Corporate United, the nation's largest group purchasing organization, announced a new supplier partnership with Source One Management Services, LLC for telecommunications management services.  For the past five years, Source One worked with the GPO to develop new category offerings.  Impressed by their knowledgeable staff and twenty years of strategic sourcing and telecommunications experience, Corporate United signed a three-year agreement to share Source One's expertise with its members.

“Corporate United’s continued growth is a true testament to our model and members’strength,” said Marc Rosen, Corporate United President and Chief Operating Officer. “As one of the only GPOs to serve multiple functions, we have the unique capacity to help organizations achieve more across the board.”

Source One's unique telecommunications management offering to Corporate United's membership includes a three service offerings that can be combined to produce customized savings solutions. 

  1. Telecommunications Strategic Sourcing: Those members looking for a more comprehensive solution including increased bandwidth, improved service levels and uptime, supplier consolidation, and  ongoing improvement services will appreciate the telecom strategic sourcing service offering.  This collaborative approach provides a holistic review of member's voice and data networks with customized strategic sourcing services a a preferred rate.

  2. Local and Long Distance: For Corporate United members looking for more immediate savings, this no-cost market assessment report provides 20-30% off of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) tariff rates for telecommunication services such as Copper, POTS, Centrex, and CO Trunks.  It includes significant waivers of carrier surcharges and fees (where applicable), maximized amount of lines/locations serviceable, and eliminated incorrect billings and charges.  Member's will benefit from cumulative volume rebates (carrier specific) that provide even greater savings!

  3.  Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM): This software tool allows members to centralize technology silos into one collaborative tool utilizing standardized best practices to manage telecom costs and procedures.  Source One’s TEM offering enables simpler telecom spend and inventory management, invoice processing and auditing, and includes professional services to assist with recovery, benchmarking, contract negotiations and implementation management.  Corporate United members receive preferred pricing and benefit in aggregate usage pricing for this service. 
To learn more about Source One's telecommunications offer through Corporate United, visit


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