Telecom expenses tend to be quite substantial for some companies, and chances are good that you are being overcharged for telecom services. A telecom billing consultant acts as a liaison between you and your chosen carrier. By using a billing consultant to ferret out billing mistakes and underutilized services and bandwidth, your company can save money, increase your profit margins and also budget for telecom expenses more efficiently. Below are a number of ways that a telecom consultant will help you realize your goal.

Telecom Audit
Simply put, A telecom audit is an examination of the organization’s telecommunication expenses. If you are looking to save money on your expenses, the best place to start is by performing an audit. During the audit, the consultant is looking to see where there are potential savings for your company. The consultants compare your local telephone bills, wireless services, long distance invoices, internet, and the myriad of taxes, fees and surcharges that come with every bill against your contract and government fee schedules. They will also identify cases of phone abuse and billing errors. Their findings allow the company to request bill refunds as well as create a telecom budget based on actual costs.

Telecom Contract Negotiation
It can be a struggle to understand the terms and conditions of a contract when companies are just getting into telecom equipment and services contacts. Contracts can be filled with telecom world jargon that the managers do not understand. This leads to a lack of understanding of how the contracts affect their real monthly expenses. A telecom consultant plays a valuable role in the negotiations by acting as an interpreter helping managers understand the contract and its implications before committing to it.

Telecom Project Manager
When a company is looking to make substantial changes to their telecom services, it is always a wise decision to hire an expert in the field. This is because the decisions that will be made in the transition period will affect the company for years to come. A telecom consultant brings their unique knowledge of the industry, years of expertise and leadership to the table. Armed with these, they can comfortably steer the project in the right direction.

Coming up with a procurement policy
Employees will always want the latest when it comes to technology. With technology always changing and advancements being made within a short span of time, a clear hardware lifecycle plan and procurement policy are necessary. A consultant can help you identify what you really need and avoid flash in the pan technology expenses. They will review your current procurement policy and help you identify any areas for improvement.

For most companies, the bottom line is to make profits, but expenses will always reduce the profit margins. Telecom expenses are quite substantial in all companies today and they need to be controlled. Using a telecom billing consultant is the first step to increasing profits.

Teledata Select offers a whole range of services that will help you meet your business goals. Starting with a complimentary review of your current telecommunication bills to find opportunities for savings. better service and more functionality. We also offer project management for new service implementation and infrastructure installs, including fiber and low voltage cabling.  Contact us for a detailed discussion of your specific business technology needs.