How IT Tools Can Avoid BYOD Overpayments
To avoid overspending on BYOD reimbursements, split-billing solutions can automate the process of separating personal data usage from business data usage.
36% of survey respondents said at least half of their company’s employees use their personal smartphones for work purposes, i.e., bring your own device (BYOD), and 77% said they expect this activity to increase over the next six to 12 months.
68% said their employees spend at least four hours per week working on devices outside the office.
87% said their organization is dependent—at least to some extent—on their employees’ ability to access mobile business apps from personal devices, and 43% said their company is “highly” dependent upon this.
59% said their employees use at least four mobile apps daily, with 11% indicating that their work team members use more than 10 apps in a day.
59% said their organization has a formal BYOD policy in place, and 22% plan to develop one in the next year.
Protecting secure information and reducing future risk: 44%
Boosting productivity: 43%, Saving money: 38%, Conforming with legal requirements about reimbursing employees for mobile usage: 31%, Better understanding how smartphones and apps are used within the company: 29%
69% of respondents at companies with a formal BYOD plan said their organization reimburses employees for work-related device usage costs.
26% said it is challenging to differentiate between personal and business usage of BYOD devices.
41% have never heard of “split billing” solutions, which automate the process of separating personal data usage from business data usage to calculate reimbursement amounts.
47% said their company depends upon a stipend system to reimburse employees for BYOD, and 29% requires these staffers to manually calculate their usage each month by identifying work-related charges on their personal mobile bill.
Half said their company pays more than $50 a month per employee for BYOD-usage reimbursement.
Less than one-quarter claims their organization accurately calculates BYOD-related reimbursements, and 45% said they overspend at least $100 a year per employee.