Unified communications is the new ‘big thing’ in business and IT, and for good reason. Moving all communications to the cloud is a brilliant way for companies to reduce costs and increase productivity within the workplace. If you want to know exactly how unified communications could help you to save money, keep reading.
- No hardware is required
On-premises systems generally require a range of hardware like clunky phones on each desk to operate effectively, not to mention the storage space. As well as this, trained IT staff need to be hired which is very costly, and that’s without even going into the costs of maintenance and repairs. Unified communications eliminate all of these costs.
- Increased productivity
When there are sufficient or adequate communication tools for employees to use, productivity wanes. Employee productivity is one of the most expensive resources and not one that companies can afford to waste.
With unified communication tools like Voice, Data and Mobile Services by Gamma, employees are able to work in a range of different locations. This will increase productivity because employees aren’t limited in their movements and can get more done outside of the office.
- A reduction in downtime
One of the major benefits of cloud based unified communication systems is that it eliminates employees relying on their hardware as much. Instead of having to work at the mercy of your communication systems, the cloud provides a higher level of reliability and effectively fool proofs your systems.
There will be no more wasted time when disaster strikes, and hardware issues take you offline.
- Increased employee retention
With the increase of remote and hybrid workers after the coronavirus pandemic, the satisfaction of employees has never been so significant. Companies now have more choice in who they hire, and remote employees have more freedom. Employees need the right tools to be able to do their work and unified communications delivers exactly what out of office employees need most – effective communication and mobility.
This all amounts to cost savings because the happier the employees are, the more likely they are to stay, resulting in less turnover and lowered costs associated with replacing and retraining employees.
- Unified communications is a lot more scalable
With on premises hardware, companies don’t have the flexibility they have with unified communications. The capacity is fixed so they will have to pay for the full use of systems, even when a lot of users aren’t actively using the system. In contrast, unified communications isn’t fixed so companies only have to pay for what they need at a given time.
Instead of paying for 100 possible seasonal workers, unified communications allows companies to scale up or down as needed so they don’t need to stick with anything that’s too expensive or struggle with not having enough capacity.
As you can see, there are numerous ways that unified communication systems can save you and your company money. After all, more time working and less time messing with technology is the key to happier, healthier workforces. All that is left to do is try out, and see whether it works well for you.0