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TEMIA Call to Improve Carrier Billing


TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, is composed of members who manage billions of dollars in wireless, voice, and datacom spend. Their goal is to apply their combined expertise to raise awareness about the importance, value, and benefits of TEM, WEM, and MDM solutions. This not-for-profit organization works to promote the standardization in electronic billing and reduce the discrepancies, lack of visibility, and variations in reporting quality.

In their latest paper, Call to Action: Improving Carrier / Operator Billing, TEMIA experts answer important questions such as:

  • Why are bills received in electronic format considered unreliable by most carriers for payments?
  • Why has the telecom industry clung to expensive VAN (Value Added Networks) for transmission of EDI bills rather than Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)?
  • Why can’t enterprises receive one bill each month from their carrier or operator for all of its services?
  • What causes significant delays between the invoice date, receipt date and date that funds are applied to an invoice after it has been paid?

Tangoe understands the importance of clarity in wireless, voice, and datacom billing and supports TEMIA’s effort to help formalize and improve the process. We invite you to read this essential paper to learn more about how TEMIA’s efforts can help improve the way carriers and operators conduct their billing.