Today's hosted telephony applications are delivered in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS) and because of this can be very quickly deployed. Hosted and managed centrally, standard services can be turned on and off and applications added as simply as products to a basket. Following initial account set up and customisation the ability to bring your business to the forefront of leading edge technology is effectively just a few mouse clicks away.
A good hosted services provider should be able to get an organisation up and running on their application within a matter of days dependent on the complexity of the solution required. Compare this with the traditional CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) process of placing an order, checking availability of stock, awaiting product dispatch, scheduling a project team to handle implementation, right through to live deployment - a process that will usually take weeks, if not months, to complete.
For those organisations where the ability to turn things around quickly is a crucial business requirement technology delivered using the SaaS model is an attractive proposition. Similarly businesses experiencing seasonable demand or frequent upsurges in business will fully recognise the benefits of an easily and rapidly deployed telephony application.
A companies ability to hit the ground running could be the difference between 'make' or 'break' particularly during economically challenging times and the more agile organisations will be those who can move quickly to secure competitive advantage.
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