So, you need a new business phone system? This is a task that many business owners and IT departments dread. Let’s face it, sourcing out telecom services can be a painful process. Not only do you have to do due diligence to find the right provider and plan for the transition, but you also have to figure out a way to pay for the new system and equipment.
Now for the good news...
With the new technologies on the market, you no longer have to choose a bulky, on-prem system that requires contracted maintenance- you can opt for VoIP. Nor do you have to incur a large capex cost to acquire the system and equipment your business requires.
As the “as a service” models of procurement become more prevalent in IT and telecom, you can have new phones and shift your expenses to an operational expense.
Polycom is a gold standard in the business phone arena since they produce reliable, quality phones with warranties. But, there is a cost for quality, and just like with your mobile phone, the technology is ever evolving. After you make a sizable investment, business owners have a tendency to hold on to their phone system much longer than its optimal shelf life.
For this reason, Simplicity VoIP was pleased and eager to offers “Polycom as a Service” (PaaS) to its clients. Now, our clients can acquire new Polycom equipment that is guaranteed for life with the ability to exchange phones “at will” as technology changes or business needs evolve. If it breaks, you get a replacement. If you change your mind and want a 12-line phone versus a 6 line one, no problem – the exchange can be made.
Plus, no longer does a business owner find themselves paying triple the cost for rentals paid over time. With PaaS, equipment costs are just a little over the cost of equipment bought outright.
For example, if a business owner were to buy 100 Polycom 411’s the upfront cost would be $21,500 (pre-tax). If the business owner opted to secure the same 100 Polycom 411’s through the PaaS program, the cost would run $8,388 per year. Being able to defer costs and also know that the newest technology can be easily acquired, provides significant benefit when budgeting and planning for future growth.
For more information of Simplicity VoIP’s Polycom equipment offering – click here .
There is more good news for the business owner. Now there is expert support for you in the form of an agnostic technology agent or consultant. This trusted advisor can help you review your business needs, gain a deeper overview of the wide range of solutions and how each one fits in with what you're trying to accomplish. In addition to assisting you with procurement, they can also handle ongoing care.
To view an infographic on the old way to procure telecom & IT Services versus the new way, click here.
Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.
Author: Amy Humphreys