Leased Line Management solution
Proven ROI within 1 year!
Manage complex leased lines contracts in one leased line management system and realize your ROI up to millions a year.
Many operators lease connections from other communication providers, so called leased lines. It is a relatively easy way to expand capacity where there is no own infrastructure. It is therefore logical and beneficial to opt in for this strategy and have hundreds up to thousands of leased connections.
The yearly costs of these contracts are high, up to millions of dollars per year. Reason enough to consider a solid solution to manage your leased lines in order to avoid costs for redundant leased lines. However, most operators perform a manual check every year or so. Our experience is that this is NOT working.
Return on investment within a year
Save on installation costs and monthly costs. The VC4 IMS software combines your network data, leased lines, contract and financial information plus the needed workflow to control the processes. It gives you full control.
Understand how to get your return on investment in 1 year
Features of the Lease Lined management solution
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Leased Line information
All generic Leased Line information accessible in one system. General Attributes of the leased line, such as:
Relation Leased Lines and other inventory objects
Any leased line will have relations to other inventory objects. These relations can be used to find the network ports in your own network and check if the leased lines are still active. Assess whether contracts are still relevant.
Vendor / provider
A leased line will be leased from another communication service provider. The name of this provider (vendor) will be linked to the leased line.
Network Circuit name
The leased line name will be the name used by the other service provider. However, this leased line will be part of your end-to-end service to your customer or network service. It is important to know to which (your) network connection the leased line is related. Manage this relation with IMS.
Improve lead-times: easily track and manage work order and changes to leased lines. Each time something changes to leased lines, it should be done via a work order. VC4-IMS will be able to track each of such activities (new leased line, change bandwidth, cost changes, decommissioning, etc.) via the IMS Workflow. If there is an existing workflow system, IMS can interface with that system.
Every leased line will have a one-off cost (installation) and monthly / recurring costs. These costs will be managed under a contract. One contract can have multiple price components and generic contract and SLA information. See contract and financial information. Rely on up-to-date contracts, priced components, SLA info, etc.
Provider and Vendor information
The leased line is supplied and leased by a communication service provider. Such a provider is managed as a vendor in VC4-IMS.
In case IMS workflow and IMS trouble ticket functionality are being used the agreed SLA’s can be checked with the actual SLA’s.
Contract and financial information
Order leased lines and maintain contracts of your communication service provider. Of course, only visible by users with appropriate permissions.
Leased Line Contract information (managing multiple leased lines):
Lease Line Contract – financial information (per leased line):
Invoices from Leased Line Providers
Every month or every quarter the leased line provider will send an invoice with costs of the leased lines. The costs can be high in case of large amount of leased line. VC4-IMS can read and store such electronic invoices. The leased lines and related costs mentioned on the invoice can be checked/reconciled (automatically) with the leased line inventory data in IMS. Examples of invoice checks:
Return on investment
When you have thousands of leased connections, the yearly costs are high. In case of 2000 leased lines, the average monthly cost of 500 USD, is $ 1Mio per month, $ 12 Mio per year. When your organization doesn’t have the processes up-to-date, it may forget to cease leased connections when your customer stops or moves a service or get another type of connection.
The most common reason for a failing process is that the networks department does not use the same tool as the finance people who are responsible for ordering the leased lines. So, when the network changes, the networks team considers the work to be completed when their network connection is gone or moved.
Imagine how much you pay for redundant leased lines when the process / workflow tool is not informing finance. Leased lines are still leased from the other operator. Most operators do a manual check every year or so. Our experience is that this is NOT working.
In this table we show you how much money you may be overpaying your leased line operators.
Avoid unnecessary spent for expired leased lines
VC4-IMS software combines the network data, leased lines, contract and financial information plus the needed workflow to control the processes.
Once you have data in this IMS, the data from networks can be checked with the data from finance.
- list of connections in the network, but not in finance data
- list of leased lines in finance data records, but not in networks data records
Once you have the data in IMS consistently, you can check the invoices from the Leased line operator: