Monthly Archives: February 2012
Madison, WI (February 29, 2012) – Telecom expense management software and services firm Valicom is pleased to announce its membership in TEMIA, the telecom expense management industry association. Delivering excellence in telecom and wireless management since 1991, Valicom has always strived to be a leader in bringing expertise and technology to the market. By joining TEMIA, it can better help shape the future of the TEM industry and educate mid-market to enterprise size firms on the benefits of a strong telecom management program.
Nancy Peckham, CEO and Founder of Valicom, stated “We look forward to working with TEMIA to showcase the cost savings, operational efficiencies and heightened visibility that can be found through telecom expense management.” Peckham continued, commenting on the explosion of cloud solutions in expense management, saying “It’s an exciting time. With new web-based software tools enhancing the traditional outsourced service model, solutions are more accessible to smaller firms than ever before. Businesses of almost every size are implementing best practices in telecom expense management.”
Valicom rolled out its own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) telecom expense management tool Clearview in 2010. Paired with an a la carte suite of telecom and wireless management services, it allows Valicom to offer flexible custom options to its clients. Valicom also partners with telecom consultants, telecom agents, managed service providers and other firms to deliver Clearview. With over twenty one years experience in telecom expense management, Valicom has a unique perspective on the history and the future of the industry and looks forward to the growth and changes to come.
“I welcome Valicom as a new member of TEMIA,” stated Joe Basili managing director for TEMIA. He added, “New members bring different experiences and points of view, but they come together with other TEMIA members; This demonstrates the power of collaboration to influence the industry for the betterment of customers and maximize their return on investment in TEM and related technologies.”
Valicom is a Madison, WI based telecom expense management firm founded in 1991 as a certified, 100% woman-owned business (WBE). Valicom offers a full suite of telecom cost control services including telecom audits, wireless optimization, RFP services, telecom contract negotiation, telecom invoice processing and payment. Services are delivered via Clearview, a web-based telecom expense, invoice and inventory management software. Clearview can be used either as a subscription software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as part of a comprehensive telecom audit outsourcing project. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, TEMIA, was founded in 2006. Since that time, TEMIA has grown to 40 members with international corporate headquarters managing over $61 billion of telecom and data spend. TEMIA’s mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of Telecom Expense Management TEM, Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Managed Mobility Services, (MMS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, to improve the quality and value of these solutions through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among Solutions Providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients.For more information about TEMIA, visit http://www.temia.org.
Valicom is committed to being a strong, positive partner for telecommunications consultants. In an effort to better serve our consultants and their clients, we offer the following benefits as part of our consultant liaison program (CLP). The program is designed to help consultants add telecom expense management (TEM) solutions and expertise to their portfolio of services or recommend Valicom services, increasing ROI and revenue for their business, while maintaining their independence. We respect the expertise and influence that consultants have in our industry and strive to be a reliable, responsive resource for them in their work.
Benefits of the Valicom CLP
- Expands your service offering, making you a better asset for your end user clients.
- Increases your efficiency by streamlining the process of building smart solutions.
- Shortens the time to deliver results by connecting you with Valicom’s expertise.
Features of the Valicom CLP
- Dedicated Consultant Contact to quickly access the resources and information you need.
- Experienced Telecom Audit teams that can help with RFPs, pricing, service suggestions and solution building.
- Telecom Expense Management (TEM) marketing collateral & white papers.
- Technology demos and supported solution discussions with you and your clients.
- Monthly eNewsletter showcasing top blog posts, news, technology updates and educational resources.
To learn more about and/or enroll in Valicom’s Consultant Program, contact:
The folks over at Tech Republic had a good time stepping us through the historical evolution of the telephone. Nothing earth-shattering, but a fun way to remind yourself – like when your iPhone acts up on you – that things used to be much much worse….
(PS – To really amuse yourself, check out the first “mobile phone” circa 1983. Not sure about you, but I’d have no desire to drag that brick around in my purse.)