In most companies, telecom is one of the top three expenditures. In other words, lots of money is thrown its way. Some of that money is being wasted, but keeping close tabs on all aspects of your telecom spend is a complicated task. Finding that waste takes proper skills and tools.
Is The Burden Yours?
If you have been saddled with the responsibility of riding herd over your telecom system, don’t feel bad if you feel overwhelmed. You see, twenty years ago it was a much simpler task. There were very few cell phones in use compared to today, and PDAs and other wireless date equipment was still seen only on Star Trek. The most complicated wireless equipment was pagers, and they were easy to deal with. These days there are so many wireless devices and the various levels of services that go with them that the complexity has grown exponentially. To be honest, unless your company has just a handful of employees, it can quickly get out of hand and out of control.
When that happens you will be paying for wireless devices that are lost, broken or stolen. Employees will have expensive usage plans with services they don’t need. Your monthly invoices will be just a bit more complicated than the current US tax code, which means your company might be getting bilked out of tremendous amounts of money from errors and discrepancies. And you are responsible for it all.
Telecom Expense Management is a relatively new field that monitors every aspect of your telecom usage, and wrestles it into submission. No easy task, it requires knowledge and a proper set of tools. Telecom Expense Management, or TEM, uses the latest software to accurately track all equipment, including the acquisition of new devices, reporting of lost/stolen/broken devices, which staff member to which it is assigned, or its location in the physical building if it is a piece of wireline equipment.Do you want to learn more? Visit this article
A Bit Of The Solution.
All acquisitions are done through a single, centralized source. It controls the types of devices and services that are acquired, eliminating mismatched equipment and services. It helps maintain continuity throughout the system while keeping accurate records. If an employees accidentally runs over his PDA in his driveway, he can’t simply keep it a secret and go get another one, resulting in 2 devices and 2 service plans being funded for one person. The acquisition process would assure that the company would be paying only for the device and service required.
There are many more facets to Telecom Expense Management. Contact a reputable TEM provider to get greater details on how they can help you manage your telecom assets in order to increase your bottom line.