The following is a sponsored post by RingCentral. While this was a sponsored opportunity from RingCentral, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Managing and growing a small business is a constant challenge. Finding ways to simplify things such as your phone system makes your business more competitive. Traditionally, installing, managing, and repairing your phone system required a lot of money and expert staff. A great way to reduce costs and simplify the management of your phone system is by switching to a cloud phone system such as RingCentral.

Your business will benefit several ways from using RingCentral.

Simple Implementation

Installing a traditional PBX system used to be a huge project. It required long-term planning. The implementation required expert help. You either had to hire staff or pay an outside firm to install and implement your phone system. Installing and implementing a new phone system used to take several months. With cloud phone systems implementation is easy. There is no hardware to install. There is no staff to hire. RingCentral handles it for you.


More and more companies rely on a remote workforce. Employees are expected to be able to make phone calls at any time from anywhere. Cloud phone systems enable your employees to have access to all phone features from anywhere in the world. The increased mobility results in higher employee productivity.

In case you need to move an office, you don’t need to worry about moving the phone system. Since your phone is hosted in the cloud there is nothing for you to move. Moving office locations is a lot simpler and less expensive with a cloud phone system.

Ease of Scale

If you are using a traditional phone system, scaling can be an expensive process. You have to pay for the entire system even if you don’t need to use it all. Cloud phone systems are easy to scale. With RingCentral you can add as many extensions as needed. The RingCentral cloud phone system enables you to quickly scale up or down as needed. You only pay for the plan you need.

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No Maintenance

With traditional PBX systems companies had to pay for constant maintenance. Companies had to either hire an internal IT team or pay an outside company to maintain the phone system. With RingCentral there is no maintenance required. All of the maintenance is done by RingCentral. You don’t need to invest in updated hardware. There are no costly software updates to worry about. You don’t have to worry about backups either. All of that is done for you for no additional charge.


There are multiple ways you will save using a cloud phone system:

  1. There is no installation cost. You just sign up for the plan you need.
  2. You don’t have to hire staff to support your phone system.
  3. There are no repair costs. If there is a problem with the system, RingCentral will take care of it.
  4. You no longer need to buy and maintain fax machines.
  5. Cloud phone systems are scalable at a lower price.

Transitioning to a cloud phone system makes sense for several reasons. You will spend less on implementing and managing your phone system. You can scale up and down with ease. You won’t need to hire expert staff to install and manage your phone system. You will save money. You will be able to focus on growing your business instead of managing your phone system.

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George Meszaros is the editor and co-founder of Success Harbor where entrepreneurs learn about building successful companies. Success Harbor is dedicated to document the entrepreneurial journey through interviews, original research, and unique content. George Meszaros is also co-founder of Webene, a web design and digital marketing agency.

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