5 Important Facts You Should Know About VoIP And UCaaS for Your Business

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Business, UCaaS, VoIP

5 Important Facts You Should Know About VoIP And UCaaS for Your Business

What in the world are VoIP and UCaaS?

Let’s explore the differences between the these high-tech acronyms: VoIP and UCaas.

VoIP. According to voip-info.org, “VoIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, or in more common terms phone service over the Internet. If you have a reasonable quality Internet connection you can get phone service delivered through your Internet connection instead of from your local phone company.”

In other words, VoIP is a voice service provider for inbound and outbound calls. In fact, many businesses and organizations run their phones over some type of Voice Over IP provider.

So VoIP makes sense. What is UCaaS?

As said by Nextiva, “UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service, is an enterprise service method for streamlining all communications via cloud-based software services. If you’ve ever heard the saying ‘everything is going into the cloud,’ then you may already have an idea of what is Unified Communications as a Service.”

A simple way to understand the difference is that UCaaS combines multiple or all types of business communications into a single or simply-managed system. This can include voice calls, texting, chatting, faxing, video conferencing, and screen sharing. Within UCaaS, VoIP is usually the chosen solution for voice services.

So why is everyone talking about VoIP and UCaaS?

1. Save Money
“The average amount of savings businesses can expect range anywhere from 50% to 75% when they switch to using VoIP instead of conventional phone services,” according to a study from ACC Telecom. One reason is because the cost of local calls can drastically decrease along with other calling fees. Another reason is because with VoIP you can easily change or update your system without the extra hassle of purchasing new hardware.

2. Every Department Benefits
With a modern UCaaS in place, all different forms of communication are available. This provides simplicity of shared analytics data across people, teams, and entire organizations. Communication in the cloud increases productivity and is easy to leverage across departments. For example a phone conversation might turn into a video screen share or video conference across multiple users.

3. It’s The Future, Now
No longer will you have to worry about your technology falling behind as it continues to advance. Although there will be software updates along the way, it’s not difficult to stay up to date. Plus, you won’t be stressing about outdated pieces of hardware that can be expensive to replace.

4. Productivity Boost
Having the proper components of a unified communication system can create a bump in productivity. Through VoIP communications employees can work remotely, if desired. Working remotely has been proven to increase productivity by 20%. UCaaS creates engaging ways for customers and employees to collaborate, along with the use of traditional VoIP communications.

5. Advanced Features
Mentioned recently by Sangoma, “Features such as auto-assistant, call routing, music on hold, presence, find-me-follow-me, and many others help smaller businesses appear more professional and capable of exceptional customer service- which always increases business.” It’s a great way that can help your business appear larger, and more established with no extra cost!

These are only a few important facts VoIP and UCaas that can help your business benefit. Veragy Solutions is proud to offer VoIP and UCaas services. To get a quote or learn more about how we can help your business specifically, give us a call at 888-501-5432.

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