Expense Reduction Analysis
Growing businesses depend on outside vendors for a variety of regularly billed services that allow operations to run smoothly. Merchant services, bank fees, waste removal, electricity, telecom and internet, treasury, uniforms and laundry, and other services are critical to your business’ success. But costs add up over time, and it can be hard to keep track of contract details, invoice errors, service discrepancies, and other issues across an entire organization, especially if you have multiple facilities and worksites.
Over 85% of businesses pay too much for overhead services. Your accounts payable team does their best to track costs and meet payment deadlines, but they are not industry experts for each of the spend categories in your overall budget. Many providers increase costs, rates, and counts without notifying you. Others have short payment timelines that are easy to miss. Armbrecht Business Consultants (ABC) knows your providers because we’ve been working with them for years to examine, reduce and centralize costs for our clients. We also know what similar businesses are paying in your geographic area. We do all the work–without disrupting your operations–and handle all the rate and contract negotiations.
No upfront costs. We can usually cut your costs as much as 20-40%, with no change to your services or vendors. We do it on a contingency basis, so there is no financial risk for you. You simply agree to pay us a percentage of your savings over a fixed period of time. If we find nothing, you pay nothing.
Choose From The Spend Categories Below:
If your area of spend is not listed, please contact us. We’ll get it done, and we’ll get it done right!
- Treasury and Bank Fees
- Waste Removal
- Energy Procurement Services
- Freight and Shipping
- Telecom and IT
- Uniforms and Laundry
- Human Resources
ABC identifies billing errors, optimizes service levels, and leverages nationwide spend data to negotiate the best pricing for your medical supplies. If you work with a GPO, our services complement theirs — we ensure contract compliance, rectify overbilling and overservicing, and ensure you’re paying for the proper products per your agreement.
Medical review categories include:
- Medical/surgical supplies and equipment
- Clinical lab testing fees
- Medical gases
- Surgical implants
Treasury & Bank Fee Management
Strengthen your banking relationship and pay less for bank fees.
You need your bank, but the more services you use, the more fees you pay. It’s only natural that you would want to reduce your bank costs while getting the services you need and protecting your banking relationships. As banks struggle to compete in today’s environment, they depend on fees to grow profits. If you don’t have the treasury expertise to manage and reduce your bank fees and other complicated banking structures, you may be at their mercy. Lending, account management, depository services, ACH, wire transfers, and other services are integral to your business operations. You can even reduce credit card processing fees.
Does your business spend thousands of dollars (or more) on bank fees?
Do you know you can negotiate to cut your bank fees and treasury services? There are more than 2,800 potential fees that a bank can charge for your business account services. Banks charge fees for account maintenance, depository services, withdrawals, transfers, ACH, wire transfers, and more. Some fees apply to all customers, and some are waived based on your banking relationship, assets and liabilities, or tiered volume pricing. There are one-time fees and ongoing fees. Some are charged at the time of the transaction, and others are charged monthly or quarterly. It can be hard to keep track!
If you don’t have an experienced treasury expert, your fees are adding up faster than they need to, and that hurts your bottom line. ABC has the expertise, and we can leverage it to improve your banking relationship while saving you money.
You have options to pay less for the same banking services.
It’s important to understand that a solid long-term relationship with your bank is no guarantee your business is getting the best rates. It’s smart to review your banking relationships and fees annually, but most business managers do not have the time or information needed to achieve best-in-class pricing on their own. Sometimes the best way to get what you pay for—and preserve your banking relationship—is to let an expert intervene on your behalf.
ABC has been working with businesses like yours to streamline and lower bank fees without cutting services or threatening your banking relationship. We will provide you with a trusted, experienced bank and treasury consultant who understands your business’ financial goals and how you use your bank. Your bankers appreciate talking to someone who knows the ins and outs of treasury management, and we know the industry secrets.
