Welcome to the Next Phase of Enterprise Mobility Solutions: What is Device as a Service?

By Erin Glancy & Zach Carman
Topics: Device as a Service (DaaS)

The dawn of the digital workspace has dramatically increased employee productivity and connectivity as users choose to do more with their devices. Which is great for business, unless you’re the one in charge of managing all those devices. Keeping ahead of the digital transformation curve is even more chaotic with the financial burdens of escalating hardware costs and costly unexpected charges as well as the pandemonium of managing a variety of vendors and coordinating licenses. If your current mobility program can’t keep up, then it’s time to take a look at the next phase of enterprise mobility solutions (EMS): Device as a Service (DaaS).

Without the right combination of EMS and managed mobility services (MMS) for your organization, mobility will only drive your profits down and your stress levels up. DaaS alleviates the headaches by helping you better manage your budget and accelerating your potential for profitable business outcomes.

What is DaaS?

To put it simply, DaaS is simplified full lifecycle hardware management that enables you to give your employees what they need to effectively do their jobs while at the same time removing mobility management chaos, reducing spend, and consolidating vendor management. With so many attractive benefits, it’s no wonder organizations are turning to DaaS as their enterprise mobility solution.

Removes the Chaos

Combining DaaS with managed mobility services enables you to be more strategic in planning your digital transformation by giving you a simple and predictable single source for device procurement, deployment, management, and support. By pulling everything together in one place, you can streamline processes and remove the chaos once and for all.

Reduces Hardware SpendMDM Tools

Achieve greater financial stability and visibility into your mobility costs by moving from CapEx to OpEx with predictable monthly payments that are spread out over the lifetime of the contract. DaaS + MMS eliminates additional subsidies from the manufacturer, affording you a 15% to 20% reduction in leasing costs. It also lowers your total cost of ownership by replacing the devices during the sweet spot in the lifecycle where the residual value is high, but before unexpected costs begin to occur with break/fix situations or replacement batteries are required.

Consolidates Vendor Management

The traditional setting that most are familiar with when it comes to mobility management was procuring the hardware from a carrier, getting device support from a managed mobility services provider, and acquiring licensing from yet another vendor. This worked before devices took over the workplace, digitally transforming it from a literal place into a virtual space. DaaS makes it easy to manage everything in one robust enterprise mobility solution. You can also get rid of the cumbersome processes of managing device warranties with DaaS. How’s that for consolidation?

Provides Full Lifecycle Management

Never worry about being out of date with your devices or out of step with updates when you have DaaS full lifecycle management. As part of your managed mobility services plan, recouping your old devices and deploying new ones is done automatically on a planned refresh cycle, so you can be sure you’re getting the latest hardware and technology into your employee’s hands.

Enhances the User Experience

Keeping your end users happy with the right tools means they’re more productive at driving profits for your business. Having DaaS makes it easy to allow them to use the devices they are most comfortable with, knowing they’re configured to your specifications. Plus MMS 24/7 support keeps your team up and running without taxing your IT staff.

Vox Mobile DaaS + MMS

Vox Mobile combines device management with our industry-leading managed mobility services taking enterprise mobility solutions to the next level. From managing multiple supplier contracts and complicated agreements to helping you guard against security threats while meeting extremely high user expectations, we help you keep up with your rapidly changing technology needs. We not only leverage our strategic partnerships to ensure you get the best pricing, but provide you with 24/7 agnostic support for any type, variety, and combination of devices, so you can manage your budget and support requirements at the same time.

Discover how Vox Mobile DaaS + MMS fit your business needs.