Kiwi enterprise toughens up following Samsung Galaxy Tab Active launch

“Our ruggedised Tab Active has been very well-received in the UK and USA, across a wide variety of industries."

Samsung has announced the New Zealand launch of the Galaxy Tab Active, a device designed to enhance productivity and connectivity across the toughest of environments.

Recent Gartner reports show that, globally, tablets continue rapid growth with an increasing number purchased for enterprise use.

However, up until now the prevailing view in New Zealand has been that consumer-grade tablets just aren’t robust enough for industry – whether that’s for construction, utilities, manufacturing or agri-business.

In answer to this Samsung now introduces the Galaxy Tab Active which is more suited to Kiwi enterprise and which is capable of working in tough outdoor environments.

“Our ruggedised Tab Active has been very well-received in the UK and USA, across a wide variety of industries,” says Verdon Kelliher, Enterprise Director at Samsung New Zealand.

“With a challenging climate, a construction and infrastructure boom underway, and a focus across the board on increasing productivity and driving cost out of business, we felt that the time was absolutely right to make the Tab Active available here.”


Furthermore, Samsung and SAP are working together on a new ecosystem designed to bring out the best in Samsung’s mobile devices and the SAP Mobile Platform.

“As a market leader in smart devices and solutions, we know how to bridge consumer expectations for what a premium mobile experience should feel like for enterprise,” Kelliher adds.

“New Zealand business can benefit from a world-class enterprise mobility ecosystem that combines the strengths of Samsung’s mobile innovations and the SAP Mobile Platform.

Kelliher says following the company learning lessons in other markets, Samsung has seen gains in improved real-time decision support to executives and the workforce.

“Increasingly, our customers aren’t in an office and require fundamentally new ways to work,” adds Andre Russell, Account Executive, SAP New Zealand.

“Our aim is to create a seamless experience that enables our clients to unleash the potential of mobile devices, wearables, Internet of Things and other forms of mobile computing.

“Our partnership with Samsung means we can deliver a premium solution – and with the Galaxy Tab Active we can do this in the dustiest, dampest, toughest Kiwi locations.”


According to Kelliher, a partnership with GeoOp also means that the device is ready for the SME or large enterprise business out of the box, while also featuring Samsung Knox protection and 4G capabilities.

“With GeoOp and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active mobile staff can substitute pen and paper for instant info on their tablet; easily managing their jobs, from creating, assigning, scheduling and doing the job to invoicing and payments in any weather and in the toughest of environments,” adds Tim McFarlane, GeoOp.

“It’s a partnership that really works for our customers, saving them time, increasing their productivity, speeding up their cash flow, and in turn raising their customers’ satisfaction levels. The pay-off is more revenue.”

The Galaxy Tab Active is available now in partnership with Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees Enterprise teams.

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