New TEMIA Whitepaper: Calculating the ROI of Telecom Cost Control

In partnership with TEMIA, Valicom releases ‘TEM, WEM and MMS: Calculating the ROI of Telecom Cost Control‘. The white paper discusses building the business case and cost justification for TEM, WEM and MMS programs within your organization. The resource discusses how these initiatives can be harness to free up budget within your squeezed IT and operation budgets.

‘As TEM and WEM evolve, these programs no longer focus exclusively on telecom expenses. Many programs are addressing technology expenses and management of security. This is a natural extension of convergence, mobility and MMS offerings. With management of technology and security considerations the traditional focus on expenses is too limiting.’

White Paper at a Glance

What is TEM?  The top 10 major components to telecom expense management, and the lifecycle of each piece within the puzzle.

WEM + MMS (or whatever other acronym your organization uses for it) – an overview of mobile device and expense management.

Cost Justification Table  

An incredibly simple reference for calculating the potential savings within your current telecom expenditures. Your justification will fall into one of four major categories: telecom savings, labor efficiencies, indirect savings, or security compliance.

Baseline Assessment 

I refer to this exercise as ‘the gut check’. How much time and money are you spending on telecom expense management each month / week / year? This worksheet breaks down each individual task, and prompts you to estimate the time and dollar amount associated with each. The results might surprise you.

Create the Business Case If ‘the gut check’ exercise wasn’t enough – TEMIA outlines critical points to advancing the priority for TEM at your organization.

Read the full white paper here.

 TEMIA is the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. TEMIA is an association of executives from service and high technology companies that share a common vision for improving the way enterprises forecast, budget, acquire and pay for their communications services. They collaborate to develop standards for code of conduct, technical requirements and to present a forum for discussing and building the future of our industry.