This paper seeks to establish inventory standards for enterprises and Solutions Providers as it relates to a telecommunications environment (voice, data, wireless and IT services). It identifies the information that should be collected and managed as part of a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) or Managed Mobility Services (MMS) program.
Inventory standards in this paper are broken into three sections: fixed, mobile and IT. The IT section in the standard reflects this new thinking. IT may not be part of a standard TEM or MMS engagement today, but it is included to help clients and Solutions Providers define the scope of work.
TEMIA is proposing inventory standards with this paper, but it also recognizes that each client is unique. Some client projects may not require tracking of IT inventory; others may require additional items which are not part of this standard.