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How to Manage BYOD Stipends, Reimbursements and Allowances, 2016 Update

Published: 09 May 2016

ID: G00307023

Analyst(s): Rich Doheny , Bryan Taylor

Summary

More organizations subsidize BYOD usage than ever before. Diverse subsidy management approaches and evolving user expectations challenge IT policies to keep pace. End-user computing leaders should use the best practices described here to optimize subsidy entitlements, amounts and payment management.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Determine the Desirability of Providing SRAs in Your Organization
  • Base SRA Distribution on Business Need and Cost Management
  • Adopt a Tiered Model for Subsidies
  • Limit SRAs to the Primary Mobile Device
  • Subsidize the Device Only If Compelled
  • Use Industry Averages as a Baseline
  • Manage Payments, Balancing Cost Versus Convenience
    • Stipends and Allowances Are Simple, but Watch the Tax Implications
    • Reimbursements Add the Overhead, but Lose the Taxes
    • Engage Your Legal, HR and Accounting Departments to Determine the Optimal Process
    • Engage Third-Party Solutions

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