Organizations receive a wide variety of bills each month from a number of different service providers. It's important for businesses to not only pay on time, but to also actively monitor their available resources accurately. Bill payment solutions have emerged as a possible answer to these issues. Let's take a quick look at the pros and cons of bill payment solutions...
Bills can uncover a lot about what services you use and how much each costs. Businesses often look to lower their overall payments, but as telecom setups become more complex, it can be difficult to accomplish. There are three IT expenses that are burning holes in your pockets which can impact organizations.
It’s easy to feel like you are in the middle of a juggling act as a Procurement Manager or CPO. No matter how many times you reflect on current processes and procedures, new tools are continuously released to promote the supplier management process.
In a world where the customer has a shortened attention span and desire for on-demand products and services, the retail landscape continues to shift further into the tech-assisted operational universe. How do these trends fit into telecom and technology expense management? While maximizing the use of technology tools, systems and platforms can help automate processes and further engage your customers, there is ever more inventory to manage and IT bills to pay.
It’s quite the alphabet soup. This is where wireless device reimbursement and wireless policies can get tricky, complicated and time consuming. Do you have the resources to comb through each wireless device invoice for how many phone calls were personal, and how many were for work? How much data was consumed checking email, and how much was used to watch Netflix?
Bill Payment is another annoying task on your long list of monthly to do’s. If forgotten about, late fees can accumulate causing you to have unnecessary costs to pay. Many don’t know what the breaking point is, when they should consider outsourcing their bill pay.
How do I control my telecom expenses? When it comes to business operating expenses, it’s no surprise that telecom expenses are usually at the top of the list! And yet in our experience, so often these costs go completely unmanaged. Can you imagine $10M+ of telecom spend, with little to no monitoring or active management?
You’ve now realized that you don’t want to waste any more time or money on managing your telecom expenses. Outsourcing telecom expense management is in your best interest, and it’s time to choose a telecom partner. Choosing a telecom partner can be a task in itself, but it doesn’t need to be. You just need to know what to look for. Based on over 25 years of business, we picked out seven characteristics that you should consider when choosing a TEM partner.
Today is all about bill payment, more specifically how your team can outsource the check cutting for the individual invoices that show up in your mailbox every month. If you choose not to outsource your bill payment for telecom, it can cost you time and money. The risks of in-house bill payment are not worth the headache. Three risks to look out for when doing it yourself:
At various points through the month, invoices arrive from the Finance or Accounts Payable departments. Charges, invoices and expenses that need to be approved by a variety of department heads, managers and directors. It’s a complicated to-do with many tasks baked in. Invoice approval and payment encompasses auditing, allocating, submitting for approval and THEN cutting the check these invoices.
Telecom invoice top the list of some of the most complex and convoluted invoices around. What’s sad is that part of this confusion is by design. The sad truth is that carriers are counting on your organization not reviewing invoices at all. And that’s where it gets expensive.
Bill payment for telecom, technology or other monthly-recurring invoices is a time-consuming process. Time consuming for your finance team and for the departments approving the individual expenses (but more about that part later…). Today is all about bill payment, more specifically how your team can outsource the check cutting for the individual invoices that show up in your mailbox every month.
Last week we hosted hot-topic webinar, “i-Spy Telecom Invoice Errors”. During the session we shared five of the most commonly missed and most expensive telecom invoice errors. Could you be missing these telecom invoice errors in your invoices month after month? Your existing telecom invoice processes could be the sticking point.
Every month invoices arrive from the Finance or Accounts Payable departments. Charges, invoices and expenses that need to be approved by a variety of department heads, managers and directors. It’s a daunting and complicated task, auditing, allocating, submitting for approval and finally paying these invoices. For most organizations the ‘submitting for approval’ process is the most time consuming and costly part. But it doesn’t have to be.
Let’s face it – keeping an eye on expenses and use of resources is one of the top priorities of any company, no matter the size or industry vertical. Attaining this level efficiency and transparency can be a difficult task. Delegating all or a portion of managing telecommunication and technology expenses would remove a lot of burden from your shoulders. In this blog learn the top 10 reasons IT and Finance Directors are choosing TEM (telecom or technology expense management).