A helluva lot!
“What can possibly go wrong?” That question often is answered by a series of terrible, unexpected consequences. When it comes to your utility bills, dozens of factors are in play. If any one of them goes wrong, the errors could cost you significant money.
Many businesses managers just pay monthly utility bills without a thorough review. Mistakes can continue month after month, putting unnecessary pressure on already tight budgets.
Even those that do seek outside help often don’t get to the source of overcharges. That requires a comprehensive audit of utility billings and services that includes onsite inspection and Next-Level Rate Analysis.
The devil is in the details.
Typical utility bill auditors sit in an office and pore through bills, going line-by-by line to identify simple errors and miscalculations. They might look at usage history, published rates, tax and tariff applications, and check the math to make sure all of the numbers add up. However, they miss a host of mistakes behind the numbers.
Most utility auditors don’t even consider the onsite conditions that drive each line item—things like how meters are calibrated, sub-meter installations, programming errors, load factors, and whether equipment is operating properly. That is the space where serious, long-term mistakes can be found.
Next-Level Rate Analysis is a strategic move.
In the game of chess, one bad move can cost you the game. The same is true when choosing commercial energy rates for your business. There are a lot of moving pieces and complex choices across the board. Depending on the size of your operations, the stakes can be extremely high—costing you $10,000s or even $100,000s more than necessary for electricity or natural gas.
That is where Next Level Rate Analysis and its winning strategies come into play!
Wireless Rate Plan Optimization is the right call.
Today’s work world looks nothing like it did a generation ago. Wireless technology has freed employees from cubicles and desks, with smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices doubling as personal computers. This global phenomenon has unleashed a new wave of productivity across virtually all industries, from healthcare and education to manufacturing and sales.
It also has created complex new issues and hidden costs for even the most sophisticated businesses and organizations. Wireless Rate Plan Optimization can bring cellular costs and services back in line, with minimal work on your part.
Tom Thackery, CEO & Owner
Tom Thackery founded Expense Recovery Services (now dba ERS Utility Solutions) in 1994 and has personally led more than 1,400 audits and related projects with a total client impact of over $110 million.