This page summaries about two dozen mobile applications: maintenance, asset tracking, property inspection, viticulture, electricity and gas, heating and ventilation, retail inventory, seeds, water, aircraft, and more.
Advertising company automates maintenance work orders
July 22, 2008 Creative Outdoor Advertising, a provider of StreetScaping programs to municipalities and transit authorities, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their maintenance work orders. Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to Creative Outdoor Advertising's back office.
Petroleum inspection company automates data capture and recording
July 22, 2008 Petrospect, an independent petroleum inspection company based in Honolulu, Hawaii, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their field inspections, including
- documentation and reconciliation of marine transfers of crude oil and petroleum products,
- bunker surveys,
- pipeline transfers,
- cargo sampling,
- quality control,
- loss control.
Mobile data for viticulture
July 15, 2008 - McGee Bobbitt, a Napa/Sonoma Valley company that hosts mobile applications for wineries, has chosen MobileFrame as the standard mobility platform for their hosted mobile applications.
Although McGee Bobbitt originally coded their own applications, they were ultimately frustrated in their attempts to custom code their mobile solutions and decided to consider using a mobility platform. After evaluating 19 vendors, MobileFrame was chosen for its ease of use, strong customer support track record, and flexibility."
McGee Bobbitt need to capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags and advanced algorithmic functions, and attach them directly into their mobile applications.
Applications are stored in a library so administrators can quickly make changes whenever operational requirements change, enabling on-the-spot deployment of a wide variety of mobile applications. McGee Bobbitt have the flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity, incorporating any mix of business processes, and deploy those applications to the field on-the-fly.
Electricity and Gas utility automates work order management
July 11, 2008 - Black Hills Corp, an electricity and natural gas utility company serving one million customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has selected MobileFrame to automate work order tasks and provide real-time integration of field data into Black Hills' backend work order management system.
The Black Hills application integrates with the backend system for Building Operations (work orders, craft persons, etc.) and Space Management (employee housing, site, building, floor, room inspection etc.).
Data collected in the field is stored on an Intermec CN2B handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available.
The application increases the return on investment Black Hills has made in their backend work order management system, providing new levels of service to their customers.
Altair Eyewear automates Consignment Set Checklists
June 30, 2008 Altair Eyewear, manufacturer of eyewear frames for doctors offices, has chosen MobileFrameto automate their consignment set checklist.
Previously, doctors purchasing frames from Altair Eyewear used cumbersome paper-based forms to survey their inventory and order new frames. Now data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to Altair Eyewear’s back office.
The solution simplifies their consignment set checklist procedures and makes ordering new frames much less burdensome; this will increase demand for Altair Eyewear frames.
Services company automates Abandoned Homes Inspections
June 23, 2008 Home Service Tech, an abandoned home inspection and repair service, has chosen MobileFrame 'sto automate their abandoned home inspections and repair orders.
Banks send inspectors out to abandoned houses to survey their condition and assess the need for repairs. MobileFrame will allow Home Service tech to complete these inspections more efficiently and to include photos of the houses.
Heating and Ventilation company automates their Work Orders
May 27, 2008 James A. Wheat & Sons, a Maryland HVAC company, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their work orders.
Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to JWS's S2000 backend system.
James A. Wheat & Sons expect their mobile work order applications to lead to a substantial increase in revenues and customer satisfaction.
Resbuy automate their Property Inspections and Work Orders
May 22, 2008 Resbuy, a property preservation company, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their property inspections and work orders. Resbuy services include evictions, inspections, cleaning, damage reports and repairs.
Trucking company automates Proof of Delivery
May 16, 2008 Transport Henri Dion, a leading Canadian trucking company operating in Quebec and Ontario, has chosen MobileFrame to automate proof of delivery. Transport Henri Dion bases its reputation on professionalism, innovation and efficiency. http://www.thd.ca.
JD Irving selects MobileFrame as its Standard Mobility Platform
May 13, 2008 JD Irving, a Canadian holding company for a conglomerate of 54 companies (the largest company in Canada), has chosen MobileFrame to automate proof of delivery for one of its courier companies, Midland Courier.
JD Irving spent several years investigating and discussing potential mobile solutions that initially focused on custom application development. However, they later decided that a single mobile platform provided greater flexibility and control for all of its54 companies.
Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. It has a team of 15,000 dedicated employees, with business units in Forestry and Forest Products; Transportation; Shipbuilding and Industrial Marine; Retail; Industrial Equipment, Construction Services and Building Materials; Translation; and Consumer Products. http://www.jdirving.com.
Environmental Waikato to automates Field Inspections of water quality
May 5, 2008 Environmental Waikato, a government council for the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand, has chosen MobileFrame to automate field inspections to test water quality in rivers and streams in the area.
Environmental Waikato is building an application that will run on a single fully integrated 100% code free mobility platform complete with integrated GPS functionality.
Environmental Waikato is a highly conservative group that did extensive due diligence before selecting a mobile solution. The water quality testing application is just the first step, with several other mobile applications planned.
Environment Waikato is the government council for the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. Their work includes environmental regulation, education, consultation and co-ordination; managing water quality, river control and coastal activities; controlling possums and other pests; and preparing for civil defence emergencies. http://www.ew.govt.nz/.
Raleigh Enterprises automates Shipping Manifests and Proof of Delivery
April 29 Raleigh Enterprises a diversified, entrepreneurial company, has chosen MobileFrame's award-winning enterprise mobility software Platform to automate their track shipping manifests and proof of delivery of stage props used by their Raleigh Studios Hollywood Division in making television shows and movies.
Although Raleigh Enterprise's IT department had previously written applications in C#, they were looking for an intuitive platform to speed development.
Raleigh Enterprises is a diversified, entrepreneurial company employing over 400 dedicated professionals that has been in business for 50 years. http://www.raleighenterprises.com.
Hawaiian Superstores company automates inventory management and price verification
April 22, 2008 KTA Superstores, a large chain of grocery stores located in Hawaii, has chosen MobileFrame to build a variety of mobile applications including inventory tracking, sales order entry, shelf label scanning and price verification.
KTA Superstores had previously been using another mobile solutions vendor but had grown unhappy with their product because it was difficult to use and the customer support was poor.
KTA Super Stores is a a six-store chain with over 800 employees, serving the entire island of Hawaii. http://www.ktasuperstores.com.
Huntwood Industries automates Proof of Delivery
April 18, 2008 Huntwood, the leading custom kitchen cabinetry manufacturer in the Western United States, has chosen MobileFrame to automate proof of delivery. http://www.huntwood.com
Smart Destinations automates Inventory Tracking
April 7, 2008 Smart Desinations, a provider of products and services for the tourism industry, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their inventory tracking.
Orders processed through the internet will be sent to a handheld device notifying the worker to pull the purchased inventory item and ship it to the customer. Their mobility solution will be integrated with a java-based E-commerce system that exposes order information via Apache Axis.
In the past, Smart Destinations used an inefficient paper-based system for inventory tracking. The MobileFrame solution eliminates redundant and erroneous data entry and enhances efficiency.
Smart Destinations is the leading provider of technology-based packaged travel products and services including the Go Visitor Card. http://smartdestinations.com.
Arinc automates Work Orders for Aircraft and Aircraft Equipment
March 27, 2008 Arinc Incorporated, a provider and servicer of special radio communications devices for airlines and aircraft, has chosen MobileFrame to automate work orders.
In addition to providing special radio communications devices, Arinc also manages the private radio network and repairs radios on aircraft and control towers. In the past, Arinc has used a web-based application to handle their work orders. Arinc is building mobile field service work order applications to collect data collected in the field iwith handheld devices automatically synchronized to Arinc's Oracle-based Remedy Help Desk backend system.
Arinc needed to provide their technicians with mobile work order applications that would be available even when network connectivity was not. MobileFrame stores data collected in the field and automatically synchronizes once network connectivity is available, a big advantage over their previous web-based applications. http://www.arinc.com.
