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Another year is almost behind us and if you are like most business owners and telecom decision makers you are busy preparing your telecom budget for 2016. But did you know December is absolutely the best time for renegotiating your telecom and cloud service contracts?

Here at USA Voice & Data we are helping many clients take advantage of this great opportunity. So why is December such a good time to be shopping for and making changes to your telecom, and furthermore, why is this also the best time of the year to be switching out your providers and upgrading your infrastructure and equipment?

Primarily because:

  • Providers are trying to meet or beat their annual sales goals
  • Businesses want to take advantage of remaining 2015 budget surpluses before they are lost
  • Most businesses tend to wind down a little over the holiday period

In the rest of this blog we dig into these three considerations in more detail. If having read this article you want to jump on the opportunity to pick-up a bargain you would not have found either on Black Friday or Cyber Monday just call USA Voice & Data at 312-604-3070.

Providers are trying to meet or beat their annual sales goals

Like most businesses telecom providers and equipment manufacturers have aggressive annual sales targets. Their sales teams are highly incentivized to not only meet their annual sales goals but to beat them so they can qualify for their “Presidents Club Trip”, bonuses and possible promotions. Furthermore it is not unusual for providers and manufacturers to offer significant discounts towards year end as they attempt to help their sales teams help them finish their financial year on a successful note. Understanding this picture puts USA Voice & Data in an enviable and powerful position in December. It helps us negotiate special pricing or discounts for our clients with these providers and manufacturers. Give us a call this month and let us show you what we can do for you.

Businesses want to take advantage of remaining 2015 budget surpluses before they are lost

Most businesses establish and manage strict budgets to enable them to meet their profitability goals, and at the same time most businesses allow some contingency within their budgets to handle unforeseen expenses. If you are like most executives or cost center managers you have a laundry list of upgrade projects which either didn’t make the cut for the 2015 budget, or projects that did but you just haven’t had the time or resources to complete them. Don’t worry we have all been there. Anyway now is the time to act and use whatever budget to complete this list of upgrade projects before that budget is lost and the business has to pay tax penalties on that surplus unspent cash. Even if you don’t have the time or resources to complete these upgrade projects before year-end, take advantage of the budget as best you can to pay for them in advance or handle related capital purchases.

Most businesses tend to wind down a little over the holiday period

Changes or upgrades can be made to your telecom and IT infrastructure at any time of the year with minimal disruption to your business, however, to do so, demands careful planning and management of their implementation. With most businesses winding down and their employees taking lengthy vacations over the holiday period, December and January are the perfect time to be implementing changes. When better to be making changes than when your business is running at 25% to 75% of its normal swagger, and disruption can be avoided entirely?

If you have been hesitating don’t put off your telecom and infrastructure upgrade projects any longer. Get these projects behind you before the end of the year and take advantage of these great benefits detailed above. If you need some assistance give us a call at 312-604-3070 or email us at info@usavoicedata.com. USA Voice & Data would be happy to help make any of your projects a success.