Visage Mobile Announces Fall 2010 Release of Enterprise Mobility Management Solution Widespread Growth In Smart Phone Use Prompts Need For Visibility and Control

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Visage Mobile today announced the Fall 2010 release of MobilityCentral, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for enterprise mobility management. With the latest release, MobilityCentral now offers enhanced ease of use, increased security and a scalable platform to better support growth for its 150 plus customers.

With over 11,500 employees, it was becoming increasingly difficult to track and process multiple wireless carrier billing statements and inventory for devices, plans and features across the employee base

Visage Mobile today announced the Fall 2010 release of MobilityCentral, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for enterprise mobility management. With the latest release, MobilityCentral now offers enhanced ease of use, increased security and a scalable platform to better support growth for its 150 plus customers.

Managing Corporate Wireless Spend
Enterprise and SMB smart phone penetration rates are at an all time high, while this trend is great for employee productivity, it puts a strain on mobility managers charged with overseeing corporate mobility policies, wireless inventory tracking, employee overages and overall mobile budgets. Traditional IT tools used to manage corporate wireless devices are time consuming, expensive and difficult to manage across carriers.

Through its SaaS delivery model, Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral solution can be up and running in days and is designed to ease this management strain by tracking how many mobile devices a company has, which employee has what device and how much the company spends each month on wireless service. 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.

MobilityCentral Fall 2010 Enhancements

  •     Improved user interface (UI)

o    Enhanced navigation and dashboards to provide a better user experience
o    Updated informational icons to provide contextual, online help throughout the application
o    Enhanced login security

  •     Greater functionality

o    Ability to take bulk action with reconciliation to improve process efficiency
o    Automated device profile creation to add new devices into inventory
o    Visual indicator to show when a user, device or billing record is in reconciliation

  •     Better inventory tracking

o    Enhanced detail on feature downloads to highlight premium services and potential out-of-policy usage
o    More visibility into Move/Add/Change/Delete (MACD) events to better track the constant updates to devices and wireless service
o    Enhanced device history to allow for 360 degree visibility on changes

  •     Platform upgrades

o    Creation of server clusters and enhancements to backend systems support scale in customers and data
o    Improved scalability due to back-end improvements

Supporting Quotes
o    “With over 11,500 employees, it was becoming increasingly difficult to track and process multiple wireless carrier billing statements and inventory for devices, plans and features across the employee base,” said Jackie Neeley, mobile device administrator at Beckman Coulter, Inc. “With MobilityCentral, I can log in and immediately access dashboards that show the state of my mobility program, including cross-carrier spend data and metrics, and employee usage and spend. From the dashboards, I can drill down into the details as needed. Combined with its reporting capabilities, MobilityCentral saves our business an impressive amount of time and money.”
o    “Cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have transformed the workplace by aligning consumerized and personalized technology with business goals, but companies have struggled to control the costs associated with these new enterprise mobility devices,” said Hyoun Park, research analyst for Aberdeen Group. “While traditional wireless expense management capabilities are vital for direct cost management of rate plans and devices, organizations preparing for the future of enterprise mobility must manage the total cost of ownership even as form factors and use cases continue to evolve.”
o     “The next generation of our MobilityCentral solution is what distinguishes Visage Mobile from traditional expense management providers in the market,” said Bzur Haun, president of Visage Mobile. “Our SaaS delivery model allows us to stay nimble and address customers’ needs quickly through regular product updates. And with the rise of corporate smart phone adoption and new mobile devices entering the market daily, we are uniquely positioned to help enterprises experience all of the benefits of a mobile workforce with none of the pain.”

Availability and Contact Information
Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral SaaS solution is available now. For more information about Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral mobility management solution, please email info@visagemobile.com or call us at (415) 494-4928.

Useful Links
MobilityCentral demo
MobilityCentral white paper
Visage Mobile mobility management blog

About Visage Mobile
Visage Mobile 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 delivered as a software-as-a-service and is the only “Do It Yourself” approach to mobility management; a clear alternative to expensive and often unsatisfactory outsourced approaches.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Visage Mobile can be found online at http://www.visagemobile.com.

Contact:
Kelly Indrieri
Kulesa Faul for Visage Mobile
(650) 340-1983
Kelly(at)kulesafaul(dot)com

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