The greatest challenge to the enterprise is the fast pace of change in the mobility environment. Our network of advisors have been on each side of the table as service providers, clients and as objective advisors.
The options are many and NSA sees the first priority is understanding the environment including inventory and trend analysis before digging into the costs. There are five areas that NSA can engage immediately to streamline your environment and reduce costs.
The least intrusive place to start is a benchmark of existing services leading to the most complex engagment which includes a bid process of existing agreements.
- Benchmark – examine existing inventory against market rates and trends – 21-30 days
- Inventory Optimization – rate plan analysis to usage trends – 14 days
- International Rate Review – minimizing costs associated with travelers – 30 days
- Roadmap Analysis – complete review of policies and future deployment – 30-60 days
- RFP – complete bid process of existing and future inventories against market analysis and trends completing with new market rated agreements – 90-120 days
RFPs are not limited to carrier negotiations, NSA advisors provide insight and advice on M2M, TEM, MDM, Helpdesk and the rest of the alphabet services.
There are many changes coming to the TEM space as confusion in the market is driving a need for standardization of terms and services. Business Intelligence capabilities, more useful analysis and increased demand for ROI will drive the TEM industry options to shrink through attrition and mergers as clients demand more for less.
NSA Advisors predicted in 2012 the shake out effect in Telecommunication Expense Management and the addition of Asset Management and other services to stem dwindling revenues. Smaller players have found it difficult to compete at the reduced rates but winning as clients become a big fish in a small pond.
NSA has a mutually beneficial compensation based on a guaranteed shared fee approach. We are compensated on success. We believe that sharing the benefits makes all of us more competitive, gives increased returns to our mutual clients and drives a deeper more meaningful relationship with a high return on investment.
NSA is not compensated by your vendors, making out approach purely objective. An the partners we introduce operate on a mutually shared compensation model.
Click here to get more information how your organization can gain advantage in this market place with one of our no risk arrangements. You will be contacted directly by one of our executive management team members.
Telecommunication Lifecycle Management
At NSA we believe that working with our partners and affiliates enhances the value they bring to their clients.
NSA’s experience negotiating agreements for both Carriers and Enterprises creates the knowledge needed to leverage the information we gain regarding your operations and our industry knowledge to lead a successful engagement.
Our excellent knowledge and experience evaluating domestic and international service providers gives our negotiation team bring the most favorable rates and T&C’s for our clients.
NSA’s team members are capable of leading the entire RFP process or work in the back ground providing your team with the market data and advice needed to support your negotiations. We are experienced and capable of working in either environment.
The key to every successful engagement is working for a strong foundation of information; no two sourcing engagements are the same. While sharing similarities the nuances of your corporate environment, technology plans, and vendor relationships all shape rules of engagement and ultimately the outcome. Without understanding these variables and adjusting tactics accordingly the end result is failure….
Our wireline sourcing engagements use an 8 step process to insure we successfully meet your expectations.
1. Situational Analysis
2. Baseline/Inventory Creation (Services & Contracts)
3. Benchmarking (Rates as well as T&C’s)
4. Go to Market Strategy
5. Sourcing Project Management
7. Contract Review
8. Contract Compliance
NSA starts with a complimentary no obligation review your current situation focusing on current contractual environment, business environment, and pending technology changes as well as your desired outcomes from the project. Once completed we will discuss the probability of success. We include potential challenges we might encounter, and if necessary, offer alternative strategies based on the intelligence gathered during this phase.
In addition to sourcing projects, NSA also provides the expertise to assist our clients with the following services which may be used in an ad-hoc manner or bundled in order to meet your needs. All services are available as either one-time engagements or as part of a multi-year partnership.
Benchmarking: Our industry intelligence provides your organization with the knowledge to compare your contracts s with the current market place.
Historical Audit: NSA will build the inventory and audit your services against the appropriate contracts and/or tariffs. We also manage the entire process from adjustment request through validation of rate corrections and application of your credits.
Inventory Services: using all available means of data gathering, NSA can build an inventory form the ground up, providing your organization the information needed to chart a course of action.
Network Optimization: Our analysis of your network will identify potential bottle necks in your network as well as stranded or underutilized services.