There are various expenses you simply can’t eliminate from your operations. From labor costs to quality devices, every financial investment is meant to enhance workflow efficiency. On the other hand, misplaced investments may hinder productivity as your workers must manage multiple assets simultaneously with fewer resources.
As a Mobile Managed Services provider, ISG reduces unnecessary costs by consolidating costly data plans into one service, saving an average 66% in connectivity rates. For example, the average delivery truck uses three devices per driver, each with its own SIM plan costing at least $25 per plan – around $75 per truck. Moreover, while most companies purchase 1 GB per device, workers tend to use as much as 350KB per device. With data plan consolidation, we streamline plans into one $25 service, ultimately reducing payables work. However, before selecting a data plan, ISG recommends companies to review mobility needs as well as three key aspects:
What to Look for in Your New Data Plan
- Cellular coverage: Faster shipping rates and on-site tech support have changed customer expectations when it comes to field service. As a result, mobile workers are travelling faster and farther than ever; therefore, their technology must run efficiently to establish needed communication channels within on-the-move teams. To meet these new demands, ISG recommends wide-range coverage plans that support device functionality even in remote areas as well as boosted WiFi provided through systems such as Zebra Technologies’ WorryFree WiFi.
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- Workforce Adaptability: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 4% growth in delivery workers within the next decade, which means businesses can expect more workers to be added to their data plans. Consequently, your new network service should be cost-effective enough to grow with your business without harming your budget. Moreover, as new workers enter your team, you may also need new devices, which leads us to our next point…
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- Device Variety: Not every data plan accommodates unique enterprise-grade devices. Therefore, ISG offers a diverse portfolio of ergonomic devices compatible with your consolidation plans like Zebra Technologies’ TC57, which combines efficient omnidirectional data capture with long-range connectivity using multiple networking options such as WiFi and 4G LTE.
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Streamlining operations for over twenty years, ISG fulfills every point mentioned while integrating the latest mobile devices into your workforce. As a Zebra Premier Solutions Partner, ISG matches your preferred data plan to durable technology designed to lower operational costs while boosting productivity. Contact our consolidation experts today to start your optimization solution tailored to your needs and choose from a diverse pool of devices crafted for continuous connectivity wherever work takes you.
We know there is much more to efficient workforce mobility than hardware. Stay tuned next time to learn how to enhance ELD transparency with faster onboarding with consolidated enterprise applications –deployed into one multi-functional device.