Expense Management

Expense Management

March 15, 2012

Amtel's SaaS Assists Businesses Using New iPads to Stay within Budget

The new iPad will be available on March 16, and many businesses anticipate that the device will significantly increase work productivity. However, the amount of bandwidth the tablets consume can also significantly increase monthly bills. Amtel (News - Alert) offers a solution that will help businesses stay within budget, a SaaS (News - Alert) that combines Mobile Devise Management (MDM) and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) that will send users and corporate administrators notifications when the monthly threshold is near.

PJ Gupta, the CEO of Amtel, warns businesses in a press release that the new iPad has enhanced features that make this device consume more bandwidth than anything they may have used in the past. Because of this, businesses that have recently incorporated Apple’s iOS 5.1 mobile operating system, may be sideswiped with “bill shock” at the end of the month.

Gupta states, “The new iPad is a breakthrough business tool that will enable businesses to dramatically increase productivity. However, with enhanced features such as Retina display with HD, the new iPad will be the most bandwidth consuming smart device ever used by businesses. As a result, companies providing these devices to their employees will find that they quickly exceed the monthly caps of their data plans.”

Gupta uses the example of video streaming to explain how easily expenses can get out of hand. One employee streaming an HD video on Netflix can easily exceed the 5GB limit of a monthly plan. Every gigabit therein can cost up to $10 extra. If an employee streams videos while traveling internationally, the business could pay up to $5,000 for one movie.

What makes Amtel’s solution unique to related services is the comprehensive detailed report that can help administrators track exactly what purposes are proving the most costly. But even before it reaches that point, the MDM solution adapts to corporate policies and sends immediate alerts when these policies are abused.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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