HPCI Platform

HOW CAN BIG-DATA SAVE YOUR BUSINESS

Running a successful business requires a lot of work and strategic decisions. A business should have both profits and expenses, but a successful one will have more profits. If you have more expenses, then your company is in trouble.

If this situation is your reality, it is possible to claw your way out. How you may ask? Well, to start, you can cut non-essential expenses with the help of big data.

What Does Big Data Mean for Businesses?

Simply, it means you now have the tools to do better.

When you start using big data, you start making decisions on actual facts because you can see trends and gain insight. When it comes to telecom and IT, you see real facts about your assets and usage. It can tell you about unused devices, which, in turn, will help you decrease IT expenses. You can then implement more effective resource planning and management. Unlike a vendor who may not disclose this information, big data reveals your current circumstances so you can make informed decisions.

Speaking of IT vendors and carriers, big data decreases your dependence on them. As one of an organization's advisors, clients are dependent on vendors to help them make sense of telecom and IT. However, these two parties have completely different agendas that don't necessarily align. Stats speak for themselves, and big data can tell you what needs to be fixed and adjusted.

When you have facts and a better idea of your IT situation, you can start creating and setting better policies that will help reduce IT expenses further. Big data can show you instantly how devices are being used by your employees. For example, big data can show you employee mobile usage. Is it acceptable that your employees are taking their mobile work devices on vacation with them and using cellular data in Mexico? Probably not. If you learn that unacceptable use is occurring, you can create policies to fix problems and lower expenses at the same time.

What Can Businesses do with Big Data?

Big data is highly beneficial to organizations, but they need to know how to interpret it and turn that into cost reduction. HPCI has partnered with SpikeFli Analytics providing big-data analytics technology that can do that and pinpoint exact spending to help manage IT expenses. Through a visual organization chart, we can slice and dice data allowing CEOs or high-level management to understand exact costs and percentages increased or decreased based on specific departments. You can know exactly where your telecom or IT spending is coming from.

HPCI also offers asset mapping—a tool that helps you understand costs based on their location on a map. With one click, you can instantly know what your costs are based on where they are in the world. This information is powerful insight for both IT departments and financial executives.

When businesses have big data, they have a survival tool. They have a reduced dependence and the facts to make cost reduction a reality. HPCI can help your business use big data to lower your telecom and IT expenses. Contact us for more information. 

GET TO KNOW THE HPCI PLATFORM

A business can’t be a business without the necessary systems to sustain its operations. To work well, you need to have computers and other hardware to compile reports; create presentations, and complete tasks.

You also need IT management and a network which employees can join, use to send emails, and conduct research if need be. Then there’s one of the most important systems a business needs—communication. You need phones, whether they’re mobile or in office, to communicate with both clients and employees.

When you put all these systems together, you have a foundation upon which a business can thrive and grow.

However, these systems aren’t free of costs. It takes money to fix a computer when it goes down; to upgrade network infrastructure when the business grows, and to replace old or lost mobile devices. When your business really starts expanding, these systems will cost you more money as you grow your client base and increase your number of employees.

Subsequently, you’ll see an increase in both revenue and expenses, and you’ll be looking for ways you can increase the margin between the two. That’s when you’ll look internally and put your business under a magnifying glass. The easiest way to increase your profit is to decrease the costs of operating your business.

So, you turn your attention back to your systems. You have hardware, you have IT, and you have telecom. The hardware has already been purchased, so there’s nothing to be done there. IT and telecom, however, are more about service costs, so how do you go about reviewing those costs for efficiencies?

First of all, you need to look at the information (contracts and invoices) you receive from your telecom and IT vendors. It’s normal for businesses to have several of these vendors, so you could find yourself looking through pages and pages of documents that you can’t make heads or tails of. That’s your first problem as you need to understand exactly what you’re reading, so you can make an informed, strategic decision. If you make decisions without understanding what you’re doing, you’re headed for a world of trouble. HPCI can help you.

Gain Insight with HPCI’s Cost Reduction Platform

HPCI is a vendor and expense management company that specializes in negotiating and managing corporate IT and telecom contracts. We get our clients the best contracts at the best prices, and usually save them between 30-40% of their original telecom and IT bills. How do we achieve that? We use our unique, one-of-a-kind technology platform to show customers exactly where all their IT and telecom dollars are being spent.

What’s so special about our platform? Let us tell you.

Our platform uses big data analytics to find trends in your telecom and IT spending, giving you insight into business areas that can be foggy. It eliminates the need to access multiple vendor portals to get all your information, and, instead, acts as one source of truth. From this one dashboard, you’ll see the reality of your telecom and IT spending.

It will provide you with an ‘apples-to-apples’ comparison of all your telecom and IT vendors, so you’ll know in an instant which ones are costing you the most money. It will give you multiple vendor data sets in one format, eliminate the need for endless spreadsheets, and eliminate the need for data analysis and presentation creation. Instead, our technology platform can generate instant reports for all levels of your business, which can all be exported in pdf or excel formats. What business wouldn’t want that?

HOT TO EASILY KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CORPORATE ASSETS

When you are in a high position within your company, you have a lot of responsibility resting on your shoulders. You may be managing people, projects, budgets, etc. or all of them at once. When your focus is pulled in so many directions, you need efficiency.

If you need to keep track of your corporate assets, you may have to set aside a large chunk of time, but you don't have to anymore. Tracking corporate assets has never been easier with HPCI.

How to Track Corporate Assets

We work from a platform that inputs all your corporate data affiliated with telecom and IT spending. What this platform does is put all your data into easy to understand graphics and tables. When you access it, you can view trends, and keep track of every single corporate asset.

Corporate assets is a broad term; the ones we refer to are money, people, and property. Here's how you can gain insight into each one using our unique platform:

1) Money: Money comes and goes in an organization, but you want more to come in than out. With the HPCI platform (powered by SpikeFli.com), you can see down to the penny how much money the company is spending on IT and telecom services. If you have multiple vendors, each one will have a different invoice that can be challenging to understand. We'll take the information from all those invoices and different vendors, input it into our platform, and give you graphics, so you'll gain instant understanding. You'll know how much you're spending with each vendor and will be better able to manage IT spending.

2) People: Employees can be hard to track, especially when they have mobile devices. Multiple employees grouped with multiple devices can leave your head spinning trying to sort them out. What we'll do is break down and show you the data usage of each employee. In the end, you'll be able to tell who uses the most data and who uses the least. If your company has more than one location, we can zoom in on one specifically, giving you better insight into employee productivity.

3) Property: When a business goes mobile, they can invest a substantial amount of capital into devices for their employees. The last thing they then want to see is these devices disappear, go missing, or break. All your devices will be listed in our platform. From here you'll be able to view which ones are being used and how many aren't. If the organization thinks you need more, you can look back, see which ones aren't in use, and use those instead of investing more capital.

Track Your Corporate Assets

When you have the HPCI platform, keeping track of your corporate assets is easy. From one professional interface, you can view data about telecom and IT spending, property, and employee usage. HPCI is an IT vendor management company that specializes in negotiating and managing corporate IT and telecom contracts. We focus on cost reduction and creating internal efficiencies for our clients. If you need assistance tracking your corporate assets, we'd be glad to help you.