Pike Electric automates Field Service
March 24, 2008 Pike Electric, a builder of overhead and underground distribution lines with roughly 6,500 employees, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their field service operations.
Pike Electric previously employed another vendor to build a mobile solution but the project failed when the vendor was unable to make changes in a timely manner. Pike then sought to custom develop a solution in-house but determined that doing so would require expanding their 4 person developer team by two or three times. With the MobileFrame Platform, customers have no limitations whatsoever, and can automate anything that can be done using conventional labor intensive programming tools.
MobileFrame allows Pike to develop their mobile applications in a fraction of the previous time taken, then make changes to those applications on-the-fly.
Omni Enterprises automates Retail Inventory Management Operations
March 20, 2008 Omni Enterprises, a grocery store chain operating in Alaska, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their retail inventory management operations.
Omni Enterprises, Inc. is an employee owned corporation which operates several retain stores in rural Alaska. Established since 1975, Omni stores specialize in groceries, fresh meats, fresh produce, full service delis and bakery products. http://www.omnialaska.com.
Thomas Products automates Warehouse Inventory Management Operations.
March 17, 2008 Thomas Products (TPI), a manufacturer of nutritional products for feed mills and livestock integrators in the seven western states, Canada, and Mexico, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their clients road inspection processes.
TPI is building an inventory management mobile application for use in their warehouses that will run on a single fully integrated 100% code free mobility platform. This application will run be run on Tablet PCs mounted to TPIs forklifts and will operate without requiring continuous network connectivity.
TPI previously built an in-house solution but problems arose from a lack of continuous network connectivity due to wireless dead spots within the warehouse. A thick-client capable of operating without network connectivity was a perfect solution.
TPI stocks nutritional products, manufactures custom blends, and distributes them to feed mills and livestock integrators in the seven western states, Canada, and Mexico: http://tpipremixes.com.
Energy & Combustion Services automates their Clients’ Road Inspection Processes.
March 3, 2008 Energy & Combustion Services (ECS), a focused technology company delivering high performance energy and emissions management solutions to large industrial companies, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their clients road inspection processes.
ECS needed a host of applications that could be deployed easily and rapidly throughout diamond and copper mining operations in Africa and Australia. When large dump trucks make several trips everyday hauling heavy loads from the mines, hitting potholes or ruts greatly increases fuel consumption so road inspections are a high priority. http://www.enerserv.co.za.
Coalescent Technologies to automate the Army National Guard's Asset Tracking
February 20, 2008 Coalescent Technologies, a professional engineering firm that provides sophisticated engineering products and services to the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and commercial clients, has chosen MobileFrame to build a mobile asset tracking application that will allow the Army National Guard to scan an asset and a soldier's badge, then collect data such as location and mode (exercise, issue, return, etc).
MobileFrame allows Coalescent Technologies to build a sophisticated asset tracking mobile application in a fraction of the time that would be required to write a hard-coded application. http://www.ctcorp.com/.
LA County Office of the Assessor automates Asset Tracking.
February 20, 2008 LA County Office of the Assessor has chosen MobileFrame to automate its asset tracking processes.
After previous mobility projects failed, the LA Office of the Assessor knew they needed a flexible solution capable of meeting all of their asset tracking requirements to make their projects a success. http://assessor.lacounty.gov
Cellynne Corp. automates Warehouse Management Operations
February 6, 2008 Cellynne Corporation, one of the largest paper converters in the United States, has chosen MobileFrame to automate its warehouse management operations.
Frensch Technology Services wrote and delivered warehouse management applications for Cellyne Corp with the MobileFrame platform. The solution significantly increased efficiencies in their warehouse operations and management now has immediate insight into the state of their inventory.
With a goal of becoming a leading supplier in the away-from-home market and a commitment to the highest standards of performance, Cellynne Corporation needed innovative warehouse management mobile applications. By improving efficiency, productivity and inventory accuracy, MobileFrame will help Cellyne meet these goals.
Cellynne Corporation, a privately owned company, established in 1988 as a paper converter in Miami, Florida, has become one of the largest paper converters in the United States. It specialises in supplying bathroom tissue, towels, and dispensers to the Away-from-Home market and private label products for the retail market. http://www.cellynne.com.
Professional Veterinary Supply automates Field Sales
February 5, 2008 Professional Veterinary Supply, a provider of animal health products, has chosen MobileFrame to automate its sales order entry process.
Professional Veterinary Supply sells animal health products in rural areas where there is no connectivity, so a thick client makes good sense for them. In the future, they plan to automate product truck fulfillment orders.
Culinary Concepts Warehouse Management Automation
January 31, 2008 Culinary Concepts by Jean Georges, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their warehouse management operations.
With several restaurants all over the globe, Culinary Concepts needed an innovative and efficient warehouse management system to quickly deploy their applications as their business processes change.
Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges develops, owns, operates, manages and licenses world-class restaurants created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. http://www.culinaryconcepts.com.
The Gleaner Company automates Route Accounting
January 31, 2008 Jamaican Gleaner Company, a newspaper company operating in Jamaica, has chosen MobileFrame its route accounting processes.
The Gleaner Company is looking to build a sophisticated mobile route accounting application. As MobileFrame's platform is 100% code free and provides for both application design and administration, it was an excellent solution for the Gleaner Company.
The Gleaner Company has newspapers in Jamaica, Toronto, London and New York. The Jamaican Gleaner has been publishing newspapers since 1834: http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com.
Miller Pipeline Automates Work Orders
January 23, 2008 Miller Pipeline, a company that installs and services gas pipelines for many gas companies, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their work orders.
Miller Pipeline has increased efficiency while reducing costs and errors in the field.In fact, Miller Pipeline has demonstrated their solution to gas companies to win contracts.
Miller Pipeline has provided quality construction, maintenance and rehabilitation services and products to natural gas utilities, and the municipal and industrial infrastructure markets throughout North America for 50 plus years. http://www.millerpipeline.com/
Beverage Systems (Service Unlimited, Inc.) automates Work Orders
January 16, 2008 Beverage Systems (Service Unlimited, Inc.) has chosen MobileFrame to automate their work orders.
The MobileFrame solution, integrated with S2000's work order management system on the backend, allows Beverage Systems to handle work orders in the field on a single fully integrated 100% code free mobility platform.
Beverage Systems already had an S2000 backend work order management system in place.By implementing a mobile component, Beverage Systems are able to reduce data entry errors, port crucial data back and forth directly, and increase efficiency.
Beverage Systems pride themselves on great customer service, qualified professional technicians, and the flexibility to meet every one of their customers’ needs full service, equipment and sales support programs and a standard per service call program. http://www.beveragesystems.org/.
United States Navy automates its Multi-Continental Warehouse Management / Asset Tracking Processes.
January 14, 2008 the US Navy has chosen MobileFrame to automate its warehouse management and asset tracking processes across multiple continents.
The US Navy previously began their project using a platform that required hard-coding, but then discovered the value MobileFrame's flexibility and ease of use. http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp.
Gloucester County, Virginia, automates Property Inspections
January 7, 2008 Gloucester County, Virginia has chosen MobileFrame automate their property inspections.
The MobileFrame solution allows Gloucester County to record property characteristics, sketches and photos on a single fully integrated 100% code free mobility platform automatically synchronized to the County's backend software, CAMRA.
Previously, Gloucester County property inspections involved paper-based forms with separate photographs associated with each property. Now the County tcan seamlessly incorporate photos and sketches into their property characteristics data. www.gloucesterva.info.
UEFA selects MobileFrame As Its Standard Mobility Platform
January 4, 2008 - The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) chose MobileFrame for the mobile applications it needed to manage the equipment and assets it needed to run EURO 2008 staged at seven venues in Austria and Switzerland. http://www.euro2008.uefa.com
Yale Chase Material Handling Automates Field Service Operations
December 17, 2007 Yale Chase Material Handling, Inc., a leading provider of material handling products and services in Southern California and Hawaii, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their field service work orders.
