Partnership with CMG Admiral Fine-Tunes Financial Focus,Ensures Informed Mobility
XcelleNet Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile devices today announced its strategic partnership with CMG Admiral, a global Information & Communications Technology consultancy. Afaria, XcelleNet’s software solution for managing applications and content over laptop and other mobile devices, and RemoteWare, the company’s remote systems management tool, will be provided by CMG Admiral as part of an integrated CRM solution to leading financial organisations including Barclays Life and Sun Life Financial of Canada. The partnership enables these companies to reduce the costs and increase the efficiency of remote computing and mobile working.
CMG Admiral Director of Financial Services, Ken McCarthy, said, “The financial sector has always been an early adopter of technological solutions, and rightly so when technology-savvy financial customers are demanding increased and diverse access to information. It’s inevitable that a financial provider should need to both cultivate and reflect the progressiveness of its customers ”
Currently, an installed base of over 1000 users benefit from RemoteWare and Afaria’s integration into CMG Admiral’s PAS (Professional Advisor System – for direct sales force) and PIAS (Professional Independent Advisor System – for mobile IFAs) solution. Users benefit from continuous information updates, such as new fact-finds, product recommendations, sales leads, appointments, and specific needs analysis for customers.
The solution ensures accurate two-way communication through remote synchronisation features that allow laptop-based consultants to upload this information, even when off-line. Similarly, any data held centrally - such as new leads and appointments - can be made available to the user when he or she next synchronises.
XcelleNet Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Bob Apollo, said, “Essentially, what we’re providing is informed mobility. Now you don’t have to be in the office to be in the know. Independent Financial advisors can be automatically kept up-to-date whether off or online, to the great benefit of not themselves but also their customers. Gartner projects that the laptop and mobile device market will increase by 350% over the next few years. Manageability of these remote and mobile devices is becoming an increasingly critical issue – an issue that can be resolved through integrated solutions like those delivered by CMG Admiral. We are very excited by the potential this partnership offers.”
McCarthy concludes, “In recognition of market predictions, we have begun to diversify the marketing of these solutions to clients who are becoming increasingly responsive to the mobile age, and I see XcelleNet as an intergral part of our continued growth.”
About CMG Admiral
CMG Admiral is part of the CMG group and represents the combined UK business of CMG and Admiral. With over 3500 staff throughout the UK CMG Admiral offers the strength to deliver global solutions locally. CMG Admiral is focused on enabling clients to gain maximum advantage from technological innovation. CMG Admiral provides a pragmatic, partnership approach and is committed to building long term relationships with clients.
CMG is a global Information & Communications Technology (ICT) group, with leading positions in the provision of business information solutions and mobile messaging and billing products. Through management consultancy, systems development & integration, software applications and outsourcing, CMG helps organisations to build secure ICT infrastructures that enable the adoption of new business models for electronic and mobile commerce.
Established in 1964, CMG is headquartered in London and Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) and now implements and supports applications for customers worldwide from bases in 16 countries. CMG has proven knowledge, solutions and products across a wide spectrum of markets, including finance, transport, telecommunications, media, petrochemicals, utilities, retail, manufacturing and government agencies. The Group also provides outsourced business services ranging from payroll processing, call centres and networked systems to infrastructure management, application maintenance and hosting.
CMG Wireless Data Solutions has established a leading position in wireless messaging and gateway products, mobile Internet and e-mail, cell broadcast and customer care & billing systems. These products are provided to mobile telecommunication operators and service providers worldwide from offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
CMG works alongside its customers in long term relationships to generate success for them. Through the quality of its services, products and professionally committed people, CMG adds value to its customers’ businesses. This creates a basis for the Group’s sustained success.
CMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100 and techMARK 100) and Amsterdam Exchanges (AEX Midcap).
XcelleNet, Inc. is the leader of the fast-growing market for mobile resource management. The explosive growth of the mobile economy, and the race to implement Internet-enabled mobile applications has created a new challenge for IT: management of smart mobile devices, including laptop computers, handhelds, smartphones and interactive pagers. XcelleNet’s Afaria family of solutions enables enterprises to manage these mobile devices and the business-critical applications on these devices. XcelleNet’s RemoteWareÒ is a world-class retail polling and management solution for remote PCs and Point of Sale devices. A pioneer in remote and mobile device management with 2,500 customers worldwide, XcelleNet serves a broad range of industries, including healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. XcelleNet solutions reduce total cost of ownership, accelerate end-user productivity and enable the management of applications and content to a desired configuration from a central location. More information is available at http://www.XcelleNet.com
XcelleNet is a trademark of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a trademark of Afaria, Inc. – an XcelleNet affiliate. XcelleNet and Afaria make no claims of ownership to all other products and company names mentioned herein which may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Claire Adam/Natalie Johnson
MCC International Ltd
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