SMBs get a boost from Globe Business solutions

The unparalleled growth of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country plays a significant part in keeping the economy afloat. After all, SMBs usher in employment and job creation and also help inspire future Filipino entrepreneurs.

For SMBs to continue playing its role in economic growth, they need help in addressing the high cost of their operations. Many of these costs can be off-set or even reduced by the use of advanced telecoms solutions—as long as these solutions themselves are affordable.

Globe Business boosts the features of an SME‘s landline service through upgrades that cost only P99. The P99 Landline Tack-on service upgrades Globe landlines with several bundled features including: landline with postpaid mobile phone account; or a landline with Globe Business Broadband combo. These affordable Tack-on bundles are available to first time and existing Globe Business subscribers.

Such highly-advanced yet affordable telecoms solutions are what Globe Business has spent years in development: these are offers innovative products and services that go beyond the basic call and text messaging.  They are designed to make the business process more efficient, simpler, and more productive, at less cost.

Globe Business PayrollCloud

While a custom-designed, fully-computerized payroll system used by top corporations could cost hundreds of thousands of pesos, SMBs now have a way to avail of an equally-advanced payroll system for a fraction of the cost.

Globe Business offers quality, reliable, and affordable calling and texting services to SMEs through Business Flex and Business Plus solutions packages. These solutions provide customizable sets of services and features designed to meet the needs of SMEs at less cost–SMEs only pay for the services they actually need to help grow their business. Business Flex and Business Plus solutions also charge lower rates compared to regular mobile phone plans.

This is possible through Globe Business PayrollCloud, which provides a complete computerized payroll service—without the inconvenient, tedious, error-prone manual process.

The system is compliant with all Philippine payroll and government requirements so SMBs can do more than payroll computation- they can file remittances to PAGIBIG, SSS,GSIS and PhilHealth accurately and on time.

Globe Business PayrollCloud can keep costs down because the service is similar to that of a utility: for example, consumers only pay for the electricity they use in their homes—they are not the ones who invest in the entire power plant and power distribution infrastructure. Likewise, it is Globe Business that invests in and provides the computerized infrastructure, while SMBs pay only for the PayrollCloud service.

Globe Business PayrollCloud has affordable pricing plans to fit every entrepreneur’s budget. It is also customizable so business owners can choose what features they need. Since it is Cloud-based, entrepreneurs can access it anytime, anywhere as long as they have Internet connection.  To make it more convenient for SMBs, Globe Business PayrollCloud is already bundled with an Internet connection.

SMEs can now enjoy a premium Internet service that makes use of leased-line technology to provide always-on, high speed Internet access–thanks to Globe Business Direct Internet. This is ideal for those who rely on the Internet for their business growth. Web browsing is enhanced thanks to the high upload and download speed and guaranteed circuit availability.

Globe Business PayrollCloud gives SMBs top-notch security and safety with its highly advanced and reliable servers, ensuring protection of sensitive corporate information.  

Business Plus and Business Flex

SMBs can make their telecoms services more customized, affordable, and suited to their needs by availing of Globe Business Plus and Business Flex Plans. These mobile phone and data plans can be modified and adjusted from the basic plan in order to create a combo of features that are tailor-fit to any SMB’s needs.

For example, there’s Business Plus Plan Zero that allows you to build your own service package. Plan Zero means it comes without a predetermined set of features.  Instead, an SMB has the option to choose from and combine specific services that address the needs of its business on a monthly basis.

If your business requires you to make a lot of voice calls and reach a wide range of networks, you may pick from the following services: Unli Call (P300), Duo (P399), Super Duo (P499) or 100 Local Calls (P400). However, if text messaging is more appropriate for you, then opt for a different set of services. Choose from 300 Local Texts (P100), Unli Text (P200) or Unlitext All (P600).

One the other hand, those who need quick access to their e-mails, as well as the Internet, it’s best to create a combo of with any of these services: 100 MB worth of mobile browsing (P100) or Unli Data (P1000). These are just a few of the options available to SMBs that subscribe to Business Plus or Business Flex.

