We are extremely pleased to be able to offer our customers a single interface to manage the telecom costs for their complete fleet of mobile devices.
Montreal, Canada (Vocus) November 17, 2010
Anomalous Networks, Inc., the innovator and leading supplier of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ (R-TEM) solutions, today announced the availability of its Intelicost and Telicost solutions for iPhones. The Anomalous Networks Intelicost Saas-based system gives enterprises, medium-sized and small businesses utilizing iPhones a real-time view of their data usage and international roaming activities. Telecom managers gain greater visibility and control over their telecom assets while eliminating “bill shock” and reducing telecom costs by 20-60 percent. Telicost is the free app-only version of the R-TEM product that gives consumers the ability to prevent and minimize their data usage and ultimately solve “bill shock.” With Telicost, the consumer configures their own iPhone plan parameters in the app so that they can be alerted of potential plan overages.
“Our company has seen some horrific iPhone bills due to roaming and plan overages,” said Steve Owst, CIO of Qwick Media. “We are so glad that Intelicost is now available for iPhones and we are in the process of deploying it to all our iPhone devices. We are expecting that it will eliminate carrier billing surprises and help us reduce our total telecom expenses.”
Intelicost costs $5/per month per user and provides businesses with a centralized view or dashboard of their aggregated telecom expenses in real-time with streamlined reporting on data usage, international roaming, usage anomalies and asset location tracking. Telecom managers and users each receive immediate warning when approaching the limits of their carrier plan as well as when they have exceeded their plan. Users will also receive international roaming alerts so they can work with the notified telecom manager to modify behavior or adapt plans to meet user needs and company budgets.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer our customers a single interface to manage the telecom costs for their complete fleet of mobile devices,” said Jaan Leemet, CTO of Anomalous Networks. “In the first months of launching Telicost, we signed up more than 75,000 new users and the response has been overwhelming. It’s a win-win for the marketplace. The carrier provides a tool to better communicate usage to its customers, avoiding ‘bill shock’ and gaining loyalty; the user gains insight to real-time costs to adjust plans proactively; the business gains control over telecom expenses without having to make a major investment in IT systems; and the FCC’s demands on telecommunications’ service providers to eliminate ‘bill shock’ gets addressed.”
According to a recent study done by Anomalous Networks with its carrier partners, the average North American Enterprise spends 20% more than budgeted on Mobile Data Plans. Real-Time Telecommunications Expense Management provides an edge to enterprises by allowing them to capture and react to potential cost and corporate data security exposures in real-time. Now Intelicost administrators can benefit from these features for their iPhone users:
- Projected telecom plan overage alerts for Data. Telecom departments will now know when their users are at risk of surpassing carrier plan limits so they can prevent costly overage charges.
- Enhanced international roaming alerts. Now within minutes of a user traveling outside of their home network the system administrator will receive roaming alerts announcing the roaming network and location of the iPhone, allowing for the purchase of a cost effective roaming bundle from their carrier.
- Asset location tracking including map-view and locate-device functions.
- New alerts including increased usage, decreased usage and device inactivity alarms.
- Automatic Plan Optimization. Administrators can leverage the Anomalous Networks database of common Data, plans available from carriers internationally or can simply author their own custom plan limits. The system will then automatically calculate the optimal plan per device.
Jaan Leemet, CTO of Anomalous Networks added, “One of the big issues with businesses is their inability to manage their employee’s mobile device usage when employees are not on company time. With Intelicost, companies receive a real-time analysis of every employee’s mobile device usage and can easily detect when a potential budgeting issue will hit and how they should most efficiently manage that plan going forward. They can manage this process without having to make a big IT investment in a custom TEM solution. This puts businesses in a proactive, rather than a reactive mode in cost-effectively dealing with their telecom costs. There are no more surprises or major discrepancies between carriers and customers, or employers and employees on unfair mobile device usage costs.”
About Anomalous Networks
Anomalous Networks is the pioneer and leading provider of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ software solutions that allow small to large businesses to better manage the cost and security risks of deploying Carrier-based mobile technologies, such as BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, 3G Modems, M2M Solutions and Embedded Devices. For more information please visit http://www.anomalousnetworks.com .
Contact Info: Cathy Sperrazzo/ Eye-To-Eye Communications, Inc. / pr(at)anomalousnetworks(dot)com / 858-565-9800