Every VoIP provider touts the cost saving factor as a major selling point for a new unified communication option. With companies looking to save money, it’s as good a reason as any to consider a potential changeover. Few businesses, however, come out after the fact and announce how much a VoIP system is actually saving them. An organization on Lincoln, Nebraska, has done just that.
The traditional phone system for Lancaster County Board and the City of Lincoln is out, as they announced on July 4 that they would be switching to a VoIP option and, in the process, saving more than $600,000 per year.
According to county budget director Dennis Meyer who spoke with the Journal Star newspaper, the implementation will cost between $800,000 and $1.1 million over a four year time span but will not affect the budget. Currently they spend $941,000 yearly on 2,616 phone lines.
The cost savings of VoIP systems comes from the use of the Internet. While using traditional phones, the system uses ethernet cables. An existing data network can be used, eliminating the need for separate voice and data lines. International calls are usually cheaper and VoIP-to-VoIP calls, in many instances, are free.
VoIP options are growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. However, system deployment can get tricky, which is why any enterprise would be wise to invest in an IT consulting firm like CTI Technology to ensure a complete solution is implemented.
Article on: VoIP systems save county $600,000
by CTI Technology
Every VoIP provider touts the cost saving factor as a major selling point for a new unified communication option. With companies looking to save money, it’s as good a reason as any to consider a potential changeover.