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A software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution can offer many benefits. It’s easy to deploy, provides centralized management and control, can reduce costs, and can make networks more efficient and agile by leveraging multiple access connections in order to manage and prioritize usage at an application level.

Nearly 30% of enterprises responding to IDG’s 2019 SD-WAN Market Trends Survey report already deploying SD-WAN for at least some of their networks. Another 25% are actively piloting this service. What started as a means to reduce costs by way of leveraging broadband has also resulted in companies gaining flexibility, increased security postures, and deep analytics.

SD-WAN allows you to leverage broadband connections at locations that don’t have the bandwidth requirements of a dedicated line. Moreover, advancements in broadband technology have driven the performance to new levels and make it a viable alternative to the more expensive dedicated private lines. The only downside to this is that you are now relying on different providers at each location. Now you’ve gone from one contract and invoice to potentially hundreds. Pairing SD-WAN with TEM.

Digital transformation is one of the top IT priorities for most enterprises of any size. As soon as you digitize one part of your business it opens a myriad of other initiatives. Technology expense management (TEM) solutions assure correct billing, and last year Tangoe identified more than 7% of all carrier invoices with some billing irregularity. TEM solutions also identify areas to optimize your services and even pay your invoices to avoid late fees.

Companies are grappling with more than SD-WAN as UCaaS, mobile and cloud accelerate at warp speed. Tangoe One is a unique platform because it can be leveraged across your entire technology stack. One set of business rules, one rich set of analytics and you get a holistic view across your enterprise of your precise inventory and expense needs.

Curious if pairing SD-WAN with technology expense management is right for your enterprise? Explore Tangoe’s solutions for more information.