Inflated rates, added fees, errors, and compliance issues are regular occurrences in the world of merchant service processing. Over 75% of businesses are overpaying for this service because they don’t have the time or expertise to negotiate a fair price. We will negotiate with your current vendor to get you best-in-class pricing, and audit your account monthly to guarantee that you keep all of the savings to which you are entitled.
Class Action Recovery
Want to file a claim against a class action lawsuit but dread the paperwork? Our class-action settlement experts relieve the burden of filing claims, tracking deadlines, and monitoring progress. ABC provides our clients with a full, turn-key solution to file claims in settled cases.
When you let ABC handle your class action claim, we will:
- Thoroughly review the court’s Plan of Allocation to determine the best method to file a claim
- Gather the necessary documentation needed to file a claim effectively. When documentation is unavailable or impractical to obtain, they will develop alternative methods to satisfy the documentation requirements, even if they have to compile and analyze relevant records to determine claim amounts.
- Customize, prepare, and submit claims on your behalf
- Manage the claim throughout the administration process
- Address any questions or concerns presented by the claims administrators
- Provide transparency through regular updates during the recovery process
- Audit payments to our clients to assure payouts are fair and accurate
ABC claim filing services are provided under the same shared savings compensation model featured in our Shared Savings Service Agreement.
Your ABC sales rep will send you a Claim Service Agreement for signature. Once the signed Claim Service Agreement has been returned, our staff will work with your designated contact to collect the necessary documentation to file your claim properly. You can also opt to sign a master monitoring agreement, and ABC will monitor and file for all claims that apply to your company.
Documents & Deadlines
What documentation is needed from you? There are multiple ways to show your claim amount for each claim, but here are some examples of documentation needed to file properly:
- Purchase records (e.g., operating expenses, capital improvements or any records that would contain spend figures related to the respective claim)
- Site list (including relevant site information such as number of rooms, date of construction, etc.)
- Tax ID and date of incorporation
If these records are unavailable or too burdensome to recover, ABC will work with your designated contact to develop an alternative method to calculate your claim amount. Documentation must be submitted to ABC before the filing deadline.
ABC continuously researches settlements–not only within the spend categories we review but also those outside of our standard cost savings analysis that are applicable to the many industries we serve. We only pursue claims that are settled, and that means there is already money on the table.
ABC assumes the administrative burden of compiling the proper documentation, filing the claims that are eligible in accordance with deadlines and extensions, and monitoring progress until funds are disbursed.
Did you know that failure to participate in a particular claim for ever option you out of future extensions and additional claims? Let ABC monitor cases, file for you and recover your money.
There are billions of dollars sitting in state treasuries across the country, just waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners. If a check is sent to an incorrect address or there is a typo in the business name, or any other of numerous reasons, that money is sent to the State Treasury. We can research this unclaimed property for your business and have it returned to you. Call us for more information.
Property Tax Reduction
No one likes to pay taxes, but they are a part of the price you pay to do business. From property taxes to payroll taxes, it’s important to get it right, or you risk paying more than you need to. ABC has proven expertise in reviewing several tax categories, including:
- Unemployment and payroll
- Sales and use
- And more!
Let’s take a closer look at some of these areas of taxation and how they can affect your company’s bottom line.
You have a right to appeal your property taxes, whether you are the owner or the lessee. More than 65% of all U.S. commercial real estate is over-assessed. Many factors affect property taxes, including new legislation, zoning changes, age of property, and the value of surrounding properties. Taxing authorities take a “one size fits all” approach to determining property value, so you are not guaranteed an accurate assessment of your property’s value.
Triple Net Leases (NNN): Many of our clients operate under NNN leases that require the lessee to pay property taxes, insurance, and maintenance in exchange for a lower rent price. There are opportunities to appeal these pass-through charges, but timing is of the essence. Some counties reassess the value of the property annually while others may fix the price for up to 5 years. The annual window to file an appeal on the property assessment is often only 30 days from the notice, though it varies by state and county. Such headaches go away when you work with ABC because we will keep track for you and file appeals when assessed values warrant.
