SOTI and eMOBUS Partner to Deliver Telecom Expense Management Solution
June 21, 2012
By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor
SOTI Inc., a provider of enterprise mobile device management (MDM), has partnered up with enterprise mobility management provider eMOBUS (News - Alert) to combine the power of MDM capabilities with real-time control of user spending, security and support in one package.
eMOBUS claims the solution can reduce mobile costs up to 40 percent while lowering the impact on IT resources. The solution is different from other telecom expense management (TEM) tools, which can take months to deploy and require ongoing administration, and goes beyond the new real-time TEM tools by not only notifying organizations of potential overage incidents instantaneously, but automatically implementing the necessary changes with the wireless carriers to rectify these incidents as or before they occur.
“SOTI and eMOBUS allow enterprises to enable a smart and secure BYOD strategy,” said Walter Wong, EVP of sales, eMOBUS. “SOTI MobiControl allows all devices to access company resources securely, while eMOBUS streamlines the BYOD process by allowing companies’ end-users to purchase their own devices on a personal credit card, while the company maintains crucial control of the wireless carrier services that power the device on a corporate account.”
This automated functionality saves time and ensures the lowest cost, even when reports or notifications are missed, according to the companies. Beyond the TEM tools, the partnership enables automatic selection of device MDM profiles in SOTI MobiControl to ensure uniform implementation and eliminate multiple steps.
“SOTI MobiControl’s powerful remote control and management features enable IT administrators to access crucial information on a device. This alliance between market-leaders SOTI and eMOBUS enables enterprises to manage mobility end-to-end, including costs, devices, provisioning, support, security and applications,” said Ron Hassanwalia, VP of sales & marketing, SOTI Inc.
More than 80,000 customers use SOTI products to reduce the total cost of ownership associated with their mobile devices. SOTI develops technology that solves the unique challenges involved in managing, securing, supporting & tracking remote mobile and desktop computing devices.
eMOBUS brings the enterprise the first, true end-to-end, BYOD friendly, mobility management platform, combining real-time usage, device and expense management into a flexible “user-first” system.
“It is critical for enterprises to bring their TEM platforms into the 21st century, and to ensure that those TEM platforms are properly enabled to deal with mobile devices and tablets flooding the market today,” explained Tony Rizzo (News - Alert), editor of Mobile Enterprise Magainze in an April 2012 article. “Integration with MDM capabilities, especially as part of a TEM package, is also critical to ensure policy management enforcement and to have full control over both tablet and smartphone wireless data usage.”
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli