TeleNav and Verizon Partner Up To Offer Business Mobility Products To Enterprise Customers

TeleNav Track
By David Boyd on 29 Apr 2010 11:51 am EDT
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TeleNav is a well known leader in the navigation industry, but few people know that they offer more than just maps and driving directions. TeleNav has been working hard to expand their portfolio by introducing applications such as OnMyWay to the consumer market. Now they have teamed up with Verizon to offer an enterprise solution for business customers.

TeleNav Track is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers. TeleNav Track offers businesses a new way to utilize the BlackBerry devices many of them already have deployed in the field to become more efficient and reduce costs. It also gives the employer the ability to track employee locations in the field, send new job info to their device, allow employees to clock-in directly from their device, and much more. 

Pricing for the service is surprisingly inexpensive, with fees ranging from $14.99 to $27.99 per device depending on the level of service chosen. There is also a one-time setup fee of $24.99 per device. 

Check out the press release after the jump for more information.

Press Release

TELENAV BUSINESS MOBILITY PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VERIZON WIRELESS ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS

Location-Based Solutions Improve Current Business Processes by Enabling Real-Time Capture and Transfer of Data from Mobile Personnel to Back-Office Applications

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Verizon Wireless and TeleNav today announced the availability of TeleNav business mobility products for Verizon Wireless enterprise customers.  TeleNav’s solutions allow organizations’ field personnel to manage their work and exchange data with back-office systems using their smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network.  The companies also announced TeleNav’s designation as one of a select number of companies allowed to include charges for services on customers’ Verizon Wireless bills, making the process more convenient for enterprise customers.

“Our enterprise customers have a need for affordable business mobility products that can communicate well with management software they already have in place,” said Rose Kirk, vice president – enterprise and government distribution and operations for Verizon Wireless.  “We chose to work with TeleNav because its products offer the data capture capabilities our customers are looking for, but more importantly, address integration challenges with back-office systems.”

The TeleNav Track™ products are designed to integrate with existing business applications, such as payroll, customer relationship management (CRM), or inventory management systems, to provide a process for wirelessly transferring data collected by mobile personnel in the field to the back-office.  The TeleNav Track products for Verizon Wireless include:

TeleNav Track Standard – TeleNav Track Standard uses GPS technology to track the location of mobile personnel and their business activities as well as the location of mobile assets such as machinery or high-value equipment.  Features include:
o    Detailed location reports for mobile personnel and assets
o    Mileage capture and reporting capabilities
o    Ability to create customizable maps and geo-fences for alerting when an employee enters or exits a pre-determined area
o    Validation of time entries using time-stamped location information
o    Real-time alerts for events such as speeding or extended stops

TeleNav Track Premium – TeleNav Track Premium gives mobile personnel customizable tools to complete work tasks directly from their mobile devices.  Additional features include:
o    Dispatch tools to deliver work orders or new job details to remote employees
o    Customizable wireless forms for capturing job information, inspection details, images, signatures, barcodes and more
o    Real-time job status updates as employees start or complete each assigned job
o    Turn-by-turn voice and on-screen GPS navigation with business listings
o    Hot key alerts for non-emergency distress calls

“No two organizations or the challenges they face are the same, so it’s important to offer business mobility products that are capable of addressing a broad range of needs,” said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing at TeleNav.  “Our products can help a company get its feet wet in business mobility with basic tracking, help it go deeper with back-office integration, or degrees in between.  No matter what entry point Verizon Wireless customers may choose, our products are designed to easily add capabilities as an organization and its needs grow.”

Pricing and Availability
TeleNav Track Standard is available for a monthly fee of $14.99 per device and a one-time setup fee of $24.99.  TeleNav Track Premium is available for a monthly fee of $27.99 per device and a one-time setup fee of $24.99.  TeleNav integration services require additional costs based on customers’ integration needs.

The TeleNav products are currently available for the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330, BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 and BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphones and require a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Customers interested in the TeleNav products can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  Additional information about TeleNav Track products is available at www.telenavtrack.com.

Reader comments

TeleNav and Verizon Partner Up To Offer Business Mobility Products To Enterprise Customers

6 Comments

Sprint has been offering this to it's customers for a long time now. It's funny that Verizon is stepping outside of its box and working with Telenav for enterprise tracking solutions.

my 8800 is tucked away in the back of my sock drawer. its my back up bb just in case you know. I totally forgot about it until i say this article.