MobilityCentral made it easy for us to manage employee text and data overages by providing unprecedented visibility into our corporate wireless spend
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) July 20, 2010
Visage Mobile, provider of the MobilityCentral application for enterprise mobility management, today announced, Electrical Components International (ECI), a global leader in manufacturing, has selected Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral solution. MobilityCentral has allowed the company’s telecom team to take actionable steps to help reduce costs and provide tighter control of inventory.
ECI manufactures wire harnesses, subassemblies and other value-added assemblies for a diverse range of products. With a team of 20 engineers in the field, ECI sought out a solution that would allow them to better understand their current mobility management practices. Within two weeks of implementation, ECI had visibility of spend data, across carriers, for the entire company.
“MobilityCentral made it easy for us to manage employee text and data overages by providing unprecedented visibility into our corporate wireless spend,“ said Dan Nodiff, global IT engineer for Electrical Components International. “The MobilityCentral solution from Visage Mobile paid for itself in only one month. I would absolutely recommend this product to any business in a similar situation.”
Visage Mobile also allowed ECI to manage their mobile stock in two ways. First, ECI was able to identify unused devices and inventory, which in the past was difficult to track as employees either joined or departed the company. Second, with MobilityCentral ECI was able to uncover mobile plans and charges that were not being utilized, including data plans and insurance charges.
“ECI also had the ability to use data from MobilityCentral to go back to the carriers and negotiate contracts. As a result of this, ECI ended up moving certain devices to a different carrier who provided more favorable discounts,” said Bzur Haun, president of Visage Mobile. “Without visibility of their spend across carriers, ECI would have continued to overspend. This one change alone saved the business thousands in unnecessary expenses.”
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 Electrical Components International, Inc.
The company was founded in the 1950s, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with manufacturing and logistics facilities located in Mexico, United States, Canada, Europe, and China. ECI is a leading supplier of wire harnesses, subassemblies and value-added assembly services. ECI’s products can be found in a wide variety of electronic and electro-mechanical applications, including home appliances, transportation equipment, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products, construction and agricultural equipment, and vending and industrial machines. ECI has over 9,000 employees located worldwide.
About Visage Mobile
Visage Mobile (http://www.visagemobile.com), based in San Francisco, is a leading provider of management solutions for enterprises seeking to gain visibility and control over its smart phones, cell phones and other workforce mobility solutions. Its flagship product, MobilityCentral, provides policy management, spend control, inventory tracking, end-user allocations, configurable reporting and more. Moreover, MobilityCentral is a Software as a Service and the only Do It Yourself (DIY) approach to mobility management; a clear alternative to expensive and often unsatisfactory outsourced approaches.