Need to Convince Your CFO?
We are all concerned by the recession and how it affects the way we manage our businesses. We need to reduce expenses as much as possible. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that CFOs make cuts in department budgets to overcome losses or simple lack of profit. While budget trimming improves the bottom line, it's a bad reason to set aside investments in IT asset management software. Unfortunate, but it's done regardless. So, the challenge for a CIO is to show the economic benefits that such solutions can bring to a company. To convince your Financial Manager to purchase or at least consider an IT assets management software, here are three selling points to rid him or her of any doubt.
To get started, you need to improve your communication with your employees. This could have a positive influence on your budget. Establish a policy of cost transparency to raise awareness among employees about both their usage habits and their needs. Get used to new trends such as BYOD and adapt your governance policy to monitor your assets. An employee who is both comfortable in a technological environment and enabled to control his own usage is a more productive employee.
Here are three simple but powerful arguments that help eliminate any lingering doubts:
Centralize all information to massively contribute to expense reductions in IT asset purchases. Today, modern technologies offer us almost unlimited opportunities; it’s your responsibility to know how to take advantage of it. Either there is a surplus of devices or there is an undersupply. It's hard work to keep track of your company's financial situation and inventory - it's a constant struggle with a myriad of paperwork. That’s why choosing an IT asset management solution which brings together all this information in one place saves time and increases value.
Getting visibility on your telecom and IT asset expenses allows you to estimate your company needs and to detect unused services with greater precision. With a good IT asset management system, you can receive data in real time and save time. Again, everything depends on cost transparency and your knowledge of your company.
Don’t wait until it is too late before considering an asset management software, be a trailblazer. Knowing your business is the key. It is possible to grow your business while saving money. Adopting a telecom and IT management solution can help you reach these two goals. However, to be sure that you've set up the right solution for your company, three important steps are required:
Find a company which has used the kinds of systems that you're evaluating and identify the benefits and disadvantages associated with the platforms. The comparison allows you to evaluate the impact that a new management model could have on your company.
Study the makeup of every department of your company, not just your own - this is the best way to identify and understand where the flaws in your organization lie.
Finally, find allies to support your approach. Strength lies in numbers, and having a group of supporters will strengthen your arguments.
Cimpl has for a long time understood that the best defence is a good attack. Cimpl is the all-in-one solution that can easily answer all your needs. It has been built specifically to connect and centralize all your telecom and IT asset information, to clarify your data, to control your expenses, and more. If you’re running short of arguments Cimpl's telecom expense management software can help you with that too!
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