From K-12 through to post-secondary, today’s schools are under relentless — and unprecedented — pressure to deliver enhanced support to students, staff and parents, while they constantly find smart, strategic and sustainable ways to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive growth.
In light of these critical challenges, it is not surprising that a growing number of public, private and charter schools are switching from a conventional landline phone system, to an advanced hosted cloud system.
If your school needs to “do much more for far less,” here are 8 fantastic reasons to move your telephone system to the cloud:
Dramatic Year-Over-Year Cost Savings. With a cloud telephone system, from Carolina Digital Phone there is no expensive hardware to purchase and install — which immediately saves your school thousands of dollars per year in telecommunication costs. Plus, user-to-user and long-distance calls are free, and the built-in video calling feature can significantly reduce — if not in some cases eliminate — travel expenses.
Future-Proofed Investment. Many schools are forced to spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars every five years or so, because their conventional landline phone system is out-of-date and no longer supports their needs. With a cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone, this excessive cost burden is eliminated. This is because we constantly add system innovations and features, so that you’re always getting the best service and system possible.
Seamless Scalability. With a conventional landline phone system, adding new lines is costly, time consuming and tedious. But with a cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone, your school will enjoy seamless scalability. Adding new lines takes minutes, is remarkably affordable, and can be done anytime through a secure web-based dashboard.
Total Connectivity. Most schools have multiple buildings and offices that may be located in different parts of the city, state or country. Connecting everyone on the same system is a major problem for conventional landline phone systems, since the only options available are to lay new copper wires, install Centrex lines (which act as a forwarding service), or install point-to-point T1 lines. All of these are very costly and inconvenient. With a cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone, your school will enjoy total connectivity between and across all buildings and offices. There are no wires or cables to install, and your staff can work where it’s most productive and convenient vs. where wall phone jacks are located.
Anytime, Anywhere Mobility. Your staff is constantly on-the-go attending meetings, conferences, workshops — and the list goes on. With a cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone, they’ll enjoy anytime, anywhere mobility and the freedom to make and receive calls using their smart phone or any desktop (a.k.a. “soft phone”).
Continuity & Disaster Recovery. It goes without saying that the safety of students, staff and visitors is always the number one priority for schools. A cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone uses a geographically dispersed cloud-based infrastructure that keeps your system online even in the event of a power outage. Plus, we facilitate your school’s access to e911 service, which connects you to emergency services without delay or disruption.
Responsive Technical Support. When you partner with Carolina Digital Phone for your state-of-the-art cloud telephone system, our expert team handles all support, maintenance and updates, including all security and compliance obligations. Your administrative team won’t have to manage multiple telecommunication vendor relationships and agreements, and your IT team won’t face additional tasks and burdens. We’re just a call, email, text or instant message away — 24/7/365. Plus, through strategically deployed managed routers, our team can take care of most technical and configuration issues remotely and within hours (if not minutes) of being notified of a request or issue.
Advanced Carrier-Class Calling Features. Today’s schools need the same advanced carrier-class calling features as major enterprises — and a cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone delivers. Your staff will take advantage of (and fall in love with!) features like voicemail-to-email, video calling, call forwarding, and the list goes on.
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Download our White Paper – Why Schools are Switching to a Cloud Telephone System to lean more.
Conventional legacy on-premise phone systems are excessively costly, restrictive and inflexible — which means that they’re a liability instead of an asset. On the other end of the spectrum, an advanced, future-proofed and feature-rich cloud telephone system from Carolina Digital Phone dramatically reduces costs, increases productivity, and empowers your staff with the next generation unified calling technologies they need to succeed!