Willbros is a great example of a customer utilizing a variety of features within the MobilityCentral platform to truly understand and manage their mobility spend
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) June 8, 2010
Visage Mobile, provider of the MobilityCentral application for enterprise mobility management, today announced that Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG), a leading international contractor, has selected Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral solution to manage mobile costs. Willbros, which provides construction and engineering services to the oil, gas and power industries, is using MobilityCentral to indentify over budget cellular spending, and to reduce or eliminate costs associated with 411 calls, downloads and unapproved features.
With construction entities worldwide, Willbros staffing varies based on the amount of work under contract at any given time - in the past five years ranging anywhere from 2,030 to 4,750 employees. Understandably, managing employee mobile contracts and spending was a difficult task for the Willbros IT staff.
“Using Visage Mobile’s SaaS solution we have not only gained visibility into our mobile spending, but we are also using their email notification tool to take action and interact directly with our employees to remediate and control costs,” said Katherine Fritz, IT coordinator and mobility specialist for Willbros US Holdings. “We have seen a savings of $22,000 in the first three months and we expect to save more than $60,000 in the first year.”
Willbros also utilizes MobilityCentral’s central location device tracking software, which combines devices from all plans allowing human resources and IT to see all allocated devices per user in a single view. With this intelligence, Willbros is able to eliminate or redistribute unused devices and/or plans, saving money and enabling greater visibility into corporate mobile use.
“Willbros is a great example of a customer utilizing a variety of features within the MobilityCentral platform to truly understand and manage their mobility spend,” said Bzur Haun, president of Visage Mobile. “Willbros is not only tracking mobile budgets and overages, but they are also running usage reports, which allows them to control the size of its mobile minutes pool to prevent unnecessary costs and better allocate those minutes depending on individual employee needs.”
Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral software as a service (SaaS) solution tracks how many devices a company has, which employee has what device and how much the company spends each month on wireless plans. With greater mobile management, organizations can significantly reduce costs by eliminating wireless overspend and reducing the time and effort required to process carrier invoices and track inventory. Once a company’s mobile program is transparent, MobilityCentral can also assist in managing corporate policies and ensuring compliance.
To sign up for a demo of MobilityCentral, visit http://www.visagemobile.com/try-it-now.
About Willbros Group, Inc.
Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor serving the oil, gas, power, refining and petrochemical industries, providing engineering, construction, turnaround, maintenance, life cycle extension services and facilities development and operations services to industry and government entities worldwide. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at http://www.willbros.com.
About Visage Mobile
Visage Mobile enables companies to take control of their mobility budget and inventory. Its flagship product, MobilityCentral, is a web-based application capable of quickly analyzing data from thousands of employees across multiple carriers. Its customizable reports and actionable metrics are displayed in user-friendly graphs, giving companies unprecedented insight into their mobile activity. From group creation and budgeting to policy and inventory management, MobilityCentral provides critical information enterprises need to get the most out of their mobile technology. Founded in 2008, Visage Mobile can be found online at http://www.visagemobile.com and is based in San Francisco.