Unified communication is all about improving the way you collaborate internally as well as with customers and other businesses. It’s a great way to optimise and streamline your businesses’ working process.
Having a single application that is accessible from anywhere is an easy and modern way of working collaboratively, allowing your team to connect with each other from different locations. This makes it easy for staff members that travel or work from home to be kept in the loop with emails, voice, data, instant messaging, fax and video conferencing.
If your team are required to travel within their job, it can be difficult to get hold of them. Unified communication allows you to be able to get hold of them instantly via the device that is nearest to them.
It allows businesses to merge all of their channels of communication into one single interface that can be accessed on any PC, smartphone or tablet.
Having all of your communication methods in one place means it is a lot easier to manage. You can choose to even have your interface hosted completely cloud based, meaning no hardware is needed although a choice of the two is available. Using unified communication means you will be investing in a life-long solution that allows you to grow your business with a platform that grows alongside you.
The cost of having lots of separate products for your business that don’t sync can be high. Combining all of your communication tools into one monthly cost will be cheaper and simpler. Switching to a unified communications platform can save you money by:
Converting to unified communications can reduce your company’s carbon footprint by reducing employees needs to travel. You can also save on your energy usage because there will be less machines on site to keep running.
Unified communication solutions are the greenest IT solutions on the modern market. As your employees can work from home with ease, they will be less likely to use their cars to make the journey into the office which also reduces your carbon footprint.
Merging all of your platforms allows the ability to significantly improve how staff interact with each other. The single platform is easy to deploy and will increase responses times. Real time, effective communication can excel decision making within the company.
Studies have shown that by allowing your staff to work from home, their productivity can be accelerated by an average of 25%.
One of the biggest advantages of unified collaboration is the lack of dependency from the physical office. By 2020, it is expected that working from home will be the norm and businesses that are already investing in the policy are already seeing substantial benefits.
Unified collaboration allows you to create your own office environment anywhere and be able to work just as effectively as you can in a traditional office.
At Amtech Business Solutions, we have a number of solutions from different vendors to suit your business or organisation perfectly. We have worked with many different businesses (ourselves included) that prefer the unified collaboration system for working as a team, in and out of the office.
For more information, call us on 0330 6600 538 to speak to one of our friendly team.
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Andrea (Cooper) Gibson - Head of Business Development