Service, Market, Client Spotlight
New Service: Solid Waste Management Is there Cash in your Trash?
In a word… YES. Waste removal is one of the most overlooked and under analyzed expenses on the income statement. Most companies consider it a fixed, regulated cost of doing business. Unfortunately that is not the case. The result… the majority of US businesses substantially overpay for this service. Edge Insights now offers a Waste Cost Management Service that can save your company 25% to 60% on its waste removal expense. Edge Insights’ Waste Cost Management Service includes a complete audit of your current waste removal, disposal and recycling services. Our waste experts analyze and measure:
Our Waste Cost Management Service can normally be completed within 90 days. We provide a detailed and comprehensive audit report and, with your approval, work to implement the proper changes to improve service and lower costs.Once the improvements to your service are made, we monitor your account on a monthly basis to ensure your organization continues to receive the best service at the lowest cost. If any changes to your service are required, we handle those adjustments as well. It’s like having your own waste expert on staff.The Edge Insights’ Waste Cost Management Service is risk free. It is offered on a contingency fee, share-savings model, so if we can’t save you money – there is no fee for our services. As such, our Waste Cost Management Service is always cash flow positive and can fund other initiatives within your organization.
If you are spending in excess of $5,000 per month in waste removal, disposal and recycling expenses, we can help! Call Edge Insights today at 610-777-3200 and let us get started saving you money!
How would your business handle an unexpected event or disaster that hindered your organization’s ability to provide products or services? What if a natural disaster restricted employee access to the office? For many along the east coast, this situation became a reality after Hurricane Sandy hit. Hurricane Sandy disabled many telecommunication services in New York City, taking down several major websites and services – including, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Gawker. The devastation was widespread and unimaginable.
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that approximately 25 percent of businesses that are affected by disaster fail to reopen, 94 percent that lose all data are gone within three months. In addition to natural disasters, there are many more mundane events that can interrupt your telecom services and hinder the organization’s ability to operate. Whether a telecom failure is caused by a natural disaster, someone digs up a cable, or traffic accident knocks down a pole, the impact on your business can be significant.
A key component to business continuity plans are telecom backup solutions and redundancy. Telecom connections that provide voice connections, internet access, email, and other critical communication services are typically a single point of failure for most businesses. Redundant connections for your telecom services will not only provide protection from service outages, they can also be beneficial during normal operations. Redundant connections can enable load balancing during times of peak usage, lowest cost routing of calls, and other benefits. With today’s technology it’s easy and affordable to develop a redundant telecom circuit design to suit your business model.
One thing we know for sure, it’s a global marketplace and we rely heavily on our connectivity to the outside world. Software applications, internet access, email and voice services are all driven by data connectivity in one form or another. It’s hard to operate a business if phones and email are not working. Edge Insights can work with your organization to define telecom redundancy needs, investigate carrier options and costs, as well as manage the implementation and cutover.
At Edge Insights we have the resources and expertise to craft an affordable telecom solution to keep your business operating efficiently. Please contact Scott.Wheeler@edgeinsights.com for more information.
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina (LHSC) is a non-profit organization that owns and manages five continuing care retirement communities, a non-medical home service and a hospice program. Nearly 1,000 professionals provide person-centered care to more than 1,300 senior adults and 3,900 family members each day.In 2012, LHSC engaged Edge Insights to perform a detailed analysis of its electric, natural gas and telecom accounts. LHSC had well over one hundred energy and telecom accounts, which made the task of internally reviewing each account on a monthly basis nearly impossible. Edge Insights’ energy and telecom experts analyzed all of LHSC’s energy and telecom accounts, and provided a detailed summary to LHSC executives, including all available savings and refund opportunities.The results were impressive. Through Edge Insights’ energy and telecom analysis, LHSC received over $60,000 in refunds due to erroneous energy surcharges and over $16,000 annually in on-going energy savings. In addition, LHSC has the opportunity to substantially improve its telecom services while reducing annual telecom expenses by over 20%.Read more of our client Case Studies.