AT&T to Offer Xora GPS Locator Phone Tracking Solution for Small and Medium-Size Businesses
AT&T Enhances Business Mobility Offerings with Xora Workforce Management Solution
Dallas, Texas, Mountain View, California, July 7, 2009
AT&T* and Xora Inc. today announced a GPS Locator application that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with real-time visibility into the location of their mobile workforce. The new easy to deploy solution is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application designed to help AT&T business customers improve the productivity and accountability of field-based employees, as well as lower expenses related to overtime and fuel costs.
The application -- Xora GPS Locator from AT&T -- is compatible with most AT&T mobile devices, from the most basic phone handsets, to the ruggedized Motorola Tundra and Samsung Rugby, to smartphones such as the BlackBerry® Bold, to laptops and specialty industry devices. The service will be available at the end of July.
Xora GPS Locator from AT&T does not require any software to be loaded on the phone, providing quick and easy deployment. Field-based employees simply power on their mobile devices and office staff can see their locations using Xora’s Web-based maps and reports. The Xora Web interface features Google Maps complete with street, satellite and hybrid views, as well as real-time traffic information. Web-based reports indicate where and when vehicles are stopped, and for how long, making it easy to identify time spent at job sites, or on breaks.
The application is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses in industries such as construction, field services, transportation and distribution as well as state and local government. These organizations are looking for an easy-to-deploy, comprehensive solution that can quickly provide enhanced visibility, accountability and compliance for field operations, with no large IT staff or on-site hardware to deploy. Xora GPS Locator from AT&T is based on technology from Xora’s award-winning GPS TimeTrack solution, and can be accessed from the same web-based portal as Xora GPS Timetrack and Xora GPS Timetrack In-Vehicle.
Today’s announcement is the latest addition to AT&T’s industry-specific Location-Based mobile business applications. Working with leading application providers across several vertical industries, AT&T provides end-to-end services from a single source with a single bill, backed up by mobility applications consulting and enterprise-grade support.
"With the addition of Xora GPS Locator to our portfolio of enterprise mobility applications, small and medium-sized businesses can better manage their mobile workforce on a wide variety of AT&T mobile devices,” said Igor Glubochansky, director, industry solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "The resulting increase in productivity and reduction in expenses are especially critical today, with many businesses being challenged more than ever to remain profitable in a sluggish economy.”
"Once companies gain real-time visibility into the locations and activities of their mobile employees, it's like someone took the blinders off,” said Sanjay Shirole, CEO of Xora. “More importantly, as a result, companies can take action based on what they are seeing in order to improve the efficiency of their business. The result is that more gets done with fewer resources and in less time, leading to greater profits - and that is how success is measured in most companies."
Pricing and Availability
Xora GPS Locator will be available from AT&T at a monthly subscription of $21.99 per device. An appropriate AT&T voice and/or data plan, and activation fee are required.
For more information regarding Xora GPS TimeTrack, please go to http://www.xora.com or call 1-877-GPS-XORA.
For more information on AT&T’s enterprise mobility offerings, please visit http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Portfolio/eb_mobility/.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Xora is a global provider of on-demand mobile resource management solutions that enable businesses to easily locate and manage mobile workers, vehicles and assets. Founded in 1999, Xora has raised $11 million in venture capital and is privately funded; the lead investor is Dawntreader Ventures. For more information on Xora, visit http://www.xora.com.
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