SEATTLE, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — OpenMarket, a leading enterprise mobile engagement company, today announced the availability of US long code mobile messaging capabilities. US long codes are well-suited for enterprise operational use cases such as customer service inquiries, appointment confirmations, chat enabling applications, and two-factor authentication. By using long code capabilities, enterprises can quickly launch mobile programs, reach a broader audience and generate new revenue opportunities.
Enterprise adoption and implementation of SMS as a means to engage with customers and employees is on the rise. In fact, a recent Forrester study reported that 86% of surveyed enterprises plan to use SMS in 2014. While short code SMS messages represent a majority of business mobile messaging interactions today, the demand for long code SMS functionality is increasing due to better scaling of costs, faster program provisioning and more flexible usage. OpenMarket’s Global 2000 enterprise customers are using long codes to mobilize processes for operations, customer service, human resources and corporate communications.
Powering mobile programs for over 15 years, OpenMarket is the first mobile messaging provider to offer US standard rate SMS with short codes, long codes and Free-to-End-User (FTEU) messaging, global SMS, MMS, and push notifications through one enterprise-grade service. “There is an increasing market demand for US long codes for non-marketing, business operational use cases,” said Jay Emmet, General Manager at OpenMarket. “We’ve added US long codes to meet this need so that our enterprise customers can get all of their mobile messaging solutions from a single, global supplier.”
Since long codes have limited throughput, enterprises often accumulate a vast number of long codes to handle their large volumes of mobile messaging needs. Traditionally, companies have faced challenges managing numerous long codes. To solve this issue, OpenMarket offers advanced long code management features such as conversation tracking and originator decisioning. With originator decisioning, OpenMarket takes the guesswork out of which long code should be used to communicate with a customer or an employee, and coordinates this functionality for enterprises. Conversion tracking allows OpenMarket to distinguish whether a customer or employee is engaging in multiple conversations with the enterprise. In this case, the company can use a unique long code for their interaction with the customer service department or for a two-factor authentication program seamlessly. Enterprises can also create custom long code management solutions utilizing OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform and professional services.
The OpenMarket Mobile Engagement Platform is a SaaS-based solution, allowing global enterprises to easily create and deploy smart, interactive mobile engagement services globally with connectivity to over 200 countries. Enterprises can access the platform via a web-based GUI or directly via service APIs. The platform supports features such as personalization, scheduling, logic and decisioning, list management, user segmentation, and reporting. By using OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform, enterprises are able to mobilize operational processes, optimize internal and external communications, improve customer experiences, drive brand awareness and generate new revenue. OpenMarket’s mobile engagement solutions are used by nearly 400 enterprises, including four of the world’s top 10 brands, and reach over three billion mobile users across six billion devices.
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OpenMarket, a subsidiary of Amdocs, helps enterprises use mobile to transform their business. OpenMarket provides mobile engagement solutions for organizations to optimize their operations and enhance relationships with their customers and employees. Major enterprises choose OpenMarket for our domain expertise, service flexibility, demonstrated performance and reliability, global scale, and corporate maturity. We provide smart, interactive connectivity to more than 200 countries, enabling businesses to engage with nearly every mobile user around the world. Our clients trust us to power their mobile business. For more information, visit www.openmarket.com.
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