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Do You Know How Much You're Spending on Roaming?

Posted by Henry Cheang | April 21, 2015 7:05 AM

Have you noticed how many mobile phones are out there these days?

Keep track of your employees' mobile usage!Do you know that most of the planet has mobile phones? It’s true – depending on your source, there’s anywhere between about 4.5 billion and 6.8 billion in circulation. Regardless of the number, you can see that mobile phones have overrun the planet. And, as the BYOD trend of the last few years has shown, a lot of those phones have found their way into the workplace. 

For you, the IT manager, that means a lot more IT assets and services for you to manage. It’s a big job, and it’s an important one too. Most people don’t realize it (even if they experience it repeatedly), but it’s really easy to lose track of how often mobile usage roars past allotted minutes and/or data limits. On an individual level, mobile data tracking is not a big deal. When you have a lot of employees, the extra costs mount fast.

And that’s where Cimpl comes to the rescue!

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A solution that lets you manage the company’s whole fleet - at your convenience

You can’t really chase down everyone to verify their usage (okay, maybe you could, but that’s really not a good use of your time), especially not when you have to manage all the other IT in the organization. But you still have to have a handle on all of it.

CimplMobile lets your employees request roaming straight from their phone!So, what CimplMobile lets you do is manage everyone’s device usage and plans from a single portal. What we’ve set up is a convenient way for you to see everyone’s usage, plans, and list of devices from a browser. It’s not just seeing, though. What you also get is the power to create, activate, and modify as many usage rules or user groups as you need.

Also, remember how I just said that you can’t chase down everyone? Because you’re one person, and your employees are many? Well, CimplMobile actually does that for you automatically, based on rules you set. When your employees’ information is entered into the CimplMobile, the solution keeps track of how much they’re using.

And when any given user reaches a certain threshold (obviously, you’re the one setting it), CimplMobile will alert them right away. You’ll know too, because CimplMobile’s streamlined display shows who’s safely within limits and who’s not. It takes a lot of guesswork out of the whole process. You’re going to need that if you’re going to really work smarter!

This forms a neat little process that’s easy to understand and with which people can comply effortlessly. It’s how you’re going to get the most value from your company’s mobile plans. It’s also how you’re going to be able to contribute to a culture of cost transparency and user accountability in your organization. These are two key things if you’re going to have to work on if you’re ever going to get your IT budget under control!

Roaming requests – straight from smartphones!

Those were all things that CimplMobile has been able to do right from the start. This week, CimplMobile has become even more powerful to make your life even easier. Now, your users can request roaming straight from their devices, as needed. Basically, what happens now is that, when you have CimplMobile for your organization, the solution will detect when one of your employees has approached a zone where they’d be within roaming range.

When that happens, CimplMobile displays an (unmistakable) message on the user’s phone, telling them they’re about to go out of bounds for their plan. At which point, your employee can request a roaming package from you, straight from their phone via CimplMobile. You’re then alerted to the request, which you can then approve or reject. Either way, CimplMobile gives you options. It gives you control.

With CimplMobile, you’re proactive – you decide the terms of your user’s usage. And that’s how it should be – it is your job, after all!

Does all of this sound like it would make your job easier? I bet it does. Schedule a demo today!

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Topics: Events, BYOD, Mobile Devices, CimplMobile, New Releases, Roaming, Smartphones

Written by Henry Cheang

Henry has a lifelong passion for science and technology. This enthusiasm is put to good use in a cutting-edge software company like Cimpl. As product marketer, Henry researches market and user needs to develop user and buyer personas, contributes to product design, and helps coordinate product messaging. Henry also writes nearly the entirety of all documentation for Cimpl’s many successful platforms. In his spare time, Henry devotes much energy to family, friends, and martial arts. Henry recently completed his Master’s in Business and Administration from Concordia University, where he specialized in the study of marketing, organizational behavior, and corporate governance. He has authored academic papers on the latter two subjects; these papers form part of his bibliography of over 20 professional research publications.

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