Industry leading providers in telecom expense managementsoftware and network solutions sign partnership agreement offeringbest-of-breed client solutions
ORANGE, Conn., Jan. 19, 2006 — Tangoe,Inc., the leading provider of enterprise telecommunications expensemanagement (TEM) software and services, today announced it has signed apartnership agreement with network solutions provider Calence, Inc., aleader in building, managing and optimizing customized client-centricnetworks. Under terms of the agreement, Calence will utilize Tangoe’sCommunications Management Platform (CMP) software solution as thetechnology platform to manage voice, data, and wireless costs, improveinternal processes, and increase operational efficiencies of both itsexisting and future TEM clients. In addition, Tangoe will provide TEMservices in support of Calence’s expanding TEM practice, includingcarrier contract negotiations, inventory right-sizing, TEM processre-engineering, and other TEM-related services.
Providing a scalable technology foundation that spans a completerange of integrated TEM processes, Tangoe’s CMP provides companies withincreased visibility into, and control of, their voice, data, andwireless telecommunications spend—often the third largest expensewithin an organization. By utilizing Tangoe’s CMP, organizationsexperience significant savings while better managing theirtelecommunications resources and their associated costs.“Calence is committed to helping our clients reduce informationtechnology costs, while improving internal process and operationalefficiency, and we’ve seen a growing demand for telecommunicationsexpense management services,” said Calence CEO Michael Fong. “Ourpartnership with Tangoe furthers strengthens Calence’s customizednetwork solutions and telecommunications expense managementfunctionality. Tangoe’s CMP software enables Calence to provide ourclients with greater visibility, understanding, and control of theirdata and communications resources and expense management.”
“This is a significant partnership in that it formally bringstogether Tangoe—the industry leader in TEM software and solutions—andCalence, one of the nation’s foremost network solutions provider,” saidAl Subbloie, Tangoe president and CEO. “The fact that Calence, LLC willbe using Tangoe’s CMP as the cornerstone of the TEM portion of theirfive-year network business process outsourcing agreement to supplydata, voice network, and telecom support to Avnet, Inc. reaffirmsTangoe’s leadership position and the growing industry acknowledgementof Tangoe’s CMP as the de facto software solution for TEM initiativesin global organizations.”
Calence, Inc.(www.calence.com) plans, provisions, builds and manages customizednetwork solutions and IT infrastructures designed to improveoperational efficiency, increase productivity, and boost customersatisfaction. Founded in 1993, Calence has helped many of the world’smost prominent organizations leverage advanced network technologies toaddress specific business goals and priorities, improve internalprocesses and communications, and reduce IT costs. The company offersstrategic services and expertise in a wide range of specialty areas,including wireless; information security assessment and incidentresponse; voice, video and contact center solutions; and applicationperformance. Calence is a Cisco Gold Partner and an AVVID Partners, aswell as a Cisco Advanced Technology Partner for IP Contact Centers.Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies in thecountry by Inc magazine four years in a row, Calence is headquartered in Tempe , Arizona .
Tangoe, Inc., the global leader in Telecom Expense Management (TEM)solutions, develops and supports software products and consultingservices that enable organizations to better understand, manage, andcontrol their enterprise-wide voice, data, and wirelesstelecommunications services and their costs. Tangoe’s flagship softwareproduct, the Communications Management Platform (CMP), provides atechnology foundation that enables dramatic cost reductions, whichsignificantly contribute to organizational profitability. Fortune 1000organizations nationwide depend on Tangoe software and services tooptimize their telecommunications expense management processes. Namedfor two consecutive years as a Deloitte Rising Star, Tangoe isheadquartered in Orange , Connecticut and provides solutions in theUnited States through direct and partner sales channels, andinternationally through partner sales channels.