Mobile devices of all kinds – phablets, anyone? – are a fundamental part of today’s business model, giving employees at every level, in every department, not just connectivity but the ability to do meaningful work from almost anywhere. Smartphones, tablets and mobile phones streaming data night and day allow everyone from the front desk to the top floor to stay productive – or watch kitten videos – and the telecom bill has ballooned in response. Even a handful of company devices can blow through a monthly plan, incurring overages that break the budget for good. Businesses of all sizes have a critical need for a secure and economical way to centrally manage these devices. Wireless Expense Management (WEM), aka Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM), delivers centralized oversight and administration of all wireless devices, from usage plans, to downloaded software and apps, to network security.
In the face of an ever-increasing array of wireless-enabled devices, Wireless Expense Management relieves the I.T. staff of the burden of wireless asset management, inventory control, expense analysis, and software deployment and updates. WEM software analyzes usage, optimizes rate plans in real-time, and generates reports on over-limit users, unassigned device usage, international usage, and calling profiles. Mobile Support Management, an automated service desk that resolves most first-level issues without involving your I.T. department, is available with some solutions. Wireless Expense Management is the ideal response to exploding network telecom expenses due to exploding smartphone and tablet usage in business, and the corresponding cost of in-house wireless management.
Trying to keep up with the trends in the wireless marketplace, such as mobility pooling plans, the pros and cons of “Bring Your Own Device”, or “BYOD”, policies, and the flood of new phones and operating systems? Wireless Expense Management monitors and evaluates the resurgence of Blackberry, Amazon’s Fire phone, phablets, Windows phones, and the pros and cons of Android vs. iOS for you. The cost of offering mobility to the workforce is one of the top five corporate expenses so a WEM solution that can reduce your costs (by over a third, according to Gartner) could easily pay for itself. (Did you know that the average Fortune 500 company spent $116 million+ per year on telecom and network combined last year?) Wireless networks are taking over the landscape, from smart homes, to website design, to advertising – but you can keep your operating budget under control. Make the smart decision for your business and all your wireless devices, and use Wireless Expense Management, Mobile Device Management, or Mobile Lifecycle Management.