Cost Optimization in Corporate & Admin Support Services with Expense Reduction Analysts
While the day-to-day aspects of running an organization can be handled by in-house staff, many organizations rely on outsourced professionals for services, such as IT support or legal counsel, and suppliers to provide and maintain the equipment necessary to keep their offices running smoothly.
However, it can be challenging to determine if these necessary aspects to your business are costing more than they should.
ERA consultants assist clients with reviewing professional service expenses to assess cost-savings opportunities.
Marketing, Advertising & Media Services looks at how to advertise and communication your products or services, boost brand awareness and drive sales. It is a multi-faceted category involving diverse media such as print, radio, television, online and digital channels.
Expense Reduction Analysts helps organisations evaluate their business marketing and advertising spend vs. their objectives to determine if there are ways to reduce marketing and advertising expenses whilst getting the same or even better results.
Whether it’s providing food or meals on or off-site, businesses and institutions incur costs related to food services, including food catering services.
Catering companies often work with organisations to prepare and serve food at various events or as part of the services provided by the company.
Expense Reduction Analysts collaborates with clients to help them improve cash flow by taking a close look at corporate catering services, the costs associated with catering and food service distributors and costs of food service supplies.
Whether for e-mail or letters, businesses rely on external services to send, store, and manage ever-higher volumes of correspondence.
Expense Reduction Analysts helps organisations to find the most suitable options for their individual requirements and to identify savings opportunities.
Pens, paper, staplers, binders, toner cartridges and more are business essentials.
Companies of all sizes use office supplies every day and these expenses can add up quickly.
Expense Reduction Analysts assists organisations in managing expenses, bringing “insider” knowledge about suppliers and pricing to clients.
Are the cheap office supplies promised by office supplies distributors really the least expensive?
Are bulk office supply purchases always the lowest cost alternative?
Printing services, and the need for printing supplies, vary widely from business to business.
Books, magazines, brochures, posters and other documents are examples of printed materials, yet each of these jobs may be printed using different processes and equipment depending on color, quantity and other variables.
Some companies require commercial printing services from printing companies who handle large-scale business printing needs, beyond standard desktop publishing.
From an operational viewpoint, the day-to-day aspects of running a business may be relatively predictable. The right people and processes are in place.
However for specialised expertise (corporate lawyers, auditors, architects, etc.) businesses often contract with external professionals.
Knowledgeable, experienced Expense Reduction Analysts consultants work with clients to review professional services expenses and overall value.
Travel costs may be staggering in some companies.
To remain within sensible budgetary limits, businesses welcome the advice of Expense Reduction Analysts and their power of negotiation with a wide range of service providers.
Their intervention helps adding some extra cash to the bottom line whilst giving a more transparent understanding of spending patterns in the travel cost category.
Business records management is the practice of controlling a company’s important records from creation and storage to disposal, and every industry is subject to regulations for records compliance and data protection.
Businesses today depend on electronic records management systems and records management software to ensure the integrity of payroll, financial, medical, government forms etc.
Expense Reduction Analysts experts in Fleet Management lend their skills to businesses to investigate all aspects of their fleet and ensure specific needs are met, the best buying or leasing conditions are agreed upon and savings are found.
Our dedicated international Fleet Management team have extensive experience working across all fleet activities: Operations, Finance, Insurance, Policy Advice, Fuel, EV, Internal Transport and Trucks.
The ERA fleet team consciously opts for a holistic approach, because then we are able to aim for a suitable balance between the involved stakeholders and their interests. In addition, we focus on an equilibrium between Finance, HR, processes and sustainability, creating an optimal mix between attraction and retention of people & cost.
In order to be able to achieve your goals, it is important that we start with a detailed analysis of your entire fleet. In this way we make sure you have full visibility of the current situation. From there, we will help you design a future proof strategy that will cover new developments.
With that research input we will create the optimum solution for your international fleet. Using all available opportunities in sourcing, operation, and alternative mobility. Assisting you in the definition of the Price and Service Level Agreements at central and local level. And making sure your choices are worded in a new policy.
Businesses of all types use copiers and printers to print necessary documents. Expense Reduction Analysts copy and managed print consultants review all processes and expenditures involved including costs related to printing, equipment, and services as well as lease rates.
Our team can help your organization determine if current pricing is competitive, whether it’s better to lease or buy, or whether contract terms are favorable.
Understanding corporate taxes is a challenge for most companies, and many businesses require professional assistance with tax services, particularly business tax preparation.
Do cost-savings opportunities exist for tax preparation services?
Expense Reduction Analysts helps to analyze clients’ tax preparation fees to determine if those charges are reasonable and competitive in the marketplace.
This is Expense Reduction Analysts’ goal — to help clients unlock extra cash flow out of their overhead expenses.