What is UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service)?
What is Unified Communications?
The Difference Between UC and UCaaS
- Enterprise telephony
- Meetings (audio/video/web conferencing)
- Unified messaging
- Instant messaging and presence (personal and team)
- Communications-enabled business processes
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UCaaS Saves Money – OpEx model
UCaaS Saves Time – Software Always Up-to-Date
Since UCaaS software is maintained by the provider, this ensures businesses always have the latest features available to solve their communications challenges.
It also means that system administrators don’t have to worry about lengthy updates. Instead, a UCaaS provider will upgrade the system themselves with no work needed form the administrators.
UCaaS for Small Businesses – Little or No IT Staff Needed
With UCaaS solutions being deployed in the Cloud, there is no physical hardware to maintain, and the software is managed by the provider. This means the day-to-day phone system maintenance is no longer a burden to organizations.
Now, small businesses can enjoy advanced UC features that were once reserved for larger companies with more resources. And, larger companies can allocate their technical staff to other projects without the need to focus on their communications platform.
Businesses Don’t Outgrow UCaaS – Scalability
UCaaS solutions offer the unique advantage of being extremely scalable because you can easily add or remove users quickly.
With on-premise systems, you must plan in advance how much your business will grow and purchase the servers to match this assumption. Then, if you reach the limit of your current hardware, you must spend more capital to upgrade. However, with a UCaaS solution, you can simply add or remove users as needed.
Use UCaaS Anywhere – Easy Access
UCaaS solutions are deployed via the Cloud, making their user and admin portals accessible via the Internet. By having a web-based interface, UCaaS solutions are easy to access from anywhere.
Additionally, most UCaaS solutions have mobile applications, allowing users to make and receive calls on their cellphone as if they are using their office phone. These mobile applications also give remote workers access to much of the same features available on an office phone, providing them true freedom to work from anywhere.
Who Maintains UCaaS? – Guaranteed Support
With UCaaS solutions being a monthly subscription, they are backed by included support. Because the technology itself doesn’t live at your place of business, the provider is responsible for maintaining the system.
If there’s an issue, all you usually have to do is report it to the provider’s technical support and they’ll take it from there.
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Sangoma Ranked In Top 5 In Omdia's UC as a Service (UCaaS) Scorecard
Sangoma ranks amongst the top 5 UCaaS providers in North America in the annual Omdia UC as a Service (UCaaS) Scorecard. Omdia, a global technology research consulting firm, derives its research from Informa Tech brands and the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio.
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