5 UC Features to Pitch this Summer
Working outside of the office has become more than just a convenience, it’s a powerful business strategy.
A recent global study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), revealed a direct link between mobile work environments and an increase in employee engagement and other key areas. The study found that mobile enablement resulted in a 16 percent boost in productivity, as well as an 18 percent increase in creativity, a 23 percent increase in satisfaction and a 21 percent increase in employee loyalty.
With vacation season in full swing, the kids getting out of school, and many businesses and industries reaching their peak busy season, effective communications and collaboration outside of the office is in even greater demand.
Help your customers and prospects improve productivity and employee engagement with the most in-demand mobile features.
Here are the 5 UC features to pitch to this summer.
1. Mobile Twinning
This highly coveted feature is a life saver for employees who are frequently in and out of the office. It allows for spontaneous mobility, enabling a second phone number, like a mobile phone, to be designated to ring simultaneously and twin business calls that ring a deskphone, ensuring calls are never missed regardless of one’s location.
For anyone who works on the road or remotely, softphones are critical. Available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC’s, softphones turn a designated device into their business phone. Utilizing a company’s minutes and individual extension, voicemail and contacts, calls remain professional no matter what device is used.
3. Hot Desking
Mobility among workplaces and multiple locations is just as crucial for productivity. For businesses where employees need to share desks or conference rooms, hot desking enables business phones to be shared interchangeably. Users can login to any phone at any location and their contacts, voicemail, settings and personal extension becomes activated, saving on equipment and enabling the flexibility to work efficiently from wherever needed.
4. Video Conferencing
Video and virtual meetings have become the meeting method of choice for many organizations. With the ability to meet face-to-face at anytime, from any device, meetings that would not otherwise be possible, can now include more participants without the barriers of location or room capacity. Through screen-share and live chat capabilities, mobile and local employees and clients can engage in more interactive, impromptu and productive meetings.
5. Visual Voicemail
Voicemail is very much alive in the business world, but has gotten a much-needed facelift for mobile workers. Voicemails can now be delivered via email, retrieved online through a secure online portal or better yet, transcribed so they never even need to listen to them at all. These advanced voicemail options ensure missed calls are returned promptly no matter where employees are.
By integrating mobility into the workplace, your customers will not only reap the benefits of a more productive workforce, but one that is more loyal and engaged, providing a foundation and culture for long-term success.
Broadview’s 100 percent cloud unified communications solution, OfficeSuite UC™ offers these advanced mobile features and many more.
See for yourself!