Billing specialist Union Street has launched a new membership body aimed at inspiring and educating people responsible for the monetisation of ICT services.
The company hopes the Billing People organisation will champion the numerous billing professionals in the channel, who it believes are often siloed with limited or non-existent contact with their industry colleagues.
“Many other professions, from lawyers to marketeers, enjoy thriving communities thanks to the support of industry bodies and trade associations, so why shouldn’t billing?” said Vincent Disneur, Head of Channel.
“Despite the importance of their work, the efforts of billing people often go unrecognised and uncelebrated. Billing People will seek to highlight the vital role they play in channel businesses and enable them to collaborate, share ideas, and develop professional skills to the benefit of their respective businesses.
“I know there’s been many times over the past few years, what with all the disruptive changes to technology and regulation, when billing professionals could have made good use of the sounding board a user community provides. It’s our hope that Billing People will come to be a valuable resource for those that may need to overcome such challenges in the future.”
At the core of the Billing People programme will be a free to attend annual conference, scheduled to take place at the ME Hotel, The Strand, London on July 16th.
“The aim is to bring together billing professionals from across the ICT channel, providing a fun and friendly environment to network, share ideas, and be inspired,” continued Disneur.
“In addition, the event will feature a programme of thought-provoking content designed to encourage and empower delegates to enhance their billing strategies.” The event will culminate with the National Billing People Awards, recognising billing professionals that have excelled in their respective roles over the last year.
Disneur hopes the community will ultimately develop into its own entity and will provide a platform for personal development and quality recruitment within the channel’s billing community.
“Ask any business owner and they will tell you that acquiring and developing good people is one of their top three challenges. Billing People will benefit resellers because it promotes best practice and educates its members, enhancing the skills of personnel in this critical area of operations.
“Best of all, it’s completely free to join, as is attendance at the event in July which includes an educational programme with workshops on various topics such as revenue assurance and compliance,” he added.
To find out more about Billing People go to https://billingpeople.com/