations and come out of the gate with the fact that the upfront capital expense of a hosted PBX is very small compared to any other in-house phone system. For equipment, you’re paying for the cost of your IP phones and maybe a couple IP routers. There is no $5k+ box-in-the-wall or clunky on-site server to worry about financing. Hosted PBX is cost effective phone solution your boss can afford even if he or she can’t afford an in-house phone system.
2. Reduce Your Additional IT Resources and PBX Upkeep
With a managed service provided by BizTel Global, you don’t need to squander your precious time wondering what the blinking light on your PBX means. You don’t have to thumb through manuals or search guides online. You and your IT staff can stay on business-critical development full-time because you have a hosted PBX service provider to take care of these things (or prevent them from happening in the first place).
3. No Investment Risk
Remember when we were talking about the minimal investment required (#1) to get hosted PBX service? Well, not buying that wall switch or server in the first place means you and your boss don’t have to worry about what to do with it a year or two down the road. You know, the time just after its hardware warranty has run out and it’s either a) quickly turning into a steaming pile of junk or b) you’ve outgrown it to the point where purchase an even more expensive system to keep up with your new growth. Hosted PBX’s equipment-free nature provides an ease of scalability that saves your boss from the embarrassment of a 4- or 5-figure PBX paperweight.
4. Outstanding Productivity ROI
Saving money is great, but what about your employees? Won’t somebody think of the employees? Enhanced productivity is where you’ll find that hosted VoIP is no slouch. Even though you’re paying a fraction of the price, you’re getting all of the advanced features and functionality of an enterprise phone system.
You get unlimited local and long distance calling, a professional auto attendant, call forwarding with ACD routing, voicemail service, Internet faxing, web-based settings and call reports – the list goes on. But the real productivity kicker is when you show your boss how FreedomIQ integrates into the programs his or her employees already using, like Outlook and Salesforce CRM. With this feature, FreedomIQ works seamlessly with your existing business environment, helping employees be as efficient as possible.