Teleworking With SIP Trunking – Significant Benefits for Business | Business Technology


New telecommunications technologies are not just about saving money on your phone bill (although new technology can also make your bills cheaper). New technology is designed to make your life better and new telecommunications technology can change the way you run your business.Teleworking is not new, but teleworking’s prevalence will only grow as technology has improved. With new technologies, teleworking can have significant benefits for business and we have outlined seven of these benefits below:Drastic Productivity Increases from staff – Studies, and anecdotal evidence, suggests that teleworking can lead to increases in productivity from staff. Working from home provides less distractions so staff achieve more.

Happier staff through the removal of commute time – The commute time between home and office is one that staff often complain about. This can be a number of hours per day. Your staff will also save money on transport costs and potentially parking costs.Attract staff with flexible working options – The employment market is tough and it can be difficult to attract the best staff out there. Flexible teleworking options can be an incentive for staff to pick your business over another.Retain staff with attractive arrangements – Gen Y employees are not the type to have a single job for life. The working landscape has changed. Whilst staff look for more variety, this can be a painful experience for employers who need to recruit and train new staff. Offering attractive teleworking arrangements can be a great way for you to retain staff.Reduce overheads and other work expenses – If you implement teleworking arrangements for your staff you will be able to reduce your business overheads and other business related expenses. Your electricity bills won’t be as high and, as your fully embrace teleworking, you may find your business grows as your office space requirements become smaller.Give your staff a better work/life balance – Reduced, or removed, commute times and flexible working arrangements are great for work/life balance. Parents can take their children to or from school amongst other things.

Boost your green credentials and corporate social responsibility – Reductions in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions are important. Implementing a teleworking policy in your business will boost your business’ green credentials and is great for your corporate social responsibility.Whilst there may be some small implementation costs when it comes to new telecommunications technology, the overall benefits to your business will far outweigh this cost. If you would like to discuss how SIP Trunking and telworking can help your business, you should get in touch today.

Mobile Business Technology Tools

Whether it is servicing or marketing teams that you company is looking at to make more efficient and productive; a full-integration of mobile technology tools is paramount just to keep up with the competition, not to mention beating them. Today in business we must deal with shortages of labor and therefore efficiency, not only due to cost is a make or break for a company. Let me explain why these issues are so important to me.

You see when our teams set up in a new territory and grid out the market with maps, like all companies do, we know we have to get to all the locations ASAP and sign up customers, without efficiency. We cannot win that market or even begin to scratch the surface and believe me we have spent some big dollars in the past trying to integrate our online service calls, with our communication system out in the field.

I remember 15 years ago, all we had were pagers, then came the alpha-numeric 1-way and then 1.5 way pagers? They were great back then about the time cell-phones came into play. Computers and email – you wish. Unless you were with ARPA-net or Bell Labs you did not even know it existed. Eventually the technology got better and many companies early on immediately jumped on board. FedEx and UPS were early adopters and yet nothing as good as what your company now seems to offer.

We tried many things and crashed and burned, because the systems were simply not robust enough for what we needed. Yes we had PDA systems for credit card transactions:

But nothing that was fully integrated, as the scheduling software was on another program and the GPS was also a separate unit, of coursed in 2000 we were promised all this with 3G wireless, but now one really came to the plate with a viable option, a fully integrated system like you have here. We had stand-alone units for our auto-dealership accounts and it worked cool:

But alas, still not integrated with our mobile units, causing chaos and hurt feelings too often with customers and constant review was necessary just to monitor changes to prevent conflicts in scheduling. Well that is my story and I have quite a bit of “Murphy’ism” on the scheduling software in my career too, we shall save that for another day.