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MTS LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT PLATFORM FOR B2B CUSTOMERS

Monday, May 07, 2018

MTS has launched an Electronic Document Management (EDM) service that will allow our business clients to move away from paper documents and exchange legally binding documents both within the company and externally - with their customers, suppliers and other parties. Legally binding documents are those perceived as veritable and have an electronic signature. MTS is the first among the Russian telecom companies to independently develop the solution, has the license of EDM operator and provides a service without intermediaries.

All the documents that are sent through the MTS EDM system are signed with an electronic signature that uses cryptographic information protection technology, to eliminate the risk of data leaks. On top of this, the service will allow clients to keep electronic records of all their documents, systematize them and benefit from a convenient document storage and search system in the archive.

For MTS’s current corporate clients, the system does not require the installation and update of special software: documents exchange is organized through a universal web interface over secured communication channels. New customers can use the service through the application on the MTS website

Sergey Plotnikov, Director, B2B Department, MTS, commented, "Electronic document management is a strategically important base service for the further development of our digital services for business customers. By reducing costs, increasing the transparency of processes, accelerating decision-making, e-document management significantly increases the efficiency of any business, regardless of its size, turnover or market. A Russian company spends 151 rubles on average to produce, sign and transfer one paper set of documents, while a similar process in e-format costs seven rubles. The companies that switch to our EDM can reduce their costs on consumables and logistics minimum in 21 times".  

Our EDM service helps a range of different businesses to optimize their costs. According to MTS estimates, IT and Telecoms companies can use the service to accelerate their payment processes by six times, and reduce their document delivery processes by 88%. EDM allows banks and retailers to double the range of services that they provide to customers in remote locations, and using EDM can reduce a company’s manual data entry errors by 54%. Energy companies and those operating in the car industry can reduce the time it takes to track documents by a third, and the system allows them to edit documents online 40% faster than when they were using paper. 

In 2017, MTS received authorization to become an EDM operator from the Federal Tax Service, and we fully comply with all the legal binding EDM regulatory requirements. Technical support of the solution and its development is carried out by a system integrator NVision Group.

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MTS OFFERS ONLINE CASH REGISTER SOLUTION “MTS.KASSA” TO BUSINESS CLIENTS

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

“MTS.Kassa” is a comprehensive cloud-based service offered by MTS to small and mid-sized businesses. It includes free connectivity, software and FDO (fiscal data operator) functionality.

New legislation requires individual entrepreneurs and trading companies to maintain their accounting records online. MTS offers a solution that helps companies to fully comply with the new standards. The online cash register provides cash or non-cash settlements, electronically sends purchase data directly to tax authorities, controls turnover, and also boasts business analysis capabilities. MTS.Kassa equipment can be bought in installments on the dedicated website kassa.mts.ru, as well as through MTS stores.

The "MTS. Kassa" kit is presented in two versions: a basic mobile cash register with a sensor display for small outlets and couriers; and a stationary device with a full-size screen and a stand-alone fiscal register for larger stores with higher customer traffic. The devices send data either through the mobile network or Wi-Fi. All information is then stored in a secure cloud, allowing businesses to monitor their activity from any location convenient to them.

Kirill Dmitriev, Vice President, Sales and Customer Services, MTS, commented:  "In line with our strategy to provide useful services for business, we offer an integrated product that provides a comprehensive solution for a business need. MTS.Kassa is a unique product in the Russian market. Moreover, we can offer this service at a very attractive price due to our strong IT expertise and synergy with LiteBox, the developer of cloud software, and NVision Group, our systems integrator. This and similar partnerships within the MTS Group open limitless opportunities for further development of apps, financial services and cloud computing.”

Another benefit of the MTS online cash register is that it not only allows entrepreneurs to fully comply with legal recruitments, but also simultaneously helps them to rapidly digitize their business. MTS.Kassa provides businesses with an immediate set of modern sales management tools: automated procurement management, inventory management, residual analysis, margin assessment of goods, and loyalty programs management.

 MTS announced its entry into the cloud cash register market in October 2017 after the acquisition of  a 50.82% stake in the Russian retail software developer Oblachny Retail LLC, operating under its trademark name LiteBox. In December 2017, MTS subsidiary NVision Group received an FDO (fiscal data operator) license from the Federal Tax Service.

MTS GROWS B2B SALES

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MTS carried out a research on its B2B sales in H1 2016. According to research by Advanced Communications & Media (AC&M) made in mid-2016, MTS was recognized as the leader of B2B segment in Russia with a share of 44% of large and medium-sized enterprises.