Business Plus and Business Flex offer lower call and text rates compared to other networks, letting SMBs make the most out of their phone calls. Furthermore, Globe Business provides a whole suite of roaming services- SMS and data (PowerRoam, Bridge VoiceSMS, BridgeDataRoad, BridgeDataRoam Unlimited Plus and BridgeDataRoam Unlimited), making them perfect for SMBs that conduct business overseas.

Upgrades for only P99 per month

There’s also an option for new subscribers to get a landline and postpaid mobile phone account already bundled together. Another option is to upgrade a Globe landline so that it is combined with Globe Business Broadband service—also for just an additional P99 on the monthly service fee. .

Existing subscribers may avail of upgraded services when they renew their contracts, also for an additional P99 on the monthly fee.

Top corporations spend hundreds of thousands of pesos on their computerized payroll systems–but SMEs can now acquire a custom-designed, fully-computerized payroll service at a fraction of the cost. Globe Business PayrollCloud provides a complete
computerized payroll service—minus the inconvenient, tedious, error-prone manual process. The system is compliant with all Philippine payroll and government requirements so SMEs can do more than payroll computation; they can file remittances to PAGIBIG, SSS,GSIS and PhilHealth accurately and on time.

Direct Internet

For SMBs that need always-on, fast and reliable Internet connection to do their business, they can avail of Globe Business Direct Internet, a premium Internet service that makes use of leased-line technology to provide high speed Internet access. It is a godsend for those who are constantly on-line. Web browsing is enhanced thanks to the equally high upload and download speed and guaranteed circuit availability.

Globe Business always finds ways to help Filipino SMBs make business better—simpler, more efficient and at less cost.  Learn more about what Globe Business PayrollCloud and other Globe Business products and services can do for you by visiting www.globe.com.ph/payrollcloud or calling +632 730-1010.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMBs of affordable, reliable, and dependable

services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.

Family is still top priority of Filipino Entrepreneurs

Filipino entrepreneurs are hard-working, hands-on business owners who devote so much, if not most, of their time to running and growing their businesses. Even with the success of the business however, many Filipino entrepreneurs find themselves wishing that they have more quality time for their families. Is there a way for them to balance work responsibilities with time for family and loved ones?

In coming up with customizable solutions that fit the Filipino entrepreneur’s needs, Globe Business’ research showed a common concern for most of them they want to have more time and energy after work, so they could enjoy life with their spouse, children, parents and other family members.

Modern telecoms technology from Globe Business can make a huge difference helping entrepreneurs achieve work-life balance and in improving their quality of life. Keeping in touch with family as much as we can is an essential part of our lifestyles and our culture as Filipinos.

“Family is what gives purpose and meaning to the Filipino entrepreneur’s work life.  All the hard work that an entrepreneur can be fulfilling by itself but all that effort and separation from family can be stressful and even lonely for the business owners. The entrepreneurs we spoke to all wanted more control over their time and their work responsibilities. They want a way to do their work more efficiently, in less, time and without requiring that they sacrifice so much time with their families,” said  Manny Escosa, Globe Business Marketing Head for Corporate and SME Segments.

Telecoms advantage 

According to Escosa, the result of various discussions with entrepreneurs was the thrust of Globe Business to design solutions that would allow entrepreneurs to finish their work faster, and also enable them to work even outside their offices and company sites.

“Much of an entrepreneur’s work requires him or her to get real-time information, so he or she can formulate strategies, make decisions, and relay instructions to staff. With advanced telecoms technology from Globe Business, an entrepreneur can maximize his time and be more flexible with his work schedule—that’s because he can stay at home to do his work, or he can be out with his family while still being able to run his business. He can get his information, relay instructions, or even close deals remotely, through the cellphone, email, or instant message,” said Escosa.

Work from home 

Working from home is very convenient, fast, and reliable for an entrepreneur who uses the Internet. Email and instant messaging would allow him to communicate with managers, staff, and business colleagues. It can even save him time and fuel costs by letting him do the work without having to drive through traffic on the road. Plus, he or she can stay at home with family members while still keeping tabs on the business.

