Digital Employee Experience: Strategies and Platforms
Posted on September 6, 2022
Help your remote and hybrid teams succeed with a digital employee experience strategy for work-from-wherever organizations.
As your small business changes and grows, the ability to scale becomes a top priority. As you expand and add more employees, you’ll need a new approach to communications. If you are still using legacy on-premise telephony systems, upgrading and scaling are harder to accomplish, requiring a larger investment in money and time.
Businesses of all sizes are turning to UCaaS, including SMBs. It is estimated that the unified communications market size will be worth $167.1 billion by 2025. As more businesses adopt the cloud and with the virtualization of data and devices, business leaders will continue to look for solutions that can bring everything together, simplifying the user experience so employees and other stakeholders can focus on their work with seamless communications.
In seeking out communication tools for your company, you’ve probably come across the terms Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and voice over internet protocol (VoIP). While VoIP has been the standard for many years, UCaaS is relatively new. So, what’s the difference? Let’s explore UCaaS vs. VoIP so that you can be informed in making the best buying decision for your organization.
Using VoIP instead of a traditional phone system offers wide-ranging advantages to businesses, which is why so many companies are making the switch. A 2019 Future Market Insights study projected corporate VoIP subscribers worldwide to reach 204.8 billion by 2020. The benefits of VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, go far beyond easier communication and reduced costs. They can help your company remain competitive and thrive in the digital age.
You may be sticking with your legacy phone system because you’re worried about the costs involved with updating to a new one. The reality is, if you compare your old phone system cost history to how much you can save once you switch to a cloud-based system, you’ll actually see that you’re losing money – while also missing out on the business benefits a modern phone system provides.
If your company is considering a switch from a legacy phone system to a cloud-based phone system, then you may need to build a business case to do so. Determining the return on investment (ROI) of cloud-based phone systems will be the strongest metric to sell the switch. With greater reliability, ease of scaling, fewer interruptions to productivity, and reduced costs, you’ll find that making the transition to the Cloud is a smart business move.
In the modern world, flexibility has become a significant element in how employees work. Technology provides workers with the ability to do their jobs from anywhere. A survey from the International Workplace Group (IWG) found that 70% of employees work at least one day of the week remotely. Remote working has certainly changed workplace dynamics, including those related to communications. Many organizations have found that VoIP solutions work best for remote teams.
Even though many safeguards have been put in place to keep you from having to deal with email spam, robocalls are becoming more prevalent than ever; some would call it an epidemic. The FTC recently released its 2019 Do Not Call Registry Data Book, noting that 71% of complaints are related to robocalls.
You may think that switching to a new phone system will be too complex or expensive. The reality is that the transition from an old legacy phone system to a cloud-based PBX system can be very smooth and fast. Take a closer look at 7 reasons why it’s time to hang up legacy phone systems.
Jerry believed as many do, that an upfront CapEx (capital expense) investment would be ultimately less expensive than the monthly recurring costs associated with cloud-based service. While this may seem logical at first glance, it’s not a true reflection of the difference between the purchase price and the actual total cost of ownership.