Visage Mobile is introducing a new mobility management platform that will automate employee paid, or BYOD, environments where employees get reimbursed for corporate mobility expense.
Called Visage MXP, the new platform automates employee reimbursement for mobile expenses while offering organizations visibility into overall mobility spend – regardless of whether it is employee-paid or company-paid.
Visage MXP is made possible by Visage’s integration with Concur, a travel and expense management provider.
The Visage MXP functionality is available today for companies that have both the Concur Expense and Visage MobilityCentral SaaS platforms. The two companies are co-marketing the integrated solution.
“This is a game changer – until now, companies have had no visibility into the plans, devices and real costs of their exploding employee paid programs – having to settle for a loss of control in their mobility program management and a single, aggregated 'mobile expense' line item on the balance sheet," said Bzur Haun, president and CEO of Visage. “Through MXP and our ability to understand and parse an employee’s carrier bills, we give IT and finance the data they need to effectively and efficiently manage the plans, devices, expenses and policies around BYOD."
Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of platform and data services at Concur, said the solution also eliminates employees having to submit mobile phone expense reports every month.
“We worked closely with Visage to deliver this integration and it’s a brilliant example of the power of our platform to make life easier for employees while providing the visibility and control required by the enterprise," MacDonald said.
“Mobility has been accepted as the new reality. Businesses need a way to manage the influx of personal devices and control the costs associated with moving from a less than 15 percent of the workforce being mobile to over 75 percent of the workforce using a combination of corporate and personal-owned devices," said Maribel Lopez, principal analyst at Lopez Research. “Those firms that can embrace BYOD and support the solutions to manage it effectively will drive competitive advantage by accelerating business processes."