If you run a business today, you need a communications strategy. There's simply no getting around it. After all, our world is mobilizing - and that mobility extends to the enterprise world.
Companies don't just have desk-bound employees anymore. With bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, there's a growing remote workforce, and telecommuting numbers have been dramatically on the incline since 2005. These days, the majority of IT leaders agree that not offering BYOD would place their business at a disadvantage. The growth of workplace mobility fuels the need for enterprise communications. The question is: How can this communication happen in an efficient and cost-effective way?
Say hello to a unified communications solution. What a strong UC system offers is a means of organizing, overseeing and maximizing all the communications channels in your enterprise.
4 advantages of UC for your business
The benefits of having UC for your business are too numerous to spell out all of them here. So instead, we'll focus on four important advantages:
- Takes the uncertainty out of guessing who's on the line: Business conference calls before UC were a haphazard affair. "Is Jan on the line?" "I'm not sure. Jan? Jan, you there?" "I guess she's not." "Hi guys!" "Is that Jan?" "No, it's Beth from IT." With calls like these, most of the time could be spent simply establishing who was and wasn't there. Strong UC solutions like those offered by Fonality eliminate this time-wasting problem with Employee Presence, a feature that shows you in real time who's around, on the phone or offline.
- Allows employees the opportunity to work from anywhere: UC provides the vital link that ties a remote worker back to the physical office. With UC in place, a remote employee can access office communications platforms like phone, chat and voicemail through his or her laptop or mobile device. Not only does this make staffers happier - employees love working remotely - but it also increases the potential for your business, since having more workers out in the world can promote your enterprise's visibility more than having everyone be in one office.
- Creates a more productive work environment: Almost two hours a day. That's the amount of time a single employee saves when his or her company adopts UC. What does two more hours of productivity look like? Moreover, what does two hours a day multiplied by every worker in a company multiplied by every workday in a year look like? We'll tell you what: A far more productive business.
- Leads to better administrative oversight: Factors like employee performance and the ability of your workforce to handle business-critical tasks are central to the overall efficacy of your enterprise. A UC solution creates a system of oversight that makes it easy for business administrators to not only evaluate worker performance, but also train them better. Having this comprehensive view of your workforce can also play a key role in determining when you need to add new hires.
With these benefits on the table, it's time to think about UC for your business. Get started today with Fonality.