The primary reason a company would want to have a telecom billing audit performed is because it’s a great way for a company to lower their telecom costs without having to allocate any budget dollars to fund the audit. Since most audits are performed on a contingency basis, the project fees are a percentage of the savings recovered and costs avoided. It’s a no risk, high return project where the savings recovered can actually be used to fund other cost savings projects or to avoid potential budget cuts.
Here we go again. It seems every few months we hear about wireless vendors charging users or enterprises for services they either didn't order, didn't know about or thought they had canceled but still kept being billed. You might know this as "cramming" but in the TEM world we call this "easily avoidable".
As a telecom expense and enterprise mobility management company, our job is to help companies manage and maximize the ROI on their telecom investments. One of the ways we do that is to find ways to reduce costs and now that we're at the midpoint of most corporate budgets, the question that always comes up is "How do I find some immediate savings and telecom cost reduction this fiscal year?"
There are a lot of different answers to this question, but in general, one of the fastest, and sometimes easiest, ways to find immediate savings that have an immediate budget impact is through a TEM Billing Audit
So you found an error on your telephone bill and are getting ready to contact the carrier for resolution: Now what?
Common sense tells you that once notified, the telephone company should correct the error immediately and refund all overpayments.
Unfortunately, this is an area where common sense rarely prevails.
A Telecom expense management (TEM) business process lets controllers, business unit executives, and IT/Telecom managers institute procedures and guidelines that ensure: