A&B Groep Achieves Esteemed AOTMP Efficiency First® Vendor Solution Certification for Telecom Management

Efficiency First® Framework Improves Efficiency, Performance and Productivity Within Global Organizations

INDIANAPOLIS and ROOSENDAAL The Netherlands, July 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Netherlands-based Telecom Expense Management company, A&B Groep, recently achieved Efficiency First® Vendor Solution Certification for Telecom Management. This esteemed certification demonstrates A&B Groep’s commitment to providing best-in-class service for their clients and an intentional effort to provide consistency through its global growth phase.

The company initiated the Efficiency First® Vendor Solution Certification process after a joint venture in 2015 with Grand Rapids (Michigan), US-based CBI Telecommunications Consultants. This joint venture will result in a concrete merger in September of this year. Global TEM, the new, combined company, offers a full suite of telecom expense management services and solutions.

After undergoing solution diagnostic, evaluation, and capabilities ratings, A&B Groep met all necessary requirements to receive Efficiency First® Vendor Solution Certification, which adheres to standards for driving technical, financial and operational efficiency across enterprise fixed and mobile telecommunications environments to maximize alignment with enterprise customers.

“This certification validates A&B Groep’s alignment to Efficiency First® Framework performance principles. It provides an edge for the company in a competitive global market and increases the consistency of the company’s service offerings and solutions as they continue to experience exponential growth,” states Timothy C. Colwell, SVP, Efficiency First Adoption. “We’re thrilled for A&B Groep’s certification and excited for their continued expansion.”

“Becoming AOTMP Efficiency First® certified is a logical step that fits perfectly into our strategic plan in which we have expressed our ambition to become the leading global Telecom Expense Management auditing and benchmarking business. Later this year, we will finalize our merger with our US-based partner,” stated Ron Rijkenberg, CEO of A&B Groep. “We are delighted to be a Certified Vendor because this means our practices are not only endorsed by our clients, but also enforced and certified through AOTMP - THE global authority on telecom vendors and enterprises - objective and independent.”


A&B Groep was founded in 1999 and is now firmly established as a leading global Telecom Expense Management auditing and benchmarking business on a global scale. A&B Groep actively supports clients by optimizing their local and international communications estates; enabling cost reduction and visibility, control, security and reporting capability. More than 500 global companies have come to safely rely on us. GTEM Solutions is a robust mobility management platform that spans across devices, users, applications, documents and expenses. Whether for fixed telephony, mobile services or data networks, GTEM Solutions, A&B Groep’s managed services TEM and Mobility platform, provides financial and usage reporting, creating end-user awareness of areas to be addressed. For more information, visit ab-groep.eu.


AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. Using information and data points from thousands of telecom environments worldwide, AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs; and help telecom vendors provide a new level of value to their customers. AOTMP’s patented Efficiency First® Framework methodology brings balance to the telecom management ecosystem, resulting in vendors positively impacting the telecom environment and the telecom environment being better leveraged to drive business results. AOTMP’s clients represent $24+ billion in annual telecom spend and include 100+ of the Fortune 500, small and medium businesses, public sector organizations and industry suppliers. For more information, visit aotmp.com.