ABC reviews your property tax records and performs a market value analysis on your real estate portfolio. We use data from thousands of locations around the country as well as our in-depth knowledge of real estate markets. We determine exactly how much your real estate portfolio is worth and what you may be able to save with a more accurate assessment.
If ABC’s experts determine that your property is over-assessed, they will initiate the appeals process and present the case to your local taxing authority. We are successful 88% of the time in securing cost reductions for our clients with average annual tax savings of 7-40 percent.
- Unemployment and Payroll Taxes: If you have employees, you pay federal and state unemployment taxes to help fund unemployment compensation benefit programs. These taxes are based on several factors such as salaries and pay rates, type and age of your business as well as your track record for unemployment claims filed against your business. Based on these factors and the states in which you do business, it may be possible to negotiate your tax liability as well as verify and monitor your payments.
- Sales and Use Taxes: There are more than 14,000 tax jurisdictions in the U.S., and sales and use tax rules change from one jurisdiction to another. The sales tax is often assessed at the same rate as the use tax, but not always. Some states require taxes to be paid monthly, others quarterly. Brick-and-mortar stores are taxed differently from remote sellers. Depending on where and how you operate your business, taxes are often due in multiple jurisdictions, all of which have their own variations, exceptions, and penalties. With so many complications, mistakes are common.
Skip the headaches: Let ABC Help You
ABC ensures your business’ tax liabilities are structured properly and accurately reflect what your company should be paying. We have worked with businesses and tax experts across the country and understand how your business fits into the overall picture. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to find savings for you.
Our initial review costs nothing out of pocket. We earn our fee only if we successfully renegotiate your tax rates, correct billing amounts and obtain any available refunds.
Insurance Cost Reduction & Audits
Insurance premium negotiation is an opportunity to immediately improve your bottom line without changing carriers. Our senior industry experts have previously worked for some of the largest insurers in North America. Combined with our intimate knowledge of benchmark pricing and negotiation margins, we are perfectly equipped to provide your business with the best opportunity to immediately lower insurance costs.
Our team hits the ground running by reviewing every line of each of your current insurance policies and bills.
- You provide us with access to last month’s bills.
- We review your bill for contract compliance, billing errors and to ensure you’re getting best-in-class premiums based on our knowledge of the insurance industry’s benchmark pricing.
- We present the savings opportunities for your approval.
- We work with your vendor to implement savings and monitor ongoing savings.
ABC handles all research, analysis, and carrier negotiation to eliminate unnecessary costs and to ensure you get the best rates. We serve as your single point of contact for the categories we review, saving you time on expense management. We work on your behalf so you don’t have to invest a lot of time into reviewing old bills or haggling with your insurance carriers. There’s also no up-front fee for our services, giving you a risk-free solution for managing your fixed monthly costs when it comes to insurance.
Group Benefits / Health Insurance Cost Reduction
Maintaining health insurance and other group benefits for your employees can be costly. Let ABC eliminate extraneous charges and get you better rates on company health benefits.
Property And Casualty Insurance Expense Management
Our insurance audit professionals help save your company money on property and casualty insurance. We employ former industry professionals who know the margins and unpublished discount rates and who can use this knowledge to get you better premiums.
Commercial Liability Insurance
Commercial liability insurance poses a costly financial burden. Our insurance cost reduction consultants are well-versed in commercial liability insurance and use their knowledge as industry insiders to negotiate the best pricing on your monthly premiums.
Workers’ Compensation Reviews & Audits
ABC also offers workers’ compensation audits for companies looking to reduce this vast insurance cost.
Reduce Insurance Costs
If exorbitant insurance bills are affecting your bottom line, let our insurance audit team work to reduce your costs. You don’t pay anything unless we’re able to find and implement savings. In the rare instance that we’re unable to areas for cost reduction, you get the peace of mind knowing you’re getting accurate bills with the best rates.
