BYOD and how to manage billing – a quick guide

Over the past few years, the trend for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been widely adopted by organisations looking to encourage productivity and save costs.

But one corporate objection to staff using their own devices for work has been the burden of expense reimbursement and how to simply and accurately bill for corporate calls on an employee-owned device. As well as the financial considerations, there are legal, HR and compliance reasons for needing to separate corporate and personal bills.

If employees use their phone for work, they should be able to legitimately claim back the amount they spent, while your business is obligated to report the amount for HMRC for tax reasons.

But falling back on consumer-grade solutions to bill for calls could end up cancelling out the cost and efficiency benefits that companies turn to BYOD for in the first place. This quick guide gives you a handy comparison of the options for BYOD billing, looking at the pros and cons of different approaches.