TeleNav mobility products available for Verizon customers

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Verizon Wireless and TeleNav announced the availability of TeleNav business mobility products for Verizon Wireless enterprise customers.

TeleNav says its 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 – 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:

  • Detailed location reports for mobile personnel and assets
  • Mileage capture and reporting capabilities
  • Ability to create customizable maps and geo-fences for alerting when an employee enters or exits a pre-determined area
  • Validation of time entries using time-stamped location information
  • Real-time alerts for events such as speeding or extended stops
  • TeleNav Track Premium — gives mobile personnel customizable tools to complete work tasks directly from their mobile devices. Additional features include:

  • Dispatch tools to deliver work orders or new job details to remote employees
  • Customizable wireless forms for capturing job information, inspection details, images, signatures, barcodes and more
  • Real-time job status updates as employees start or complete each assigned job
  • Turn-by-turn voice and on-screen GPS navigation with business listings
  • Hot key alerts for non-emergency distress calls
  • “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,” said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing at TeleNav. “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.”

    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 company says.

    TeleNav says its products are currently available for the BlackBerry Curve 8330, BlackBerry Curve 8530 and BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphones and require a Verizon Wireless data plan.