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6 Ways You Can Benefit from Telecom Expense Management
A national health insurance company’s spreadsheet-based telecom management process was leading to time and money wasted as staff tried to make up for lack of

expense data capture  expense management packages. Telecom Expense Management (TEM) is the integration of knowledge and technology to create the tools and processes that manage, control and forecast the costs and expenses associated with enterprise voice, data and wireless networks. In this context knowledge refers to a expertise in performing network audits, resolving vendor billing problems, identifying the most cost effective service alternatives, negotiating vendor contracts, and redesigning business processes. TEM

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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