Focus on Your Business, Not Invoices.
Cloud Age solves the telecom invoice challenge using our suite of InvoiceIQ solutions. We’ve built the largest independent library of telecom invoice readers—so you don’t have to. We automate vendor invoice capture and then read, parse, and audit telecom invoices in nearly any format, helping to ensure completeness and accuracy.
Solving the Telecom Invoice Challenge
If you’re a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) firm, a Wireless Expense Management (WEM) company, a Service Provider that buys services from telecommunications carriers, or an Enterprise with telecom expense, you know managing invoices and invoice data from these carriers can be a challenge.
Each carrier formats invoices in different ways. Some carriers send invoices electronically, some send in paper, some in EDI. And when they do send them, they are often late or riddled with errors and discrepancies.
What that means is you often have to waste time and money translating invoices in EDI format, some in PDF, some in CABS and then finding and correcting errors. All this is a distraction from your core business focus.
With decades of experience, and millions of telecom invoices translated, Cloud Age is the leading provider of invoice management services to the TEM, WEM, Service Provider, and Enterprise community. We’ve built the largest independent library of invoice readers and a proprietary invoice monitoring system. We can intake any carrier invoice, in any format and provide our clients with a 100% accurate consolidated output file for ingestion into their internal accounting and operation processes.
InvoiceIQ Retrieval Services
InvoiceIQ Reader Services
We work with our clients to ensure that copies of all their needed telecom invoices are managed by Cloud Age, using InvoiceIQ Reader Service for data translation and consolidation. During the Onboarding process, our client provides Cloud Age a list of their (or their client) telecom carriers. Each client also provides a standard Letter of Authorization (LOA) to Cloud Age for each telecom carrier account. The LOA is used by Cloud Age to notify the telecom carrier that Cloud Age should receive all invoices for InvoiceIQ Reader Services processing going forward.
The Cloud Age team maps each incoming telecom carrier invoice to one of Cloud Age’s automated invoice readers that support all telecom carriers and that can convert data from EDI, web-based, paper, PDF, and other various electronic formats into a single standardized electronic data file format. Because we constantly update our readers to adjust to the changes telecom carriers make, Cloud Age can translate invoice data far faster than if a TEM, WEM or service provider tried to do this on their own.
Telecom Carrier Invoice Translation, Consolidation and Analysis – Pain Free
UNI-Bill is Cloud Age’s easy-to-analyze and normalized text-based invoice format we provide to our clients. Behind the UNI-Bill format are Cloud Age’s InvoiceIQ Receipt and InvoiceIQ Reader automated solutions. Cloud Age’s proprietary invoice reader library and data translation, auditing and consolidation platform that makes UNI-Bill an indispensable productivity enhancing solution for any of our clients.
Easy integration with TEM’s Management Platform
UNI-Bill provides its data in a text-based record format specifically designed for easy integration with a TEM and WEM expense management platforms.
Supports EDI, PDF, CABS and Proprietary Carrier Invoice Formats
Why spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time developing invoice readers when Cloud Age has done the work for you? UNI-Bill converts carriers’ PDF, CABS, proprietary and EDI data formats into an accurate, easy-to-understand, easy-to-analyze invoice information. Additionally, we have developed interfaces with carrier web-portals to pull invoice data from online sources.
Built in Checks for Data Accuracy and Completeness
With UNI-Bill, our clients never have to worry about providing incomplete or inaccurate invoice data to their internal and/or external customers. Cloud Age’s proprietary software platform automatically checks so that all the monthly carrier invoices associated with a client’s account are received. Cloud Age reconciles all summary invoice data with the detailed line charges. If something is missing or wrong, the Cloud Age team works with the carrier to resolve the problem.
Transforming Telecom Carrier Invoice Data Into Business Intelligence
Every telecom carrier has their own unique description for standard services such as MPLS, IP access, private line, VPN service, etc. This makes it hard for our clients to compare pricing, find savings and manage their network inventory.
Cloud Age’s proprietary Super-USOC™ service solves this problem and makes finding savings through data analysis much easier. Super-USOC is a descriptive charge code that standardizes all carrier services and adds critical information to the service description to enable better management of network inventory.
With Super-USOC, Cloud Age ingests all carrier invoice data at the service level and adds data elements to each service item being billed:
- Network Element
- Primary Service vs. Service Feature Indicator
Super-USOC transforms raw invoice data from multiple carriers into usable data for improved business intelligence and analytics. Here are examples of how Cloud Age clients are using Super-USOC:
- Faster comparison of telecom carrier prices
- Automated identification of new inventory items on invoices – auto-provisioning
- Faster, more accurate auditing of invoices and overall telecom spend
- Simplified contract attainment reporting leveraging supplemental lists
- Better sourcing of telecom services