What's the Difference? MMS vs. EMM vs. MDM

MMS vs. EMM vs. MDM


Mobility is constantly changing. Every second these devices are connecting and sharing data without the user fully aware of what’s happening in the background. This creates a huge headache for your company’s IT department and, inevitably, puts your business at risk.

What's The Difference

  • MMS (Managed Mobility Services): According to TEMIA (Technology Expense Management Industry Association), MMS is an umbrella term coined by Gartner that covers everything needed to acquire, provision and support integrated cellular and/or wireless devices. Including expense management, help desk, MDM, support/implementation services and device logistics.
  • EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management): Essentially, EMM is the set of people, processes and technology focused on managing mobile devices, wireless networks, and other mobile computing services in a business context.
  • MDM (Mobile Device Management): MDM platforms secure, monitor and support mobile devices in the field.

Asentinel’s outcome-based approach allows us to improve the vision and the execution of global Managed Mobility Services for our customers. Under this umbrella of services, we have combined Mobile Device Management (MDM), Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), along with the services needed to plan, procure, provision, activate, manage and support the mobile lifecycle.

We break down our core deliverables for MMS into six categories:

Sourcing and Logistics Management:
Asentinel provides self-service capabilities to purchase, provision and activate mobile network services and mobile devices for both corporate-liable devices and hybrid BYOD users.

Mobile Service Management:
Our solution provides a 360-degree view into your global mobile network contracts and mobile devices, with the ability to audit and monitor users’ mobile network service usage and availability in real-time to ensure mobile spend is optimized.

Device and System Management:
By providing visibility into device specific data, Asentinel is able to measure and optimize device performance, while managing and optimizing cellular connection options. Our help desk provides 24-7 global support to address users’ technical request .

Application and Collaboration Management:
Unlike many of our competitors, Asentinel is laser-focused on release and change management to ensure updates, upgrades and patches/fixes do not impact your users.

We take security of your data seriously. That’s why Asentinel, in collaboration with our customers, has created policies for resource entitlement, such as type of device, service plans and the allowance of third-party apps on devices.

Program and Financial Management:
When it comes to third-party providers, Asentinel acts as an agent on your behalf, ensuring we properly handle service outages, network performance and coverage issues, warranty management, device upgrade management, and local number portability transfer issues, along with device financing plans, program audits, payments and disputes.

Which Solution Is Right For You?

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Breaking News: Tangoe to be combined with Asentinel


Tangoe to be combined with Asentinel to create a market leader

LOS ANGELES & ORANGE, Conn. & MEMPHIS, Tenn. April 28, 2017 — Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Tangoe, Inc. (OTCPK:TNGO) (“Tangoe”) for $6.50 per share in cash. Tangoe is a global leader in telecom expense management (“TEM”) solutions that enable enterprises to manage and optimize spend across multiple IT categories by providing visibility into the complex processes associated with their assets and expenses.

“After careful consideration and deliberation, our Board of Directors concluded that the sale of Tangoe to Marlin was in the best interest of Tangoe and its shareholders,” said Jerry Kokos, Executive Chairman of Tangoe. “Given its deep bench of operational resources and excellent track record of acquiring and growing businesses in the TEM market, Marlin is an ideal partner for Tangoe. This transaction provides the opportunity for immediate and substantial value to Tangoe shareholders, while also allowing Tangoe greater flexibility to execute on its long-term strategic vision.”

At closing, Marlin intends to combine Tangoe with its existing portfolio company Asentinel, a provider of TEM software and services. The combination would create a market leader managing more than $38 billion of IT and telecom spend on behalf of over 1,300 customers worldwide. The new company would operate under the Tangoe brand with Jim Foy continuing to serve as CEO, with Tim Whitehorn, CEO of Asentinel, serving as the Chief Product Officer.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Marlin and combine with Asentinel, and see tremendous benefit in combining Tangoe’s global scale and comprehensive offering with Asentinel’s heritage of technological innovation,” said Mr. Foy. “The breadth and depth of our combined product and service capabilities, delivered on a global scale, should enable us to provide a compelling value proposition to our customers,” added Mr. Whitehorn.

“We look forward to working closely with the Tangoe and Asentinel teams to develop world-class solutions and drive customer success,” said Peter Chung, a principal at Marlin. “This agreement further supports Marlin’s long-term commitment to the TEM market and the value we believe these solutions deliver to customers.”

Follow this link to read the full press release: https://www.asentinel.com/marlin-equity-partners-enters-into-agreement-to-acquire-telecom-expense-management-leader-tangoe-inc/