Alsbridge Network Services Group (NSG) is the #1 network consulting firm in the world by transaction volume. We average 100+ full network sourcing engagements per year plus approximately 50 ancillary engagements that include rate reviews, benchmarking, transformation, engineering, analysis, optimization and TEM engagements. Alsbridge placed over $1B in telecom contract value in 2011, and our team is actively negotiating 25-40 engagements at any given point in time. This volume of work feeds our proprietary database of over 900 contracts and 80,000 data points – 50% or more of which are for international network services.
Network services – Voice, Data, Internet, Wireless, Local, Access, International, Managed Services – typically account for three to six percent of overhead and have a significant impact on your business operations. Network is viewed as a commodity, but it's a high value commodity with thousands of different rate elements. Our data-driven network consulting methodology enables our clients to make apples-to-apples comparisons despite the challenges posed by rapidly changing costs, inherently complex contracts, and the operational aspects of the communication industry. Our database of contract pricing and terms gives our clients the transparency and leverage necessary to make and execute informed business decisions. Over the last 300 projects, we have helped clients achieve savings ranging from 6% to 52% (average of 27%) on their annual network services spend.
· Network Procurement
o Sole Source
o RFP Development
o Competitive Bid Management
o Carrier Evaluations
o Contract Negotiation
· Network Assessment
o Rate Review
o Network Benchmark
o Network Transformation Analysis
o Wireless Optimization
· Telecom Expense Management
o TEM Procurement
o TEM Service
As noted above, Alsbridge is the #1 network consulting firm by transaction volume. In short, we execute more network services transactions every year than any other firm – and we've been doing so for the last 10+ years. Further, our team is actively negotiating 25-40 engagements at any given point in time. So we not only have more data – over 900 contracts and 80,000 data points – but we also have fresher data. Our contract database is updated real-time week over week throughout the year and can be sorted and searched to provide pricing and service levels for thousands of rate elements across different geographies, carriers, technologies, contract scope and scale.
No matter where your company is headquartered, you likely have international operations that need to be covered by your telecom network contract. Even more convoluted than domestic wireline and wireless contracts, international services offer the added complexity of varied tax structures, lack of discovery in market prices and changing regulatory environments. Alsbridge's international experience, in country resources and contract databases provide transparency to buyers seeking to navigate this space. The vast majority of Alsbridge clients have operations around the globe and international services accounted for over $550M of the telecom contract value Alsbridge negotiated in 2011. Our database of contract data points covers North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa or Asia-Pacific ensuring you get the best possible deal structure and price for current services in any geography. Alsbridge consultants on the ground in Europe and Asia have deep experience in pan-European and pan-Asian contracts for wireline and wireless services. We can help you structure the right contract with the right carrier(s) at the right price for your unique geographic requirements.
Our data-driven methodology ensures consistent outcomes at each Alsbridge client. Our tools, templates and processes for each service offering have been honed over the course of 100's of telecom consulting engagements conducted over 10+ years. Every Alsbridge consultant is extensively trained in our methodology and contributes to its continuous improvement based on evolving market conditions and best practices. Our methodology provides the structure for efficient engagements with consistent outcomes while allowing for the flexibility needed to accommodate each individual client's situation and preferred approach.
Alsbridge's team of analysts and negotiators have decades of experience in untangling the complexities and nuances of corporate telecommunication agreements. Our network consulting team includes over 45 individuals with 20+ year careers in pricing, negotiations, business development and executive leadership roles with leading network carriers. Alsbridge's insider knowledge can provide transparency to the market and our prowess at the negotiating table can help your business save money on your telecom costs. We know the negotiating strategies and tactics the carriers employ and how to overcome them. We know the price points and terms the carriers are willing to accept because we are executing multiple contracts with each carrier every month around the globe. Our telecom consulting team negotiates more transactions every year – across a broader set of clients – than any other consulting firm. Engaging Alsbridge will not only get you a better price and better services from your carrier(s), it will shorten the negotiation process which means your business begins saving money sooner.
The Alsbridge Difference
In contrast to many of our competitors, Alsbridge does not take fees – or compensation in any other form – from carriers. Our team is completely unbiased ensuring we recommend the right vendor for you, not the vendor paying us behind the scenes. Many telecom consulting firms appear to be very similar, but Alsbridge's experience and proven results make us stand out from the rest. With over 100 full network sourcing engagements per year plus approximately 50 ancillary engagements, Alsbridge does more transactions than any other network consulting team. This gives us tremendous leverage with carriers that no other telecom consulting firm or single telecom buyer can match. Our database has more data, our team has more experience and our methodology ensures consistent outcomes. Leveraging all three ensures you get to the optimal outcome in the shortest amount of time.
Contact us today to learn more about how Alsbridge can help you achieve your objectives