The infrastructure costs, and overheads such as electricity and maintenance are all taken care of. Businesses would adjust to paying a subscription, where the costs can be leveraged against tax, unlike buying a new phone system. Like any system, data and call costs are not included. Information about a desired system will need to be assessed and confirmed by an assigned IP Voice Solutions expert.
Most businesses will invest in a new phone system every 4 to 6 years depending on what their carrier has recommended, but is this really necessary? It is argued that a new phone system will be better for the business, but in reality this is not the case.
The IP Office by Avaya allows businesses to equip and unify all sorts of communications. Many favourites for businesses include an IP phone system, this allows businesses to take advantage of VoIP to reduce costs and utilise SIP trunking; other components include video conferencing, instant messaging, mobility integration and the IP Office Contact Centre.
When upgrading an Avaya system, the whole system doesn’t need to change to improve something like mobility, only a license is required. Whether the system is hosted, or in the office.
There are however many advantages of hosting an IP phone system, or IP Office, as the hardware and software is top of the range and businesses can have full access to it, in return for a subscription fee. A list of reasons why businesses opt for a hosted Avaya IP Office system:
No infrastructure costs.
Subscription costs have tax incentives.
Fully managed, which includes hardware maintenance and software updates.
State of the art data centre and IP Office hardware.
Uptime < 99% can be guaranteed.
Simple to unify communications.
Business applications integrate easily.
Is a Hosted System Right for My Business?
While hosting services are a great option for companies of all sizes, it can be advantageous for small or startup businesses that require a reliable system, where time and budget is a concern. The subscription setup eliminates most of the setup costs, and allows businesses to get a system that suits their agenda.
There is a broad range of solutions that cater to all business sizes, all you have to do is call up and tell the experts at IP Voice Solutions what it is you need and we will help deliver a system that meets your business requirements and costs.