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A Look at Cimpl Through 2017

on December 13, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Cimpl Products Technology Expense Management Platform
Over the course of this year, Cimpl has had a multitude of product releases. If you’ve kept up with our communications, you know that our product has been enhanced to continually suit the needs of our customers for now, and into the future. We know that managing technology and maintaining control over your IT and telecom environment is becoming increasingly difficult. IT trends are changing, and with some of the bigger trends like AI, IoT, and Business Process Automation sweeping the enterprise landscape, your IT inventory is only going to keep getting bigger.
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Is Business Process Automation the Way to Go?

With little to no intervention, typical, mundane, everyday activities can take up huge chunks of the day across multiple departments. Repetitive tasks can become a setback for companies that are looking to get as much done as possible on any given day. These things need to be done, but they take buckets of precious work hours. Efficiency and increased productivity are common goals that businesses aim for, often on an ongoing basis. Managers search for wherever a process can be clipped or modified in order to stimulate growth. In order to get things done more efficiently and in a timely manner, processes and everyday tasks must be optimized.
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3 Impacts of Digital Transformation for CIOs

As a CIO, you face increasing pressures to digitally transform the enterprise, while juggling a full list of responsibilities. According to a CIO census survey done in late 2017, some of the key drivers of digital transformation include things like;
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A Pressing Need to Innovate

on October 31, 2017 5:00 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Technology Expense Management it Innovation Information technology
As the future of IT continues to progress, the role that the IT department plays becomes increasingly important, and increasingly demanding. We know that, as a CIO, your role is constantly changing and expanding. You might typically focus on having an overall responsibility for the IT of the entire organization, with a central task of keeping things running smoothly.
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Top 5 Dashboard Trends for Telecom Reporting

on October 25, 2017 8:30 AM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | TEM software Reports Trends Centralize data
Businesses have expressed a need for data visualization since the beginning of data generation in enterprises. In order for executives and other decision makers to work effectively, understanding and viewing their data is an absolute must. There are many ways to go about visualizing data. The majority of enterprises generate lots of data, leaving them with hundreds and hundreds of documents filled with information to maintain. Having to skim through dozens of folders with various dates, to find that one Excel sheet you created on the company’s Return on Investment (ROI), for one of many services, can quickly become an obstacle.
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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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