Utility Bill Auditing Services
Utility expenses such as electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil, water/sewer, and stormwater represent a significant portion of any business’ operating budget. Multi-site businesses juggling lots of utility bills are at a higher risk for paying more than they need to. ABC is here to help you find errors, improve rates and save you money!
Give your accounts payable people a break, and give the work to experts. We work closely with you to understand your business. We act as a liaison between you and your providers to ensure you have the best rates available to match your business needs.
NO UPFRONT COSTS
We do our cost reduction work on a contingency basis. This means you pay us from a percentage of the refunds and savings we find you. If we find nothing, you pay nothing!
A small mistake repeated over months and years can really add up. Don’t take that chance! A thorough examination of your invoices can reveal hidden opportunities to realize refunds and significant cost savings without changing providers or usage. This is especially true if your invoices go to individually managed locations, or if you depend on your accounts payable staff to be skilled utility bill analysts.
You save manpower and money when you take advantage of ABC’s bill audit programs. Our industry experts do this kind of work day in and day out. They know how to spot problems and find potential savings that even the most dedicated employee is likely to miss.
We offer an in-depth examination of your monthly bills to:
- Identify areas of improvement
- Uncover billing errors
- Obtain refunds
- Analyze rate choices
It’s important to have an experienced cost-reduction company like ABC in your corner. We are industry experts who work with you to understand your facilities and usage. Some of our specialties include review of invoices for these services and more:
- Gas, Electricity, and Fuel Oil: Regulated energy utility companies offer many choices. Our analysts understand the rates and tariffs for every state and can help you determine the optimal choice for your organization. Electricity is probably your biggest utility expense. Because of the complexity of utility billing structures, errors can go undetected for years. We use our expertise to find those errors and get the best rates for your organization.
- Water, Stormwater, and Sewer: Water in does not always match water going out, yet many sewer services charge you for both. A thorough utility bill audit by our industry professionals will make sure you are paying only for the services you use. Our experienced cost reduction analysts work with you to understand your business’ usage and analyze your bills for errors and overcharges. We work directly with your service providers to implement savings that lead to lower, more sustainable fixed monthly expenses for you.
Organizations with significant utility expense can go one step further than a “one and done” bill audit. Clients lacking in-house utility expertise often choose to outsource their entire utility bill management to ABC.
Waste Removal Expense Management
For better or worse, waste is a side product of business, and every company wants to reduce waste disposal costs. With ever-tightening environmental regulations, it becomes increasingly expensive to responsibly remove your company’s garbage without blowing your budget. Depending on your business type, your waste expense management may include:
- Trash and solid waste
- Medical waste
- Pharma waste
- Hazardous waste
- Organic waste
- Grease and oil waste
- E-waste waste
- Shredding waste
- Recycling waste
Do your costs just keep going up?
Even as you struggle to reduce waste management expenses, hauling companies make a practice of increasing their fees every year. When you pay invoices for multiple locations, it’s easy to miss an increase. But over time, those increases will do real damage to your bottom line.
When your shop for service vendors, it can be hard to know if you are getting the best prices. Waste management overcharging is common, so you have to be watchful of your invoice charges as well as your contract terms. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a way to compare your services and costs to similar businesses in your area?
At ABC we know what waste removal services are supposed to cost, because we work with all types of businesses and are familiar with waste haulers and their pricing across the North America. We are pros at waste removal data management and keep an extensive database of what haulers charge for various services in the regions where you do business. We know what businesses like yours pay in your region, no matter how many regions your business spans. That helps us help you significantly cut waste removal costs.
Don’t assume your invoices are correct.
Invoice errors, overcharges, hidden price hikes, heaping or under-filled dumpsters, and missed contract details can really hurt your bottom line. ABC works with your business to reduce your waste management expenses—without cutting needed services or changing vendors. We’ll go over your contracts with a fine-toothed comb looking for unnecessary clauses, minimum limits you’ll never meet, and checking to ensure billing matches your contract terms.
Our team has experience in more than 90 overhead expense categories, yet waste removal expense tend to involve the greatest number of mischarges and contract compliance issues.
