If you’re like other businesses, you’re constantly on the lookout for how to improve your Quality of Service, or QoS. And while offering competitive rates, improving internal processes, and increasing your marketing endeavors is helpful, success begins with picking the right UCaaS provider. But out of a crowd of hundreds – maybe even thousands – of providers, how do you know which feature-rich platform is perfect for you? Simple! See if they exhibit these five top-notch traits:
1. A Geo-redundant Platform
Odds are, if you’re in the telecom world, you’ve heard this term “geo-redundant” before. But what does it mean and why does it impact a company’s QoS? Geo-redundancy means that a UCaaS provider, like Axxess Networks, has multiple sets of communication endpoints in multiple parts of the world, not just a single set. Our geo-redundancy empowers customers to do three crucial things: communicate efficiently, experience less downtime, and scale easily.
Under normal conditions, call information and other important traffic is actively forwarded to all nodes, achieving peak communications performance with every call. And if one endpoint happens to go offline for any reason, our geo-redundant router ensures that calls will still be completed by automatically re-routing traffic flow to the remaining endpoint – no more unexpected downtime! This isn’t just great for business continuity, it’s also great for when that business needs to grow. Now customers can upgrade their hardware and software without worrying about knocking the whole communications system offline.
2. Hands-On Setup
There are many projects that benefit from a do-it-yourself approach. Setting up your communications system is often not one of them. Nothing is more frustrating than spending the entire day fighting cords, cables, and connection requirements only to discover you can’t receive calls, only make them. Then there’s training employees on how to utilize their new system. Which is why Axxess Networks takes that responsibility off our customers’ plates entirely.
From initial set-up and installation to one-on-one training for all system users, a top-notch UCaaS provider helps customers level-up their communications while keeping their business running smoothly. Creating this kind of excellent user experience is what keeps your company’s quality of service healthy and high.
3. Highly Trained Technicians
Which brings us to another important aspect of an excellent UCaaS provider – knowledgeable technicians. Businesses often outsource their support needs to other organizations. While effective in some cases, this kind of outsourcing prevents its fair share of challenges.
The biggest one is that not all representatives in these organizations are experts in the technology the callers are employing. And even more may not be familiar with that, if at all. It’ll be difficult for them to properly care for customers when they’re not adequately prepared and trained themselves.
Look for a UCaaS provider who has technicians with all the training necessary to answer your questions – no matter how shallow or in-depth they may be.
4. Excellent Customer Service
Since the pandemic, top-notch customer service has become a higher and higher priority for consumers – especially in the United States. Over 50% of consumers said that customer service is one of their highest priorities when they’re deciding to do business with a brand. Which is why any UCaaS provider worth their salt should make customers their number one priority.
No matter how big or small their business is, Axxess is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of care. But why take our word for it? Here are some things our current customers are saying:
“We are a new customer of Axxess and we just recently had your phones installed in our store. I wanted to share with you how great it was to work with your staff. Everyone was incredibly courteous and patient with both myself and my employees throughout the process.” – Mike Kearney, Martindale’s Market
“I will definitely be recommending Axxess to my friends and colleagues. The transition this morning was virtually seamless and painless, and the web-based training was quick and easily understandable.” – Robbin Swain, Enbridge
That’s the power of outstanding customer service: when you give your customers the right kind of care, you’ll easily turn them into long-term brand advocates.
5. High-Quality Phone Systems
And now we come to the final, and often overlooked, trait of a top-notch UCaaS provider. You can have the best customer service, the most knowledgeable technicians, and the best redundancy plans, but if you don’t have excellent hardware your customers won’t be able to access any of it. Companies should always ensure that the hardware they’re supplying their customers with is affordable, easy to use, and equipped with all the necessary features.
At Axxess Networks, we ensure this by maintaining healthy partnerships with both Grandstream and Avaya – giving our customers the benefit of multiple options when picking their hardware.
Get a Five Star UCaaS Experience with Axxess Networks
Our UCaaS offering at Axxess Networks has been designed and refined over 40 years of success in the telecom industry. Our highest hope is to pass our excellent quality of service on to our customers – from the geo-redundant network to the top-of-the line communications hardware.
If you’re interested in learning more, or experiencing this top-notch care for yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of telecommunications professionals to set up a demonstration. We can’t wait to exceed your expectations!