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Working remotely: How unified solutions can help your smb succeed

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As a busy business owner, you need reliable systems that bring you and your employees together, especially while you’re working apart. Meet unified solutions—your next employee of the month—it’s the conduit for getting things done, from anywhere.

Since 2005, the number of employees who can work remotely has increased by 115%, largely thanks to unified communications.1 Here are 3 big business benefits of this new era of WFA (work from anywhere) technology:

Benefit #1: It’s smooth sailing with streamlined communications.

Unified solutions provide real-time access and fluidity to data sharing, instant messaging, phone and video communications across multiple devices. Working together, they give employees the opportunity to move seamlessly between apps and collaborate with colleagues across all departments, regardless of who’s in and out of the office.2

Imagine the possibilities for your business. Sending finance your business receipts while you’re on the run, editing a document while you wait for your dentist appointment, confirming inventory from your kitchen table—unified communications makes it all possible. It gives you everything you need to work smarter no matter where you choose to work.

The bottom line: You can make working remotely less stressful and more productive by using unified solutions to stay connected to your business and employees.

Benefit #2: Face time, not wasted time.

Imagine that your kids are sick and you have to pick them up from school early. This disruption to your workday doesn’t mean that you need to reschedule all your afternoon meetings.

Voice and video calling apps allow you and your employees to connect face-to-face digitally, whether you’re at your desk or on your couch—so you don’t fall behind at work. And since you can see each other, you won’t miss out on non-verbal cues like heads nodding in agreement or eyebrows raised in confusion.

The bottom line: Meeting virtually optimizes everyone’s time and keeps business moving forward.

Benefit #3: Reduced downtime = increased productivity.

Mobility is at the heart of unified solutions. Being able to access instant messaging, email, voicemail and video conferencing is what makes it such a valuable part of your toolkit.

Productivity is no longer tied to one place, certain times, or power itself for that matter—in the event of a power outage at your business (or wherever you work from), your business’s information and the apps your team uses to connect may still be accessed through other platforms and devices.

The bottom line: Less downtime means that you and your team will be more productive and better able to produce great work, faster—which is the first step towards happier customers and bigger profits.3

Start working from anywhere.

Make Hosted PBX a part of your unified solutions mix. It’s a fully integrated communications solution that allows you to:

  • Connect your office number to your mobile device
  • Collaborate via video conferencing on mobile or desktop
  • Access and manage voicemail and faxes from anywhere by email or phone
  • Meet your evolving communications needs as your business grows
  • Save money with no upfront costs for hardware

Want to be able to work from anywhere? Learn more.

Sources:

1,3 (Mitchell, C.) (2018, Sep 1) How Unified Communications Facilitates Remote Employees. [Online article] Retrieved from https://monstervoip.com/how-unified-communications-facilitates-remote-employees/

2 (Collins, T.) (2016, Nov 16) 11 Valuable Business Benefits of Unified Communications as a Service. [Online article] Retrieved from https://www.atlantech.net/blog/11-valuable-business-benefits-of-unified-communications-as-a-service

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