The MobileFrame solution allows Yale Chase to automate all of their work order processes on a single fully integrated 100%code free mobility platform integrated with Edgerton Corporations's MinitracTM System.
Yale Chase field technicians had been using paper-based forms and manual processes which required redundant data entry. www.yalechase.com.
U.S. Energy Development Corporation automates Field Data Collection
November 30, 2007 - US Energy Development Corp, an oil and natural gas well development and drilling company, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their oil well and gas pump inspections.
U.S. Energy Development Corporation is involved in projects in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. www.usenergydevcorp.com/usenergycompany.php.
Groupe CDP automates Proof of Delivery and Products Received tracking
November 27, 2007 Group CDP, a delivery and moving company that does deliveries for most of the major stores in Canada (Best Buy, The Brick, Sears, etc), has chosen MobileFrame to automate their proof of delivery applications and track all products received from the customers' warehouses to their own. www.gcdp.ca/index_eng.php.
Spokane County, Washington, Automates Inventory Tracking
November 21, 2007 Spokane County, Washington, has chosen MobileFrame to automate inventory tracking processes to record fixed assets information, part of its annual inventory process. Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to Spokane County's back office servers.
Spokane County initially were looking for an animal control application but after seeing MobileFrame’s flexibility and ease of use quickly realized it could be used to automate several other county processes. www.spokanecounty.org.com.
HD Supply automate Work Orders and Material Tracking
November 12, 2007 HD Supply, a leading utility industry products and services provider, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their Work Orders and Material Tracking from order to delivery with progress recorded on a webpage to be viewed by HD Supply's customers.
HD Supply has 1,000 locations, over 24,000 employees and over $13 billion in revenue. The MobileFrame solution is being implemented to replace a hard-coded application previously written by HD Supply.
HD Supply is a leading wholesale distribution company, specializing in products and services aimed primarily at contractors, builders, government entities, industrial businesses and maintenance professionals www.hdsupply.com.
Desert Medical automates Field Service Operations
October 31, 2007 Desert Medical, a leading service provider of medical equipment in doctors offices and hospitals in the Las Vegas area, has chosen MobileFrame to automate its Field Service and Work Order processes.
The MobileFrame solution is being integrated to Desert Medical's Service CEO back-end to provide mobile workers with access to vital information regardless of their location in the field. MobileFrame provides these technicians the ability to create work orders and pickup/delivery orders on the fly, and allows Desert Medical to easily maintain a detailed history of services performed, scheduling, tasks, etc.
Prior to implementing the MobileFrame Solution, Desert Medical field technicians were blind to what was going on throughout the company. If they needed to make additional stops, they relied on phone calls from the main office. Now they have access to all vital information, new stops are automatically scheduled, and a detailed service history is recorded. This streamlines their field service operations and greatly increases technician efficiency.
Desert Medicals provide both surgical and endoscopy products and repair services to its healthcare partners in Las Vegas, Nevada, Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and the Southwestern region of the United States. www.desertmed.com.
Beckman Coulter Automates Order Entry on Motorola MC9090 Devices
October 30, 2007 - Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their Field Force Order Entry application on Motorola MC9090 devices.
Beckman Coulter's 200,000 installed systems provide essential biomedical information to enhance health care around the world. The company, based in Fullerton, Calif., reported 2006 annual sales of $2.53 billion with 75 percent of this amount generated by recurring revenue from supplies, test kits and services. www.beckmancoulter.com.
MF Poer automates Inventory Management Process
October 11, 2007 - MF Poer, the nation's leading property tax advisor, has chosen MobileFrame automate their inventory management processes.
MF Poer is a full-service property tax company with unsurpassed expertise in real estate, personal property, cost segregation and the complex valuation issues associated with special-use properties. With 16 offices, MF Poer's full-time permanent property tax staff includes many former assessors, appraisers, and high-level tax experts who fully understand local tax jurisdictions' systems. MobileFrame allows MF Poer to automate its inventory management applications on a single fully integrated mobility platform.
MF Poer needed a sophisticated mobile inventory management application that would allow them to separately track larger equipment that was already in their system and smaller items that simply needed to be cycle counted. ww.mfpoer.com.
Hylant Group Automates Field Workforce Operations
October 10, 2007 - Hylant Group, an insurance consulting company with global expertise, has chosen MobileFrame to automate their field workforce surveys and inspections.
Hylant Group studies emerging trends economic forecasts, and critical dynamics within an industry, then sound recommendations on how best to position a company for success. Their forward-thinking solutions reduce risk exposures, reduce costs, and enhance a client's ability to compete - and win. MobileFrame allows Hylant Group to automate its field survey and inspection applications on a single fully integrated mobility platform.
With their expertise in risk management, Hylant Group carefully evaluated several mobile solutions before selecting MobileFrame. Its flexibility, ease of use and elimination of costly custom coding allows Hylant Group to quickly develop applications to meet all of its mobile needs. www.hylant.com.
Better Made Snack Foods automates Inventory Tracking Operations
October 4, 2007 - Better Made Snack Foods, Inc., a Detroit-based snack food company that has been providing high quality potato chips and other snack foods for 77 years, has chosen MobileFrame to automate its inventory tracking process. www.bmchips.com.
AGY Tracks Their Work In Progress Operations
September 28, 2007 - AGY, a manufacturer of fiberglass products for a broad range of markets, has chosen MobileFrameto track and trace work-in-process on the manufacturing factory floor.
AGY has 300 machines used to manufacture fiberglass, each of which has 240 associated barcodes on it. Users must be able to scan each barcode and hit the backend database in real time to return values. Data is transmitted to Wonderware's Equipment Operation module. AGY's previous deployment of a custom application was unable to meet AGY's needs.
AGY is a world leader in high performance materials used in a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Construction, Defense, Electronics, Aerospace, Marine, and Recreation. With a product portfolio developed for extreme performance utilizing a set of unique manufacturing platforms AGY provides tailored materials solutions to end use customers for the most demanding applications. www.agy.com.
Seminole Tribe of Florida automates Fixed Asset Tracking Operations
September 24, 2007 - Seminole Tribe of Florida has chosen MobileFrame to automate its fixed asset tracking.
Data collected about an asset is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to the Seminole Tribe's Lawson ERP system.
The first Seminole government achieved what many felt was impossible, bringing the chaos of new organization under control. Today, the Council administers the Tribal gaming enterprises, citrus groves, the Billie Swamp Safari, and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. www.semtribe.com/government.
Air Conditioning Company Automates Inspection Work Orders
August 27, 2007 – The company is using MobileFrame to extend work orders wirelessly to field technicians. Work orders are processed in the central office and sent directly to the field ensuring the right technician is dispatched to the jobsite with the exact parts needed for the job. Data transmitted from the field when the work is completed allows invoices to be processed immediately. This reduction of the accounts receivable billing cycle has contributed significantly to the bottom line.
US General Services Administration Selects automates Asset Tracking Operations
August 22, 2007 - The General Services Administration has selected MobileFrame to automate their asset tracking operations.
The solution allows General Services Administration staff to efficiently track government assets wherever they are located. General Services Administration employees use PDAs to scan barcodes of assets in the field and then synchronize the data collected to GSA's back end Asset Management System using docking stations or, if wireless access is available, via real-time Wi-Fi, GPRS, or EVDO cellular connections. This solution has eliminated all errors associated with tracking assets using paper forms and has given GSA management real time visibility into the asset tracking process.
MobileFrame's software has enabled The General Services Administration to automate their asset tracking including collection of all field data using dynamic forms created from tasks within their asset tracking system. GSA was able to deploy a solution tailored to their specific requirements in a fraction of the time it would have taken to create a custom hard-coded solution. General Services Administration employees can now take a new phoned-in work order, enter it into their asset tracking management system and have a technician receive the new work order on a mobile handheld in the field, all within a matter of minutes. This resulted in substantial cost savings for the Agency.
MobileFrame's solution allowed The General Services Administration to automate their mobile asset tracking operations on a single mobility platform without having to write a single line of code.
The General Services Administration is another example of government utilizing innovative technology to stretch their financial resources, while providing a higher level of support to their constituencies.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. www.gsa.gov.
Village of Buffalo Grove automate Building Inpection Operations
August 9, 2007 - Village of Buffalo Grove has selected MobileFrame to automate their building inspection operations. Field inspection personnel complete all building inspection forms on PDAs where the data is integrated into Lotus Notes and then synchronized to the municipality's backend tracking system. The inspectors also take photos and print violations in the field using Zebra portable printers. This permits the city to cite property owners on the spot when violations are found during an inspection.
MobileFrame's solution allowed Village of Buffalo Grove to automate all of their building inspection operations on a single mobility platform. With integrated intelligent networking, prioritized synchronization, remote device configuration and management, and remote software updates all built-in to one software platform, MobileFrame significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available.
In today's climate with tight municipal operating budgets, municipalities like the Village of Buffalo Grove can use existing city IT staff to create and deploy any number of mobile applications using MobileFrame.
Buffalo Grove is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of all its citizens. The Village staff is committed to providing excellence in management to help develop the Village into one of the premiere communities in the United States. From an operational and fiscal standpoint, this means utilizing modern management technologies to promote effective services. www.vbg.org.
Nashville Wraps automates Remote Sales Order Entry and Manufacturing Operations
July 27, 2007 - Nashville Wraps LLC, a manufacturer of gift packaging products for gift, food and retail businesses has selected MobileFrame to automate their remote sales order entry operations. Field sales personnel input merchandise sales on PDAs at the point of sale. This data is then synchronized to Nashville Wraps's backend sales order management system whenever wired or wireless access becomes available. Nashville Wraps plans to roll MobileFrame solutions out across all of its manufacturing and warehouse operations to automate their entire inventory operations.
Prior to installing MobileFrame Nashville Wraps remote sales order entry process, like many in the retail industry, was paper-based and plagued with errors
Nashville Wraps is a wholesale business to business distributor of products are for resale and in-store use. www.nashvillewraps.com.
Plain N' Fancy Custom Cabinetry automate their Inventory Management and Tracking Operations
July 16, 2007 - Plain N' Fancy Custom Cabinetry has selected MobileFrame' to automate daily inventory management and tracking operations. Plain N' Fancy Cabinets uses some 8,500 parts in its manufacturing process that must be tracked to ensure timely completion of its products. Hundreds of individual parts go from sanding, into stain, enamel, then to top coat and touchup until all of the required parts reach final assembly. Manually tracking this inventory through all the different manufacturing operations is a time consuming and error prone process that can take up to 4 hours each morning and continues throughout the day as more parts are subject to rework as the day progresses. Prior to installing MobileFrame, an average of 200 parts were missing per day.
The MobileFrame solution implements electronic tracking of all parts used in the company's manufacturing process. Supervisors can review exactly where a particular item is in the manufacturing process, select that item on a handheld device and enter information to update the status of the item. As an example, if a front to a cabinet somehow fell off the production line and was taken back to sanding to be re-sanded, MobileFrame's software allows the sanding supervisor to click on that item, after clicking the item a screen displays a number of different options for that part. The supervisor can then enter any relevant processing information. This change is automatically updated on all of the other supervisors PDA's, alerting them that this part will be coming through their department soon and that its delivery status is "late". When that item reaches their department they can update its location and status, until it reaches final assembly. This process allows complete end-to-end management and tracking of all material items.
Plain N' Fancy Custom Cabinetry automated all of their inventory management and tracking operations on a single mobility platform without having to write a single line of code.
Plain N' Fancy Custom Cabinetry is a typical manufacturing operation that is faced with mounting costs. The ability to automate their inventory management and tracking operations, has provided real-time visibility of all materials and parts used throughout the manufacturing process, substantial savings and improved overall customer service.
Founded in 1963, Plain & Fancy began crafting cabinet doors in the summer of 2004 at its brand new, state-of-the-art door and millwork manufacturing facility located in Schafferstown, PA. www.plainfancycabinetry.com.
CM Services automates Field Service Operations
June 26, 2007 - CM Services has selected MobileFrame to automate their field service operations. CM Services technicians receive the work orders assigned to them on their handheld devices and collect data about the job electronically instead of on paper forms. Once complete, the data collected in the field is automatically synchronized to their backend system when wireless or wired access becomes available. CM Services uses a Dispatch and Work Order Management System from S2000 Field Services called S2000Win, which is fully integrated to the MobileFrame platform.
CM Services automated all of their field operations on a single mobility platform without writing a single line of code. The MobileFrame software runs on Windows Mobile based PDAs and works in both wired and wireless modes. Previously, CM Service technicians collected data about their jobs on paper based forms, which required office staff to manually enter the data into S2000Win. This process was time consuming and inefficient and often resulted in delayed billing to their customers.
CM Services can now take a new phoned-in work order at the trouble-desk, enter it into their work order management system and have a technician receive the new work order on a mobile device in the field, all within a matter of minutes.
Technicians now have immediate access to equipment repair history, account notes, customer contact names, etc. for every customer they visit. Once a work order is complete, the customer receives an email with the work receipt attached as a PDF. This receipt includes a copy of the customer's electronic signature and a summary of the work completed. Management now has instant visibility to the status of work orders, labor spent per job, parts used reports and more, which allows them to make real time decisions about their operations using up to the minute, real time accurate data.
The successful deployment of CM Service's complex business and work order management system allows the company to eliminate any paper form from any department, such as installation reports, time cards, vehicle inspections and order entry.
Earle M. Jorgensen Company automates Proof of Delivery
June 18, 2007 - The Earle M. Jorgensen Company has selected MobileFrame to automate their proof of delivery operations. EMJ used a manual paper based manifest process that was both time consuming and error prone. The MobileFrame solution allows EMJ's mobile workers to receive electronic manifests directly from EMJ's backend AS/400 system via file import. This data is auto-populated into the mobile worker's application running on Symbol MC9096 handheld devices. EMJ technicians scan all products in the field as they are delivered and capture customers' signatures to document proof of delivery. All of this data are converted into flat files and loaded into a directory for the AS/400 system to import whenever wired or wireless connectivity becomes available. EMJ automatically emails PDF invoices to their customers immediately upon completion of the delivery.
MobileFrame's solution allowed Earle M. Jorgensen Company to automate all of their proof of delivery operations on a single mobility platform without having to write a single line of code.
One of the largest steel distributors in North America, Earle M. Jorgensen primarily sells bars, tubing, and plate products made from carbon, alloy, and stainless steels; aluminum; and brass. Customers include companies in the construction and farm equipment, general machining, industrial equipment, oil, gas, and transportation industries; machining companies account for more than a quarter of sales. The company operates a network of about 40 service centers and processing facilities in the US and Canada. www.emjmetals.com.
Zippi Networks selects MobileFrame for 250,000 Mobile Franchisees Selling On EBay
June 14, 2007 - Zippi®Networks, the innovative force behind revolutionizing the EBay online selling process, has chosen MobileFrame to automate 250,000 Zippi Mobile Franchisees.
Many homeowners have surplus items they would like to sell, but are reluctant to take on the task of listing the items on EBay, responding to inquiries, packing and shipping goods that are sold, and then collecting payment from strangers via the Internet. Many casual sellers are overwhelmed by this prospect. As a result, their unwanted items continue to accumulate instead of being turned into usable cash. Zippi has developed a creative solution that enables sellers to realize cash for their surplus items without any of the headaches associated with selling the items on EBay by themselves. Zippi will send a representative to a seller's home to manage all aspects of the sale. Using a Motorola MC35 mobile computer, the Zippi representative will enter a description of the items offered for sale, photograph the items, post and scan a barcode on each item, record voice notes containing additional information, select the proper EBay category and collect the seller's signature. MobileFrame's wireless software allows Zippi to immediately post the items for sale on EBay. For all of these services, the seller only pays a small commission to Zippi out of the proceeds of the sale.
