Gartner has positioned Calero in its April 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services, Global. Vendors included in the report have at least 1.15 million smart mobile devices under management and support at least 25% of their installed base outside their home region by the end of October 2019. A complimentary copy of the report is available for download here.
After the close of the evaluation period for this research, the private equity (PE) firms backing Calero and TEM-provider MDSL announced plans to merge the two. The PE firms will provide additional investments into the recapitalized company, known in the interim as Calero-MDSL, and will continue operating from current facilities globally.
“We believe our inclusion in this research validates our focus on providing clients with a fully-comprehensive managed mobility solution that can scale support across the globe,” said Charles Layne, Chief Executive Officer of Calero-MDSL. “We’ve worked diligently over the past twelve months to increase the breadth of our mobile solution offering. We believe our inclusion in this research supports our relentless pursuit to provide the best client experience with a focus on visibility, innovation, automation and simplicity.”
According to Gartner, “Managed mobility services (MMSs) comprise the vendor-provided IT and business process services required to plan, procure, provision, activate, manage, secure and support mobile devices, mobile network services, related mobile management systems and mobile applications. Gartner’s coverage of MMSs focuses on a provider’s assumption of day-to-day IT management administration and support routines for mobile devices. MMSs also include business process services (such as expense management, asset management and logistics, including forward and return logistics and recycling, ordering and provisioning) as well as help desk services.”
“Enterprises of all sizes and public organizations increasingly recognize the opportunity in transitioning the operations and administration of an increasingly complex mobile estate to third-party service providers,” stated Katja Ruud, Leif-Olof Wallin, Bill Menezes, co-authors and analysts at Gartner.
The Calero-MDSL solution combines the disciplines of managed mobility services and expense management into a single software platform – procurement, device logistics, expense and asset management, UEM integration and help desk. The open platform integrates with ITSM, HRIS, and other financial management solutions to automate manual processes in managing an enterprise mobility environment.
“Over the past year, we’ve invested heavily in our mobility solution, our people, and our global operational capabilities,” said David Bliss, EVP, Product Management of Calero-MDSL. “Since then we’ve been able to successfully deliver a newly enhanced mobility portal that leverages a best-in-class user experience and self-service capabilities to streamline the procurement process, along with new dashboards that provide insight into order status and usage history.”
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