What’s the fastest way to significantly cut telecom costs without disruption? NPI has the answer.
Many enterprises overpay by 30 percent or more on elements of their telecom spend. That’s because these costs are notoriously difficult to manage. Network, voice, data and conferencing costs span multiple providers and it’s impossible to keep track of constantly changing services, plans and usage requirements.
Spend in the telecom category is usually decentralized, so enterprises lose the leverage of consolidated volume.
Telecom expense management tools and services are effective at finding billing errors and performing day-to-day provisioning and service selection tuning, but the savings are typically nominal. Is there a way to make a bigger telecom cost reduction impact? Yes!
High-Impact Telecom Cost Optimization Services
NPI’s primary objective is to help our clients pay fair market value prices for all telecom services, capitalize on the right programs and incentives, and ensure that your telecom programs and services are aligned with – and optimized for – your business needs. Our approach regularly helps clients cut current costs by 20 to 50 percent.
We focus on two specific, high-yield elements of telecom cost control that are non-disruptive and deliver the most savings over the longest period of time:
Carrier Contract Optimization
NPI will help you optimize pricing/rates, discounts, credits and business terms. If you haven’t optimized your carrier agreements in the last 18 months, if you have grown significantly or if you have satisfied your minimal annual revenue commitment (MARC), now is the time to re-optimize your carrier contracts. We’ll also assess whether your carriers have complied with all of the cost-related terms of your current agreements – you’d be surprised how many times rebate and credit incentives, rates and discounts have not been correctly applied!
Subscription and Service Optimization
NPI will help you select the optimal plans and services based on actual and forecasted usage, and groom zero-use lines and services.
NPI’s Telecom Cost Optimization services deliver the following benefits:
Ensure you’re receiving the best possible rates, discounts, credits and contract terms
Align service selection with current and forecasted usage requirements
Minimize or eliminate under/overbuying, overage charges and penalties
NPI brought a deep understanding of traditional and wireless carrier agreements and invaluable market intelligence to help manage our fragmented telecom spend. The results provided a 32 percent savings over last year’s spending. CIO, Global Media Company
We are a 100-hospital network with highly distributed network spend. NPI discovered that aggregate spend on MPLS, broadband, private line, Ethernet and dedicated bandwidth services was over $14 million. They helped us cut that by 20% and we saved $15 million over the three-year term of our new carrier agreements. They also helped us groom other telecom spend and uncovered another $5 million in savings. These are really meaningful results for a hospital system with tremendous cost pressure. CIO, Large Hospital System