29 Apr 2019

New Research Finds Nearly 80% of Enterprises Experience Mid-Shift Mobile Device Battery Failure

Location: United States and Canada

Global Technology Systems’ new Batteries-as-a-Service model eliminates frontline worker downtime, increases productivity, reduces financial loss

  • Novel on-site managed-service offering tests, replaces, removes, recycles mobile device batteries for pennies a day


FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A sneak peek at a yet-to-be-published VDC Research study shows that for enterprise mobile devices, mid-shift battery failures occur far more often than previously believed. Such failures represent a major impediment to employee productivity, and result in significant financial losses for retail and logistics businesses that rely on battery-powered devices. To solve the battery-failure epidemic, Global Technology Systems (GTS) today launched Batteries-as-a-Service (BaaS), the first-ever mobile-power managed-service offering, and uncontested solution to support enterprises suffering from financial losses due to poor battery management.

To solve the battery-failure epidemic, Global Technology Systems (GTS) today launched Batteries-as-a-Service (BaaS), the first-ever mobile-power managed-service offering, and uncontested solution to support enterprises suffering from financial losses due to poor battery management. This managed service includes Test & Replace, Battery Color Coding and Free Recycling of Lithium batteries.

“Batteries that support enterprise business-critical mobility applications fail 30 percent of the time, causing workers to lose, on average, up to 50 minutes of productivity,” said David Krebs, Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices at VDC Research. “For an enterprise supporting 500 mobile workers, for example, this productivity hit can translate into $1M of lost profit each year.”

BaaS allows customers to gain control over these mismanaged assets and save millions of dollars per year. GTS provides its battery management services, which includes GTS’ on-site battery inventory analysis and removal of dangerous bad batteries, for as little as $0.05 per battery per shift.

GTS CEO Larry Murray explained the benefits of BaaS this way: “The benefits of BaaS to our customers are significant. We help them to cut costs and control budgets. We also convert their random battery purchases into an organized process providing much needed predictably and inventory control. They never buy a replacement battery again, and they can replace CAPEX with OPEX to improve cash flow. Moving to an outsourced managed battery subscription service should be an easy decision for companies in retail, transportation or logistics that rely on battery-powered devices to run their businesses.”

BaaS features include:

  • Test & Replace™ – Easily and efficiently identify, remove and replace bad batteries using the GTS Tester and Mobile app onsite resulting in dramatic cost savings due to replacing batteries only when and where they are needed. Test & Replace also offers post-test management reports with actionable insights for future planning and budgeting purposes.
  • Battery Color Coding™ – Identify, replace, and recycle only aging batteries swiftly and efficiently by using a unique color each year instead of the traditional battery color, reducing the amount of bad batteries in circulation.
  • Free Recycling – No-cost recycling program ensuring potentially dangerous Lithium batteries do not end up in landfills creating toxic waste. GTS’ Lithium battery recycling program offers a financial incentive for all participants, allowing customers to easily do their part to protect the planet. 

To provide an additional measure of control for its customers, GTS provides custom battery usage reports including an initial inventory of all batteries found, retained, replaced and recycled. GTS offers a broad range of 100 percent compatible batteries and chargers to power the widest range of portable and mobile devices. A variety of BaaS and battery purchase plans are available, providing customers with maximum procurement flexibility and industry-leading warranty support.