Johannesburg – MTN Business has enhanced its Cloud offering with the addition of five new services to the MTN Cloud bouquet. The services, which range from marketing tools to security and accounting products, aim to simplify and improve how customers run their businesses.
“MTN Business’s Cloud-based products and services are already offering heightened convenience to customers and helping businesses across our markets to reduce operating and infrastructure expenses. The addition of the new services will further enhance our offering and increase value for our customers, particularly those in the trade and retail, and professional services sectors,” says Elia Tsouros, Acting Executive of the MTN Group Enterprise Business Unit.
Among the new Cloud services on offer is a marketing automation tool which will enable businesses to send customised messages and campaign information to up to 1000 contacts. This is expected to add immense value to the trade and retail sector by offering a cost effective way to improve communication with customers. In addition to the marketing automation tool, a financial accounting service has also been added to the MTN Cloud bouquet, which will enable businesses to manage customers, suppliers and inventory items online. Both services are available in English and French.
The other new services include is a lightweight Customer Relationship Management tool, enabling businesses to perform actions including sales tracking, a collaboration tool which allows individuals in the business to share files and a security tool which provides encryption and lightweight packet inspection services.
“These new services will enable our business customers to manage a range of their business functions utilising just one service provider, MTN. In addition to simplicity, we offer customisation and convenience. For instance, MTN customers across Africa can pay for the Cloud Services they use, with either prepaid airtime or MTN Mobile Money. We always aim to offer customised and simplified solutions to our customers to help make small business bigger and big business better,” says Tsouros.
The five new services are available in all nine markets where MTN offers Cloud services i.e. Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Swaziland.
The MTN Cloud services bouquet also includes MTN Cloud Email, which allows businesses to access their email accounts from anywhere via the desktop application or online via web access; MTN Cloud Collaboration Video Conferencing, which enables customers to hold virtual meetings with their customers, vendors and employees; and MTN Cloud Security which keeps customers’ data safe with state-of-the-art software.
About the MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 March 2014, MTN recorded 210.1 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at, www.mtnbusiness.com, www.mtn.com and www.mtnmmo.com.