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As you’re cultivating a plan for your business, no matter how large or small it may be, don’t forget about how essential it is that you look into business phone solutions. Phones are common in any office setting, but Portland Broadband is here to help you realize there are advantages you can enjoy by opting for a solution that’s made specifically for your company. Here are six benefits to mull over.

1. Save Yourself Time and Money

Take one look at a standard office phone system and you’ll immediately notice how big they are. If yours is a small business, you’ll need to save as much space as possible. There’s also the fact that standard commercial phone systems have to be set up with specialized help, and business owners also have to factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance for the devices. Custom phone solutions allow you to save space as well as money thanks to the fact that they’re both more flexible and less expensive.

2. 24/7 Reliability

Another great benefit of custom VoIP phone service is you’ll enjoy constant reliability no matter the time of day or night. The reason this is worth pointing out is the fact that even if you’re closed for the day after you discover an issue with your phone service or system, you don’t want to have to wait until the next business day to contact a service representative. There could be important business calls you’re missing while you’re figuring things out. Round-the-clock reliability means you can get help and solutions faster, as well as get back up and running faster.

3. A Single Device for All Your Business Communication Needs

Depending on your type of business and your industry, you could use communication features and tools such as:

  • Call logs
  • Call forwarding
  • Online meetings
  • Team collaboration tools
  • Call screening
  • Conference calls

Rather than needing several different devices for each individual need, as well as the necessary space for those devices, how great would it be if you had one tool that could take care of each task? Custom business phone solutions offer such capabilities, and they do it all in a way that works smoothly together so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues, which can seriously throw you behind schedule and waste time.

4. Tech Integration

Your organization could use a combination of old and new technology to get business done. This is another area where compatibility is essential. Online tools, operating systems, cloud storage services and the like can be integrated into your phone system, but only if you have the right phone system. You can opt for a phone solution designed to work with whatever tech or operating system you use to get more out of both.

5. Work From Where You Are

What if you find yourself with the perfect business opportunity, but you’re away from your Portland office and your business phone? While you can take or make a call on your personal phone, your device may not have the tools or capabilities you need. Commercial phone solutions can easily work wherever you are for your complete convenience, and with use of the features you need.

Besides keeping in touch with clients, you may also need to keep in touch with your employees if they work from home or on the road. A custom business phone solution allows you to patch employees in when they’re away from the office so they can participate in conference calls and collaborate with everyone in the office or elsewhere, should need be.

6. Greater Productivity

You likely no longer use dial-up internet, but that doesn’t mean you don’t remember the agony and frustration that came from having to wait until the phone line was free before you could connect to the internet, or needing to disconnect if someone needed to make a call. A standard business phone line can be thought of the same way, in that you have to deal with spotty reception, phone service reliability issues and the potential for dropped calls. Each of those issues can seriously impact your overall productivity, not to mention shoot your stress levels through the roof. VoIP business phone systems are much more reliable and faster.

If the above info isn’t reason enough to look into VoIP phone service for your Portland business, we’d be happy to share more. Contact a Portland Broadband representative today if you have any questions.