By now, you understand what reservationless audio conference calling is and why it’s critical in today’s business world. After our last blog post you even know what to look for in a reservationless audio conference calling provider. But now, you’re asking yourself the same question millions of business pro’s like yourself have asked in the past….is my organization the type that needs reservationless audio conference calling? I would say the vast majority of the time the answer is yes….but in this post we’re going to take a look at what types of businesses typically utilize reservationless conferencing.
From PR companies and law firms to mom and pop shops and everything in between, small businesses are one of the ideal fits for reservationless audio conference calling. For both internal and external meetings, the ability to conduct a conference call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without a reservation is invaluable. Real world example….Joe Smith, CEO of Widgets International, just found out their biggest competitor lost their largest account and they are on the hunt for a new widget manufacturer. The time to pounce on this prospective new account is now! But first, Joe Smith has to get his team on a call to strategize the plan of attack. That means quickly getting 30 team members on a conference call that are spread across the globe in St. Louis, New York City, Munich and London. For some, that may seem like a tall order….but for Joe Smith all he had to do was send a quick calendar invite with dial-in information for his reservationless audio conference calling account and he had everyone on that call in less than 2 minutes. That’s the beauty of resless conferencing….you can run a meeting at the drop of a hat and connect both domestic and international colleagues anytime, anywhere.
Enterprise reservationless audio conference calling for large companies is almost commonplace these days. Everyday at Lighthouse Conferencing we get dozens of emails from our larger customers saying, “we have a few new hires and we would like to set them up with their own conferencing accounts”. At that point we provision each one of those new users with their own reservationless audio conference calling account. They receive a welcome email, along with a physical conferencing card in the mail, that has their dial-in number, passcodes and online account log in information. They’re ready to go! The reason large companies moved to enterprise reservationless conferencing is the ease of use and flexibility to handle conference calls of all sizes. Whether you have three participants on the call or 100….your resless account can handle whatever you want to throw at it. (Fun fact- your Lighthouse reservationless audio conference calling account allows you to have up to 300 participants on a call).
Another reason large companies outfit their organization with reservationless conferencing is so participants dialing in to meetings, often times they are clients or prospects, do not have to incur any charges or carrier fees. The toll free dial-in number allows the participant to connect free of charge and the host is able to pay for the participant to attend. And with all of the added features you get with your reservationless audio conference calling account, like the ability to record the call, add custom greetings, or include visuals….the meeting experience can be as dynamic as you’d like.
Reservationless audio conference calling is also a staple across the majority of associations and other non-profit organizations. While the reasons they love resless conferencing may have many similarities with what we talked about above for small companies, like the ability to quickly and easily get colleagues on a call, there are other reasons why associations and npo’s love it as well….affordability and custom billing! Reservationless audio conference calling is inexpensive by design. It’s supposed to be an affordable way for people to connect. Some customers love the ability to pay a flat rate for unlimited conference calling, while others prefer a “pay as you go” model with a per minute, per participant rate. The route you choose to go with in regards to pricing models will be dependent on your individual usage and preference, but the ability to have a choice is what our non-profit clients love about Lighthouse Conferencing.
The other side of that coin is the billing and invoicing. Now, when our non-profit clients receive their monthly invoice they get excited about the customizing options they have with respect to layout and bill codes that makes life super easy for them. Most associations have various boards, committees and chapters so when they look at their invoice each month they see which calls were run by each team. They can accomplish this by having an audio user account set up in the name of each board, committee or chapter or they can use our billing code feature which assigns a unique billing code to each call on the invoice. That allows the accounts payable department to quickly and easily breakdown the usage and bill back specific teams for their conferencing minutes, if necessary.
While the examples above of typical organizations that utilize reservationless audio conference calling is somewhat broad, it certainly isn’t all inclusive either. While you were reading you may have thought to yourself that your organization didn’t quite fit into the mold of the companies described above, but the need is still there. That’s the point of reservationless conferencing…everybody uses it and everybody needs it. It’s a must have these days….on par with email!
I hope this has helped shine a light on the growing world of reservationless audio conference calling. A simple google search will result in more hits for providers than you’d care to know, however, what you see (or read) isn’t always what you get. At Lighthouse Conferencing, we’ve differentiated ourselves from the standard reservationless provider by being passionate about learning your business and your needs. We take the time to find out who you are, what you’re passionate about, understand your culture, and ultimately implement a conferencing solution that is a perfect fit for your team. To learn more about Lighthouse Conferencing, or to schedule a meeting, click here. We look forward to working with you!
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