Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) love the idea of a predictable budget. It makes planning simpler. It makes managing the budget easier. Even if the company is expected to grow, which can mean incremental costs, the ability to accurately predict those incremental costs based on employee growth is a big help.
A cloud platform like Hosted IP Office brings predictability to your budget.
The fee structure is simple. There are two types of user – A standard Telephony User or a UC (Unified Communications User) – determine how many of your staff are Telephony Users and how many are UC Users and you have your monthly fee.
Remember your monthly fee includes all the lines connected at the host and 500 pooled minutes per user month of North American Long Distance. Costs that are normally separately accounted.
Pooled minutes are better than the standard LD minutes you may pay for with mobile phones, for example. If you have 100 users, you now have combined 50,000 pooled minutes of LD (inbound and outbound) to each month.
Any calls between users on the same system, even if located in different offices, are not LD calls anymore; simply station to station calls. A further savings.
The only hardware that needs to be purchased is the telephones. By standardizing on specific set types, businesses can predict exactly how much they will spend each month, including any new staff.