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A Defined Roadmap: Foundation for Success in Telecom Expense Management

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | March 20, 2019 4:00 PM

Accessing a clearly defined roadmap to help you through the path to TEM is the 85th reason to go beyond Telecom Expense Management and manage your Enterprise Digital Footprint.

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A roadmap? I don’t need that, I can manage my own business! Don’t get me wrong, a roadmap can be quite useful. Throughout your life, you have most likely followed many roadmaps in different contexts, without even noticing it. For example, to get to your dream job of being an IT manager, or to go on a well-deserved vacation, you had to go through several steps to achieve your goal. Academic studies and professional milestones to get to where you are today, and saving money, booking your plane ticket and accommodation for your vacation. You see where I’m going with this, don’t you? All these steps are part of roadmap to achieve your specific goal. Well, being able to manage your telecom expenses is no exception, as it is much easier to do so when you have a well-established roadmap to achieve your business goals. Let me show you how it works.

Why is it so Important to have a Roadmap in TEM?

For starters, what do we really mean when we talk about a “roadmap?” It is a “strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome, and includes the major steps or milestones needed to reach it.” In a world where technology is king, it is clear that all companies possess many technological assets and services, and that this number will keep increasing over the years. It also means that it will become more and more difficult for oneself to manage all the expenses related to these assets. That is why a Technology Expense Management software is crucial for your company.

However, in order to be able to properly manage spending on telecom, mobility, IT and unified collaboration and communications, there are several specific steps to follow. That is when the roadmap comes into play. It will allow you to visualize all the steps to follow in order to achieve your business goals. Having a plan, pre-established by the TEM provider, allows to build a relationship out of trust, because you will know exactly what to expect from the provider. The provider will create a roadmap that will adapt to your needs, so that you can address your technology expense management gaps as you go further in the process of TEM.

The Benefits of Having a TEM Roadmap

Obviously, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post if there were no benefit at all to have a roadmap for managing technology expenses. Sit tight, because there are lots of them:

  • Gives a comprehensive plan of all the steps to go through before achieving your business goals.
  • Allows you to understand the value of each step, and what value they will bring to you as the project progresses.
  • Helps you plan more competitive and realistic objectives, specific to your current situation.
  • It is an excellent communication tool, not only for you, but for your providers too. They’ll have a better idea of where you’re headed and how they can collaborate with you to get there.
  • An illustrated and detailed roadmap will be even easier for you to understand what is coming up and what has already been accomplished.

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Cimpl’s Way

With your needs in mind, Cimpl created a roadmap that goes beyond Telecom Expense Management to help you manage your Enterprise Digital Footprint, starting for example with managing online wireless technology, and working progressively towards managing your entire technological environment. We go beyond TEM researching, tweaking and sharing with you industry best practices. Our recommended roadmap clearly demonstrates the progress that many of our clients have made, so that they can inspire you in return. With Cimpl, at the end of your roadmap, you will have full control over your Enterprise Digital Footprint, all within a single platform.

If you would like to learn more on how Cimpl can help you manage your technology expenses, contact us today!

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Topics: Technology Expense Management (TEM), Company growth

Written by Caroline Le Brun

Having worked in marketing for 16 years, Caroline has significantly improved Cimpl’s online presence and industry recognition as Marketing Director. Working closely with analysts and highly focused on keeping up with IT industry trends, she is most knowledgeable in the realm of technology and IT expense management best practices. As a passionate, driven marketer, she works side by side with her marketing team to bring Cimpl beyond its greatest achievements.

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