Every company wants to do mobility efficiently and inexpensively. When you are exploring potential avenues for corporate mobility cost savings, are you making sure that you are doing everything you can to save? Typical IT departments are skilled, but they have so many other focuses. WE are the company that focuses on wireless.
When people come to us and talk about how they are spending too much on mobile devices, we find that these are the common reasons:
1. You Are Not Acting on the Problem:
We found that clients turn to us because they're losing money on their mobile spend, and they don't know where to begin. Not acting will not make the problem go away.
Blue Hill Research, a proven leader in mobile industry research, has written extensively that companies who use a third party MMS provider like Wireless Analytics can achieve an ROI of 184% over 3 years because we address the common financial, technical, logistical, and strategic pain points that arise with enterprise mobility. Check out their whitepaper, understand the common problems, and check out the financial difference.
2. Your Carrier Contract Could be Better:
Wouldn't it be great to have an industry insider on your side of the table the next time you are negotiating your carrier contracts?
If you’re not critically analyzing the terms of your agreement or working hard to get terms in your favor during the renegotiation period, you are not helping yourself - you could be costing your business thousands of dollars by having a telecom contract that does not have your best interests in mind.
We discuss this more in our blog post, 5 Common Mistakes When Negotiating Telecom Contracts. This is one of many reasons our clients leverage our expertise, and why we have long-standing relationships with over 30 wireless carriers across the world. We analyze, negotiate and finalize their carrier contracts, so they don't have to!
3. You Are Ignoring Your International Roaming Charges:
By 2018, wireless carriers will be pulling in $42 billion in global roaming charges. International roaming law in the EU changed this past June, and while it’s great news for those living in the EU who travel throughout Europe, how do Americans visiting Europe avoid thousand-dollar roaming charges while on the road? We touch more on this with some helpful tips on how to handle international mobility.
4. You Are Not Leveraging All Your Devices to the Fullest:
If you have a corporate mobile device policy, you’re likely giving out company phones to your employees. You've made a significant investment in your mobile devices. When an employee leaves your company, are you getting your investment back? Having a system in a place that tracks which devices are assigned to each employee is essential to avoid paying thousands of dollars for new phones you do not need, and you will get money back through recycling when it’s time for your company to get upgrades. We talk about this challenge and discuss how you can reduce costs by up to 40% with a wireless device procurement and disposition policy, and how to make some money back through recycling devices.
As you can see, there are plenty of steps that you can take to avoid paying extra for your mobile devices – all it takes is a little bit of time and energy! Of course, the safest way to save money on mobile device expenses is to utilize industry expertise found in a third party mobility management service provider like us!