Mobility specialist, Good Technology, has acquired mobile Cloud application service provider Macheen Inc.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition is a bid to further enhance Good Technology’s capabilities to provide customers with embedded corporate data plan support across business-required apps.
It also broadens Good’s carrier relationships, offering organisations more access and choice to work with their preferred wireless operator.
The new split-billing capabilities will enable customers to tie data usage costs directly to the apps using that data, reducing regulatory risks associated with traditional mobile billing models.
Good Technology chair and chief executive officer, Christy Watt, said customers wanted to alleviate the risk and cost associated with rapidly increasing mobile regulations, tax liabilities and complexities around mobile reimbursement and corporate stipend programs, while at the same time carriers were looking to better serve their enterprise customers.
“By acquiring Macheen and its cloud-based offering, and coupling that with expanded carrier relationships, we will be securely and cost-effectively taking more friction out of deploying secure mobile apps and workflows - further positioning Good ahead of the industry in the race to democratise mobility.”
Sprint vice president, Karen Freitag, said the company had ripped out and replaced its whole 3G network and deployed 4G LTE in 488 cities to deliver a future-proof data experience for its customers.
“Adding in the ability to deliver split billing capabilities through Macheen and now Good Technology, allows us to continue delivering a high-quality customer experience and further advances Sprint’s position as the leader in enabling Mobile Virtual Network Operators.”
Macheen chief executive, Richard Schwartz, said BYOD programs were generally defined by configuration, policy control and device management for smart phones and tablets.
“Together, our joint technology will offer controlled corporate usage of a broader set of enterprise devices and beyond as the era of Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a reality.”