Telecom Expense Management (TEM)

Telecom Expense Management (TEM) – also known these days as Technology Expense Management – is the process enterprises use to inventory, track, and streamline their various telecommunications assets. The primary goal of these practices is to gain insight into how the organization uses its assets, improve efficiency, and cut costs.

Why Telecom Expense Management is Important

Implementing effective Telecom Expense Management practices is essential for any enterprise. Companies are spending more money than ever on telecom expenses despite the fact that prices have actually declined. What’s causing this discrepancy?

The primary cause is that telecom expenses are notoriously difficult to manage. Even though telecom is one of the top five corporate expenses, most companies aren’t fully aware of their assets and expenditures; they don’t have a clear idea of what software and equipment they own, the services they’re paying for, and whether those services are being fully utilized.

It’s also difficult to catch billing errors as they occur – most organizations simply pay their telecom bills without question. How can they be sure that they’re being charged fairly and in alignment with the contract that was signed with the telecom company?

  • Provide an accurate real-time inventory of all IT assets
  • Audit telecom expenditures
  • Detect and resolve billing anomalies such as errors and unauthorized charges
  • Identify and correct contract violations
  • Negotiate better rates with vendors
  • Identify unused services that need to be eliminated
  • Analyze consumption behaviors to detect underused services
  • Streamline and automate workflows, billing systems, and approval processes
  • …and more

These activities enable companies to better control their telecom assets and reduce their overall costs.

How AOTMP® can help with Telecom Expense Management

AOTMP® (The Association of Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Professionals) exists for the sole purpose of helping organizations conquer their biggest telecom, mobility, and IT-related challenges. For more than 15 years, our professional membership organization has been leading the industry through our educational programs, publications, events, and advisory services.

  1. Learn about Telecom Expense Management Through Our Educational Programs

cost savings with Telecom Expense ManagementAt AOTMP®, we offer more than 200 courses to help telecom, mobility, and IT professionals further their skills and become expert in their fields. Through our AOTMP® University, your team can learn best practices for Telecom Expense Management. We offer several different telecom expense management courses, including:

  • (ITE) Invoices and Telecom Expense Management 101
  • (TEM) Developing a Telecom Expense Management Plan
  • (STP01) Preparing to Use an RFP to Select a TEM Vendor
  • (STP02) Using an RFP to Select a TEM Vendor
  • (BCT100) Developing a Business Case for Telecom Expense Management Programs
  • (TRI) Thinking Constructively About TEM ROI v2.0
  • (MTR) Managing TEM Vendor Relationships

These seven TEM-related courses are offered as a bundle through our university or can be taken separately. If you’d like to further your education even more, these seven courses can be used toward becoming a Certified Telecom Management Professional (CTMP).

  1. Stay Informed on TEM Best Practices with AOTMP® Publications

AOTMP® also helps educate industry professionals about TEM news, data, trends, and best practices through our publications. We provide up-to-date information on the telecom, mobility, and IT fields through regular blog posts written by industry professionals and our monthly magazine, Insights.

Insights is considered the leading publication for those in the telecom, mobility, and IT Management fields. We offer a digital copy of our magazine for free so that industry professionals have access to the knowledge they need.

Telecom Expense Management bookletWhether you prefer meeting in person or online, we offer a variety of events designed to further your knowledge of the telecom industry. We bring together highly respected experts to share insights on how to overcome some of the most difficult challenges facing the industry today. Attending AOTMP® events will not only help you gain knowledge, they’ll also allow you to network and make connections with others in the industry.

4. Get Direct Assistance Through AOTMP® Advisory Services

Is your company facing TEM-related challenges that seem insurmountable? If you need to get your telecom expenses under control but you don’t know where to start, AOTMP® can help.

Our team of industry professionals has been working with organizations just like yours for more than a decade, providing them with the guidance they need to maximize their telecom assets, streamline operations, and cut costs.

When you work with AOTMP®, we’ll take an active role in the process, helping to define your problems and delivering the most effective solutions. If you’d like to learn more about how AOTMP® can help with your Telecom Expense Management challenges, send an email to or fill out the contact form on this site.[/fusion_text][fusion_title title_type=”text” rotation_effect=”bounceIn” display_time=”1200″ highlight_effect=”circle” loop_animation=”off” highlight_width=”9″ highlight_top_margin=”0″ before_text=”” rotation_text=”” highlight_text=”” after_text=”” content_align_medium=”” content_align_small=”” content_align=”center” size=”1″ font_size=”32px” animated_font_size=”” line_height=”” letter_spacing=”” dimensions_medium=”” dimensions_small=”” text_color=”#212934″ animated_text_color=”” highlight_color=”” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” sticky_display=”normal,sticky” class=”” id=”” fusion_font_variant_title_font=””]

Contact AOTMP® Today

 The team at AOTMP® would love to hear from you. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Telecome Expense Management (TEM), or you need help with mobility or IT management issue, feel free to contact us any time. We can be reached by phone at 317-275-2000 during normal business hours or send an email to