How to Drive Cost Savings, Efficiency and Collaboration

All business leaders have to consider ways to cut their expenses and raise their level of productivity, if they are to succeed in this economy. Small business remains the engine of economic growth, but the economic downturn has impacted many businesses. Economic conditions faced by companies around the world force them to be more aware of costs.

If you want to grow your business and increase profit margin, you have to make reductions in the cost of doing business. During times of economic struggle, most small businesses have to make cuts and make improvements if they are going to keep the doors open.

I don’t want to dwell on the negative, Instead I want to focus on opportunities available to save you money and increase efficiencies in these tough times. Reducing costs and increasing efficiency will cost you less money over time if you make smart choices when deciding where to put your funds.

Many businesses do not realize the potential cost saving abilities of technology. All businesses that are looking to be successful in the future must embrace technology and not fear it. Today we live in a world that’s exploding with innovative new technologies that can help your business streamline communications, improve productivity and cut costs.

Technology allows us to save money and advance our businesses in ways that weren’t possible even five years ago and is rapidly changing the way we communicate with customers, employees, and business partners. The right technology becomes even more useful as small businesses strive to increase productivity and efficiency.

A business phone system is critical to the success and profitability of every small business and is arguably the most important channel of business communication. It is an indispensable tool for communicating with customers, suppliers and business partners. A communications system is not just about making or answering calls, it’s about providing real benefits and solutions to your organization.

Most businesses are always looking for new customers, trying to keep their current customers happy and grow their business. A new phone system is one way to help you do this, as well as helping you to reduce costs. The communications solution that’s right for your company is one that helps you achieve your business goals while also helping to control the growing cost of communication.

The Avaya IP Office is designed to deliver cost savings throughout your organization. Small to mid-sized businesses can benefit from Avaya’s latest advancements in converged voice and data technology by:

  • Reducing and controlling most communication costs
  • Streamlining your network architecture
  • Improving business processes and workflow
  • Supporting multiple offices and remote workers 
  • Improving communication among employees, customers, and suppliers
  • Dramatically increasing employee efficiency and productivity
  • Lowering long distance costs and eliminating conferencing fees
  • Maximizing revenue and sales opportunities
  • Enhancing customer service and support

The Total Cost of Ownership should always be considered when evaluating the cost of new technology. The Avaya IP Office has been recognized for its total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits, delivering savings of approximately 25% in acquisition and ownership costs when compared with a competing vendor solution.

The Avaya IP Office will help you lower the cost of communications and increase efficiencies. By saving you money and helping you grow, the IP Office repays your investment and lets you reallocate resources to other business priorities. With the new Avaya solution in place, communication costs can be reduced as much as 25 to 40 percent as unnecessary phone lines and toll charges can been eliminated.

The IP Office is an ‘all-in-one’ solution that pulls all the communication technologies together, such as email, video, customer management, conferencing, voice, fax, instant messenger and unified messaging for both fixed and mobile users in a compact and easy-to-deploy unit. Companies can add capabilities as needed and the IP Office connects to traditional (circuit switched) and IP lines – giving growing companies maximum flexibility and investment protection.

Avatel and Avaya are committed to helping you reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance your overall effectiveness through the use of technology. Avatel is an Avaya Business Partner with SME Expert status and has defined itself as a complete end-to-end integrator of converged technologies, having one of the largest and most experienced technical teams within the industry.

Please contact your Avatel Representative at 866.835.2661 to learn more about the IP Office and cost savings.

Jamie Wood, Avatel EVP

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