GLOBE Business Reaffirms Commitment to Make Business Better for Filipino Entrepreneurs

As the year comes to a close, Globe Business is doubling its efforts to provide Filipino entrepreneurs operating small and medium businesses or SMBs a complete range of solutions that can help maximize their business operations at lesser cost.

“We see the end of the year as a time for taking stock of how we’ve done our mission of providing ideal solutions to Filipino entrepreneurs. It’s time for us to use hindsight in assessing our performance and for renewing our commitment to make business better for SMBs,” said Manny Escosa, Globe Business Marketing Head for Small and Medium Business Segments.

Escosa adds that 2012 has been a good year for Globe Business as Filipino entrepreneurs have become more aware of the advantages that information technology can bring to their businesses.

“Information and telecoms technology function as an equalizer for SMBs who compete with much larger businesses. For example, a Filipino entrepreneurs would no longer have to set up an office or distribution site overseas to reach Filipinos living overseas.

“All the SMB has to do nowadays is create a website and put it online—it’s not a huge expense to do that, but that already lets the SMB reach customers and clients locally and overseas. But that’s not enough. Information and telecoms technology has to be backed by a reliable network. Without a reliable network, the full power of the technology itself will not be maximized,” explained Escosa.

With Globe Business as the solutions and network provider of SMBs, the latter can level the playing field even with larger competitors. Globe Business provides effective, reliable and affordable solutions that help SMBs operate their business simpler, more efficiently and at less cost.

“There are several areas where Globe Business renews and applies its commitment to SMBs. These areas are those where SMBs telecoms needs are most crucial to the success of their operations and their profitability,” said Escosa.

Call and text plans

Using Globe Business call and text plans, entprepreneurs can save as much as 70% per month on their mobile phone bills. These plans are bundled with unlimited talk and/or texting features that can be customized to fit an SME’s needs. There are also plans that include mobile phones in their packages.

These plans include: 1) Globe Business Plus, which offers unlimited talk and texting features for as low as P499 per month; 2) Globe Business Company Capped Plans, which sets a flexible cost ceiling for a business’s mobile lines; and 3) AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition, which helps manage, schedule, and automatically reload Prepaid credits directly to employees’ cell phones.

Affordable, high-volume SMS

The TxtConnect service provided by Globe Business lets SMBs broadcast high-volume text campaigns through the Internet. With just one send, TxtConnect broadcasts text blasts to pre-determined groups of recipients, including customers, suppliers, business partners, and employees. It is also more affordable compared t regular text messaging or phone calls.

Subscribing to TxtConnect lets entrepreneurs save as much as 35% in their text messaging cost compared to the regular text messaging charges.

Direct Internet Lite

Global communications through email, social networks, and Internet-based chat or voice calls—these are all necessities nowadays for any business that wants to achieve sustained growth. The more than two billion Internet users in the world represent a huge market by themselves.

Using Direct Internet Lite from Globe Business, SMBs can increase their market reach by putting their business online while making business communication fast, secure, and reliable. Direct Internet Lite is especially designed as an affordable yet powerful Internet connection for SMBs.

Direct Internet Lite uses a leased line set-up with basic Internet connectivity for both Foreign and Domestic routes. It’s available in a range of bandwidth options from 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps. Now SMBs can enjoy always-on, affordable, fast, and powerful Internet connectivity that easily streams huge amounts of data, from documents to images, to audio and video files.

Data storage

SMBs’ vital data and ICT can now be stored and secured through Globe Business’ Data Center—a technologically advanced, highly secured facility built for storing and managing a company’s mission critical information.

Globe Business Data Center’s wide range of services includes co-location, dedicated service hosting, LAN-based Internet, media storage, disaster recovery seats, recovery services, and email hosting. The facility prevents the loss data due to a computer virus, deliberate hacking, spying or data theft; or computer hardware/system failure.

Any business that relies on and processes huge amounts of confidential information—including financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, schools, hotels, resorts, restaurant chains--will benefit from this service.

By storing, managing, and securing vital business information through Globe Data Center, SMBs can make more critical decisions faster and more reliably,

Fleet management service

SMBs can better manage their fleet of company vehicles through a real-time tracking solution provided by Globe Business called “Fleet Management Service.” It uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor the precise location of assets like trucks, cargo and products. It helps entrepreneurs ensure that these arrive at their destination/delivery point on time.

Fleet management may be accessed and used through any computer with Internet connection. This tracking system increases the efficiency of deliveries and helps reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance expenses, This service is vital to manufacturing, retail, distribution and other businesses that rely on the transport of goods.

Fixed Assets Management

When it comes to fixed assets, Globe Business provides SMBs with the “Fixed Assets Management” solution. This service allows business owners to monitor the functioning, operation, maintenance, and security of a company's fixed assets. Such assets would include freezers, vendo machines, factory machinery, ATMs, computer servers, and other equipment.

Using this system, the productivity of such assets may be determined through their status; output projections may also be made based on the data collected from these assets.

Through Fixed Assets Management, SMEs can minimize machine downtime by undertaking preventive maintenance based on the collected data on the machine's status. As a result, operating costs due to frequent on-site inspections are reduced.

The Globe Business Fixed Assets Management is ideal for restaurants and fast food chains; vendo operators; banks; factories and other businesses engaged in manufacturing.

Security and surveillance

Globe Business offers SMEs a Security and Surveillance service for greater control over the security of company sites. Security and Surveillance installs security devices (such as motion and door sensors, panic buttons) that are linked to Globe M2M (machine-to-machine) Management System.

For example, if an intruder breaks into a company site, the M2M security devices send out alerts through the computer network. This signals the system to deploy an emergency response team to deal with the threat.

M2M solutions are ideal for a wide range of businesses—including the food and/or service industries (restaurants, resorts, hotels, etc.); financial enterprises (banks, pawnshops, etc.; manufacturing, distribution; practically any business that benefits from machine-to-machine networking and pro-active security.

“Globe Business is always here to provide better ways for entrepreneurs to make their business more efficient and profitable,” said Escosa.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.

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