It’s a tricky decision for some businesses: Should we continue with our same, old processes or adopt telecom expense management systems. The former won’t rock the boat or require a big learning curve to come up to speed with the new systems. On the other hand, not instituting a TEM program could mean missing out on opportunities for greater efficiency.
As you weigh these considerations, here’s a closer look at TEM and what it can do for you.
Many companies are limping along with a hodge-podge of processes to manage different capabilities. Any time interdependent processes are separated, you bleed efficiency. TEM brings voice, data and mobile spending under one umbrella for more efficient single-source management. This eliminates the workload for your employees, minimizes redundancies, and helps things move faster.
Saves Money Long-term
Some business owners think that implementing TEM programs will set them back so much that it’s not worth it. Sure, there’s the cost of the service itself and the expenses of educating the workforce on using the software, but it’s also a powerful investment that can pay for itself quite quickly in many cases.
TEM software can help you pinpoint inefficiencies in your organization. For example, you might discover that some of your telecom channels are being overused and some are underused, and you can redistribute to control your costs. You can also eliminate late fees and detect errors in your manual accounting processes that would otherwise go undiscovered and correct them. When you automate processes and eliminate human frailties, your margin for error goes way down. That alone can drastically cut down on financial losses.
Helps you Plan for the Future
TEM produces the analytics necessary to put out fires today and to project for greater efficiency tomorrow. When you can break down your communications spending, analyze it, and improve your reporting processes and accountability, you can get a clear picture of how to allocate your resources and minimize spending in the future.
Yes, it’s an adjustment to implement a TEM solution, but for the sake of your operational processes and bottom line, many would argue that you can’t afford not to make the switch.