Everyone has been impacted by the shutdown and we are receiving tons of calls from customers asking what they can do to reduce their monthly expenses. Here are the top 7 things that we are doing right now. Contact us today to discuss your situation and how we might be able to help you out. Or get started by completing the FREE Technology Assessment.
1. Request credits and/or relief from vendors. If you are in a business that is shut down right now, many of the carriers are rolling out linkprograms and processes for suspending charges or giving credits during the shutdown.
2. Do a FREE CityCare Technology Assessment (currently offered for FREE). The assessment will allow us to look at all of your services and make recommendations will reduce your costs while meeting your needs now and after the shutdown. Start the Assessment Now.
3. Telecom Expense Management. We have a few great TEM (Telecom Expense Management) options that allow are a great way for organizations to save money by having all of their invoices automatically loaded into the system, analyzed, and even paid. Typically the cost is 2-4% of your monthly spend, but the savings found from unneeded services, billing errors, accounting time, and more will typically yield a 10-15% return.
4. Migrate to an SD WAN network. If you are using MPLS or private line connections to connect your offices and people, we should look at moving your to an SD WAN network. You can use cheaper connections, have more visibility and control, and best of all it is simple to deploy. You can even add devices to some or all of your work-from-home employees to help them prioritize business traffic like phone calls and video calls over Netflix and Xbox streaming.
5. Migrate to a Hosted Phone System for your office workers and contact center personnel. All of our providers are offering special incentives, low or no term agreements, and fast-start options to get your people connected and working from home. Best of all, when the shutdown is over, you can continue to use the solutions in the office or at home.
6. Consider Carrier Aggregation. Some of our customers have found savings in switching carriers and/or aggregating their services with one of our carrier aggregators. Typically you can aggregate things like: Broadband Internet, POTs lines, and mobile devices and plans.
7. Review cell phone and mobile device options. It is painful to migrate everyone over to a new carrier with new devices. We can do it if your current carrier(s) aren’t working for you, or we can look at one of our aggregation carriers that will help you set limits, manage usage plans, and handle upgrading and replacing devices. The service typically pays for itself and then some, by reducing overages and soft-cost time of dealing with all of it. You can also lock down devices to only be used for business applications as we continue to evolve in this work-from-home environment.
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