How To Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to VoIP
VoIP was once a luxury. But that is no longer the case. Traditional phone systems are not just losing popularity. They are becoming obsolete, giving way to more affordable VoIP phone systems. Whether you’re a receptionist or a higher ranking employee who thinks that there are more effective ways to answer phones and manage emails, […]
VoIP was once a luxury. But that is no longer the case. Traditional phone systems are not just losing popularity. They are becoming obsolete, giving way to more affordable VoIP phone systems. Whether you’re a receptionist or a higher ranking employee who thinks that there are more effective ways to answer phones and manage emails, this is as good a time as any to join the VoIP bandwagon.
But what if your boss has refused to give the technology a chance? What can you do? Well, your hands are not quite as tied as you think. You have two arguments to make in such situations:
Why are Traditional Phone Systems no longer viable?
This is where you must start. Before you can explore the low-cost features of VoIP, you need to first highlight the failures of ordinary communication mechanisms.
If your customers have complained about the ineffectiveness of your legacy phone system, bring those complaints to the table. Point out the fact that legacy phone lines do not adapt effectively to growth. If you have new offices and employees, you must introduce new hardware to your premises which, in turn, is bound to stretch your budget.
Mobility is also a challenging issue. You can only access inbound business calls through very specific phones in the office. And if you’re not in the office, then you can neither communicate with customers nor pick their calls. That lack of flexibility puts your business in a vulnerable situation. You are more likely to miss calls.
None of that is even taking into account the cost of maintenance. How much money do you think large and medium-sized companies spend on phone bills every single month? More importantly, even the best legacy phone systems are going to suffer wear and tear. And if you have physical hardware scattered throughout a fairly large office, the cost of making repairs and replacements is going to impede your financial plans.
There is no getting around the fact that traditional lines are inconvenient.
What can VoIP Do for You?
Because of the limitations of legacy phone systems, it won’t take you long to convince your boss that they are inefficient. And once your case has been thoroughly made, you can proceed to make the argument for VoIP. Show your boss all the other companies that are using VoIP. Once they realise that so many of their competitors have adopted the technology, their resistance will begin to crack. At this point, you can start revealing all the ways they can benefit once they choose to outsource their communication needs to a service such as ours.
Point out the fact that VoIP will bring their systems together, allowing the business to utilise a single platform for communication purposes. Explain that VoIP is really easy, that any person can use it. Don’t forget to mention that it allows communication between businesses and clients via any internet-enabled device.
This is on top of the technology’s affordability and scalability. VoIP sounds like a difficult concept to sell until you compare it to legacy communication systems. Then it becomes all but impossible to ignore the attractions of VoIP.
Put a smile on the faces of your boss today by introducing them to the world of VoIP. To get an affordable service, simply call 0345 900 0181 to speak with one of our readily available agents.