We know that switching phone services sounds like a hassle, but are you aware how much you could save if you do?

Switching from the old fashioned PBX to a hosted VolP or cloud service not only can save you on your phone bill, but its simplicity and versatility can save you money in other ways.

With today’s ever changing technology, our workdays aren’t just 9 to 5. We no longer sit in a cubicle on our desktop computers answering landline telephones. Things are different. Some people work from home, on the road, or at client’s offices, in addition to their own. If you’re still using the old fashioned phone system, the costs and maintenance associated with changing or growing your business may be less attractive.

A cloud phone system is designed for businesses of today, not businesses of the 90s. Business owners and employees can stay connected with each other and their clients through multiple devices using the cloud, whether it’s a mobile phone, a tablet, or a desk phone. In addition to its advanced phone, fax, and text messaging abilities, cloud phone services also include the basic core phone system services like on-hold messages, extensions, voicemail, and email notifications.

If that doesn’t convince you, here are five more benefits to switching to a cloud service:


It’s Easy to Use

When you switch to the cloud, all of that equipment goes away. That’s right. No more PBX boxes taking up a corner of your office. Plus, all of the fees associated with the physical hardware disappear. Maintenance with the cloud is invisible.

Plus, it works just like a regular phone system. It connects to any capable device easily, without any management involved, wherever there’s an internet connection.


It’s Flexible

Business on the cloud is more flexible than ever. Since all you need is an internet connection, you are free to do business wherever you need to. Whether it’s in your office, at home, or at a client’s office, the your business communications will travel with you.

Scaling your business is also made simple with the cloud. Extensions can be added with the click of a button, and multiple locations can be hosted on one single communication network. The cloud makes it so everyone can stay connected, no matter where they are.

It Gives You Control

With a cloud-operated system, you get to choose what you want and don’t want from your phone system. While the cloud comes with extra features and functionality, you can easily turn on or off features that really matter to your business.

More than that, the cloud based system offers small businesses the opportunity to use technology one might only find at large corporations. Top of the line features like Virtual Assistants, Auto Attendants, and Call Center Solutions are often available at no extra cost.

It Improves Customer Service

With less time managing your phone systems, you and your employees will have more time to focus on customer service. Furthermore, with the cloud, you can transfer calls automatically to different departments, set up automated greetings, and even change your greetings for the holidays.

The cloud service is also unaffected by weather and other issues that may prevent employees from coming into the office. This means that customers can connect with employees no matter the situation.

It Saves Money!

Finally, switching to the cloud is proven to save you money. With most cloud services, there is no expensive hardware to purchase. Say goodbye to the service charges incurred when hardware breaks, and bid adieu to costly maintenance fees.  With a pay-as-you-go, or month-to-month payment plan, you’ll save money on your phone bills. And by saving money, you’ll increase profits.

So what are you waiting for?

If you need help with your current telephone systems, whether switching, upgrading or troubleshooting, just give Sonoran Integrations a call!