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Could a Business VOIP Solution Save You Money?

By January 14, 2016March 6th, 2023Blog, Technology News


Could a Business VOIP Solution Save You Money?

Any change to your business means assessing the initial cost, the long-term costs, and the potential savings.

Your company’s phone system is critical to your ability to run your business efficiently – connecting with clients and customers reliably. If you switch to an one of the available VoIP service providers, will that help or hurt your business efficiency? And most importantly, what will it do to your bottom line?

Connectivity Savings

Whether you have customers around the world or on opposite coasts, connecting to them reliably and affordably is essential. Using a business VoIP system makes calling anywhere in the world just as affordable as calling across the street. Both local and international long distance calling costs less when you use an internet connection to make your calls.

Reliability & VoIP

You need to be able to rely on your phone system. System downtime can cost you valuable hours of productivity. A VoIP system like ShoreTel uses single site architecture, which offers reliable connectivity as well as scalability.

VoIP systems are not just reliable, they are portable. When anyone from your team is traveling and using mobile or even a hotel phone, they can access the exact same phone network as your employees in the office, making business trips more productive overall.

When Productivity Increases, Profits Do Too

The connectivity of the modern world means that in a huge range of industries more employees are able to work remotely. While this can make for happier employees and lower overhead costs, unreliable phone systems can eat up hours of productivity. VoIP lets remote employees access the same phone system – with the same reliability – as employees that are in house. Increased reliability means increased productivity, which means more efficient employees. When you can do more with fewer employees, you can save a lot on payroll costs.

Long Term Cost Benefits 

The long-term cost benefits for a VoIP system are real. Whereas standard phone systems and lines may need to be upgraded every few years, this is a non-issue for VoIP systems that work over internet lines. And when the system does need upgrading, such as for new handsets or new software, the VoIP vendor will cover the cost. Further, most VoIP systems have technical training and support included in the initial cost, meaning no support costs over the life of the system.

Increased Call Security

With 43% of companies experiencing some type of data breach in 2014, concerns about security are at an all-time high. Unlike standard phones, VoIP service providers can  configure systems to use an encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) to offer increased security for the safety of your employees as well as your customers.

The short answer is that yes,  VoIP service providers can certainly save your business money. Of course, the actual savings will vary depending on how your business uses your phones.


Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.