SIP trunking offers cost savings over traditional private branch exchange (PBX) phone systems. SIP trunking allows you to send rich media messages, with calls, screen shares, and video chats all combined for transfer over a single Internet line, versus the multiple physical lines required for PBX systems.
The benefits SIP provides for collaborative work are making it a priority for every size company. Understand these facts about SIP trunking to decide if it’s right for your enterprise:
SIP trunking provides cost savings. While every company’s situation is different, switching to SIP could save you up to 60 percent of your current telephony costs. Because SIP eliminates the need for separate data and voice connections, a single account can serve the needs of your entire corporation. Even a corporation with multiple branches needs only one SIP account.
It’s scalable. This is a main driver for much of the migration to SIP trunking. As your business needs flex and change with seasonality or other factors, SIP easily scales. SIP is run on sessions that operate in a shared broadband bandwidth, making it easy to adjust to your needs.
You don’t have to scrap your phone system. Don’t be scared away from SIP because you anticipate a major hardware investment. Talk with your potential SIP vendors about whether their systems are compatible with the equipment you already have.
SIP will reduce your maintenance time and costs. With SIP, you won’t experience the delays and expense that come with on-site repairs and maintenance, because the lines are virtual. You can make adjustments to your software and bandwidth online, too.
Talk about security. You’ll be sending sensitive data over your SIP connection, so don’t leave security as an afterthought. Talk with providers about their levels of security and make sure it meets your needs.
SIP trunking is inherently good for disaster recovery and business continuity. In the case of a natural disaster, SIP trunking easily allows for call diversion and other features that ensure business keeps going, no matter what the circumstances.
SIP is a good partner for mobile users. SIP trunking can easily manage mobile users, too, through the use of cloud-based applications.
You’ll enjoy a quick return on investment when you choose SIP trunking. If you’d like to learn more about the reasons to switch to SIP, or what you should look for in an SIP vendor, contact AMD Communications. We can help you navigate each stage of the process, from evaluating which vendors provide the right security features to determining which option will work with your existing equipment.