Contingency Model, Fair or Not?

When Savings Contingency Audits Fail Companies

A common way for small to mid-size companies to validate their wireless cost management efforts is to hire a wireless consultant to perform an audit. Knowing a reasonable probability exists that they will find savings, consultants typically charge a contingency fee on identified savings rather than an upfront flat fee because it is an easier sell and they earn more.  Contingency fees can be 25-30% and can last from 12-24 months.

For some companies, an audit becomes a onetime event as they feel they overpaid for the work effort. The idea of having a third party expert review your spending is a plausible solution when a company can’t afford sophisticated in-house automation. Where this model goes awry is the excessive compensation for the consultant.

What if there was a solution that would empower your company to perform regular wireless expense audits using only existing in-house resources? What if your savings opportunity was quantified with no contract? What if you didn’t have to pay a stream of contingency payments? There is such a solution, MobilSentryDIY™.

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What Your Carrier Invoice Can’t Tell You About Your Data Usage

The vast majority of wireless users are billed monthly based on the amount of data used against data purchased. With data as the key metric, it is increasingly important to look below the surface to understand the manner and timing of data usage. Data, much more than voice, can accumulate to surprisingly high amounts raising cost needlessly.

The ability to manage and control the pace of data usage is fundamental to effective cost management and control. Only viewing data usage as an aggregate company total has proven to be an ineffective way to encourage responsible employee usage. It is important to use progressively powerful tools to increase oversight into the usage behaviors by looking beyond the superficial. Unfortunately, carrier invoices come up short as an effective way to dig deeper into employee usage patterns. Having the information needed to guide the usage behavior of your employees to align with corporate policy requires more robust reporting and analytics than your carrier invoice provides.

We have compiled the three levels of data usage patterns to help you gain a clear picture of the device data management challenge. Click here to learn more.

Matching Solutions to Your Mobility Management Needs

While every mobility management strategy will have cost containment as one of its core components, the points of emphasis in each strategy can be as diverse as the company cultures. For some, the mobile device is considered a company perk and comes with few restrictions. In rare circumstances, that perk might be extended to family members of employees. Organizations on the other end of the spectrum may have strict cost guidelines and even stricter security requirements.

The results of these strategies often have only critical employees receiving company-provided devices with stringent limitations for business-only usage. These cases typically result in the need for employees to carry two mobile devices, one for business and one for personal use. In extenuating circumstances, companies have chosen to shift the entire expense and management burden of mobility assets to its employees. For some, that privilege comes with a stipend or company reimbursement and for others the employee may receive no compensation.

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