Valicom Helps Telecom and IT Consultants Expand Service Offerings for 2011

Telecom expense management firm Valicom is helping telecom and IT consultants expand their services through their web-based software Clearview paired with Telecom Practice Packages. The combination offers even small consulting businesses a leg up in offering expense management solutions and a wealth of other money-making client deliverables. To help consultants increase profitability in 2011, Valicom is also offering some promotions for businesses that adopt Clearview by the end of the year.

Madison, WI (November 30, 2010) – Valicom, a twenty-year veteran in telecom cost control solutions, is finding a unique way to share its intellectual capital with other independent telecom and IT consultants. The rise in cloud computing and software-as-a-service tools led Valicom to begin licensing its telecom expense management software Clearview in early 2010. Now they are putting that software in the hands of other consulting firms. Many consultants that are still using inadequate tools like manual paper processes or outdated spreadsheets are finding the availability of advanced, feature-rich, cost-effective platforms like Clearview a great boost to their profits.

A recent survey of the Society of Telecom Consultants (STC) membership showed an overwhelming desire for such advanced tools to ease the task of auditing and processing telecom invoices. Consultants identified three top priorities in a web-based software tool for telecom auditing.

First, they are seeking to save time and money through automating the many tasks involved in telecom invoice auditing. Clearview offers a variety of visibility tools to speed up identification of errors and opportunities for saving. It comes with a large library of stock reports, and custom reports can be created at any time, to better showcase savings for end-user clients.

Next, there was great interest in the option to utilize Clearview to expand their current service offering. Many telecom and IT consultants want to get into the telecom expense management area, as an additional value-add for existing and new customers. And existing telecom auditors are very interested in offering the telecom invoice data loading and payment services offered as an add-on to Clearview.

Third, the perception of being able to offer higher value to their customers draws IT and telecom consultants to Clearview. The advanced dashboards and reporting options allow them to offer clients better business data on which to base decisions. Knowing how and where the budget is being spent allows for more rapid identification of needs and changes. Then the consultant can assist with implementing and tracking those changes.

In addition to the Clearview telecom expense management software tool, Valicom is also supporting telecom and IT consultants who wish to add telecom invoice auditing to their stable of services by offering Telecom Practice Packages. The practice packages are essentially a “TEM Business in a Box” solution. Offered in three levels, it includes all the documents and detail needed to deliver telecom auditing services, from sample contracts and scopes of work, to marketplace pricing data, proposal templates, start-up checklists, and marketing strategies. Valicom will also assist by delivering demos of Clearview for their partners and doing one-on-one business consulting. It is the perfect way to ease a consulting business into offering telecom expense management solutions as well.

To help telecom and IT consultants increase profitability in 2011, Valicom is offering some promotions for businesses that adopt Clearview by the end of the year.