Read these real-life client stories.
- This furniture store chain didn’t produce a lot of trash, but their waste removal contract called for a minimum load of 2 tons for every pick-up, even though most of their loads were less than half a ton. We also discovered the waste hauler was billing for twice the tonnage the contract specified!
- A donut store chain owner knew prices were rising but didn’t realize he was getting hit with a 30% annual price hike across many of his store locations. The ABC team dug deeper and found that more than half of the stores were paying for trash pick-ups they didn’t need.
- A hotel owner was under contract with a national waste hauler who managed the account through a local hauler that performed the service. Though the contract stated that the client was exempt from fuel and environmental fees, ABC cost experts found the local hauler was adding them to the invoice that went to the national hauler. Not only did the national hauler miss the oversight, but it added a billing charge of its own: A 4-ton minimum tonnage per haul!
ABC makes it easy.
Because our industry experts understand the terminology and the profit margins, they know how to talk to your providers. Our experts analyze thousands of waste removal bills every month, and they know how much services should cost as well as the industry’s historical tendency to over-charge.
You just show us your invoices and contracts, and our waste team will do all the work and handle all the negotiations. We do it without changing your vendors, so you can enjoy the same working relationships and services while paying less for waste removal. You can sit back and enjoy the benefits of improved cash flow.
If we find nothing, you pay nothing, but ABC has found savings for more than 98% of our clients. There are no upfront fees, and you pay us through a percentage of the dollars we save you.
Energy Procurement Services
If your company conducts business over multiple locations, you depend on the energy utilities that dole out supply and distribution services under a variety of rates and programs. If your operations span deregulated states, your purchasing choices expand. A knowledgeable, independent consultant can help you develop a business energy procurement strategy that lets you exercise your choices wisely.
Energy procurement in deregulated markets is complex. Your organization may not have the in-house expertise needed to purchase electricity, natural gas, and other fuel supplies at the best prices. To limit your risk exposure, you need an extensive understanding of market trends and regulatory complexities for each state and utility where you conduct business.
We have saved millions of dollars in avoided costs for our energy procurement services clients. When you outsource your utility procurement to us, you will get the best options for the right price. We help your organization evaluate and procure energy. We work with you to understand your needs and find the provider options that best suit your objectives.
While we have established utility procurement relationships with suppliers, we have no formal ties to them. You get our undivided attention, unbiased expertise, and dedicated support as we craft a customized solution to help you manage the energy procurement process. We want to drive down your per-unit costs with a program that matches your risk profile and budget.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting
When you support sustainability with accurate greenhouse gas emissions reporting, you commit to maintaining a balance between economics, society, and our physical environment. Your record of sustainability is important to your customers, employees, shareholders, and community. We make it easier for you.
Depending on your city and state, you may be required to submit one or more emissions reports. Reporting regulations are usually based on your industry as well as the size and location of your commercial buildings. Legal statutes guarding emissions are continually being changed and tightened. If you do business in several cities or states, keeping pace with and meeting all the reporting regulations can get complicated.
We specialize in GHG emissions reporting. As industry experts, we save you time and money while avoiding any mishaps related to accurate emissions reporting. We can set up your facilities in the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, an online tool that provides the ability to run benchmarking reports and receive an energy score. Using this data, we can help you produce the government reports you need to comply with emissions regulations and requirements.
Worry-free Open & Close Account Management
If your organization opens and closes locations frequently, you are familiar with the manhours lost to making calls to utility suppliers and long hold times. When you do reach a live person, you don’t always get accurate information or may be sent on a paper chase for required forms.
Let our experts handle it for you. We will contact your utility companies, juggle details, and negotiate rates and deposits. We know the right questions to ask and recognize when the answers don’t make sense. We understand the ins and outs of utility pricing and are prepared with all the necessary documents and answers before we make the call.