Please find the full report by the link below.

MTS research on B2B in H1 2016.pdf (436,95 kb)

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REPORT ON DATA AND VAS USAGE IN B2B IN RUSSIA

Friday, May 20, 2016

We have issued a report on consumption of mobile internet and value-added services (VAS) by corporate users in Q1 2016, based on depersonalized big data analysis.

Highlights of the report:

- Connections to VAS in the small and medium business segment doubled in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015, whilst connections in the big business segment grew 1.5 times

- Two segments of the VAS market account for the greatest demand – these are services which help to boost sales (VAS services) and services which increase efficiency in business operations

- Big businesses have greater demand for cloud services and solutions for remote data storage and processing

- Consumption of mobile traffic by corporate users has doubled in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015

- The share of 4G traffic as part of total mobile traffic has tripled

You can download the complete report through this link: 

160520_Research on B2B data and VAS usage.pdf (732,40 kb)

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MTS WINS MORE B2B CONTRACTS IN REGIONS

Thursday, February 18, 2016

MTS has announced the renewal of a contract to provide integrated telecommunications services to state and municipal organizations in the Perm Region of Russia. In addition to traditional mobile services, such as voice, roaming, and messaging services – MTS will also begin to provide state representatives with the high-speed mobile and fixed-line Internet access.

In 2015, MTS was the first company to adopt the LTE-A in the region to be able to increase internet speeds to 150 Mb/sec. Over the last year, the data traffic among corporate clients including authorities has doubled.

In addition, MTS has been able to win contracts with the authorities of the Kirov Region where it will provide mobile and fixed-line services to municipal institutions in 2016 and a 3-year contract with the subsidiary of Transneft in the Samara Region for providing mobile services.

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MTS WINS CORPORATE CONTRACTS IN REGIONS

Monday, February 08, 2016

MTS won a recent tender to provide the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan with mobile services that include special tariffs covering mobile network, roaming services – both for travelling abroad and within Russia, and mobile internet access with speeds up to 150 Mb/sec.

Over 2015, MTS has invested over RUB 1 bln to improve telecommunications infrastructure in the region.

MTS also won tenders and prolonged contracts with state and municipal institutions in the Tyumen, Yugra and Yamal regions. MTS will provide regional authorities with mobile and fixed-line services.

According to AC&M Consulting, MTS services over 40% of corporate clients in Russia.

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MTS WINS CORPORATE CONTRACTS IN ORENBURG REGION

Thursday, February 04, 2016

MTS won tenders recently to provide leading oil & gas firms, including subsidiaries of market-leading companies like Rosneft and Transneft, to provide fixed-line telecommunications services in the Orenburg region. MTS boasts a long history in partnering with leading oil & gas firms in Russia by providing services that include fixed-line telephony, regional and international calling, as well as high-speed internet access and related services.

In the last two years, MTS has invested over RUB 1 bln to improve telecommunications infrastructure in the region. According to AC&M Consulting, MTS services over 40% of corporate clients in Russia.

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B2B MARKET IN RUSSIA CONTINUES TO GROW DESPITE MACRO WEAKNESS

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In H1 2015, MTS added over 100 corporate customers. During the period, 1.5 times more SIM cards were sold than in H1 2014. Russia's leading banks, industrial companies, retailers, IT and FMCG companies have chosen MTS as a provider of mobile, fixed-line and IT integtation services. Among our new customers are ITAR-TASS media agency, AZIMUT Hotels Company, Slavneft-Krasnoyarskneftegaz as well as many SMB companies.  

Elena Nechay, MTS B2B Marketing Director, commented, “The tight macroeconomic environment means that companies of all sizes are reviewing their business processes and looking not only for growth potential, but for opportunities for cost savings. The dynamic growth in our subscriber additions showcases that enterprises in Russia are embracing mobile communications to improve business efficiency and cut costs. We are seeing strong growth in usage of mobile data and valued-added services resulting from the development of high-speed data networks across Russia.”

Half of all newly acquired MTS corporate customers are using mobile Internet in addition to voice services. Penetration of data usage among corporate customers has increased by 10% year-over-year. Russian companies are actively using M2M solutions, including smart meters, employee monitoring, navigation and geolocation services as well as online access to corporate resources. We also register growing demand for the services of data processing centers and cloud solutions.

The development of LTE networks and rising smartphone penetration are impacting the patterns of mobile Internet usage. In addition to mailbox services on mobile devices, corporate customers are adopting instant messenger services, online conferences and dedicated mobile applications to improve communications both within company and with clients and partners.

 

 

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