The use of mobile devices and the rise of “mobile-first” approaches constitute strategic advantages that enable businesses to operate under optimal conditions. In this context, companies’ mobile inventories continue to grow every year, prompting professionals to question how to effectively manage them in all aspects: technical, financial, environmental, and more.
This is an ambitious project, often underestimated by companies, leading them to face various challenges. So, how can one industrialize and ensure the reliability of such an initiative, enabling all organizations to effectively manage their projects?
The Rise of Outsourcing
Firstly, it should be noted that not all companies and public entities necessarily have a full-time mobile inventory manager. For those that do, mainly large organizations, they often have limited resources and must manage their devices manually using inadequate tools such as an Excel spreadsheet. However, the need to control mobile fleets is not exclusive to large enterprises, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must also manage these complex projects. This is where the outsourcing aspect becomes important.
Outsourcing: More than a concept, an operational reality
To facilitate the management of mobile assets within small and medium-sized structures, outsourcing offers a relevant approach. In practice, it allows SMEs to outsource this time-consuming management to specialists in the field who can industrialize the entire process. This enables the company to focus on its core business, streamline operations, rationalize management costs, and satisfy its employees.
Moreover, outsourcing can adapt to various needs and specific expectations. For instance, it is possible to manage the day-to-day inventory operations (ordering smartphones and lines, modifying subscriptions, adding options and accessories, managing all assets, arrivals and departures of employees, and so on). Additionally, it provides an overview of the telecom assets present in the inventory, measures the carbon footprint of the equipment used, and offers financial analysis to help organizations optimize costs through the rationalization of equipment and usage.
With these tangible operational benefits, outsourcing provides real flexibility to industrialize the management of a mobile inventory, turning this complex exercise into a simplified, cost-effective, and reliable process.
By Christophe FORNES, Sales VP of Saaswedo