Get to the right person faster
Automated call distribution services, such as auto attendants, hunt groups, and call queues allow your callers to reach the right department that can answer their question, but direct dialed numbers can empower repeat callers to reach the intended person immediately. Voicemail that can be sent via email returns faster interaction, as well, and most email services will offer a zero-out option, so instead of leaving a voicemail for the agent your customer wanted, they cZn instead be sent to someone else who can help immediately.
Related Blog: Why Your Small Business Should Consider a Call Queue
In a traditional on-premise solution, expanding the workforce frequently entails adding new cards and cables. This gets even more complex when adding an off-site location. Today, with so many businesses colocating in multiple area codes and with an increase in the number of employees that work from home, expansion with a traditional PBX becomes expensive and time-consuming. A cloud-based PBX requires only a broadband connection to the public Internet and a computer to add a new member – and a desktop phone if you want.
Remote workers can be members of call centers and hunt groups as if they were in the office, and mobile applications even allow smartphones to function as office phones connected to the PBX. There is no easier way to expand a workforce than with cloud communications.
Cloud-based services do not reside at the geographic location of your office, so in the event of a natural disaster or any other service interruption at your site, business can continue. Auto attendants and hunt groups still function, and if they can point to the mobile application or other find-me follow-me programming, your staff will still receive calls.
Unified Communications as a Service can provide a much better customer experience for your customers, especially in a time with distributed workforces, multi-location businesses, and the use of mobile technology.