3 Ways VoIP Makes Collaboration Easier

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

December 15, 2015; 3:30 PM

One of the best ways for any business to fully utilize its skills and resources is by improving the collaboration process. In order to collaborate effectively, employees need tools that allow them to participate from any place at any time. More and more businesses are beginning to incorporate VoIP services as a way to make collaboration as seamless an experience as possible.

Here are three ways businesses today are using VoIP to help improve business processes through superior collaboration:

Overcome the Challenge of Distance with Voice and Video

The massive growth of technology throughout the past decade alone has changed the very landscape of the traditional business environment. However, when it comes to communicating with colleagues, people still prefer to meet face-to-face. Unfortunately this can’t always be accomplished, especially if everyone who needs to chat is spread out and separated by distance. 

VoIP has solved the problem of distance and is helping businesses work smarter by allowing businesses to have these face-to-face meetings.  This is important; especially when you consider that 95 percent of professionals believe that face-to-face meetings are key to successful business relationships. Those who integrate this practice into their communication infrastructure have a competitive advantage because of its ability to fuel an environment that’s comparable to being in a physical workplace. Effective collaboration requires real-time communication regardless of where an employee is located, and VoIP enables businesses to achieve exactly that.

Bringing Tools Together 

The value of your network increases drastically when a system provides more ways to get in touch with people. VoIP offers a system that’s able to consolidate all of your standalone applications and necessary tools into a single network. This means email, mobile, video and instant messaging are brought to the same place and can be accessed through a single inbox, making it easier for employees to access and share information amongst themselves. 

Enabling Team Collaboration

VoIP knows no boundaries when it comes not only to collaboration amongst in-house employees, but also by allowing whole groups to collaborate with other teams with simplicity. All it takes is an Internet connection to easily establish a bridge of communication between partners, suppliers and customers. The simplicity of web-based conferencing as a way to update any and all relevant parties will increase the speed of business and improve overall profitability.

 

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Topics: BYOD, Voice over IP (VoIP)