NetPlus Offers Government Organizations a New Twist in the TEM Tale
February 03, 2014
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
In an ever-evolving telecommunication landscape, much has changed within the span of a few years; necessarily then, the scope of telecom expense management (TEM) has had to extend beyond the parameters of merely taming runaway costs and managing invoices.
Government and commercial clients are back at school learning from communication management solutions provider NetPlus newer ways to save on their communications operations.
In NetPlus TEM 2.0, which includes iNetPlus and NetPlus Inventory Management System, and NetPlus TMS, organizations have a powerful combination that promises to revamp and streamline work processes, providing a glass pane view into their network.
Let's take a look at some of its products and see how they will actually help government organizations and commercial enterprises to earn savings year after year.
Managing vendor invoices and contracts is often a pain, and iNetPlus gives clients a single platform to manage both. In addition, it helps break down spending, department-wise. As this is centrally done, everyone is in the know as to how much each department is spending and for what. Hence, allocation of resources becomes more open.
Outdated inventory doesn't help brand image much, so by automating the ordering process of circuits and wireless devices and taking care of adds, removes and any other changes, NetPlus ensures that at any point of time the inventory is always current and updated. It goes beyond traditional provisioning management and drives savings from the nooks and corners that are typically overlooked.
Moreover, NetPlus' VoIP Transition Tool will help realize initial cost savings by automating the transition to VoIP, and subsequent cost savings by automating bulk changes within the voice infrastructure.
Beyond all this, NetPlus also negotiates and optimizes contracts with telecom service providers so that clients can get the best deal. In addition, it provides the expense and data analytics to manage and control ongoing telecom expense.
Going a step further, it even conducts an audit of actual inventory against vendor bills. This gives organizations an idea as to whether they are being over-billed for any non-existent or previously canceled service. It also checks whether resources are being underutilized at any point.
In recent years, more and more organizations have seemingly benefited when they turned to NetPlus after seeing their TEM savings fade year after year. Will government and commercial organizations also stand to gain as much?
Edited by Rory J. Thompson