"Although a growing number of consumers continue to be fascinated by the EBay marketplace, we are consistently met with a sigh of relief that Zippi can picture, port and sell items on EBay on a consignment basis," said Robert A. Rositano CEO of Zippi Networks. "MobileFrame's highly capable software permitted Zippi to deploy its mobile field service application in less than a month from start to finish. This is truly an amazing product."
"A very compelling part of Zippi's charter is making online selling so easy and fast that anyone can have a distinct competitive advantage to make occasional sales or gain the fulltime freedom of being an entrepreneur," said Dean J. Rositano, president and co-founder of Zippi Networks. "Only first-class tools, such as MobileFrame's Configurable Mobile Applications platform software will make our groundbreaking business model a success for Zippi and the online sellers who become a part of our network. MobileFrame is the most advanced mobile technology in the market and it will give our sellers an anywhere, anytime advantage."
Zippi Networks, Inc., arms a new generation of online sellers with the advanced tools and strategies to free themselves from shrinking profits, a dwindling number of unique items to merchandise, and inventory overhead. www.zippi.com.
Pride Industries automates UNIX Based Inspection Work Order System
May 31, 2007 - Pride Industries has selected MobileFrame automate their UNIX based LAMP Inspection Work Order System. Pride employees use PDAs to fill out inspection forms that contain advanced inspection workflow and logic including maps of the various work order locations. They synchronize the data collected in the field to Pride Industries back end Work Order Management System by plugging their handheld devices into a docking cradle that is connected to the internet via DSL/T1 or, if wireless access is available, via real-time Wi-Fi, UMTS/GPRS or EVDO cellular connections.
MobileFrame has enabled Pride Industries to automate the collection of all field inspection data using dynamic forms created from tasks within their work order system. Running on Windows Mobile based PDAs and working in both wired and wireless modes MobileFrame replaces a Palm inspection application that was slow and inflexible. Pride Industries can now take a new phoned-in work order at the trouble-desk, enter it into their work order management system and have a technician receive the new work order on a mobile handheld in the field, all within a matter of minutes.
MobileFrame's solution allowed Pride Industries to automate all of their field inspection and work order operations on a single mobility platform without having to write a single line of code. With integrated intelligent networking, prioritized synchronization, remote device configuration and management, and remote software updates all built-in to one software platform, MobileFrame significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available.
MobileFrame's built-in server based integration workflow capability and integration wizard technology allowed us to automate a totally custom front-end to Pride Industries UNIX based backend system in a matter of days.
PRIDE Industries, one of the nation's largest employers of people with disabilities, provides a variety of outsourcing solutions to meet the manufacturing and service needs of companies nationwide. Employing more than 3,200 employees, including some 2,500 people with disabilities, PRIDE is a self-sufficient business with more than $100 million in annual revenue. www.prideindustries.com.
Airtech International Automates Consignment Stock and Warehouse Inventory Operations
May 21, 2007 - Airtech International Inc. has selected MobileFrame to automate their consignment stock and warehouse inventory operations.
Airtech International sends handheld mobile devices loaded with MobileFrame software to each of their consignment warehouses located at Airtech's many customer locations. Warehouse technicians use MobileFrame's software to scan products as they are used, so Airtech can accurately track how many of each item has been sold.
The MobileFrame software automatically performs a look up when the scan occurs and auto-populates inventory and product information on the handheld device The Technicians then synchronize all inventory data collected in the various warehouses to Airtech's backend central inventory management systems ensuring timely and accurate inventory reconciliation.
MobileFrame's solution has allowed Airtech International to automate all of their warehouse inventory operations on a single mobility platform without having to write a single line of code.
Airtech International achieved all of their project roll-out objectives in record time, improving inventory management visibility that directly translates into significant cost savings.
AIRTECH is the world's leading manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling for resin infusion and hand lay-up processing, manufacturing in Huntington Beach, California and Differdange, Luxembourg , with converting and distribution in Rochdale, England. www.airtechintl.com.
Stratus Real Estate, automates Field Inspections Nationwide
May 9, 2007 - Stratus Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of River Stone Residential, managing over 250,000 apartment units nationwide has selected MobileFrame to automate all of their field inspections, including special ad hoc cases such as when a buyer of an apartment building wants a walk through inspection and property damage assessment with photos or all individual units.
MobileFrame's solution allowed Stratus Real Estate to automate all of their unique Field Data Inspection Operations on a single mobility platform. Inspections are very easy to automate. Stratus's expanding customer base involves new inspection forms and business logic requiring a flexible platform software.
Stratus manages a 2.5 billion dollar portfolio of multi-family assets. Stratus' clients include an extensive array of institutional and private clients; including pension funds, opportunity funds, private partnerships, foreign investors and sole owners. www.stratusrealestate.com.
Coeur D' Alene Mines selects MobileFrame for Field Service Operations
May 8, 2007 – Coeur D' Alene Mines has selected MobileFrame to automate their Field Service operations. Coeur D' Alene Mines' technicians use the software to document the tonnage of material removed from their mining operations in Bolivia. Technicians enter data on HP iPaq devices and synchronize all data collected in the field to the company's backend management system. This automated field data collection application will also be deployed to the company's mining operations in Chile, Argentina, Australia and Alaska.
MobileFrame software allowed Coeur D' Alene Mines to automate their field technicians in a very short span of time without requiring any of the usual project management and coding delays.
Coeur D' Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE / TSX:CDM) is one of the world's leading silver producers and has a strong presence in gold production. In 2006, the Company produced 13.6 million ounces of silver and more than 116,000 ounces of gold. Coeur d' Alene Mines has one of the largest silver mines in the U.S.; two expanding low-cost mines in southern Chile and Argentina; two low-cost mines in Australia and two advanced development projects, in Bolivia and Alaska. www.coeur.com.
PBS&J automates Emergency Management operations
April 23, 2007 - PBS&J, a leading consulting services provider in the areas of engineering, planning, construction management, program management, environmental sciences, facilities, landscape architecture, and applied technologies, is using MobileFrame as their standard for mobile computing.
PBS&J has automated collection and management of field data for their current FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) remediation work including environmental management, hazardous material reconnaissance, debris management, field sampling (soil, sediment, water, air), and public outreach surveys.
MobileFrame's flexibility allows many different applications to be deployed real time during catastrophic events. PBS&J's current project requires them to relocate 6,000 Katrina victims from FEMA-provided mobile homes to different lodging. MobileFrame's software has enabled PBS&J to go completely electronic and eliminate all paperwork associated with this project.
PBS&J was able to quickly automate a large number of business processes and eliminate all of their paper-based forms without having to write a single line of custom code. When project data collection requirements change, new forms can be quickly created and deployed to PBS&Js mobile workers on the fly.
PBS&J was formed as a Florida corporation in 1960. Today, the firm has grown to over 3900 employees with a national presence, with 75 offices in 26 states and commonwealths throughout the U.S. www.pbsj.com.
Specified Technologies automates Field Data Collection
April 13, 2007 - Specified Technologies, a leading manufacturer of specialty fire-stopping building materials has selected MobileFrame to automate all field data collection for their nationwide sales force.
Specified Technologies now has all real time data and statistics collected in the field at their fingertips. The data was previously prone to transcription errors and delays due to labor intensive paperwork processing .
Sales Representatives nationwide have access to real time interactive information, giving them a substantial competitive edge in the industry.
Specified Technologies, Inc. (STI) is a leading manufacturer of specialty fire prevention building materials. www.stifirestop.com.
TS&L Seed Company automates Field Data Collection and Inventory Operations
April 12, 2007 - TS&L Seed Company, a leading distributor of vegetable and field seeds throughout the Western United States and Mexico has selected MobileFrame to automate all of their extensive field data collection activities, and provide real-time inventory control.