We ensure you get the most beneficial rate schedule, uncover applicable rate and service discounts, and verify your first invoice and any credits or refunds due. Our utilities experts find the best rates, negotiate deposits and ensure your services are turned on and off according to your schedule.
Freight and Shipping
Many companies use express shipping services for urgent documents and packages on an everyday basis. However, most are not aware that they can save money on these shipping and freight services by collecting refunds when shippers fail to deliver on time, negotiating better rates, and avoiding overcharges. When errors go unnoticed, companies get stuck paying for shipper mistakes and unperformed services.
ABC offers a late-delivery recovery solution for packages shipped via Ground or Air with UPS and/or FedEx. ABC tracks the shipper’s guaranteed packages and secures any refunds that are owed to the client due to the package arriving late. ABC secures these credits on the shipper’s behalf; there is no action required from the client. Since there is nothing to install and the client incurs no cost, this program can amount to substantial savings on shipping costs.
ABC’s state-of-the-art, proprietary software system can continuously monitor every charge on every invoice before you pay it. Through cost management, invoice auditing, and contract optimization, we can reduce your shipping expenses by up to 22%. For companies who depend on shipping services to keep their business in motion, this can amount to major cost savings. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything out of pocket – we only collect a share of savings once they are realized.
Weekly reporting includes:
- Instant credits to client’s account with the shipper
- Detailed breakdown of credits/refunds by account
- Claims management
- Identification of delinquent packages
ABC clients pay nothing unless a refund is identified and issued.
Our cost reduction analysts help companies reduce their shipping costs every day. Our former shipping and freight industry professionals know where to look when it comes to finding overcharges and getting your company best-in-class pricing. Because shipping costs often comprise a significant expense, even slight changes in your bill or rate structure can offer long-term financial benefits.
Let ABC identify opportunities for cost savings on shipping services. All we need is access to last month’s bills in order to get started with an audit for your company. If we’re not able to achieve savings on your shipping costs, you won’t owe us anything, and you can proceed knowing your costs are as low as they can be.
Telecom Expense Management & Audits
Are you looking for ways to cut telecom costs without cutting services?
Telecommunications expense management is the best way to manage your growing costs for IT and telecom. These are ever-growing expenses that change as quickly as the technology supporting them. IT and telecom are critical to your success, and you can’t run your business without them!
Not only do they provide a vital connection to your clients and staff, but they are tied into your:
- Landlines and mobile phones
- PBX networks
- Copiers and scanners
- Cable and satellite TVs
- Credit card services
- Security alarms and cameras
- Safety systems
- And more!
IT and telecommunications costs add up fast.
Rate structures are complex, and your usage needs change over time. It’s important to keep a close eye on your telecom services and charges, or you will pay more than you need to. Multi-page bills with cryptic line items make it hard to determine the accuracy of your charges, and that can lead to undiscovered errors on your monthly invoices. A telecom expense audit provides insight to your charges and services.
Never assume your telecom bills are correct. ABC has extensive industry expertise in telecom expense management audits. Our staff are telecom industry insiders who understand the terminology and traps for hidden costs. They know how to manage and cut telecom costs for your business. After reviewing your invoices, we work directly with your providers to obtain refunds, negotiate rates and save you money.
We understand the telecom industry and maintain a national database of benchmark pricing that tells us what similar businesses in your area are paying. We have knowledge of unpublished discount rates and recognize when answers don’t make sense.
Wouldn’t it be great to know that all of your IT and telecom expenses are in good hands?
Trust us to manage your telecom expenses and reduce these complex costs for you. Relax in the knowledge that you have the best rates available. If we find nothing, you pay nothing, but ABC has found savings for more than 98% of our telecom expense management clients. There are no upfront fees, and you pay us through a percentage of the dollars we save you. Contact ABC to learn more about our expense reduction services today!
Vendor Management Auditing
ABC audits invoices and negotiates with vendors every day. Our experience gives us the insider perspective when reviewing your bills for errors and overcharges. We find problems that the average person overlooks and handle all the negotiations for you. In addition to lowering your costs, we are often able to get refunds for erroneous billing practices that go back as far as five years.
