Webcor Builders Leverages Visage Mobile to Organize Cross-Carrier Data and Reduce Mobile Spend

Webcor Builders Leverages Visage Mobile to Organize Cross-Carrier Data and Reduce Mobile Spend

Large General Contractor Makes Sense of Wireless Bills, in One Instance Saving Over 53,000 Dollars

SAN FRANCISCO – April 5, 2011 – Visage Mobile, provider of MobilityCentral, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for enterprise mobility management, today announced that Webcor Builders, an award winning general contracting firm with over 600 employees, has been using MobilityCentral to save thousands of dollars on mobile spending over the past 18 months.

With over 447 mobile devices, ranging from smart phones to ruggedized field devices, it was a challenge for the company to keep track of their mobile spend. Webcor Builders needed an accurate way to get their arms around the cost and management of multiple carrier bills and hundreds of devices. After unsuccessful attempts to utilize spreadsheets and competitive software, the company selected MobilityCentral. In only 10 days the implementation was complete and the telecom team was immediately able to see where they were over spending on mobility.

“There comes a point at around a hundred devices per carrier, where it is difficult to evaluate your spending,” said Gregg Davis, CIO for Webcor Builders. “Before implementing MobilityCentral, we had upgraded some of our devices and in doing so, those devices were placed by the carrier into the wrong pool. Instead of having 13 users in a pool, we had 104. This was a huge error, but it was difficult to see the pooled plan usage on the over 1000 page regular bill and monthly data was not significant, but the error added up over time. With MobilityCentral, we easily saw that the pool utilization was off, and identified the overage, which resulted in a $53,000 credit from the carrier!”

In addition to using the MobilityCentral platform to manage billing across multiple carriers, Webcor Builders also regularly uses the end user communication features to send messages directly to employees. MobilityCentral’s actionable dashboard allows the company to identify over-spenders and notify them and their managers via email with spend and usage information specific to an individual or team. Powerful analysis and reporting tools have completely changed the way the telecom team does their job.

“Mining through carrier invoices is difficult and extremely inefficient. It is nearly impossible to accurately analyze the various plans and features your business is paying for,” said Bzur Haun, CEO of Visage Mobile. “MobilityCentral is a comprehensive solution built on a self-service platform for you to manage wireless internally. You maintain full visibility and control, and have flexibility of reporting and communication tools. All of the power is in your hands.”

Visage Mobile’s MobilityCentral SaaS solution tracks the count and inventory of devices a company has, which employee has what device and how much the company spends each month on their wireless program. With more detailed mobility management, organizations can significantly reduce costs by eliminating wireless overspend and reducing the time and effort required to process carrier invoices and track inventory. Once a company’s mobile program is transparent, MobilityCentral can also assist in managing corporate policies and ensuring compliance.

To sign up for a demo of MobilityCentral, visit http://www.visagemobile.com/try-it-now.

About Webcor Builders
Webcor Builders is an award-winning general contractor specializing in a wide variety of project types ranging from large high profile projects, to tenant improvements, seismic retrofits and concrete structures. Building more than 50 million square feet of projects during forty years of business, Webcor has completed projects for clients such as Oracle, eBay, Lucasfilm, Starwood Lodging and the California Academy of Science. Consistently ranked among ENR’s Top 100 General Contractors, with offices throughout the western United States, Webcor offers innovative programs, services and technologies that provide significant value to every client. For more information, please visit www.webcor.com.

About Visage Mobile
Visage Mobile (www.visagemobile.com), based in San Francisco, is a leading provider of management solutions for enterprises seeking to gain visibility and control over its smart phones, cell phones and other workforce mobility solutions. Its flagship product, MobilityCentral, provides policy management, spend control, inventory tracking, end-user allocations, configurable reporting and more. Moreover, MobilityCentral is a software-as-a-service and the only “Do It Yourself “approach to mobility management; a clear alternative to expensive and often unsatisfactory outsourced approaches.

Editorial contact:
Kelly Indrieri
Kulesa Faul, Inc.