TS&L Seed has enhanced its competitive position in the seed industry by employing real-time data collection in the field and real-time management of their inventory operations.
TS&L Seed to automated all facets of their extensive field data collection operations literally overnight without writing a single line of code. Shipments of all seed products are now closely aligned with customer requirements allowing just in time inventory management.
TS&L Seed Company is a distributor for many of the world's suppliers of vegetable and field seeds throughout the Western United States and Mexico. Office/shipping points are located in the California Central Valley and Navajoa, Mexico. TS&L maintains specific distribution agreements in Western Europe and South America.
Oceanit automates field data collection for Environmental Engineering Projects
April 5, 2007 - Oceanit Laboratories, an engineering and scientific firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii is automating all field data collection for their Environmental Engineering Group projects world wide. MobileFrame is the front-end extension of Oceanit's Management Information System that maintains project environmental data, including measurements, statistical data, GIS information, reports, images and multimedia files. Digital image capture feature is being used in combination with GIS tools such as ESRI's ArcPad so that field-based GIS data can be supported with digital images. Oceanit will also be expanding their applications to take advantage of built-in digital voice capture feature as an alternative to making typed notations in the field.
Oceanit is one of Hawaii's largest and most diversified science and engineering companies. www.oceanit.com.
Aquila automates Their Archibus Work Order Management System
March 23, 2007 - Aquila Inc., an electricity and natural gas utility company serving one million customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has selected MobileFrame's software platform to automate their Work Order Management System.
MobileFrame's software has been configured to automate work order tasks as well as provide real-time integration of field data into Aquila's backend work order management system, Archibus. The Aquila application developed by MobileFrame is integrated into the Archibus FM Enterprise modules for Building Operations (work orders, craft persons, etc.) and Space Management (employee housing, site, building, floor, room inspection etc.).
Based in Kansas City, Mo., Aquila Inc. (NYSE:ILA) serves one million customers, operating electricity distribution utilities in Colorado and Missouri, and natural gas utilities in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Aquila also owns and operates power generation assets. Aquila's Energy Resources group is responsible for U.S. regulated power activities, including fuel, purchase power and generation dispatch. www.aquila.com.
ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of facilities and infrastructure management solutions and services with expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.5 Billion (USD). www.www.archibus.com.
Bland Farms automates Asset Management and Time Recording Operations
March 20, 2007 - Bland Farms, the largest grower of Vidalia Sweet onions has selected MobileFrame to automate their Asset Management System. It provides real-time asset tracking for all Bland Farm's agriculture products as well as time recording for Bland Farm's entire field workforce.
Prior to using MobileFrame software, Bland Farms asset management and time tracking operations was a labour intensive manual based process that provided management no real-time visibility into field operations. Bland Farms now have up to the minute information across all of their agricultural production operations."
Bland Farms Agronomists deal with interactions among plants, soils, and the environment. They use sophisticated research tools and techniques to insure better crops year-round for our customers. www.www.blandfarms.com.
City of Hartford automates Field Inspection Operations
March 15, 2007 - of Hartford has selected MobileFrame's software platform to automate all of the City's Field Inspection operations. The City of Hartford's Department of Health and Human Services Inspectors now use PDAs to inspect public swimming pools to check for safety equipment, water quality, and facility sanitary conditions. The City plans to automate their Lead Abatement, Building Inspections and Code Enforcement Departments as they continue rolling out MobileFrame city wide.
"I just imported 10,000 records with 25 fields onto my IPAQ in less than 10 minutes, "said Brett Flodine, City of Hartford IT Group. "I am impressed!"
Hartford is one of America's original cities. Founded by Dutch traders in the early 1600's and established by the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636,what started as a fort called the "House of Hope" is now a land of growth and opportunity for an enormously diverse population. www.www.hartford.gov.
Hunt Brothers Pizza pilot Direct Store Delivery Platform
March 13, 2007 - Hunt Brothers Pizza, LLC. has selected MobileFrame to pilot their direct store delivery application.
Hunt Brothers Pizza, LLC is a family based organization consisting of 305 team members www.www.huntbrotherspizza.com.
Northwest Horticulture Selects MobileFrame Software To Automate Their Field Survey Operations
February 16, 2007 - Northwest Horticulture has selected MobileFrame's software platform to automate their Field Survey operations. MSA Systems, a leading provider of turn-key mobility solutions for warehouse, distribution, facility management and sales force automation teamed with MobileFrame to develop this solution.
Northwest Horticulture's mobile workers need to record visual observations of plant growth in the field and have access to earlier observations for purposes of comparison. The history of earlier observations for each lot is downloaded and stored on Symbol MC 70 mobile devices. Lots are identified by a Lot ID barcode placed in the greenhouse next to each lot. The barcodes are scanned and the latest observations are recorded on the MC70 each day. Obsolete observations are marked for removal and the updated observation records are synchronized to the MobileFrame server located in Northwest's central office.
Northwest Horticulture has greenhouses in two towns: Napton and Mt. Vermont. Data from both greenhouses can be accessed from either greenhouse independently using MobileFrame's built-in dynamic enterprise data feature.
All data collected throughout the day is continuously uploaded via a cellular wide area network (WAN) connection to the MobileFrame server giving the Northwest Horticulture central office instant visibility into the status of its crops. MobileFrame's ability to send alert messages and emergency service requests to Northwest's field inspectors provides Northwest Horticulture a real-time interactive field survey system.
The Northwest Horticulture Application imposed business logic requirements on the remote handheld device that required complex enterprise data management and server based workflow on the backend server. MobileFrame were able to demonstrate a completely functional mobile survey application within two business days of receiving Northwest's requirements.
With MobileFrame we can move from concept to prototype in a few hours. Customers can see their mobile business processes change from paper to PDA almost immediately. MobileFrame also makes the application easy to deploy by providing everything needed to build, deploy, communicate, manage, and integrate mobile applications in one software system.
Northwest Horticulture brings together successful grower programs across the country with expert staff, onsite technical service and product lines suited for any growing environment. www.www.northwesthort.com.
Heavy Machines automates Field Service Operations
February 7, 2007 - Heavy Machines selected MobileFrame software platform to automate all of their Field Service Operations.
Heavy Machines service technicians perform maintenance and repair of large items of industrial equipment in the field. They identify problems with the equipment, and capture all details including parts and labour required to complete the repair on a Tablet PC, which they carry in their trucks.
Each piece of equipment is identified using a barcode that contains information defining the manufacturer, equipment model number, and serial number. As soon as the barcode for a particular machine is recognized, all fields related to that piece of equipment are auto-populated on the technicians mobile Tablet.
In addition, the technician records travel time, mileage and hours worked at a particular jobsite on the Tablet. These accounting details are captured along with the parts required for the work order for approval by an authorizing manager. Authorization is accomplished by capturing the customer's signature on the service technician's Tablet computer.
Upon approval, the Service Report is immediately transmitted to Heavy Machine's corporate database. MobileFrame's ability to send alert messages and emergency service requests to service technicians provides Heavy Machines a real-time interactive field service system.
The ROI for this system was less than one month.
Heavy Machines, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee is an equipment distributor supplying heavy-duty, special purpose equipment and services to heavy, basic industries www.heavymachinesinc.com.
Medallion Cabinetry automates Proof of Delivery System
January 19, 2007 - Medallion Cabinetry, Inc. has selected MobileFrame to automate their Proof of Delivery System.
Emkat, a solutions provider based in Minneapolis, MN, worked with MobileFrame and Symbol Technologies to provide an end-to-end solution.
Medallion was able to implement and deploy a sophisticated proof of delivery application in three weeks from start to finish. Using this application, installed on a Symbol MC70 hand held terminal, Medallion delivery drivers scan the barcodes attached to the cabinet products as they are offloaded from the truck at the time of delivery.
The customer's signature is then captured on the MC70 to verify delivery of the products. All data collected at the time of delivery is uploaded via a cellular wide area network (WAN) connection to a MobileFrame server located in Medallion's corporate office. In addition, MobileFrame's ability to send alert messages and emergency service requests to delivery drivers provides Medallion a real-time interactive proof of delivery field service system.
