Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

November 29, 2011 13:28 ET

Edmonton Start-Up Reduces Clients' Mobile Device Costs by 40 Per Cent

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2011) - Intriga Mobility's Wireless Manager 2.0 software does just that. Delivering software and technology-enabled services from procurement to payment, Intriga Mobility can manage, understand, and control mobile communications assets and costs for their clients. Supporting over 13,000 customers per day, Intriga Mobility helps over 80 customers manage their direct and indirect mobility costs.

"A large portion of our customer base consists of organizations in the oil and gas industry whose headquarters are in Edmonton," says Craig Gibson, co-founder of Intriga Mobility. "For our Edmonton clients, access to our software and new technology accelerates the delivery of our software and helps us continue to lead the way in terms of innovation."

Innovative, corporate mobility management enables organizations to decrease resources assigned to day-to-day maintenance tasks, allowing employees to work on revenue-generating alternatives for their business. For every dollar spent on a mobility carrier, organizations will spend an additional 25 cents internally on process and controls to manage that dollar. Through standard processes and a shared service model, Intriga Mobility contributes to an organization's productivity by directly impacting (or replacing) their current processes and controls.

One of Intriga Mobility's oil field service customers recently saw a $1.1 million reduction in mobility expenditures. Intriga Mobility monitors employee productivity and safety; their reporting identified an employee (truck driver) who was sending over 12,000 text messages a month. With the implementation of the distractive driving law, Intriga Mobility will be expanding on this type of service.

"Being located at the Edmonton Research Park has provided us with attractive and affordable office space in a location rich in resources and like minds," says Gibson. "While still early in our relationship, the resources that the park has brought to the table have been fantastic. Taxation seminars, financials connections, business events and access to the amazing facilities have helped our business."

Edmonton Research Park works to attract and retain visionary business leaders to build next-generation technology, enhancing Edmonton's position in the global economy and overall quality of life. "Intriga Mobility's success demonstrates that Edmonton is home to a world-class technology community," says Candace Brinsmead, vice president of technology advancement at the Edmonton Research Park. "Our success at the research park is a result of our innovative tenants who, through new technologies and research, have gained national and international attention."

The Edmonton Research Park (ERP) houses dozens of research companies and is managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). The ERP is also a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager
    780. 932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com