If you want to have a successful business, you need to keep your line of communications open. SIP Trunking paired with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is one of the best ways to succeed. What is SIP Trunking and how can you have a successful onboarding?
SIP Trunking is a way of virtualizing your phone connections. Rather than operating off of an analog landline, you run on an Internet connection. One of the benefits is that it doesn’t takes any hardware to build. Instead, you use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to install the system through your existing Internet connection.
Benefits of SIP Trunking
In nearly all cases, it’s a good idea for your business to switch to SIP. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Switching to SIP will reduce your phone bill by roughly 60%.
- As mentioned previously, SIP Trunking requires much less hardware than traditional systems.
- You will save on IT costs, as there is very little hardware to maintain.
SIP Trunking Onboarding
However, the big question is how easy is it to switch? Here are some of the best practices and mistakes to avoid:
What are your company’s requirements? If you want your system to work properly, you need to ensure that you’re purchasing the right package and you have the proper technical capabilities. For example, if you don’t have the right amount of bandwidth, you will experience technical issues. While this is easily corrected, it is better to know ahead of time what needs to be modified.
Be sure to check that you are getting all of the features that you need. SIP Trunking has a lot of great features, such as caller ID, call forwarding, DIDs, video conferencing, etc. Make sure that your prospective provider offers what you need.
Don’t Cut Corners
While one of the greatest things about SIP is how cost-effective it is, you shouldn’t simply go for the cheapest option out there. You may find that the provider doesn’t offer the features and support you need.