Invoice Processing

4 Quick Tips to Optimize your Supplier Management Processes

4 Quick Tips to Optimize your Supplier Management Processes

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.

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What telecom management options are there?

What telecom management options are there?

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.

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New White Paper – TEM for Healthcare: The Cure for IT Budgets

New White Paper – TEM for Healthcare: The Cure for IT Budgets

The next service that will ease some serious telecom pain is invoice processing. The mid to large size healthcare organizations are receiving upwards of 400 telecom invoices annually, and yet only 70% of IT manager have an accurate inventory of their telecom environment. 

Service Spotlight: Telecom Invoice Processing

Service Spotlight: Telecom Invoice Processing

Business today is all about having the right tools and technology. This means telephones, mobile phones, pagers, expensive high-speed internet connections, laptops with wireless capabilities, the list goes on and on. Each year the complexity of your technology environment grows. New gadgets hit the market, and the number of people within your organization who needs these things goes up. All of that leads to complexity, and complexity can lead to a higher risk for errors.

Tips for Telecom Invoice Processing

Tips for Telecom Invoice Processing

Processing thousands of invoices for several carriers each month can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Today we’ll share several of our tips for telecom invoice processing.

Finding TEM Challenges: Financial

Finding TEM Challenges: Financial

The bread and butter of telecom expense management (TEM) is finding opportunities for savings. Cold hard cash. Everyone wants to do more with less, and a lot of the time telecom expenses are eating up the IT department’s budget. Find critical savings, and free up budget for other more pertinent business expenses.

Telecom Savings Case Study: Cursory Telecom Invoice Auditing

Telecom Savings Case Study: Cursory Telecom Invoice Auditing

Here’s how well something that easy can work. The following is a case study outline of a company who saved over $104,000 by implementing cursory audit findings:

Telecom Invoice Processing Delivers Phone Bill Consolidation

Telecom Invoice Processing Delivers Phone Bill Consolidation

Huge not only in dollar value, but in sheer volume.  Some firms have complex telecom environments including many locations, multiple vendors, and various services ranging from mobile to WAN.   This can mean a lot of paper coming in, a responsibility that may make you want to hide in your office and pretend like you’re on vacation.  For a year.

Why Telecom Invoice Processing Matters

Why Telecom Invoice Processing Matters

Invoice detail is most often associated with cost allocation and a telecom auditing. User, usage and cost information is made more visible, so errors and overcharges can more easily be seen and corrected. Data can be entered and allocated to a degree of detail dictated by the individual client, as some may want more granular information available for reporting. Electronic invoice copies are also stored in their original layout, as a PDF or other desired format, for archiving and research needs. This creates a rich history of data for use over time, giving visibility to important trends and the distribution of costs throughout the firm.

Telecom & Wireless Management: Invoice Processing

Telecom & Wireless Management: Invoice Processing

In our series of posts on telecom management pain points, this one is a biggie.  Most telecom managers get tired of dealing with invoice processing and payment.  Invoices should really be audited every time, but even without that, there is still the matter of getting the invoices – either electronically or paper – GL coding everything, getting it approved, and then paid on time.  Anything to keep Accounting is happy.

Software and telecom invoice issue management

Software and telecom invoice issue management

At this point, all your invoice and inventory data is already in a telecom management software platform. If the system is designed to help you remember to check your next invoice to verify the change you recorded was actually implemented by your vendor.  All this is handled via the software’s “Issues” area.

Using Software to Streamline Telecom Invoice Processing & Payment

Using Software to Streamline Telecom Invoice Processing & Payment

To further our discussion of document management beyond contracts, which our last post was on, one of the biggest pain points of telecom has got to be invoices.  Little missiles of irritation that arrive in the mail to ruin your day.  Sometimes by the boxful.  And you know you should really look at all of those – line by line, every single month – to make sure they are accurate.  But really, who has the time?

Case Study: Telecom Audit & Invoice Processing

Case Study: Telecom Audit & Invoice Processing

As we discussed in our last blog post on telecom management pain points, telecom invoice auditing is a major headache.  New cloud telecom expense management software tools make that management process easier, and we wanted to show a case study that illustrated how various telecom management services can be bundled together to build a custom solution around your needs.

Telecom Tactic #3: Invoice Processing

Telecom Tactic #3: Invoice Processing

A major source of headaches for telecom managers is dealing with telecom invoicing.  Lots of paper =  lots of mess.  And you know you should really review those suckers EVERY time, EVERY month, but really – who has the time.So finding a way to streamline invoice processing should be high on your list.  A few tips to make your life easier…

Telecom Expense Management Software Task List: Telecom Invoice Processing & Payment

Telecom Expense Management Software Task List: Telecom Invoice Processing & Payment

Speaking of document management, one of the biggest pain points of telecom has got to be invoices.  Little missiles of irritation that arrive in the mail to ruin your day.  Sometimes by the boxful.  And you knowyou should really look at all of those – line by line, every single month – to make sure they are accurate.  But really, who has the time?