Trackable Cost Savings:
- Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs)
- Reduced Wiring
- Reduced Telecommuter and Branch Office expenses
- IT Staff consolidation
- Application consolidation
- Toll bypass
Soft Cost Savings:
- Single inbox for messages (Voicemail/Fax/Email)
- Extension Mobility (Saves office space – roaming profiles for phones)
- Internet Website Integration (Happy Customers)
- Open Architecture (multi-vendor Solution)
How to Migrate
Some companies may simply buy a new VOIP system outright. Some have existing PBX systems so might use a two phase approach.
- Phase 1 – keep existing equipment such as PBX and telephones and then re-equip routers (or buy new ones) that permit connections from the PBX to the WAN or PSTN. The routers can then make a decision on whether to route calls across the WAN to the other PBX or out to the PSTN.
- Phase 2 – rip out existing system and completely replace with new VOIP equipment.