How to Conduct Your Own Telecom Audit in 3 Steps

3 steps for a telecom audit

There are a variety of reasons why your company may need telecommunications and IT audit services, but perhaps the most important one is to save money. If you’ve decided to conduct your own audit, you’ll need a roadmap for success. In this blog, we’ll discuss the steps you should follow during the audit process to help you learn how to perform a telecom audit.

Step #1: Round Up Your Telecom and IT Bills for the Past 3 Months

Once you have this information in front of you and understand it thoroughly, you’ll be able to identify discrepancies that come up from month to month. Most companies have their services peppered across a few different providers, so be sure to collect the bills for your hard line phones, IT services, mobile phones, and any other telecom providers. Do this for each of the companies in your portfolio.

Step #2: Understand Your Telecommunications Invoice

Whether you’re planning to conduct the audit yourself or hire a consultancy for audit services, having a basic understanding of how to read your telecom invoice will help you feel in control of these outgoing expenses. Once you have a firm grasp of your invoice, you will know what you can live without – and what you must have.

Step #3: Identify Where You Can Cut Costs

The first audit typically requires the most work. You might have to do some research into the features on each phone line or verify that you’re getting the best bang for your buck when it comes to your monthly plan. But once you understand the items on your invoice, you can start listing the things you can cut. Identify which features your business no longer uses, which apps and services you can switch to cheaper versions, and verify that you’re not going over (or too far under) the minutes on your monthly plan.

Set Your Telecom Audit Up for Success With PAG

Without a thorough understanding of how to conduct a telecom audit, you may be setting your audit up for failure. While it’s possible to perform a telecom audit on your own, a team of professional auditors like PAG can help you get more value out of your audit – with minimal disruption to your business operations. 

PAG offers risk-free audit services to uncover areas in your telecom billing where you’ve been overspending and find significant savings opportunities. If you’re not 100% certain you know how to do a telecom audit on your own, PAG can save you from wasting your time and money. Reach out to PAG today to schedule your expert-driven, risk-free audit.


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