AnchorPoint Sees Corporate Cost Cutting Pressures Increasing Telecom Expense Management Mandate

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Senior Level Executives Take a Closer Look at Programs Driving Value

Our customers tell us they are being asked by senior management to quantify the value and justify the ongoing support of their TEM program

As executives look for ways to reduce corporate expenditures in an effort to boost the bottom line and increase earnings many programs come under question as to what value they bring to the organization. Undoubtedly corporate communications costs - which appear in the list of top five corporate expenses - become a prime target for corporate telecom and IT process and product evaluation.

MTS & AnchorPoint, A Division of MTS Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions deliver full access to communications cost visibility required by enterprises in today's economy. AnchorPoint TEM solutions automate the processing and auditing of telecom invoices, track and manage telecom assets, allocate charges, manage contracts, and provide complete information visibility through a centralized database and integrated application suite. AnchorPoint's Map-to-WinSM process-focused approach ensures that the client's TEM solution aligns people, process and technology to client-specific business needs, achieving maximum results and return-on-investment (ROI).

"Our customers tell us they are being asked by senior management to quantify the value and justify the ongoing support of their TEM program," said John Dretler, Senior Vice President. "The good news is that based on the immediate visibility into telecom spend our customers are easily able to track and report on hard dollar cost savings, define assets under management and calculate the ROI their TEM solution is delivering. The better news is that during the initial sales process we can leverage our TEM Maturity Model to forecast TEM savings and create a baseline so we can effectively evaluate the ROI throughout the full TEM lifecycle engagement."

AOTMP, a leading provider of information solutions for managing telecom and IT environments, recently published a research report entitled The Value of Maintaining TEM. The June 2009 study evaluated the strategic value TEM delivers to a business and factors for TEM sustainability, particularly during tough economic times. "One of the main objectives of the study was to understand the reasons why a TEM program might be considered for potential elimination during periods of down-sizing while outlining the negative affects this action would bring to the organization," said Scott Lawrence, Director of Research, AOTMP. "In order to achieve true sustainability a company must continue to demonstrate value through hard and soft dollar savings well beyond the initial launch of the TEM program." The study also evaluated areas of hard dollar savings from telecom audits, preventative cost savings initiatives, visibility reporting and ways to keep TEM from the chopping block. A copy of the AOTMP report can be found at AOTMP Report.

AOTMP, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is the leading provider of information solutions for managing telecom and IT environments. AOTMP's proprietary certifications, benchmarks, standards and best practices deliver measurable improvement in efficiency and productivity for managing wireless, voice, data and network services. From Fortune 50 companies to SMB, enterprises seeking the best return on telecom and IT services turn to AOTMP's industry research, advisory services, events, educational programs and performance management systems to achieve operational and financial efficiency. For more information, visit

About AnchorPoint
AnchorPoint ( is a leading provider of Telecom Expense Management Solutions that enable enterprises to gain visibility and control of strategic assets that drive key business processes and crucial competitive advantage. The company's award-winning software, consulting and managed services solutions - including integrated Invoice, Asset, and Usage Management and Business Analytics tools -- provide professionals at every level of the organization with rapid access to concise, actionable data. Armed with this knowledge, they can make smart operational and financial decisions that maximize the performance of core assets and services. From reducing costs and optimizing resources for superior ROI; from allocating budgets to ensuring regulatory compliance; from purchasing to payment; and everything in between, global leaders rely on AnchorPoint for absolute control over bottom line results.

AnchorPoint is a division of MTS - Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTSL), a global provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) for comprehensive telecommunication management and Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) solutions. Headquartered in Israel, MTS markets its solutions through wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, and Brazil, as well as through OEM partnerships with NEC, Siemens, Phillips and other vendors. MTS shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol MTSL). For more information please visit:

Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks in product development plans and schedules, rapid technological change, changes and delays in product approval and introduction, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, market acceptance, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary rights of the Company and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government regulations, dependence on third parties to manufacture products, general economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


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