DURBAN – MTN has introduced the first mobile price plan that gives South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) unprecedented control and flexibility over their connectivity needs.
The innovative Made To Share solution offers business owners the ability to actively manage their spend of data and airtime to ultimately improve their operational and cost efficiencies. Made To Share, gives up to 20 employees the ability to receive airtime and data bundles from a single, shareable wallet. The wallet can be managed by either the business owner or a designated administrator via the secure MyMTN App.
For SMEs, being connected is important for business continuity and in today’s world as customers expect greater online collaboration, whether it is via the cloud, chatbots for customer queries or video meetings. Made to Share relieves the business owner of the administrative hassle of managing multiple accounts, gives them full control of their ICT expenditure and frees them up to focus on growing their business.
"Data connectivity and digitisation are crucial to levelling the playing field for SMEs. The introduction of Made To Share is testament to our commitment to support the growth of small and medium businesses which are the engine of economic growth and generators of much-needed employment opportunities. It is therefore imperative that we develop customised solutions that can make small and medium sized businesses scale up, become more efficient and start to conduct themselves like bigger corporates. This is one of the ways that we are deploying our resources to support this important sector in our economy," said Wanda Matandela, Chief Enterprise Officer at MTN Business.
Matandela added that by increasing their online presence, SMEs can access larger markets and mitigate against some of the factors that lead to the high failure rate of start-ups.