We believe that this broad program will help companies to reduce wireless costs while providing better control and management of wireless devices
Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2007
Rapid growth in wireless devices over the last five years has left companies searching for resources and methodologies to manage the spend category. Wireless spend is increasing in significance for many companies as these devices become pervasive. Tracking device inventory, active users and coordinating wireless plan minutes is evolving into a time consuming and costly task that most companies don't have the time or resources to get to.
In response to this dilemma, Source One is rolling out a comprehensive program to assist companies in gaining control of their wireless spending. The five actions for managing a wireless network:
- Validate inventory and verify periodically that every service and line billed is assigned to a valid user.
- Centralize the administration process so that specific individuals make changes or initiate new orders.
- Review usage and usage patterns to confirm proper rate plans and promotions for:
- Peak minute usage
- International LD and Roaming
- Unlimited Nights and Weekends
- Data Services
- Add-on services
Each carrier requires a slightly different investigation. This Review should be done monthly.
- Evaluate new carrier plans and promotions. This should be done monthly.
- Create and monitor contract expiration list. This should be done at least twice yearly.
"We believe that this broad program will help companies to reduce wireless costs while providing better control and management of wireless devices", said Steven Belli, CEO of Source One.
Source One has been at the forefront of supply chain transformation and enablement for the past 15 years assisting companies in strategic sourcing as a Procurement Service Provider. "During our history we have developed subject matter expertise and sourced over one hundred categories. Recently we have made online Sourcing and RFP tools available to everyone with the release of the Free RFx and Reverse Auction web http://www.WhyAbe.com ", said William Dorn, Director Operations of Source One.
About Source One Management Services, LLC
Source One is a Procurement Service Provider that has been assisting companies with their strategic sourcing requirements for 15 years. Engagements with Source One may include spend consolidation, assistance with statements of work, identification of alternate suppliers, market and supply research, RFP management, price and terms negotiations, and contract recommendations. A small sampling of the categories that Source One has successfully sourced include: Advertising, Benefits, Chemicals, Direct Materials, Freight, Hardware, Insurance, Material Handling, MRO, Packaging, Small Parcel, Software, Telecommunications, Travel, Treasury Services, Uniforms, & Utilities. Clients average 18% savings across all product and service categories. In order to best service their clients, Source One provides flexible fee options for their consulting services. Clients can choose between contingency (gain sharing) based, fee for service or a hybrid. For more information, visit http://www.SourceOneInc.com or call 215-902-0200.
WhyAbe.com is an on-demand web sourcing tool that can be used by any organization or individual in any industry. WhyAbe allows buyers to post their specifications in a RFP / RFQ format and invite suppliers to provide quotes. Buyers have the ability to communicate with multiple suppliers at once and view all responses in the WhyAbe dashboard. Registering and using most e-sourcing platforms require a large ramp-up period and/or a large deployment budget. With these platforms, the cost of rollout can often mitigate any cost savings opportunities. WhyAbe's quote tracking system assists companies reach compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. Obtaining value from WhyAbe is instant. There is no software to install or PC's to configure. A computer equipped with the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox provides immediate access to the comprehensive and user friendly tool. WhyAbe provides a free download of the Firefox software on its homepage. WhyAbe is available immediately for free on the web @ http://www.WhyAbe.com.
For additional information, contact:
Chief Supply Strategist
Source One Management Services, LLC
724 Fitzwatertown Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090