IT Management

10 Things to Spot in Your Invoice Audits

10 Things to Spot in Your Invoice Audits

Invoice audits are those notorious accounting practices that make you feel like you're squirming in the hot seat. You're well aware you have to endure them because they are critical for the health of your company. Much of the complications (and headaches) that arise from invoice audits are trying to interpret the cryptic billing details that might as well be ancient Greek.

Remember that invoices are all about the numbers. Numbers are always math and math will produce the same results. With this in mind, there are certain things to look for in your invoices that are consistent with every company. So take a deep breath and count to 10 - we'll go over 10 things with you to look for in every successful invoice audit. You got this!

Why Every Company Needs a Crisis Response Plan Especially in IT

Why Every Company Needs a Crisis Response Plan Especially in IT

Crisis is a broad term, and it can apply to too many scenarios. Despite that, the best response to pretty much every problem imaginable is to keep channels of communication open. The best channels will of course depend on the situation, so you want to investigate the integrity of all of them.

You need to have a clear picture of what can and will knock out your email, hard-line internet, cellular connections, cans with strings attached to them and anything else you use to stay in touch within your business and with your clients.

Replace Your Excel Spreadsheets with A Web-Based TEM Tool

Replace Your Excel Spreadsheets with A Web-Based TEM Tool

Managing your telecom expenses gives you a clear picture of your voice and data consumption, which is essential to your business operations. With the right expense management system in place, you can gain enhanced control of your communications budget and wasting resources will become a thing of the past.

Telecom expense management (TEM) is a highly-sought-after solution that helps businesses pinpoint their overspending patterns and create both long- and short-term savings. Even though operating a TEM solution in-house is often of the utmost value, a cloud-based TEM solution brings more value to the table.

How Does a TEM Software Solution Streamline Workflow?

How Does a TEM Software Solution Streamline Workflow?

Running a successful business requires more than the ability to track sales and generated revenue each month. In order to streamline the workflow with your employees while also maximizing productivity, software solutions are extremely beneficial.

Using TEM (Telecom Expense Management) software solution helps to boost productivity while providing advantages over managing the telecommunication bills and data manually and by utilizing manpower in the workplace.

7 Reasons VoIP is Worth the Investment

7 Reasons VoIP is Worth the Investment

Telecommunications have greatly changed over the past decade. We have gone from an era of using landline phones to carry out business calls to using voice and video applications to connect with employees from all across the globe. Now, more than ever, it is vital to ensure all of your communications are carried out with crystal clear quality.

A simple misunderstanding can hinder project completion. More importantly, it can impede customer satisfaction levels. VoIP technology mitigates these problems. Let's explore the top seven reasons VoIP technology makes for a wise investment and how it can serve as one of your most important assets. 

How Often Should Companies Upgrade Mobile Devices?

How Often Should Companies Upgrade Mobile Devices?

Plenty of businesses like to provide mobile devices to employees. Some use it as a perk. Others find it’s more cost-effective to be able to collectively bargain the support that comes with using mobile phones in the workplace. Whatever the reasoning, if your business is supplying devices, you need to have an upgrade plan.

While a doctor’s office can try to get away with using ancient desktops, mobile devices don’t last quite so long. With a little bit of planning and a few minutes of reading, you can adjust your upgrade cycle to make sure your plan isn’t hurting the bottom line.

5 Ways to Cut IT Infrastructure Costs

5 Ways to Cut IT Infrastructure Costs

It always comes back to money. Many business owners and operators would prefer to put all of their focus towards satisfying customers and providing the goods or services that they truly value.

Unfortunately, there are expenses outside of that scope, and one of the big money eaters in every industry is IT. Yet, bringing those expenses under control doesn’t have to be as daunting as it feels. Here are five tips that can get your spending under control in surprisingly short order.

5 Money Traps for IT Departments

5 Money Traps for IT Departments

It seems inevitable that someone who is not an expert in IT will have at least some responsibility of overseeing IT costs and spending. That’s just how things go. What is vital when this occurs is to ensure that anyone in charge of finances has an opportunity to understand some of the unique ways IT costs impact ROI. With that in mind, these are the five of the most common IT-related money traps that hurt businesses in every industry.

11 Benefits Of Working With A Small Vendor

11 Benefits Of Working With A Small Vendor

Many providers are very concerned about being small scale. As a result, most of them bottle up their potential. Upcoming providers should keep In mind that their small size comes with many benefits as well as disadvantages. Small vendors should appreciate and celebrate their size as it’s the first step towards achieving great success in their messaging and sales process.

It’s therefore important to understand that size is relative. If you consider yourself as a smaller provider in Telecom Expense Management, (or if you’re perceived to be one), it will be determined by who it is you compete with. This article highlights the benefits of working with emerging providers as compared to larger competitors.

TEM Is the Buzzword That Can Get Your IT Costs Under Control

TEM Is the Buzzword That Can Get Your IT Costs Under Control

Not long ago, Telecom and Technology Expense Management (TEM) were concepts in the exclusive domain of large enterprises. As automation creeps further into every level of every business, it seems only natural that the platforms become more accessible to businesses of all sizes.

If you aren’t familiar with the concept, TEM represents a holistic approach to tracking and managing runaway technology expenses that plague many businesses.

Escape The Attack of Hidden Fees!

Escape The Attack of Hidden Fees!

You take a deep breath as you look at your bank account…

You notice your balance is lower than expected…

Did a mysterious creature steal your identity?

Have you purchased something without knowing?

You peek through your recent charges and discover that your telecom provider increased your rates without your knowledge and charged you a mysterious fee which leaves you stranded with a bigger hole in your account than you anticipated...

AND YOU SCREECH WITH HORROR!

New Telecom Savings Opportunity You Can’t Afford to Miss

New Telecom Savings Opportunity You Can’t Afford to Miss

We are thrilled to announce that we are now disrupting the decades-old telecom expense management (TEM) industry by offering this innovative Savings Share opportunity. The new TEM savings share opportunity works to take the commitment and concern out of the TEM savings process.

How to Bridge the IT Talent Gap in the Best Way Possible

How to Bridge the IT Talent Gap in the Best Way Possible

As jobs in the US are growing at an exponential rate and more demand is being placed for skills in cybersecurity and IT talent, the race is on for HR managers to find the ideal workforce for these roles. But as more baby boomers are retiring, the talent gap continues to widen. The most recent Manpower Talent Shortage Survey shows talent gaps in U.S. companies that are as large as 32 percent, particularly those in the construction, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.

Few things hinder a company's functions faster than significant talent holes. This widening gap is challenging HR managers across the country to think outside the box to find new methods for solutions. A few of them from experts in the talent search field is below.

What We Can Learn From the Girl Scout STEM Initiative

What We Can Learn From the Girl Scout STEM Initiative

You have undoubtedly heard of gender gaps in STEM fields. It’s apparent enough that most people working in IT can relate on a personal level. Rather than look at political debates and government programs, we’re going to focus on the idea that private investment in STEM-related programs for girls and young women is a surefire way to help bridge that gender gap and help introduce a large number of new people into these industries.

If you really want to stopper the talent gaps in IT and computer science, getting young women excited about the fields is probably the easiest route to take.

5 Tips for Managing Telecom Expenses in Excel

5 Tips for Managing Telecom Expenses in Excel

Up until the early 1980s, most telephone networks in the United States were operated and owned by AT&T. Since AT&T was a monopoly, the firm dictated the services and equipment available for customer use and their charges. Although this arrangement might not have been suitable for their clients, it was simple and straightforward. With time, new entrants into the industry were established, and billing overcharges became rampant. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when managing corporate telecom expenses using Excel.