The clear trend in today’s business world is the transition away from PRI (Primary Rate Interface) Systems. A PRI is otherwise known as the legacy method of telephone service. PRI systems often include PBX (Private Branch Exchange) systems. Using a PRI is the traditional method of telecommunications and often does not include a lot of the modern features found in today’s Business Phone Systems.
One of the most popular alternatives to PRIs is SIP Trunking. With SIP you achieve improved reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. SIP Trunking works through the internet and is an application layer protocol that is used to transmit voice and data between a network and a user. You can use SIP with an IP, PBX, or traditional PBX. Therefore, SIP is a great choice for companies looking to gain modern technology while still leveraging their current infrastructure. Here is what you should consider when transitioning from PRI to SIP:
Enhanced quality and reliability
One of the best benefits of switching to SIP Trunking is the voice quality. However, you need to remember that not all SIP providers are created equal. You need to research which providers can leverage software and technology to reduce any potential latency and jitter.
SIP Trunking is designed to be more user-friendly and flexible than PRI systems. When making the transition, be sure that your new solution provides your business with the flexibility to configure your system how you want it.
One of the key benefits of SIP is improved cost-effectiveness. The transition to SIP Trunking can immediately save your company as much as 40-50% off of your monthly business phone bills. However, you need to make sure that you don’t prioritize cost savings to the point that your service and call quality is impacted.