Telecom Audits

The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

The Perfect Recipe for Savings on Technology

What is the perfect recipe for TEM? Valicom has been perfecting their TEM software and services for over 28 years and have broke it down into four simple steps for you. 1. Outline all IT assets 2. Disconnect and remove wasted inventory 3. Track contracts and and invoices 4. Identify and eliminate late fees and errors, saving time and money!

Internet vs. Telecommunication Services: Differences that Matter for Users’ Rights

Internet vs. Telecommunication Services: Differences that Matter for Users’ Rights

The internet is a global network that provides communication and information options for users. It is made up of interconnected networks that share a set of standard protocols.

Telecommunication (telecom) involves the exchange of information, such as voice, video and data, using electronic devices. It's a wide term that encompasses many technologies like wireless and wired phones, fiber optics, radio, TV, the internet and other means of transmitted communication.

3 costly telecom expenses that are hiding in plain sight

3 costly telecom expenses that are hiding in plain sight

Bills can tell you 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 costly telecom expenses that are hiding in plain sight that can impact organizations:

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Boost Client Revenue with Valicom’s Partner Program

Boost Client Revenue with Valicom’s Partner Program

Valicom offers a unique and lucrative opportunity for Master Agents and IT Services providers through our Channel Partner Program. The program allows you to expand your business offering, adding technology and telecom expense management (TEM) to your repertoire. OR reduce your own overhead costs by automating and outsourcing time-consuming data entering processes.

TEM Service Spotlight: Telcom Bill Pay

TEM Service Spotlight: Telcom Bill Pay

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

The Benefits of Telecom Bill Check & Audit Services

The Benefits of Telecom Bill Check & Audit Services

Here’s a quick gut-check scenario. A telecom invoice arrives in the mail… it’s 1,000 pages long, and includes a large and complex environment of both wireline and wireless devices. What happens next? Is this invoice reviewed line by line? Or is it just paid – without review or further scrutiny?

TEM for Energy: Q&A Podcast

TEM for Energy: Q&A Podcast

Energy companies tend to have a wide variety of services spread out over many different locations and vendors throughout their service area.  Often Energy companies have hundreds of substations in rural areas from more ‘Mom & Pop’ type telephone companies instead of just having 2-3 ‘core’ vendors. 

The Bountiful Benefits of A Telecom Audit

The Bountiful Benefits of A Telecom Audit

When it comes to telecom audits – we have seen a major shift within the last year. It seems more and more businesses are attempting to wrap their arms around their telecom inventories and spend. All companies from small individual ownerships to large corporation are looking for areas to cut costs in every aspect of business. Telecommunications can be a large but absolutely necessary expense.

Telecom Audits & Inventories

Telecom Audits & Inventories

As discussed in our webinar last week – one of our biggest predictions for 2015 is increased demand for audits and inventories. Earlier this month we wrote about the CSR, and the treasure trove of information available in this document. Doing an audit and building an inventory is step two.

Telecom Invoice

Telecom Invoice

Telecom invoice. How do you feel when someone wants to talk to you about a Telecom Invoice? Either you are familiar with it or you’re not. Whether you are writing an expense report to justify your monthly telecom expenses, or managing the company’s entire Telecom expenses, you know you will need to be able to interpret the bill.

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Why Carrier Independence is Important

Why Carrier Independence is Important

When Valicom began in 1991, we were founded on the values of carrier independence, ethics, and integrity. Today, there are a small number of IT, finance or sourcing executives who express concern over telecom expense management (TEM) providers who are not carrier agnostic. Most companies seem...

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Have you ever heard the definition of Insanity?

Have you ever heard the definition of Insanity?

Businesses live this everyday and do not even realize it. Especially, when it comes to true telecom expense control. Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Think about this quote for a second and ask yourself if this quote applies to the way you run your company.

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