I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and expertise demonstrated by Fusion Mobile
Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS) are a global, market leading construction industry software solutions provider, with significant expertise in the provision of software solutions to the construction and engineering, facilities management and service, home building and property development, supply chain and e-commerce, design and BIM domains.
Their software solutions are successfully supporting major organisations within these chosen industry sectors. Through this specialisation and the significant associated knowledge & experience, they offer clients a blend of consultancy, construction software solutions and services that provide measurable benefits focused on cost reduction and value delivery.
COINS were looking to improve collaboration & communication across their business and as part of this strategic review were keen to improve the capabilities of their mobile telephony solutions, that would assist a growing business with a global presence. Key requirements included;
- Improved management of mobile data usage across multiple devices, including iPads, mobile broadband dongles, and mobile phones
- A partner who could keep them up to date with the latest mobile technologies and advise on how they would impact the overall IT & communications strategy
- A partner who would produce a more structured, scalable mobile solution platform
- A partner who could manage multiple mobile operating systems and devices from a single point
- A mobile billing solution that could identify VAT by individual mobile user
Simon Lewis IT Director –“I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and expertise demonstrated by Fusion Mobile.Not only did they help reduce overall spend on our mobile voice and data platforms, they also delivered the fundamental requirement of a more structured & scalable platform that provides us with the capability to manage every handset, covering device security, software updates, profile settings etc through a consolidated dashboard. ”
Following an extensive review of COINS specific requirements Fusion Mobile proposed a mobile device management platform to manage iOS, Windows Phone, Android phones and tablets. This management system gave them control over all the devices in their business and gave them the ability to allow any contracts or visitors access to their systems from a mobile device, i.e. bring your own device (BYOD), whilst also providing control over their own Windows Phone devices.
To provide COINSwith a more comprehensive understanding of their mobile billing, Fusion assisted in the migration to the Vodafone network, therefore facilitating the use of the Vodafone online portal. A bespoke billing option was also built into the solution which gave them the ability to identify VAT by individual mobile user, this was all wrapped with an account manager who proactively helps them with any monthly building queries.
Taking into account the organisations Microsoft centric infrastructure environment, Windows Phone was chosen as the primary device choice for COINS employees, this gave them the very best experience for their email, shared files and making changes to Microsoft Office documents on their mobile devices.
All devices were rolled out configured and ready for use with a key user training programme to make sure the devices were put to best use from day 1.
Scott Pickavance, Managing Director at Fusion comments “Coins were keen that their employees suffered as little disruption as possible, and so our seamless transition plan was a key factor in delivering a smooth implementation. We recognised that the end-users needed support in understanding and getting the most out of their devices, so we delivered training in a way that suited the client’s requirements”
By introducing them to Vodafone, COINS were put on a pooled data bundle allowance which reduced dongles by 80% as employees could take advantage of mobile tethering. The new Vodafone tariffing also reduced their international data roaming charges by 75%.
Benefits for Coins
- A more competitive contract than incumbent supplier by £54,000 over 2 years, representing a 39% cost saving
- Control over owned and BYOD devices through a mobile device management platform
- Advice on future mobile technology roadmaps
- Direct account management with more proactive level of service
- Bespoke cost centre billing report detailing specific requirements facilitating a reduced administrative overhead
Number of Employees:
Country or Region: United Kingdom
Market leading construction industry software solutions for our chosen domains: construction and engineering, facilities management and service, home building and property development, supply chain and e-commerce, design and BIM
Software and Services
- Microsoft Exchange
- Windows Phone Devices
“I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and expertise demonstrated by Fusion Mobile.Not only did they help reduce overall spend on our mobile voice and data platforms, they also delivered the fundamental requirement of a more structured & scalable platform that provides us with the capability to manage every handset, covering device security, software updates, profile settings etc through a consolidated dashboard. ”
Simon Lewis, IT Director Coins Global