Antenna Software, delivering real business mobility to the world’s most demanding enterprises, today revealed its significant progress and ambitions for the European market under the auspices of Rikke Helms, Managing Director, EMEA. The company experienced unprecedented growth over the past year when it acquired key competitor Dexterra, boosting its European presence and making it the largest independent enterprise mobility provider in the world. Since integrating the two companies, Antenna has intensified its focus on the European market and demonstrated considerable customer and partner success which it aims to capitalise upon with the Antenna Partnership Programme (APP).
Antenna has added significant new customers across key verticals in the UK and Europe while providing existing customers with uncompromised levels of support. Eaga, a leading outsourcing company in the UK, used Antenna’s mobility solution to assist it with an energy efficiency campaign. The scheme required Eaga to carry out home energy inspections to assess grant eligibility. Eaga’s team of inspectors use the AMP mobile application to access and update applicant records in real time, ensuring inspections are logged speedily and grants approved without delay.
“Although Dexterra originally supplied us with our mobile solution the transition to Antenna has been a seamless one. Antenna maintained the Dexterra team, ensured continuity and provided us with a consistently high level of service. We found the Antenna mobility solution helped us speed-up the passage of information from the home inspections to our processing teams and we’re confident we can deliver on similar demanding projects in the future with AMP,” said Graham Tye, IT Director, Eaga.
Antenna now has over 200 customers, with 250,000 end users using its enterprise-class mobility solutions. The company’s impressive customer acquisitions saw it achieve a compound growth rate (CAGR) of 85 per cent in recurring revenues during 2009. Keen to maintain this momentum, Rikke Helms, Managing Director EMEA for Antenna, is embarking upon a two-pronged European expansion plan which will see Antenna simultaneously leverage existing relationships with its channel partners (telecom providers, VARs and SIs) while also maintaining its direct-to-enterprise route to market.
A cornerstone of the channel strategy is the Antenna Partnership Programme (APP) which will provide partners with unparalleled levels of training and support. The programme enables partners to build fully customised or packaged enterprise applications or to resell existing best-in-class applications from the Antenna portfolio. Providing advice on business development and access to key markets through its network of channel partners, APP will see Antenna’s partners gain through its growing European presence.
“Customer and partner satisfaction remains our top priority as we seek to draw upon the synergies that the acquisition has given us and expand across Europe,” said Rikke Helms, Managing Director EMEA, Antenna. “This year promises to be a momentous one for mobility and Antenna is poised to exploit this burgeoning interest. With a strong European footprint, numerous productive partnerships, an enhanced AMP mobility platform and an extensive range of pre-packaged mobile applications, we’re well positioned to make further inroads into numerous verticals and geographies.”
The Antenna Mobility Platform™ (AMP) powers the real-time mobile enterprise – a must for today’s fast-moving, always-connected and customer-driven world. Delivered as a hosted service, AMP makes going mobile simple, secure and cost effective with end-to-end management and reporting of wireless messages, network connections, users, applications and devices. Antenna’s broad portfolio of industry-focused mobile applications streamline and improve processes and can be easily configured to meet unique needs. AMP applications run on any mobile device platform, including Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows, Symbian and Google Android. With more than a decade of proven success with Global 1000 customers, Antenna (antennasoftware.com) is the global industry leader with a passion for mobility, a commitment to excellence and an unwavering focus on customer success. Follow Antenna on Twitter @AntennaSoftware.
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