There’s more happening in the fall than football. Budget season is looming, and it’s a time when everyone goes to the mat to decide what to cut and what to purchase in the new year. When looking at line items, it’s good to take a look at phone system capabilities.
If a hotel phone system is more than 10-15 years old, it has likely been costing a property more than it delivers. While a hotel’s phone system is critical to its infrastructure, it has traditionally taken a back seat to other capital expenditures. However, when putting old equipment side by side with cloud communication phone systems, the costs for maintaining, upgrading, or retrofitting old equipment are exorbitant by comparison. For instance, hoteliers that retrofit old systems to ensure their phone systems are up to current FCC mandates could spend 80 percent of the cost for converters alone.