West Lake Village (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, TEMIA, an authoritative voice for Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Expense Management (WEM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM), solutions providers is growing with the addition of Ruby+Solberg. More new member signings are expected.
We are pleased to join TEMIA and look forward to spotlighting the challenges that organizations face. Telecommunications, given its strategic, complex, and expensive nature, needs to be treated like the important asset it isand that would be managed in a portfolio by professionals like any valuable and ongoing investment, said Ed Israel, vice president, Ruby+Solberg business development. It is the most invisible large expense in companies, creating a fractured process and untenable cost model.
After eighteen years of competing in the Pacific Northwest telecommunications consulting space, Solberg Adams, a premier provider of telecom expense management (TEM) services, and Ruby Communications, specialists in the forensic nature of telecommunications sourcing, contract negotiation and auditing, recently announced their joining and rebranding as Ruby+Solberg. Ruby+Solberg represents over 30 years of experience in the field of helping companies develop a strategy around investing in and managing, in many cases, one of the top five expenses in a business.
Tanya Seda, former CEO of Ruby Communications, now the Chief Strategy Officer for Ruby+Solberg, said, While there are many pieces to the telecom investment process, the fundamental challenge facing customers revolves around the successful negotiation and management of their telecom contracts. The other pieces; strategy, sourcing/procurement, network design, and expense management, need a well written contract to support them. We at Ruby+Solberg will help the customer through the contracting process to make this a transparent and integrated part of the business. The timing was right to join with Solberg Adams to accomplish these things, and I am pleased that the combined firms are also joining the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association.
TEMIA welcomes Ruby+Solberg as a new member, stated Joe Basili, managing director for TEMIA. He added, We were recruiting both firms for some time so it is great to have them join now that they have completed a merger. New members bring different experiences and points of view, but they come together with other solutions providers. This demonstrates the power of collaboration for the betterment of customers to maximize their return on investment in Telecommunications Management, mobility and related communications technologies. The association will be expanding overseas with recent additions of new members and new signings expected from firms based in Europe, Latin America, Canada, India and Asia.
In 2006, many of the largest Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solution providers established The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA).
TEMIA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Wireless Expense Management WEM, and Mobile Device Management MDM solutions. TEMIA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, TEMIA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.
For more information about TEMIA, visit http://www.temia.org.
About Solberg Adams
SolbergAdams, LLC, an independent telecommunications cost consulting firm, has been helping clients reduce expenses and meet their telecommunications needs since 1991. Their focus is on telecom cost management so clients can focus on their core business.
While the firm has focused on most aspects of the telecom lifecycle, for the past five years they have offered a bill processing and payment service to their clients taking away the time consuming and complex process of bill review and payment.
Headquartered in Portland, OR, Ruby+Solberg has 39 years of national and international experience working in the telecommunications field in long-term relationships with clients. They are independent and have no carrier affiliations, and because of this they have become trusted consultants. They also understand it takes an integrated and sustainable approach to a very expensive and complex process to deliver the expected ROI. While there are many pieces to this process, their deep belief is the key to success with these investments is the successful negotiation and management of their clients telecom contracts. From procure-to-pay for wireless and fixed line, to strategy development and portfolio management, success is based on a well written and flexible contract. From this, Ruby+Solberg is able to help its clients gain maximum benefit from one of their most important assets.
Ed Israel, Ruby+Solberg
503 720 0912
6979 S.E. Lake Rd., Portland, OR 97267