The Technology Expense Management Industry Association TEMIA (http://www.temia.org), has published a new industry standard for fixed wireline, mobile and IT inventory. Inventory and asset management provide a critical foundation for all programs. Download the paper on inventory standards for fixed, mobile and IT today. One of the goals with the paper is to promote more precision in discussions with enterprises for what will be included in the scope of work for fixed, mobile and IT inventory. The IT section in the standard reflects this new thinking. IT may not be part of a typical TEM or MMS engagement today, but it is included to help clients and Solutions Providers define the scope of work. The paper clearly identifies a minimum requirement for what should be tracked, managed and reported. It also identifies a second category of items that are not part of the required standard with items that are “nice to have.”
Mark Hearn, President and CEO of Network Control (http://www.network-control.net) and President of TEMIA said, “Inventory is one of the most compelling reasons to implement a TEM solution in your organization. Without a complete and comprehensive inventory you lack insightful reporting analytics, detailed information of your Network Control services and cost components cannot be properly measured and reported on. The standards TEMIA has set are a valuable tool in helping the enterprise be assured they have the necessary information to gain valuable insight into the services and costs.”
“I am relentless about the capture and value of inventory in our temNOW system (and all TEM systems). Serving on the TEMIA inventory standards committee was an incredible opportunity to elevate our industry,” said Dean Keeler, Chief Technology Officer for AMI Strategies (http://www.amistrategies.com).
“With the wide range of service offerings and the ever-changing mobility landscape, it is critical that enterprise customers understand the value of a solid standard to track mobile inventory in order to measure vendor performance, and ultimately program results”, said Erik M. Eames, CEO of Wireless Analytics (http://www.wirelessanalytics.com) “I’m honored to have been chosen to co-present these new inventory standards at the recent TEMIA membership meeting, and I fully support and endorse the use of these new standards as a way to ensure the highest quality service delivery for Wireless Analytics’ customers”.
Over the past six months, TEMIA asked for suggestions in meetings, committee calls and email before finalizing industry standards for fixed wireline, mobile and IT inventory. The final paper reflects contributions from TEMIA’s thought leaders. Establishing a standard is important, at the same time, this industry has benefited from its ability to tailor solutions to meet client needs. Some client projects may not require tracking of IT inventory; others may require additional items which are not part of this standard.
With this paper TEMIA seeks to:
- Establish an industry standard that serves as a baseline for Solutions Providers and enterprises.
- Identify inventory items that enterprises and Solutions Providers consider valuable to track.
- Insure there is clarity on what will be captured.
TEMIA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Enterprise Technology Management, Managed Services, Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Services, MMS, Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management, EMM solutions. TEMIA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, TEMIA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.
Learn more about TEMIA online at http://www.temia.org
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With nearly 20 years of experience, we are one of the pioneers of Telecom Expense Management (TEM). We offer a fully managed solution that combines bill auditing, invoice management, technology and process consulting, and project management with operational and business management support. Our TemNet® web-based dashboard gives you perfect insight into all aspects of your telecom environment, anywhere, any time.
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About Wireless Analytics, LLC
Wireless Analytics takes the complexity out of mobility for their clients. Wireless Analytics helps enterprise customers decrease spend with their carriers, reduce internal IT support costs, enable employee productivity and achieve ROI through mobile technology. Our CLEAN Platform™ (Communications Lifecycle Expense Analytics), a cloud-based, multi-tenant subscription application along with high-touch 24-hour support, empowers businesses through easy access to mobility expense reporting, mobility performance metrics, award-winning support and powerful online procurement, provisioning and asset tracking tools.
About AMI Strategies
AMI Strategies is a full-service global telecom and technology expense management firm. AMI manages the “procure to payment” process for technology, energy/utilities and assets. Their cloud-based services platform, temNOW, audits and manages invoices through the entire lifecycle. Clients achieve cost savings from the detection of billing errors, variances in billing vs. contracted rates and anomalies from pre-established audit rules. temNOW provides centralized invoice management and a systematic inventory of assets and services. For more information, visit http://amistrategies.com/.