Most recently, our developers have been working long hours to add the latest addition to Clearview. After much deliberation, planning, and testing, we are excited to announce the newest release of our TEM software, a new task management tool.
Organizations often have service overlaps or are paying too much for telecom tools that are underutilized while legacy systems and spreadsheets cannot reveal the necessary insight and are highly prone to errors. Companies can instead turn to telecom expense management software to handle these issues and provide benefits. There are a number of different options in the industry, so it can be difficult to know where to start. Clearview, Valicom's TEM software solution, is the best in the business and the clear choice for a few simple reasons...
Like with fine dining, sometimes you just want to “build your own.” You know what you want, and what you need, so why let someone else create a package for you when you can do it yourself.
Whatever you call it… it means essentially the same thing. Splitting telecom and technology costs so they can be assigned to the responsible party, department, location, employee. Cost allocation is one of the most important steps towards transparency in a telecom environment. It provides you with the visibility of what is being spent, where and how.
Here’s some good news. Our technology expense management engine, Clearview, is for just the right tool for the big data geeks, the number crunchers, and the financial trend spotters. Why? The web-based tool offers advanced and custom telecom reporting. So you can slice and dice your invoice data any which way, to analyze and optimize where it makes sense.
Sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics. Wipe the slate clean, and start totally fresh. So often we get caught up in the deep telecom details, that it’s easy to forget that there are organizations out there have no idea that there are options for their telecom spend. They have no idea what telecom cost management is or how to start finding these savings.
Sifting through all of your telecom invoice data takes time. Especially in large and complex telecom environments, with many locations and services. Whether you are looking for an individual piece of data or you are attempting to audit yourself for critical savings, piling through line after line of telecom invoice information becomes incredibly time consuming, squashing your productivity and the productivity of anyone else working on the invoice.
Telecom bill pay is a time-consuming process, that when handled wrong – can end up costing your organization even more. If you misapply a payment, or miss a deadline – you’ll be slammed with late fees. Avoid these costs (both time and resources) with automatic bill pay, a telecom expense management service offered by Valicom
There are many terms that can be assigned to cost allocation. Basically it means is slicing the pie – assigning departments, locations, or employees to the individuals costs associated with the telecom environment. Cost allocation is one of the key ways to keep track of your telecom expenses.
Ok, so maybe the title was a bit misleading…. you won’t find an excel template for TEM in this post. Instead, we’ll outline why specialized software is the right choice for TEM, and leaves Excel in the dust.
My dad always encouraged me to find answers to problems that people had already solved. “There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, someone has already encountered and solved this issue. Leverage what they’ve learned.”He needed assistance coordinating 5K race, and urged me to connect with another non-profit in town that puts on an annual race. “Ask to use their planning tools.” No way, I thought… 1. I doubt they have a binder just laying around with all of these materials and 2. they’ll never give them to me to use. But they did, and we put on a successful race because of their resources.
At first glance telecom expense management (TEM) can seem like an absolute alphabet soup of acronyms and industry terms. One of the first steps to becoming a telecom expense management (TEM) expert, is being able to talk the talk.
Whether it’s something as simple as a baseball cap, or as complex as telecom expense management software – the truth is that ‘One Size’ often does not fit all.
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