Telstra has created several industry-specific technology packages comprising a bundle of cloud programs that it sold with Samsung tablets and high-speed mobile broadband connections.
The packages, marketed under Business Mobile Broadband Solutions, were tailored for accounting, tradesmen, nursing and real estate agencies which had high numbers of field workers. The packages were designed to help staff complete paperwork such as timesheets and reports electronically, order stock and supplies, obtain digital signatures from clients and collaborate on the road.
The accounting package also included the Microsoft Office 365 cloud email, messaging and document management platform, Xero’s cloud accounting software and Telstra’s mobile device management service.
The tradesmen package included a Belkin leather case for the tablet, mobile insurance from Telstra, cloud scheduling and job management program GeoOP, for a total $76 a month per user a 24-month contract and after a $69 upfront fee.
The nursing package added Telstra mobile device management, GeoOP and online prescribing and drug reference guide MIMS for a total $66 per month per user on a 24-month contract and after a $14.06 upfront fee.
The real estate package included Microsoft Office 365 for a total $69 per month per user on a 24-month contract.
Alternatives offered to the Samsung tablet were the Apple iPad with retina display, Telstra’s 4G USB modem and Telstra’s mobile 4G WiFi device that could be used with up to five devices.