The Medallion Cabinetry Proof of Delivery Application is a perfect example of the flexibility built into the MobileFrame to handle totally unique business logic and application workflow requirements that would require several months to develop using conventional technology. www.www.medallioncabinetry.com.
Snider Tire Inc. automates Dispatch and Field Service System
January 10, 2007 - Snider Tire has selected MobileFrameto automate all its Dispatch and Field Service operations.
Snider's business process starts when their Dispatchers create service tickets which are automatically synchronized to a technician's PDA in the field. The technician completes the service ticket and sends it back to the Dispatcher for review.
MobileFrame's software platform provides a configurable Windows based application that allows the Dispatcher to edit the service tickets returned by the field technician as required. After the Dispatcher's review and approval, the service tickets are then synchronized to Snider Tire's backend AS400 system. MobileFrame's ability to send alert messages and emergency service requests to field technicians provides Snider Tire a real-time interactive schedule, dispatch and field service system.
Snider Tire considered developing their Field Service and Dispatch system internally using commercially available SDK's, but quickly realized that MobileFrame's software platform provided a complete system that would enable them to deploy and manage the entire mobile project out-of-the-box.
In addition to Dispatch and Field Service, Snider Tire have projects to automating other processes including:
- Warehouse Operations
- Vehicle Inspections
Snider Tire was able to automate all the schedule, dispatch and field service operations that are totally unique to their needs without having to spend any resources on time consuming and costly software development.
Snider Tire, Inc. supplies new tires, retreads, and vehicle services to the transportation industry. www.www.snidertire.com.
SC Johnson automates Quality Assurance Retail Store Inspections
January 8, 2007 - SC Johnson has selected MobileFrame to automate their Quality Assurance Retail Store Inspections.
Emkat Inc., a solutions provider based in Minneapolis, MN, worked with MobileFrame and Symbol Technologies to provide an end-to-end solution.
SC Johnson Quality Assurance Representatives visit SC Johnson's retail customer stores to randomly remove products from the store shelves and inspect the packaging and labeling of their products. The Inspectors scan the UPC barcode of each product, enter the manufacturer's date code and record any product defects on their HHP Dolphin 9500 mobile computers.
They return to their local office at the end of the week and upload their data to a MobileFrame server located in the main SC Johnson business office. All of the data gathered in the field is exported to various Excel spreadsheets that track overall product quality. MobileFrame's ability to send alert messages and emergency service requests to the quality inspectors in the field provides SC Johnson a real-time interactive field inspection system.
SC Johnson has a very robust and highly scalable system, without the need to engage the services of numerous software providers.
The Johnson name on every product is a name people have trusted for 120 years to stand for quality and excellence.
Beginning in 1886 as a parquet flooring company, SC Johnson made its name with a product specially formulated to care for parquet floors ,Johnson's Prepared Paste Wax. Today SC Jonson employs 12,000 people in more than 70 countries. www.www.scjohnson.com.
XSI Services automates Inventory Tracking Operations
December 19, 2006 - LXSI Services has selected MobileFrame to automate their inventory tracking operations.
LXSI evaluated several competitive products before selecting MobileFrame.
MobileFrame's flexible software platform incorporates a novel scanning interface that allows LXSI field personnel to scan the barcodes on every piece of equipment they sell or service directly into LXSI's SQL server-based Work Management System.
This eliminates all manual input and typing errors that occur when identifying assets on paper-based forms. It also provides instantaneous tracking of work orders throughout the LXSI enterprise. Continuous visibility into work order status and hardware location greatly improves operational efficiency and significantly reduces operational costs.
LXSI obtained immediate benefits automating their inefficient manual paper based inventory tracking processes without having to write a single line of code.
LXSI Services, Inc., based in Compton, California, is among the fastest growing providers of transportation management and integrated logistics services. www.www.lxsi.com.
Vindo Cleaning automates Their Field Service Operations
September 15, 2006 - Vindo Cleaning selected MobileFrameto automate their field service operations.
Vindo field personnel scan barcodes on every window they clean. They scan the customers' barcode both when they arrive and when they finish the job. The software calculates the total time spent on each job and collects the date, the name of the employee who performed the work and, most importantly, captures the customer's signature attesting that the work was satisfactorily performed. This has eliminated problems encountered by Vindo in the past with customers who wouldn't pay their bills because they claimed no one came to do the work. Since deploying MobileFrame's software Vindo has seen an immediate return on its investment.
Vindo Cleaning doesn't have the time or resources to engage in labor intensive hard coded solutions. MobileFrame enables Vindo to automate any process without having to write a single line of code.
Vindo Cleaning LLC has been operating as a "Store Front Specific" window cleaning company since October 2003, servicing hundreds of businesses within a 70 mile radius of Norwalk, CT including Long Island and Manhattan. www.vindo.com.
San Jose Police Department’s Automate Electronic Citation Project
August 29, 2006 - The San Jose City Council today unanimously approved the selection of the MobileFrame by the San Jose Police Department to automate the City's Electronic Citation Project for up to 600 Police Officers. The City of San Jose issued a Request for Proposals and conducted an extensive review of the competitive responses before selecting MobileFrame and Intermec who will deliver rugged CN3 handheld computers.
The Electronic Citation Project will automate Citations, DUI and Traffic Investigations, providing many important benefits to the City including:
- Single Data Entry Points
- Dramatic Accuracy Improvement
- Data Electronically Uploaded to Police Databases
- RMS Electronically Accessible to Courts
- Immediate Electronic Access to Data
- Electronic Citation System Will Allow Staff to Perform Other Functions
- Motorist Contact Times Reduced
- Provide a Single Platform for County-Wide Use
- Allow Access to Real-Time Statistics
- Better Insight For Resource Planning
The Police Department will be able to automate all of their Traffic Citation, DUI and Accident Investigation paper-based processes. The project will eliminate transcription errors caused by repetitive manual data entry and save the City substantial amounts of time and expense.
San Jose is the third largest city in California, following Los Angeles and San Diego. It is the 10th largest city in the U.S. and often referred to as the "Capital of Silicon Valley." www.sanjoseca.gov.
United States Navy automates Medical Inspections
July 27, 2006 – The United States Navy selected MobileFrame automate its Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit because its advanced capabilities could be quickly deployed without requiring custom programming.
General Wine & Liquor Company automates Inventory, Delivery and Field Sales Operations
July 24, 2006 - General Wine & Liquor Company selected MobileFrame to automate their warehouse inventory, delivery and field sales operations. General Wine & Liquor evaluated several competitive products before selecting MobileFrame.
General Wine & Liquor have mobile applications in several different departments including:
- Full automation of Warehouse Operations from receiving through shipping
- Automation of Delivery Operations eliminating all paper-based delivery processes
- Automation of Field Sales applications
General Wine & Liquor Company is Michigan's largest wholesale distributor of wine and spirits. The General Liquor Division has been named national broker of the year five times. www.gwlc.com.
The City of Davenport to automate Inventory Management
July 14, 2006 – The City of Davenport selected MobileFrame to automate the City's Inventory Management.
MobileFrame software allows implementation of two independent tasks: one is a Windows based task that permits an Administrator to enter new equipment into inventory and check the status of equipment already deployed in the field.
The second is a field user maintenance application that enables a mobile worker in the field to scan an equipment's barcode and enter maintenance data for that particular equipment on a PDA. Automation of Inventory Management has provided many important benefits to the City including:
- Inventory Data Is Entered on to a Handheld Device in the Field
- All Data Is Electronically Uploaded into City Databases
- Provides Immediate Electronic Access to Data
- Eliminates Repetitive Manual Data Entry Errors
- Increased Efficiency Frees City Staff to Perform Other Functions
- Improves Insight For Resource Management Planning
- Provides a Single Platform for City-Wide Use
This project will completely eliminate manual data entry errors and save the City substantial amounts of time and expense.
