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Guaranteed telephone management cost savings a reality

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Specialist telecommunications company Multimatics now guarantees cost savings for clients.

South Africa still has one of the most expensive telecommunications environments in the world, making it imperative for the country's businesses to take every possible measure to optimise their phone bills and general telecomms expenses.
In recent years, least cost routing (LCR) providers have offered guaranteed savings on cellular and national calls. Now this LCR guarantee has evolved to encompass a cost saving guarantee across the total telecoms expenditure.
Multimatics, a specialist telephone management company, now backs its telephone management offering with a savings guarantee.
“Our premium offering, Telesentry, is guaranteed to reduce costs” says Steven Brown, MD of Multimatics. “We work with the client to define targeted cost savings. Once these targets have been agreed upon Multimatics then contractually bind itself to meet those targets.  If we don’t, or can’t, meet these targets, we’ll give the client their money back. Pure and simple.
“Any telecommunications company offering savings should be able to guarantee its results,” says Brown. “While there is always room for 'boxed' solutions in the market, our belief is that most companies really need a solution that is tailored to specific organisational needs and underpinned by clearly set goals and guarantees.
"In the context of South Africa's very expensive telecomms environment, this can have a major impact on the bottom line. Our view is that Telephone Management companies need to put their money where their mouth is and truly incentivise organisations to partner with them. Anything less is a dilution of what is possible, from the client's perspective.”
Multimatics' Telesentry offering is underpinned by a Private Number Predictor, specifically designed by an actuary to track and analyse staff behaviour patterns and business trends using complex algorithms.
The Private Number Predictor allows a company to easily identify abusive telephone behaviour and once identified, corrective action will lead to a reduction in the abuse and overall spend. In addition, the Telesentry offering carefully evaluates traffic management on LCR lines, ensuring that overflow calls are kept to an absolute minimum.