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TEMIA Committee Overseeing TEM Ethics Code

Posted by Chris Thierry | December 7, 2010 2:15 PM

*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.

*Please note that TEMIA changed its organization name to ETMA in 2018.

Cimpl Member of ETMA

Since 2009, Cimpl has been a proud member of ETMA (formerly TEMIA), the Enterprise Technology Management Association. ETMA's mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions, to improve the quality and value of TEM solutions through the development and promotion of industry standards, and to share resources among TEM providers and their business partners to advance the results organizations achieve through their deployment of TEM solutions.

Earlier this year, I was pleased to help co-author the Ethics Code, and even more pleased by the ratification of the code to the membership base in June 2010.

TEMIA Ethics Code

The TEMIA Ethics Code was critically absent for an industry in rapid growth. Companies claiming to do TEM range from IBM to the individual telecom consultant with little more than an Access database.  Are these TEM companies? According to TEMIA, yes.  So with such a broach spectrum of TEM companies and capabilities, reducing customer confusion by policing misleading statements became a raison d’être of the Ethics Committee.

For Cimpl, as a member of TEMIA, we are subjected to the Ethics code in our daily lives. As I write this blog or approve a press release, our actions have consequences. My involvement with the TEMIA ethics committee gives me hands on appreciation for the lengths company will go to mislead customers. I am however optimistic that others in the industry will follow TEMIA’s lead and see the long term value of ethical behavior. 

Read TEMIA Ethics Code

Bank Case study on Expense Management


Topics: Core Values, Company Culture, TEMIA

Written by Chris Thierry

Visionary and founder of Cimpl, Christopher Thierry is a dedicated leader in the IT industry. Focused on facilitating businesses in their journeys towards digital transformation, Cimpl’s President aims to deliver a technology expense management platform that evolves with ongoing and ever-changing business needs. In offering and all-in-one, consolidated expense management solutions Christopher is taking businesses beyond TEM to manage the Enterprise Digital Footprint.

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