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MDSL Introduces TEM Vision ­ entry-level Global

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MDSL Introduces TEM Vision – entry-level Global

Telecom Expenses Management for the Enterprise

July 17 2012 – MDSL, the leading provider of international Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced TEM Vision, its new entry-level global Telecom Expense Management (TEM) system for Enterprise customers everywhere.

TEM Vision is a completely new concept for the introduction of TEM solutions into large organisations and is designed to eliminate the risk in what can sometimes be seen as a business gamble – TEM Vision allows enterprises to instantly visualize exactly how much – and precisely where – they spend money on mobile and fixed telecoms services right across their global environment. This is the vital first step on the TEM journey. Once you see and understand your actual spending patterns, you are able to take the next step and achieve the significant savings which can be made with a smart TEM implementation.

TEM Vision enables the low-cost, low-risk, speedy and high-value deployment of TEM solutions, with a rapid return on investment for all fixed cost and mobile and wireless devices. It also comes with a range of optional business application modules to further enhance its functionality and performance. TEM Vision is fully upgradeable to the full MDSL TEM product, meaning that organisations can use it to prove the value of TEM to their business before advancing to more powerful TEM solutions as their business grows.

Tim Colwell, Research Director of leading independent information provider AOTMP commented: “There are a number of enterprises which believe the process of implementing TEM is a time-consuming, resource-draining activity. TEM Vision alleviates both of these concerns by significantly simplifying the process and allowing organizations to implement TEM quickly… (With TEM Vision) MDSL has provided a feature-rich entry-level product at an extremely competitive price.”

Delivered over the Cloud as a SaaS solution, TEM Vision is ready to use “out of the box”. The customer can simply input their telecom inventory data, using pre-defined Excel-based templates that ship with the solution. The built-in TEM Vision dashboard reports then immediately deliver complete visibility of the business’ total telecom spend across all regions and areas of the business. TEM Vision is built using the same software platform as MDSL’s -featured TEM solutions, with full multi-currency and multi-language support.

Commenting in a recent Firewall.co.uk article, Yves Ernie, TEM Managed Services Global Lead for Accenture said: “The introduction into the market of entry-level telecom expense management solutions by companies such as MDSL is to be welcomed. It means that Chief Information Officers don’t have to worry about spending a fortune on a TEM implementation which may not prove effective or may be too expensive – they can try it out with the low cost, scaled-down version of the full solution.

He continued: “With the explosion of mobiles, smartphones and tablets into the enterprise, the emphasis has shifted from the management of laptops and workstations to the solution of the Bring-Your-Own-Device challenge. These entry-level systems are about giving visibility of the businesses telecom spend first and foremost – and being low-cost and easy-to-use are a good value-add. It is about… providing an entry-level solution which gives CIOs and managers an idea of what the next steps should be in their strategy”.

Hyoun Park, Principal Analyst, Nucleus Research1 said: “Visibility is the first step to successfully managing telecom expenses. TEM Vision provides an inexpensive and simple way for enterprises to engage in the discovery and visualization of telecom expenses. Companies seeking to cut multi-million dollar telecom budgets without making an enterprise-level investment should consider TEM Vision as a first step.”

Ben Mendoza, CEO of MDSL said: “We’ve developed TEM Vision in response to feedback from our customers and reseller partners, and those enterprises who have not yet been convinced that a full TEM implementation will work for them. We understand that, in the present economic climate, there is a risk inherent in any large software implementation. That is why we have produced TEM Vision: to demonstrate to potential clients that TEM can be a risk-free process. TEM Vision allows a business to test our award-winning solution with no risk. They will be able instantly to see the benefits of controlling their fixed and wireless telecom spend, and make a seamless move into a full TEM solution if they wish.

Mendoza said: “TEM Vision can also demonstrate the potential of MDSL’s solutions to help customers manage the proliferation of mobile devices. All businesses now have to manage a vast range of mobile devices, from iPhones to Windows devices, plus the numerous versions of tablet computer now flooding the market. We believe that any enterprise considering TEM needs to start by fully understanding and visualizing the scope of their TEM opportunity. TEM Vision shows the huge number of benefits vastly outweighs the perceived risk”.

The value of any TEM system is the accuracy of its data and you will find maintaining and keeping information up-to-date on TEM Vision easy to do. TEM Vision is extremely easy to maintain. If you decide you want to move to a more fully functional TEM Vision it is easily upgradable. TEM Vision gives you total visibility into your global telecom spend – Fixed and Wireless – putting you in control of all your telecom services and their costs.

TEM Vision Features

TEM Vision comes with a range of built-in features to make gaining visibility of the business’ telecom spend quick, easy and cost-effective.

Ready to use

TEM Vision is ready to use, “out of the box” – or, in fact, out of the Cloud. Users only have to enter their telecom data (vendor details, invoices, users etc) via the self-service, web-based portal using the pre-configured templates, and they are ready to go.

Easy to use

TEM Vision’s graphical interface makes data analysis and manipulation simple. Using state-of-the art, map-based technology, TEM Vision produces spectacular management dashboard reports on the key metrics managers need to run their business (total spend, spend per user, % spend per vendor, cost trends etc ) – freeing them to focus on making decisions based on timely, accurate and comprehensive data.

The user can then “drill down” to an individual country or cost-centre level for further details: TEM Vision makes it easy, all at the click of a mouse.

Easy to maintain

The value of a TEM system lies in keeping your data accurate and up to date. With a range of integrated, user-driven spreadsheets, TEM Vision makes updating your system simple. Upload any changes (new users, additional handsets etc) via the user portal, and updates become a straightforward operation manageable by anyone with basic Excel skills. Alternatively, users can opt for MDSL’s Managed Service option.

Fixed Line & Wireless

TEM Vision manages both Fixed Line and Wireless services, smoothly integrating the two into a holistic overview of the organisation’s entire telecom portfolio, globally.

Fully upgradeable

TEM Vision is built using the same tried-and-tested software technology which forms the foundation for all MDSL products. So the organisation can grow its Telecom Expense Management solution as its business grows, protect its investment.

Click here to learn more about TEM Vision.

About MDSL

MDSL is the market leader in international Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Expense Management solutions with offices in London, New York, Paris, Gothenburg, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The company features in the 2010 Gartner TEM Magic Quadrant, and is one of very few providers to carry ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and Safe Harbor certification.

Established in 1995, MDSL’s award-winning software and services assist enterprises around the world to manage their communications and market data costs more efficiently, and achieve significant cost savings on a global scale. With a range of solutions covering the full life cycle, from procurement to invoice reconciliation, more than 150 customers in over 34 countries trust MDSL products and services to deliver tangible and measurable benefits to their bottom line.

MDSL is a member of the TEM Industry Association (TEMIA). The company was recently rated top international TEM provider in the AOTMP 2011 survey of customer satisfaction and is ranked in the Top-25 UK businesses in the Sunday Times 2011 International Track 100 list, as well as featuring in the Sunday Times 2011 Tech Track 100 list. MDSL was recently voted “Best Supporting Services Provider” in the 2011 Inside Market Data Awards and was short-listed for 2011 National Business Awards “Business Enabler of the Year”.


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