Your current contracted rate plans will not allow you to place these devices in a smaller 2GB or 3GB plan so they get assigned to the contracted 5GB plan which costs the company more to provide.
Consider having the flexibility to add rate plans as required by the company or a specific business unit. CompuCom can design specific 2GB or 3GB rate plans for these 400 tablets at a significantly lower cost than the 5GB rate plan with your current provider. The CompuCom Mobility Team can design specific solutions and rate plans that meet your company and business unit requirements today and tomorrow. Once the program is over we can deactivate these rate plans with $0 in Early Termination Fees.
Challenge #2 - Contractual Lock-in
Working directly with your carrier for your enterprise mobility needs means a 1yr or 2yr annual commitment to a standard contract that fits the carrier better than it fits your business.
Instead, picture this: mobile access Unlimited Talk/Text with data, Data Only and connected device data plans could be deployed for a 30-, 60-, or 90-day period, just enough to cover a boost in need on a short-term project and then be switched off again.
Challenge #3 - Nonsense Billing & Invoicing
Most direct carriers don’t charge for aggregate data consumption but rather for the sum of individual plans. This leads to inefficiencies as some of your staff may go above the monthly limit while others are not even close.
For your finance team, it is hard to connect the dots when bills do not detail consumption below the limit. Most likely your finance team does not have the tools to cross-check invoices with data consumed by each member of your staff.
When it comes to cost, it would make good business sense to include both over-consumers and under-consumers in the same pool and be billed for aggregate data rather than individual plans, thus avoiding unnecessary overages and minimizing unused capacity.
Doing the Math
Here is an example of how a monthly enterprise data bill can be reduced by almost 50%. These numbers are based on a real-life case study.
For the same number of users, our client was paying almost double for the data usage of what their executives and staff consumed. By automatically allocating the most efficient plan according to current data usage and billing for aggregate consumption, rather than summing up individual bills, we manage to generate annual cost savings of $696,000.