2 main variables that affect how long it takes to implement UCaaS into my network
September 23rd, 2022 | 4 min. read
By Jordan Pioth
Before purchasing UCaaS from a managed service provider, it is important to know just how long the implementation process will take so you know how long you have to prepare for it.
If you are not sure how long it takes to implement UCaaS, you may not know how long it takes to prepare for the implementation process. If you are not sure how much time you have to prepare, you may not be prepared in time for the implementation process.
Additionally, it would be comforting to know how long the process will be, so you know how long you have to use your current service before transferring over to UCaaS.
This also will allow you to give your current provider the proper notice before switching from them to your new UCaaS provider.
Coeo has sold thousands of UCaaS products and has helped many customers upgrade their call services. We want to ensure you have as much information as possible so you can be fully educated on UCaaS to make a better buying decision.
By the end of this article, you will know a little bit about UCaaS, the variables that go into the implementation process, as well as what to prepare for before the implementation process.
What is UCaaS?
Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is a cloud-based phone system that provides an all-in-one communications package to clients. It provides the ability to have the collaboration of communication in the business world.
Unified communication means the integration of multiple communication tools such as voice calling, video conferencing, instant messaging (IM), and content sharing into a single, streamlined service to improve user experience and productivity.
While businesses used to have to use separate entities such as phones, desktops, and laptops that specialize in different tasks, merging these technologies to one platform is part of what makes UCaaS so easy to use.
Depending on the level of service or what provider you have, you can have voice calling, video conferencing, and messaging all in one service. This makes using these services very convenient while simultaneously giving you a more reliable service.
UCaaS has become very resourceful for many companies resorting to a remote or hybrid work environment as a way for co-workers to continue communicating with each other efficiently on one platform.
The average time it takes to implement UCaaS
When looking for a service for your company, it is essential that you know how long the implementation process will take before purchasing. This allows you to plan out your preparation and gives you a range of time you have with your existing service.
With a service like UCaaS, there is no exact timing when it comes to the time it takes to implement the service. Coeo’s implementation process for UCaaS takes a minimum of 30 days and could take longer depending on a few different variables.
Variables that affect the time it takes to implement UCaaS
Many variables affect the timeline of UCaaS and how long it takes for the product to be completely installed and ready for use.● Equipment The first variable that affects how long it takes to implement UCaaS is the amount of equipment you need to accompany the service. Of course, the more equipment you need, the more time it will take to ready your service.
The first variable that affects how long it takes to implement UCaaS is the amount of equipment you need to accompany the service. Of course, the more equipment you need, the more time it will take to ready your service.
Since UCaaS is so flexible and can be used on your cell phone, laptop, or desktop, you may not even want to include any desk phones as part of your order.
Additionally, you could potentially use existing desk phones that you may have used in the past and transfer them over to your new UCaaS service assuming they are compatible with UCaaS.
With this in mind, the more equipment you need the longer it takes to implement UCaaS. If you want 50 phones as part of your service, it is going to take a lot longer to get the service up and running than if you were to not want any phones at all.
In addition to equipment, the connectivity of the service is also a variable that affects the time it takes to implement UCaaS. If you want fiber connectivity, it will take longer to set up than broadband.
Broadband while does take a shorter amount of time, is not as fast and reliable as fibre connectivity. Fiber, while does take longer to set up, can result in faster speeds and a more reliable connection.
UCaaS can also be connected “over the top,” meaning that you can connect your UCaaS to your existing internet services.
This allows you to not have to worry about what service you want your UCaaS to be connected over and is also the fastest way you can connect UCaaS.
Next steps to figuring out your UCaaS solution
Now you know the two main variables (equipment and connectivity) affecting the implementation process takes for UCaaS. This will help you in the process of moving forward with UCaaS if you choose to do so.
Learning everything about a service, including the time it takes to implement, is important before purchasing. If you aren't sure about the time it takes to implement the service then you could run the risk of being unprepared for when the implementation process starts.
Coeo wants to make sure you have all of the information you need on UCaaS before making a purchase. We have sold thousands of UCaaS services and know just how important a good phone service is to a company that relies on phone communication.
Some relevant next steps you can take to move forward with your UCaaS buying journey would be to find out some of the things you need to get a better idea of what you want out of your UCaaS service.
For instance, in this article, we went over the variables that affect the implementation timeline. Finding out the equipment and the connection you need for your service is important before making a purchase.
Additionally, Coeo and many other providers have different versions of UCaaS that are offered such as the basic, standard, and premium seats. Researching and figuring out which seat is best for your organization can help your journey to make a UCaaS purchase.
If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about UCaaS or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.
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When he's not creating content for Coeo, Jordan loves to watch sports, hang out with friends and family, and anything sneaker-related.