There’s One in Every Crowd!
By now we’re all aware of data pooling but when it comes to the monthly cost, I’m learning the majority of companies out there don’t realize it’s not as easy to allocate the cost as it appears. Gah, just when you thought you were chillaxing by the carrier’s data pool plan.
When it comes to personal wireless accounts, we’re given plan options to choose from and while it’s pretty easy to make the right choice based on your family’s usage, business is a whole other ball game. When you’re managing a slew of wireless devices and when it comes to cost allocation, companies can easily overcharge or undercharge a department without even realizing it. Not to mention the ‘over-capacity subscribing’ people tend to do to make sure the company doesn’t go over, then under-utilizing the usage only to pay for usage that goes unused. Say that three times fast!
You’ve heard the age old adage ‘there’s one in every crowd?’ Well, within every enterprise data pool there typically isn’t just one, there’s several who tend to hog data leaving others in the group to pay for their bloated consumption. While most of us understand streaming movies and videos during work hours isn’t appropriate, there are those who unfortunately don’t. Ahem, you know who you are!
What if I told you there’s a way to ensure your data pools are right on the money? What if I told you there’s a way to allocate the cost of pools with pristine precision? I’m pretty excited to tell you there is! At MobilSense it’s called Pool Adjusting. Pool adjusting, you say? What’s that? It’s a process of prorating a user’s charges based on the portion of the pool consumed. Through the pool adjusting process, data fees, voice access fees and any airtime charges are distributed to all pooled voice devices based on the percentage of minutes those devices consume that month. The other charges like equipment, international charges, features and downloads are not redistributed but added on top of the device’s prorated pool amount creating a new Pool Adjusted total charge.
There’s a lot more to it including many more reasons why smart companies are taking advantage of Pool Adjusting through solutions like MobilSentry™. If you would like to learn more, click here to read the best practice paper written on Pool Adjusting, called ‘Paying Your Fair Share with Pooling.’ When you do, I would love to know what you think! Please leave a comment for me below or follow the conversation on Twitter @MobilSenseT.