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How to Visualize and Centralize your Data

on October 11, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Cost Transparency Actionable data analytics Centralize data
    Many organizations find themselves having to pull or even wait for data from their Telecom Expense Management (TEM) vendor in order to obtain visual graphics outlining key data and information. Businesses will rely on Excel files and spreadsheets to get a visual handle on their data, which can be a long and tedious process. I’ve worked with pivot tables and macros in excel, and you never know when they will give up on you. Viewing data is one thing, but having security measures in place to keep data in the right hands within the company is also an area for concern. This issue often leads to data only being available to certain individuals, leaving others with no visibility of the data pertaining to them. For example, Business Unit Managers need to wait for a report from the IT Director in order to prepare their 2018 Budget. Managers and Employees alike must be able to understand their telecom and technology environment, and how their usage impacts the bottom line of the company.
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Can TEM Help Me Manage Skype for Business?

   
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Preparing for the Future of IT and Tech Consumption

on September 19, 2017 5:30 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Challenges Technologies Information technology
When it comes to purchasing new technology and investing in new systems, two particular individuals play a key role in the decision making process; the CFO and the CIO. IT priorities have been fluctuating over the past decade, and choosing where to invest requires a team effort. The CFO and CIO want to work together, and their ultimate goal is to participate in and lead the growth of the company. However, their roles within an organization are quite different. Chief Financial Officers want to make investment decisions with the cost and the return at the top of mind. The Chief Information Officer wants to invest based on software and technologies with the greatest potential for business transformation. In order to make effective decisions, the process must be business-focused, and more importantly, must incorporate the perspective of both of these C-Levels in order to maximize the benefits.
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How a Financial Services Company Avoided IT and Telecom Overload

on August 29, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Customer Story Telecom Expense Management IT Inventory
 
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To Self-Manage, or to Fully-Manage; that is the Question

When selecting a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) vendor, the process of evaluating solutions might not seem so complicated. Everyone is essentially selling the same product, right? Let’s rewind a minute, many providers say they offer Telecom Expense Management but what they do can vary in multiple ways, provide a variety of bundles or variations and flavours to the services you can sign up for. In order to effectively decide on a vendor, you must first decide on what objectives you want to achieve. Is your focus inventory management, cost optimization or automating processes across all of your organization; or maybe it’s all of the above? While one option may cost less the day you sign, what you are looking for are long-term results. Once you know what you want to achieve, you will need to figure out if you will need a Self-Managed or a Fully-Managed solution. Some vendors will make both options available with some variances. Understanding the difference between fully-managed and self-managed is key to getting the most out of a TEM solution.
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Telecom and Wireless Cost Management bring savings to a Resource Company

on August 8, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Customer Story TEM software IT cost management
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Should your Telecom Expense Management Reports be doing more?

Typically, getting your hands on the reports you need in a timely manner, for a reasonable price, can be challenging. Many Telecom Expense Management (TEM) providers charge extra fees when clients request a report, due to the programming and customization involved to create a report in the backend of the software. Reports are a necessity for many businesses who need a clear-cut view of their data in a sensible way, and being subject to expensive charges is a common problem. Decision-makers who require very detailed reports in order to understand data properly can end up incurring costs and waiting around for long periods of time just to see your own data. “Only 55% of all telecom reporting generated today is considered standard, leaving a significant portion of reporting as ad-hoc.” – AOTMP, State of the Telecom Management Industry 2016.
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How We Helped an Insurance Company Reduce IT and Telecom Costs

Cimpl currently serves a public Canadian insurance company that provides its services to over 3 million customers. With nearly 10,000 employees and about 1,200 departments, managing MACDs became quite a challenge. Before implementing Cimpl, the company’s IT executives kept track and managed over 18,000 assets and services manually, through multiple different systems and Excel sheets. In using several different systems to organize their assets, the company often lost track of where specific assets were, leaving them uncertain about what assets they actually owned. Finding invoices and billing anomalies became an impossible feat. At the same time, the company had several vendors to track and pay.
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Telecom Expense Management's Changing Landscape

on July 4, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Telecom Expense Management tem TEMIA Managed Services
A Changing Landscape
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Cimpl Included in Gartner's 2017 TEM Market Guide

on June 27, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | cost savings TEM software inventory management
Recently, Gartner released the 2017 TEM Market Guide, a guide to help enterprises evaluate TEM vendors and their different offerings. Cimpl is proud to announce that we have been listed among 14 other TEM vendors, thus allowing us to showcase some of our differentiators and cost optimization tactics that help us stand out from the average TEM provider.
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Cimpl Rides Under The Sun for Big Bike 2017

on June 20, 2017 5:30 PM By | Caroline C. Le Brun | 0 Comments | Events Company Culture
Every year, the Heart & Stroke Foundation holds their Big Bike event in La Belle Province. And since 2010, Cimpl has been taking part in honour of one of our colleagues who passed away due to a heart condition.  Our employees have been jumping on that big red bike with a goal of raising funds to support research for cardiovascular disease.
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Will The Recent Mergers and Acquisitions in TEM Affect You?

The Telecom Expense Management (TEM) industry has reached a crossroad.  Market gorillas are looking to grow, and are doing so through acquisitions and mergers. I would like to raise whether these roll-ups have served their customers as well as it has served their financial backers. Or if the focus really is on building a great company or simply flipping it to the next buyer. By contrast, at Cimpl, we are continuing to invest in creating more value for customers through in-house development, built on the backbone of our already well-established platform.
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