We understand that a new phone system can seem like an expensive investment - especially when your business already has a system in place. However, a newer, more robust system can actually help your business save money in the long term - so here are four ways in which you can save money by installing a new system.
1. Maintenance Costs
Continuing to use an old phone system can often mean that it will require frequent maintenance in order to keep it running smoothly. This means that your business will have to dedicate time and money, that could be spent elsewhere, on maintaining a system that doesn’t perform as highly, or have all the features, that a new system could.
Whilst any phone system will need maintenance, installing a robust phone system should mean that less maintenance will be required, and when it is, less work will have to be done, meaning that both time and costs will be minimised.
2. Repair Costs
Installing a robust phone system will also help to save costs on repairs. An old phone system is more likely to break down than a newer one, meaning that you will have to spend what could amount to large sums of money on repairing your outdated system.
Investing in a new phone system will ensure that you have a system in place that will perform well and will last longer, and will alleviate fears that you may have around experiencing downtime without any notice. It may seem costly at first, but investing in a new system will save you money that you would have spent on fixing your old system. This means that spend can be re-allocated to other areas of your company, such as marketing resources, to help grow your business.
As well as saving money on repair costs, a new phone system means that you won’t lose money due to downtime. If you make sales over the phone - or use your phones often - your business can lose a significant amount of revenue. If you are unsure as to how much revenue you might lose if your telephone systems were to experience downtime, use our online calculator.
A new, stronger phone system will reduce the likelihood of your systems experiencing periods of downtime that might have occurred with your old system. This means that you can continue to contact business partners and, importantly, you can continue to make sales, grow your business and dedicate more time to your clients.
4. Increase Sales
A new, up to date phone system can provide your business with a wide range of additional features that you can use to enhance your business and increase sales. So while this may not necessarily save money, your new phone system will ‘pay for itself’as it will aid your sales helping your company to increase revenue.
Features such as auto-attendant, find me, follow me, whisper, and hold messages all help to enhance the customer experience whilst on a call, helping your business to ensure excellent customer service. For more information on the features of a phone system that can help to increase your sales, read our guide.
Helping Your Business
Whilst you may believe that your company can get by with your current phone system, investing in a newer, modern phone system means that you will be able to save money on maintenance and repair costs - with the added benefit of providing you with everything you require for your business to continue to grow and thrive.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help your business by upgrading your telephone systems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.