ABC’s Areas of Expertise:
- Elevators and escalators
- Hood and oven cleaning
- Kitchen equipment
- Landscaping and snow removal
- Locksmiths and access control
- Pest control
- Swimming pools
- Water systems
- Sweeping for streets and parking lots
- And more (Just ask us!)
ABC audits your latest vendor and contractor invoices to find savings in several critical areas such as:
Contract compliance: Are your vendors holding up their end of the contract? Our vendor review specialists thoroughly check each contract for compliance to save you from spending money on any services or fees that are not part of your agreement.
Billing errors and extra charges: Invoices often contain errors that add up over time, especially if your overall spend is large. Our skilled reduction analysts know where to look for errors and less obvious billing problems that you may be missing. We not only correct the errors but go back for refunds that go directly to your bottom line.
Best-in-class rates: Because we do this kind of work day in and day out, we are aware of unpublished discount rates that will get you the services you need at the best prices.
Vendor and contractor negotiation: We recognize the established price margins within each industry as well as special discount rates that you may take advantage of. Many of our analysts are former industry leaders who know both sides of the contracts they review. ABC serves as your single point of contact throughout the cost reduction process, handling all negotiations and implementation. We monitor your bills on an ongoing basis and correct any billing errors or issues that may arise along the way.
ABC works with your janitorial services and supply vendors to negotiate best-in-class rates, optimize service and supply levels, and identify billing errors.
Our in-depth review reduces your costs for:
- Janitorial services
- Floor care
- Warewashing chemicals
- Janitorial supplies
- Pressure washing
- Window washing
Laundry, Linen, And Textiles Cost Reduction
Depending on the industry you are in, laundering linens and employee uniforms – and even floormat cleaning – can have a noticeable impact on your bottom line. For many, it’s something that has to be done, and little attention is paid to the cost involved. This may be due in part to the idea that as a fixed expense, there is nothing that can be done to find savings for such a basic yet essential service.
That is where ABC comes in.
By tackling uniform, linen, and laundry service expenses head-on and utilizing our wealth of knowledge and experience, ABC can help companies save on one of the necessary costs of their business without losing quality of service in the long run.
How Important Are Uniform, Linen, and Laundry Services?
Organizations in an industry where uniform cleaning and laundry services are part of daily business likely already have a contract in place with a vendor. Many businesses believe there are no opportunities for savings until that contract expires. At ABC, we choose not to think that way until we’ve had a chance to look over the paperwork ourselves.
How It Works
Our process begins with an examination of contract compliance. Simply put, is the vendor living up to the written promises they made at the beginning of the relationship? If not, there may be some flexibility. Further, if an organization is being overcharged for items that were not part of the original agreement, there are likely potential cost savings there as well.
In the world of linen and laundry services, organizations typically sign up for monthly contracts, which offer some immediate flexibility to change the service agreement. However, even when entering long-term contracts, ABC can review contract language to identify a company’s options and highlight opportunities for savings.
Our team of experienced experts scours for paperwork errors, unpublished discount rates, and more to try to identify additional sources of cost reduction. Our experienced contract negotiators can help companies achieve a new contract if the current one isn’t up to snuff.
ABC charges nothing if we are unable to find any savings. When it comes to cost reduction, this isn’t a low-risk policy – it’s a no-risk policy.
Get Started Today
Although uniform, linen, and laundry service contracts may seem unbreakable, companies may be surprised by what they find when they dig deeper into their fixed costs. Contact ABC to find out how we can put our process to work for your business, helping to identify the key strategies that can overhaul the way your company thinks about its fixed costs.
Human resources expenses are a necessary part of your business, but the costs can add up quickly. ABC reviews all aspects of your HR services and systems to help reduce costs and ensure compliance for:
- Background checks
- Drug testing
- HR software
- Payroll services
- Staffing services
- Payroll tax