This is the second in an ongoing series of posts on how Calliflower can help your organization to manage conferencing costs. Please also read the first, Calliflower and your bottom line.

The main concern that most IT managers have about audio conferencing is visibility.  Since conferencing is now looked upon as a data service, rather than pure voice service, it’s now part of the IT portfolio, and IT has responsibility for oversight.  So how does the IT manager manage the costs associated with voice?

Calliflower makes management easier in two key ways:

  1. It’s a web-based service, with web-based controls, and administration.  At any time you can track fulfillment of the service, make sure it’s working okay, add and remove users and more.  Calliflower give the IT manager the ability to do self-service management for changes, adds, and deletes, just like IT does for other applications through Web-based tools.
  2. It’s a flat-rate conferencing service as well.  Calliflower removes all variability in costs associated with conferencing by charging a flat-rate per month per organizer.  That means a radical reduction in the expenses associated with reconciliation of bills, inter-department charge-backs, and other kinds of administration.

The transition to web-based management of conferencing is a critical cost-management tool for the IT manager.