Cost Management Consulting & Business Audits

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As a result of raising globalization and immense competition from peers from the same industry, companies are finding it really hard to scrutinize every internal function to check for the maximum performance and zero waste. One of the common challenges faced by business today is to manage costs of various technical services such as telecom & energy bill. There are several companies who do not know their telecommunication or utilities expenses. In order to combat competition, they are too juggled up in optimizing their internal processes & address maintenance issues than even bothering to check for provisioning rate plans. Lack of effective means of verification, obscure billing templates and the unavailability of trained billing professionals are also adding to this problem and hence resulting into higher costs and lower profits. Companies must apply various techniques that increase revenue and reduce expenses.

As a holistic approach to combat these pressures, spend management is emerging as a great means to manage and optimize expenses. Cost management consultants / companies provide businesses and organizations with turnkey solutions to optimize their overall processes to obtain optimum returns on various investments. Cost management consultants are seasoned professionals who audit firm’s every function to assess the needs of its every operation, including telecommunication or energy consumption invoices. Applying these approaches, the shortcomings are identified and recommendations are made to marginalize savings.

Telecom or energy bills are just a common example to identify the need for conducting the third party audits and obtain cost savings. There are several other reasons too that favor audits & third-party consulting. They let companies determine and hence recover funds they never knew they lost. They allow obtaining cost efficiencies by freeing up the time of in-house-staff to perform their key missions.

Professional consulting firms provide a number of outsourced services such as the third party audits, training and personnel development services to manage costs and attain high performance. Their consultants come from a wide range of industry and professional backgrounds but are all trained to the highest level in cost and procurement strategy consultancy. As industry leaders, they understand the complexities involved in managing business overheads and will, in effect, be another member of your management team. Third party professional audits are one of the sure-shot ways of getting most out of every resource by applying smart procurement strategy.  They determine past and current overpayments to the vendors and also help identifying inefficiencies in the billing process.

 

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Abhinash Panda has 27 articles online

Zycus a leading solutions providers offer global cost management,procurement strategy, strategic sourcing to more than 150 leading Fortune 1000 customers that consider spend management software, processes and technology strategic to their competitive advantage.

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This article was published on 2011/05/26