Why Are Scalable Business Phone Systems Important?

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Is your current phone system able to grow with your business? When you expand or relocate, it is essential that your technology can adapt to your changing communication demands. At Ashby Communications, we offer a variety of flexible phone systems for small businesses that are easily scalable to meet your needs. Continue reading to find out why scalability is so important in a business phone system.

What Is Scalability?

In the technology world, scalability refers to a system’s ability to function properly and efficiently despite any changes in its size or volume. If you have a scalable on-premise or cloud phone system, you will be able to make changes to your system easily and inexpensively.

Scalable Phone System Benefits

On-Premise

On-premise digital and hybrid phone systems are scalable because they offer you complete control over the system. If you have a premise-based digital or hybrid phone system, you already have all of the equipment for your system inside your building. You can upgrade your system or mix and match equipment whenever and however you like. 

Cloud

Cloud-based phone systems are even more scalable than on-premise systems. Cloud systems use Voice Over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, which allows you to make calls using an internet connection. Cloud systems make adding new phone lines easier because all you need to do is connect the new phones to your network.

Why Scalability Is Important in a Business Phone System

Adaptable Technology

Your phone system needs to adapt to all of the changes your business goes through as it grows, moves, or evolves. For example, a scalable phone system allows you to add extra phone lines when you hire more employees without having to invest in new infrastructure. Installing additional lines is quick and simple so new employees can start working as soon as possible without affecting the office workflow.

Because on-premise and cloud-based digital, hybrid, and VoIP phone systems are easily scalable, relocating and upgrading your equipment is less expensive and less complex than other phone systems. For instance, if you have an outdated phone system that uses landlines, you might find it easier or cheaper to buy a whole new system rather than upgrade or move your current equipment.

Ease of Remote Work

Many businesses today are employing remote and hybrid workforces. A scalable cloud phone system makes managing your remote employees easier by connecting them all to the same adaptable network.

Just like with in-person employees, you can easily add new remote employees to your cloud business phone system. Cloud systems also allow remote employees to return to the office without interrupting productivity.

Cost-Effective Options

Cloud systems have a low upfront cost and a monthly or annual fee. On the other hand, digital and hybrid premise-based phone systems cost more upfront but give you more control over the cost of mixing and matching your equipment. 

Compared to on-premise systems, cloud-based VoIP systems are cheaper in the long run, but both are far less expensive than traditional phone systems. Plus, their scalability will allow you to accurately predict the cost of expanding your system in the future as your business grows.

Flexible Phone Systems for Small Businesses in California

Now that you know why scalability is important in a business phone system, are you ready for an upgrade? Ashby Communications has been selling, servicing, and installing business phone systems in the Greater Sacramento area for over 30 years. Call 916-960-0701 today to learn more about upgrading your current business phone system from our variety of affordable options.

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