WE LOOK FOR BILLING ERRORS AND SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT AREAS:
Expense Reduction Advisors provides our clients with cost reductions, refunds, vendor interface and professionalism. Our goal is to make your business more profitable by reducing your utility and telecom costs.
It is always wise to evaluate the cost you are paying for your electricity. Most electric companies offer a variety of rates, based on different aspects of power usage, but the obligation of choosing the best rate is typically left up to the customer. While you may have an account representative, they are likely to have a large number of clients to serve, and a limited amount of time. ERA works closely with your utility companies to ensure an electric rate analysis is accomplished regularly to secure the best rates and look for additional opportunities to reduce electric costs.
ERA will first review your company’s natural gas bills and contracts to ensure you are being billed appropriately. The next step is to customize a purchasing plan that works for you. Each program will be developed based on assessment of your risk profile, size of each location and a review of the ways you utilize natural gas. Our goal is to find the best options available at the most effective price.
WATER AND SEWER
Water and Sewer are two utilities that are often overlooked when reviewing utility billings for possible savings. Expense Reduction Advisors has been very successful in reducing both water and sewer billings for many of our clients. The key is understanding our client’s operation as well as the local authority regulating these utilities. Local regulations vary more for water and sewer than any other utilities. Expense Reduction Advisors will track your usage trends and identify options to lower your water and sewer bills.
This is an area that is often over looked by most auditing company’s maybe it’s because it isn’t regulated. ERA has been able to save our clients thousands of dollars each year on their propane bills so we typically ask our clients to include this as part of the audit.
Arguably, no other major area of today’s business environment has experienced such a revolution in technology, quality of service, pricing, contractual arrangements, and equipment, both on a network and client level, as telecommunications.
While most organizations have trained personnel or entire departments to deal with this area of their business, their attention is generally focused on operational concerns and “problems”. Typically there is limited time to consider how cost containment is coupled with technology and service.
ERA’s telecom audit and service analysis includes a comprehensive, accurate study of each client’s telecommunications services that are currently in place.
Services reviewed include:
- long distance
- 800/toll free
- data and Internet
Expense Reduction Advisor’s Telecom Audit and Service Analysis includes:
- The validation of telecommunication charges
- Recovery of funds where they may be due
- Proper sizing of telecommunication services to meet clients’ internal and customer needs
- Utilization of new technologies
- Assurance of the best terms and pricing
- Coordinate implementation of recommendations
- First month audit after implementation to ensure the recommendations have been implemented properly and are reflected in the bills.