The ability to turn up voice and data services has never been easier; many providers even offer self-provisioning. While this might seem like a swell idea, it comes with the risk that a company will spend money on voice and data circuits they don’t need, or were once in use but aren’t any longer.
Another area of corporate waste is with wireless carriers and company issued mobile devices. Over the years, we have found many instances of mobile devices never returned, or voice/data plans that are still active long after the employee has left the company.
Another area of financial waste is incorrect billing. Telecom billing departments are not perfect and it pays to look closely for changes in the bill. We’re frequently asked to review telecom invoices to confirm if the charges are applicable and correct, and more times than you’d expect we find old circuits that were never cancelled, or double billing, or new carrier pricing that can be rolled back to the lower cost with a simple phone call to the sales department.
Telecom technology is ever-changing and sometimes changing the tech makes sense and can save money. A prime example of this is replacing MPLS with SD-WAN, which can often net 60% savings. But unless you’re certain how your telecom switch is going to save on your bottom line, consult someone who knows how to find all the angles to save you money and hassle!
Did you know Mannassi IT Solutions can provide full service telecom analysis? Give us a call so we can find out how to shave those precious dollars off your telecom budget.