Cloud-based phone systems offer everything a small business could want in a phone -- reliability, tons of features and cost savings. Flexibility for mobile and growth also make cloud based phone systems work for every size business, from the two person startup in a basement office to a 50 person team dispersed across the country.
While all this sounds impressive and convenient, as a business owner we know that you want all the facts before you dive into something new. So, here are 5 things you need to know about cloud-based phone systems that will have you hooked:
- It's Scalable - Cloud-based phone systems can grow with you, rather than you growing into them. That means you can choose the number of extensions you need now, and also add or subtract lines as your business grows and transitions -- allowing you to pay for only what you need, not what a provider tells you you need to have.
- Easy Management - Online management portals allow you to view usage, charges and account settings, and also make updates to your account without having to call IT. With a cloud-based phone system, the power is in your hands.
- Provider Hosted - Because cloud-based phone systems are hosted by your phone service provider, you don't need to worry about set up or scheduling expensive technician appointments when something goes awry-- that's all up to your provider. So, even if you are not, or don't have a tech wizard on your team, just a quick call or message to your provider should have things up and running smoothly in no time.
- It's Mobile - Home landlines are a thing of the past, so why are we still using them for business? In today's on-the-go world, a mobile connection is a necessity. Cloud-based phone systems allow you to connect your business phone numbers with any device(s) of your choice.
- So Much for Free - Traditional phone systems are limited by the number of perks and features they offer (unless of course, you want to pay for them), but with a cloud based phone system, there are so many bells and whistles for free! From a virtual assistant to call forwarding to calling nationwide, and so much more.
With all these perks and cost savings, how can you pass up a cloud-based phone system?