What is UCaaS?
UCaaS is an acronym for unified communications as a service. It combines Internet-based phone and messaging into a full-featured communications platform. Companies adopt UCaaS to provide staff with collaboration tools to work anywhere – in the office, at home or on the go. UCaaS solutions function across a user’s computer, desk phone, and smartphone.
Unified communications integrate communications technology together, including phone, chat, messaging and video conferencing – rather than having each technology be a separate application, businesses can get the benefits of each system in an all-in-one platform.
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Why Switch to UCaaS?
Companies switch from on-premises phone systems (PBXs) to cloud-based phone systems and UCaaS to create a genuinely future-proof business with a reliable communications solution to ensure business continuity.
Since UCaaS is in the cloud, no natural disaster, power outage, mandatory lockdown or geographically disparate employees will be a problem in keeping your daily company operations up and running.
Organizations typically move their IT and communications to cloud systems like a hosted VoIP phone system and UCaaS for these key reasons:
Avoiding Capital Expenditures
on systems and equipment and converting them to operating expenses – usually in a predictable monthly or annual subscription.
with the growth of your business or seasonal spikes (or decreases) in usage.
Seamlessly Integrating Mobile and Remote Workers
by enabling anywhere access to applications from Internet-enabled devices.
Creating Competitive Advantage
by unifying communications and making apps always accessible so you can collaborate with internal teams easier and respond to customers more quickly.
Future-proofing Vital Infrastructure
with automatic updates and upgrades that are part of your subscription.
of communications and IT hardware and software, so you can focus on your business.
from a personnel perspective (i.e., you can hire talent working from anywhere) and an asset perspective since your company doesn’t physically house or maintain these assets, so there is little risk and no maintenance.
Flex UCaaS Solution
Flex UCaaS simplifies business communications and collaboration by integrating voice, video and chat – all in one platform.
Cloud-based delivery makes our unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solution simple to deploy – no hardware to install or maintain. Plus, it’s easy to manage and use – from any Internet-enabled desktop PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Take your office phone wherever you go – anytime, anywhere on any device.
Flex UCaaS: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device
Access powerful communications features whether you’re working from the office, home or on the road. Our Flex UCaaS application extends UCaaS capabilities to desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones. It’s the ideal solution if you have remote and mobile workers – especially those that bring their own devices.
Calling features, dial plans and outgoing caller ID available on office phones.
Connect via Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/5G or wirelines.
Access your corporate contacts directory.
Use instant messaging (IM) and presence.
Click to call, chat or conference.
Enjoy Point-to-point video for video-enabled devices.
Experience high-quality voice with SILK audio codec.
Works with Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android.
Frequently Asked Questions About UCaaS
The experts at FlexIP Solutions have been solving communications challenges for businesses for decades. In that time, we’ve run across plenty of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about UCaaS that can help businesses decide whether to unify their communications.
Do I need a deskphone to use UCaaS?
No, your employees don’t need a deskphone to use UCaaS. UCaaS utilizes a virtual softphone that is accessible via computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. No deskphone required.
Can UCaaS be deployed over-the-top of any phone system?
Yes, UCaaS can be deployed over-the-top of any hosted VoIP or cloud-based phone system. UCaaS can even be used over-the-top of a legacy premises-based phone system as long as the premises-based system is connected to a cloud-based phone system through SIP Trunking.
How much does Flex UCaaS cost?
Flex UCaaS pricing is competitive in the market, but every Flex UCaaS seat is priced to your specific needs. We’ll give you a detailed quote based on each seat’s requirements after our consultation call. You can learn about FlexIP Solutions’ four-step process for quoting UCaaS and hosted VoIP services here.