Large enterprises need the ability to accurately track, manage, and report on all software and IT assets – including fixed and mobile telecom assets.
Telecom asset management involves tracking non-physical assets such as service agreements – lines of service – in addition to hard, physical assets. If an asset, such as a POTS line or mobile device plan is no longer deployed, but the carrier still records the item as active, your company is being invoiced and continuing to pay the associated fees for something you aren’t using.
At Cass, we help your organization to maintain an accurate telecom inventory, to better manage your infrastructure and control costs.
Most enterprises don’t have the tools or time to maintain a well-documented telecom inventory. Cass provides this service as part of its lifecycle management offering. When Cass implements a new telecom expense management client, we take accountability to verify and/or build a working telecom asset inventory.
We start right away capturing your data and comparing it to carrier billing records. Most of the time, this method allows us to account for 80% to 100% of a client’s inventory within the initial weeks of the engagement.
During our deployment phase, we work out a communication process to track changes. Whether Cass does the ordering and provisioning for the client or not, Cass tracks all MACD activity in order to update the telecom inventory using the Cass ExpenseSmart® platform.
Given the constant change in both your fixed and mobility environments, maintaining database integrity can be challenging.
Without centralized telecom provisioning and device provisioning processes, you likely have to consult multiple systems and sources to understand your inventory, you don’t have the authoritative records you need to conduct an effective, systematic audit of your invoices. So without visibility coming from data you can trust, you have little or no control of spend.
Cass provides ad-hoc reporting capabilities to allow queries of inventory items. Drill-down parameters include vendor, master account, circuit use, location, circuit type, approved or unapproved status, and connected or disconnected status.
Business-specific filtering allows the selection of assets associated with specific levels of your company structure. Inventory data can be exported for use with other systems.
Cass focuses on operational excellence to get results. We emphasize telecom inventory management because we understand that – without an accurate inventory – we can’t pinpoint invoice errors and recover savings from over-charges.
No matter what the current state of your telecom inventory management, Cass will take accountability to improve your inventory data – and get results in the short term. And, once we have an accurate, working inventory, we will make sure your process doesn’t slip.