Globe Business provides Filipino entrepreneurs with Direct Internet Lite for fast, reliable, and powerful Internet connection at more affordable rates. It uses a leased line set-up with basic Internet connectivity for both Foreign and Domestic routes and is faster, more reliable, and able to transmit higher amounts of data compared to the usual DSL. Entrepreneurs can choose from bandwidth options ranging from 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps and enjoy always-on Internet connection that they can use for their business communication needs.

With advanced telecoms technology from Globe Business, an entrepreneur can maximize his time and be more flexible with his work schedule—that’s because he can stay at home to do his work, or he can be out with his family while still being able to run his business.

Get connected—any place, any time

Entrepreneurs can still run their business from home, while on the move, or even when on holiday, thanks to mobile telecoms technology on their mobile phones and other Internet-ready devices. For those who rely on text messaging and voice calls, they can do business anywhere they want and more affordably, too, if they avail of TxtConnect and Business Capped Plans from Globe Business.

Txt Connect lets entrepreneurs send a high volume of text messages using this Web-based service that broadcasts SMS messages to groups of people. All they need is a computer with an Internet connection, a smartphone, or a 3G tablet device. It becomes easier to send SMS blasts in just one broadcast, with just a few keystrokes, wherever one is located.

TxtConnect al charges are much lower than regular text messaging or phone calls with a plan that starts at P1500 per month. Subscribing to TxtConnect results in as much as 35 percent in saved cost compared to the regular text messaging service charges. 

Another cost-effective service for getting connected to the workplace is a Business Capped Plan from Globe Business. Whether an entrepreneur is at home or at a family gathering, he can still do critical work if needed as long as he has voice calls and text messaging services as his tools. The usual downside however, is that these tools can carry too high a cost.

Business Capped plans solve this by setting a cost ceiling for the use of the company’s mobile phone accounts every month. It provides a monthly load allowance that serves as a cap or limit on company mobile phone credits. If a Business Capped Plan has a monthly allowance of P600 per month, for example, the company only pays for that amount.

Furthermore, Business Capped Plans have an Unli Business Loop feature that allows unlimited calls within the company for even greater savings. Mobile phone handsets are also bundled with Business Capped Plans.  Business Capped Plans also allow the user to avail of Globe’s various prepaid promos, like Supersurf, to maximize the use of their load allowance.

In touch while overseas 

Entrepreneurs who need to go overseas on business are just a text message or phone call away from their loved ones, thanks to very affordable, quality data roaming services from Globe Business.

Bridge DataRoam Unlimited and Bridge VoiceSMS Roam bundles let Globe Business subscribers enjoy unlimited data roaming, as well as voice and SMS services, minus the worries of having to monitor their data usage. That’s because they have to pay only one flat rate that is applicable when they are traveling in any of the Bridge Alliance territories. They no longer have to suffer “bill shock” when they get their bill because high roaming charges have been eliminated.

A subscription to Globe Business Bridge roaming can save up to 90% in data roaming charges, compared to the usual roaming services.

A subscriber using a regular data roaming service would pay as much as P5,427 if he or she consumes 10MB of data in one day.  However, on a Bridge DataRoam Unlimited plan, the subscriber would only pay P440 for the same amount of data consumed in one day; these savings that amount to as much as P4,987 in charges would allow entrepreneurs to make more important calls, texting, or chat to family members.

“Modern telecoms technology from Globe Business can make a huge difference helping entrepreneurs achieve work-life balance and in improving their quality of life. Keeping in touch with family as much as we can is an essential part of our lifestyles and our culture as Filipinos. Our entrepreneurs are no different from us in that respect.

“In turn, improving quality of life helps inspire entrepreneurs and gives them greater vitality and drive to keep on growing their businesses. After all, the success of a business is really for sake of family and loved ones. For Filipino entrepreneurs who want to achieve both work success while having family time, using telecoms technology is a great benefit,” said Escosa.

Entrepreneurs can still run their business from home, while on the move, or even when on holiday, thanks to mobile telecoms technology on their mobile phones and other Internet-ready devices.

Start creating your own work-life balance by using telecoms technology from Globe Business and have more time for the more important things in life. Just get in touch with your Globe Business Account Manager; or visit any Globe Store; or call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 7301010. You may also log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.