How Can You Take Control of Your Device Inventory?

Tablets, iPhones, iPads, Androids, Dells, and Macs. These are only a few devices you see daily, within the workplace. As businesses grow, the number of devices to keep track of grows too. If your inventory is not managed correctly, unnecessary money may be spent.

Why Inventory Management?

When companies do not keep a close eye on their telecom environment, they risk paying for devices that are barely being used or not used at all. For example, we had a client who had several devices in a building they used to operate from that they were still being charged for. This company was relieved that they had a telecom expense management team to back them up in this discovery. Having a transparent system will help prevent situations like this one.

This system, in the telecom world, is called SAAS. SAAS stands for software as a service. You can find this software by contacting a telecom expense management provider. They will walk you through, step by step, how to use the software and how it will specifically benefit your company.

What does Telecom Inventory Management Include?

Telecom inventory management is one of the many features that telecom expense management software offers. It usually includes:

  • Organizing and updating telecom and wireless inventory data
  • Listing all devices, plans, circuits, and lines you have
  • Tracking all telecom orders and changes
  • Interpreting and entering CSR data
  • Properly associating telecom inventory with locations, users, GL Codes, etc.

Valicom’s SAAS is called Clearview. At its core, Clearview is a customized database for storing your telecom inventory of lines, circuits, wireless devices, and anything else, short of the kitchen sink.

Valicom’s powerful TEM software Clearview can help manage your telecom devices either through our on-demand subscription service or as part of an outsourced telecom audit process. And by having a good handle on your telecom inventory, you can work to control telecom costs better. Because, as they say, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”.

About the Author: Brittany Peckham