Nokia and Coca-Cola Join Hands – Lumia Devices To Be Used In Sales Operations
With the launch of the Lumia Range of Windows Phone 8 Powered devices, Nokia are once again hoping to establish a stronghold in the smartphone industry and with that said, it is now starting to attract companies who are adapting newer technologies for their various business operations. The Coca-Cola Company in Vietnam and Cambodia is one such entity which has joined hands with the Finnish cellular giant. It was announced in a recent Press Release that the devices would be used on a daily basis by sales associates in those markets for order processing, equipment validation and market execution improvement.
With this new found alliance, Nokia have promised to offer the employees of Coca-Cola full support for Microsoft(TM) Office on the Microsoft(TM) Windows Phone 8 platform, allowing easy synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Office 365 as well as seamless integration with Outlook. The features enable employees to work flexibly and remotely with secure access to all their corporate data and systems. Here is what Nokia had to say in its official Press Release;
Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced that Nokia Lumia smartphones will be used by select sales forces of The Coca-Cola Company in Vietnam and Cambodia. The devices will be used on a daily basis by sales associates in those markets for order processing, equipment validation and market execution improvement.
Nokia Lumia smartphones offer Coca-Cola employees full support for Microsoft(TM) Office on the Microsoft(TM) Windows Phone 8 platform, allowing easy synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Office365 as well as seamless integration with Outlook. The features enable employees to work flexibly and remotely with secure access to all their corporate data and systems.
Business level security also comes as standard on Nokia Lumia, with hardware-accelerated encryption, secure boot, sandboxed apps and remote device management capabilities. The high level security means that should an employee misplace their smartphone, confidential company information is still protected.
“Our collaboration with Nokia and Microsoft enables us to utilize our sales automation and market execution tools on two very progressive platforms,” said Javier Polit, Chief Information Officer of the Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company. “We will be able to activate our teams with capabilities that enable us to further improve our execution and customer services by obtaining actionable insights. The Nokia Lumia and Microsoft platform fit our enterprise landscape well.”
“By combining the Windows 8 platform with eye-catching design and innovative technologies, we have created smartphones that ensure Coca-Cola employees can operate flexibly across multiple geographies and time zones and still remain fully productive,” said Stephanie Mosticchio, enterprise sales manager for North America at Nokia. “Providing seamless synchronization with Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Office, Nokia Lumia smartphones enable Coca-Cola employees to work as effectively on the go as they would in the workplace.”
Its a good initiative on the part of Nokia and with this new found collaboration with Coca-Cola, the company might just happen to open up new horizons for themselves as well; and from the looks of things, they are doing just that. Kudos !