Good Technology Expands Hassle-Free BYOD Offering with New Enterprise Split Billing Solutions
Industry’s first EMM Suite with Data Service combines leading mobile productivity apps with cellular data charges, policy control and analytics in a subscription-based package
London, UK – July 24, 2015 – Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced new Enterprise Split Billing solutions to alleviate the need for blind BYOD stipend or reimbursement programmes. Good Enterprise Suite with Data Service and Good Mobile Analytics and Reporting help companies remove friction from bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and corporate-owned-personally-enabled (COPE) rollouts. These solutions enable organisations to accelerate enterprise mobility by reducing liability, controlling expenses and diminishing complexity.
For companies with BYOD programs, there is little visibility today to separate data requirements for business versus personal applications on an employee phone. Stipend programs, put in place to reimburse estimated business cost for personal device use, add considerable administrative burden, and introduce potential tax and compliance issues. For COPE programs, visibility into data usage is also of interest since today most organisations simply pick up the tab without knowing what amount is actually being used for business or personal purposes. The two new solutions from Good Technology will eliminate both uncertainties and simplify mobile BYOD and COPE rollouts with potentially significant corporate cost savings.
“One of the frequent concerns we hear is how to manage data costs while encouraging employees to use their personal devices at work,” said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO of Good Technology. “Our new Enterprise Split Billing solution addresses that concern by reducing the need for reimbursement programs and providing a one-stop solution for BYOD or COPE. Companies can streamline their mobility rollouts and mitigate potential legal and HR complications, while employees don’t have to worry about personal data usage or incursions on privacy. It’s a win-win scenario.”
According to Forrester, 54 per cent of U.S. information workers pay their entire mobile phone data bill for phones they use for work, while 19 per cent say their company pays the bill directly, seven per cent say they are reimbursed and 13 per cent receive partial reimbursement.1
The Good Enterprise Suite with Data Service allows organisations to offer employees access to secure email, calendar, contacts, documents, browsing and more without worrying about cellular data charges. Employees don’t pay for the data used by approved business apps*, and the enterprise no longer needs to implement stipend or expense recovery programs. Organisations avoid stipend reimbursement programs by including required data charges within licensed software or by enabling existing stipend programs to be optimised based on actual per-application data requirements. Mobile rollouts are streamlined by purchasing everything needed with a single convenient and affordable subscription.
For organisations interested in gaining more detailed insight into business data usage, the standalone Good Mobile Analytics and Reporting capability provides detailed visibility into actual data usage on a per application basis. This includes all Good-secured apps whether developed by Good, ISV partners or customers – an industry first. Anticipated in Q4, administrators will also be able to avoid unplanned spikes in data charges by applying usage policy controls such as roaming detection.
The Good Enterprise Suite with Data Service includes a Good Enterprise Suite license, Data Service and the Mobile Analytics and Reporting capability. It covers cellular data usage by Good Work™ and Good Access™ with data charges included in the product license.* Monthly pricing is $20/user for the Good Enterprise Suite with Data Service, and $5/user for Good Mobile Analytics and Reporting. The solutions will be available this quarter with the Enterprise Suite with Data Service first available in North America.
To learn more about the Good Enterprise Suite with Data Service and Good Mobile Analytics and Reporting, please visit https://www1.good.com/secure-mobility-solution/split-billing.html.
1 Forrester, California’s Employee Reimbursement Ruling Won’t Stem BYOD, Forrester Research, Inc., August 27, 2014.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See https://media.good.com/documents/ds-enterprise-suite-data.pdf
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