How do you feel about the economy? If your outlook is less than sunny, you’re on the same page as many Colorado business leaders, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) for the fourth quarter of 2022. Going into Q4 2022, all six parts of the index recorded low expectations (below 50). When asked for the factors driving their survey responses, business leaders cited inflation, interest rates, supply chain, and the labor market, among other issues.
If you’re dealing with economic pressures such as labor shortages and the need to cut costs, migrating from an on-premises PBX to a cloud phone system can lead to higher productivity and lower spending, making your life easier. Here’s how the right Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform can benefit your Colorado company.
What are the benefits of a cloud-based phone system for Colorado businesses?
Unified communications software has exploded in popularity in recent years as businesses have sought a cost-effective way to keep staff members connected from any location. UCaaS platforms facilitate collaboration across various channels, including voice, instant messaging, texting, video calling, and more.
Forrester explored the benefits of implementing UC software in a January 2021 thought leadership paper commissioned by Windstream Enterprise. Researchers surveyed 153 U.S.-based IT and business decision-makers for communications technology at mid-sized and large organizations and found the expected and realized benefits of UCaaS included the following:
- Higher productivity
- Better employee experience
- Greater customer engagement
- More effective collaboration among staff members
- Enhanced collaboration with partners and suppliers
- Faster innovation
- Greater flexibility for remote and mobile workers
Compared to on-prem phone systems, UCaaS platforms also eliminate hardware costs since they can be delivered and utilized entirely via the cloud. When you combine that advantage with greater productivity and accelerated innovation, the technology can make a significant difference for businesses looking to rein in spending and get more done with a limited number of team members.
Turn to our trusted advisors for Colorado UCaaS insights
To maximize your return on investment, it’s vital to identify a UCaaS offering that aligns with your specific requirements. Our trusted technology advisors can leverage their extensive cloud phone system experience, our vast partner network, and advanced tools to identify your ideal UCaaS platform based on an assessment of your current setup.
For a real-life example of our advisors’ work and UCaaS deployment benefits, check out this case study: “Chicago Non-Profit Empowers Remote Workers With UCaaS.” The client had an outdated on-prem phone system and wanted to switch to UCaaS due to budgetary concerns and the pandemic. With guidance from our advisors, they successfully migrated to a cloud phone system, leading to lower monthly telco spending and enhanced remote work capabilities.
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