The OPEX Model Solution and how it relates to Unified Communications Systems for Business


In the business world, it is important to keep up with the fast changing landscape of the industry.  These days, the emphasis on mobile solutions and virtual practices and the growing advantages of adapting the OPEX or operating expenditure model solution in business are some of the main reasons why adapting a unified communications system, specifically managed telephony could prove beneficial.

First let’s discuss the OPEX model solution.  In business, there are two kinds of expenditures – capital and operating or operational.  Capital Expenditures refer to business expenses incurred to create future benefit such as the purchase of equipment and real estate such as buildings, warehouses, etc.  Operational or operating expenditures refer to business expenses incurred to perform daily operational activities and functions.  Adapting a unified communications system such as managed telephony falls under the OPEX business model.  Instead of purchasing expensive telephony equipment and systems outright, a business can sign up for managed telephony under a unified communications system plan and pay for services and telephony solutions on a contractual basis.

Adapting unified communications system plans like managed telephony through an OPEX business model greatly benefit small to midsized businesses two major ways:

  • First, they get state of the art telephony equipment and solutions.  Unified communications system services that are geared towards providing quick, dependable and seamless managed telephony solutions are deployed to adapt, complement or replace an existing telephony system.
  • Second, with a unified communications system in place through the OPEX business model, surplus funds saved from not having to buy expensive telephony equipment can be diverted into other core business functions.
  • Third, a scalable and flexible unified communications system will allow businesses to adjust their managed telephony plans according to their operational needs.  This is especially more advantageous for businesses operating on an OPEX business model.  The need for huge, outright outlay is eliminated and businesses can opt to start with a small scale plan and later on expand when required.

Working with an OPEX business model and adapting a unified communications system plan are both beneficial and uniquely advantageous for small to midsized companies looking to start modestly without losing the benefit of working with state of the art equipment while getting top-notch support service in the process.