Modern and effective communications technology is an essential part of an emergency response.
Although your infrastructure may be invaluable when it comes to protecting life, health and property, it may be worth asking if it is offering maximum value. Could you be doing more for less?
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has developed a framework that enables you to do just that.
The Technology Expense Management (TEM) framework (RM3802) provides the opportunity to implement a cloud-based software platform, which is widely used in the private sector. This platform helps you to view the past and present conditions of your estate, allowing you to plan for the future by: making what has been spent on telecoms and other technology services more clearly visible; identifying billing errors and any services being paid for that aren’t needed; helping you manage your technology and telecoms estate more effectively, ensuring cost avoidance and better buying decisions; assisting technology estate managers to monitor asset use and keep an accurate inventory; and helping budget managers control spending on technology assets and services.
Additionally, TEM offers a range of services aimed at helping you understand your telecoms and IT estate. Such services include historic billing, physical auditing, personal use management and tactical provisioning and ordering.
This innovative agreement was designed following consultations to help CCS better understand the market and its needs. Those insights from CCS customers and suppliers lie at the heart of TEM; senior telecoms buyers in government as well as finance leaders gave their views and CCS listened.
The result was a desire within CCS to meet market requirements in an accessible and user-friendly way, through a truly flexible and comprehensive agreement fit for the public sector.
Public sector organisations, including those making up the emergency services, aim to reduce spending without affecting services. The TEM cloud-based software platform will help you understand your technology estates and manage assets more effectively. The result will not only create savings, but a more optimised emergency service for citizens.
For further information on how TEM could improve your service visit our website or call us on 0345 410 2222. Alternatively, to speak to a CCS technology procurement expert please complete this online form.