Davenport with a population of just under 100,000 is the regional beacon and hub of the metropolitan Quad-Cities area and the third largest city in Iowa. It is a place proud of its unique heritage at the crossroads of America. Geographically defined by the unusual path of the Mississippi River - the only place where the Mississippi runs from east to west, citizens like to say that the sun always shines on their city. www.cityofdavenportiowa.com.
Boeing automates AssetSmart® Inventory Operation
June 29, 2006 - The Boeing Company selected MobileFrame to automate their AssetSmart® Inventory System. After issuing a formal RFP, Boeing selected MobileFrame's software because of its ease of use and its ability to rapidly deploy sophisticated mobile applications.
Using MobileFrame's software Boeing personnel are creating the mobile application for their AssetSmart® system in 1/10th the time it would take them using conventional software development tools.
Boeing can instantly automate and deploy an electronic version of any type of Inventory Order or Scheduled Maintenance Request directly to a technician in the field.
As the technician completes the Order, barcode scans of the parts used are automatically captured and embedded in the workflow. The technician can also capture photographs and sketches of any items, record voice notes, capture the electronic signatures and print signed copies of Orders.
All Orders are automatically updated in the AssetSmart® Inventory. This results in improved efficiency, and immediately enhances the company's bottom line.
MobileFrame's software provides incredible savings to Boeing by eliminating time-consuming, error-prone manual based processes. MobileFrame competed against several other mobility companies to win this business, but none of the other providers came close to offering the flexibility and ease of use. The MobileFrame product offers Boeing the ability to automate all of their manual processes on one standard platform, and the unique ability to make any changes they need on a moments notice."
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. www.boeing.com.
SBM Group Signs Contract with MobileFrame for 1,000 User Deployment
June 27, 2006 -SBM Group is a recognized leader providing janitorial, clean room and laboratory sanitizing, general building maintenance, recycling and environmental awareness programs, in-facilities move and move planning programs, auto fleet maintenance, vendor management and related ancillary services to customers both in the United States and internationally with over 4,000 associates worldwide.
SBM conducted an extensive review of competitive mobile platforms before selecting MobileFrame as their standard for numerous mobile applications in all of its operations worldwide.
MobileFrame provides substantial cost saving benefits through standardization and elimination of numerous hard coded mobile application projects previously based on expensive and time consuming mobile gateways, synchronization engines and SDKs.
SBM has 24 years of experience with regional offices located nationally and 4,000 employees serving corporate campuses and headquarters, pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and administrative facilities, high-tech, medical, consumer products, and, managed facilities - single and multi-tenant occupants, warehouse and distribution centers, as well as educational institutions, with a customer base that includes many Fortune 500 companies. www.thesbmgroup.com.
San Jose Water Company Selects MobileFrame for its field service operations
June 26, 2006 – San Jose Water Company conducted an extensive review of competitive mobile platforms before selecting MobileFrame as their mobility standard for its field service operations.
Mobile applications are integrated with San Jose Water's backend systems, allowing technicians in the field to have full access to work orders, maintenance schedules, repair histories, and inspection reports.
Technicians can capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags and data from advanced algorithmic functions, and attach them directly into their mobile applications.
Applications are stored in a library so San Jose Water can quickly make changes whenever businesses requirements change, enabling on-the-spot development and deployment of a wide variety of mobile business processes.
"We have some extremely amazing stuff going on here, particularly in our industry, and I knew 2 or 3 years ago that MobileFrame would be part of it, "said Dana Drysdale, San Jose Water's Vice President of Information Systems.
Founded in 1866, San Jose Water Company is an investor owned Water Company headquartered in Silicon Valley and is the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water system in the United States. www.sjwater.com.
Washington University in St. Louis automates Campus Inspections
June 22, 2006 - Washington University in St. Louis is using MobileFrame to automate its campus inspections.
Mobile applications are integrated with Washington University's Access Database system, allowing inspectors anywhere on the campus to have full access to work orders, maintenance schedules, repair histories, and inspection reports.
New inspection applications can be created and deployed in hours, rather than months, representing substantial cost savings and new levels of service to the university
Washington University in St. Louis www.wustl.edu.
Southeast Industrial Equipment Automates Field Service operations
May 19, 2006 - Industrial Equipment selected MobileFrame to automate their entire field service process replacing their paper-based forms and manual processes used by their Field Technicians. They are using barcode scanning with Panasonic Toughbook computers.
Southeastcan now send an electronic version of a Repair Order or Scheduled Maintenance Request directly to a technician in the field. As the technician completes the Repair Order, barcode scans of the parts used are automatically captured and embedded in the workflow. The technician can also capture photographs and sketches of any damaged items, record voice notes, capture the customers' electronic signature and print a signed copy of the Repair Order.
When the technician transmits the completed Repair Order back to the office invoices can be generated the same day the work is performed. This results in improved cash flow, and immediately enhances the company's bottom line. The parts used on the job are automatically removed from the service van's inventory and logged so the parts inventory can be restocked.
"MobileFrame's software provides incredible savings to our organization by eliminating time-consuming, error-prone paper based processes, " said Cory Thorne, President of Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc. "We have reviewed several mobility offerings and even tried piloting one solution, but none of the other providers came close to offering the flexibility and ease of use of MobileFrame. The MobileFrame product offers us the ability to automate all of our manual field based processes, and the unique ability to make any changes we need on a moments notice. MobileFrame's software dramatically increases the productivity of our field service operations."
MobileFrame is integrated with Southeast's MiniTrac back office order system providing a configurable solution that streamlines the entire field service process and the result is substantial increased profit margins.
Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc.'s supplies quality material handling products and services. www.seie.com.
AOL automates their asset management and tracking using a mobile scanning
March 14, 2006 - America Online, Inc. (AOL), a division of Time Warner, Inc, selected MobileFrame to automate management of their asset tracking tasks throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset from procurement to maintenance to its disposition at end of life.
The Asset Tracking Application allows AOL service technicians to scan equipment barcodes directly into AOL's back office systems. This eliminates all manual input and typing errors that occur while identifying assets on the floor and provides instantaneous tracking of work orders throughout the AOL data center.
Continuous visibility into hardware work order status greatly improves operational efficiency and significantly reduces operational costs. AOL plans to deploy this mobile scanning solution to AOL's data centers worldwide.
AOL, based in Dulles, Virginia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). www.aol.com.
Danson Seed Company automates data collection for commercial field trials, plant breeding, laboratory procedures and market research
April 6, 2006 - Danson Seed has selected MobileFrame to automate their field data collection and wirelessly transmit this data directly into a relational database located in Danson's central office. This capability provides Danson Seed with a significant competitive advantage over its competitors in the seed industry.
"We are very excited about MobileFrame's flexibility and ease of use, "said Michael Nadel, Danson Seed's President. “MobileFrame's software is a terrific match for the seed industry.”
“Prior to installing MobileFrame our back-office enterprise software did not have an embedded field data gathering capability. We just used Microsoft Office Suite and paper notes from field evaluations.”
“The integration of MobileFrame into our field data collecting process enabled us to achieve a substantial increase in productivity. Research and development based seed companies rely more upon people with technical skills than upon mechanization. MobileFrame has allowed us to reap significant gains by inputting data from commercial field trials, plant breeding, and laboratory experiments.”
“In addition, we can now automate both our inventory control and sales activities gathering market research data, including data about our grower clients at field days and expositions. All of this added functionality will greatly assist our personnel in performing their assigned tasks in a more organized and efficient manner.”
Danson Seed Company Inc. is a family owned research and development vegetable seed company with over 90 years of experience devoted to breeding a wide range of vegetable and agronomic crops. Danson Seed uses traditional breeding technology to develop innovative new varieties of tomatoes, peppers, squash, and sweet corn.
PEPSI and CANADA DRY Distributor, Beverage Distribution Center select MobileFrame for inventory tracking and other mobile applications
December 12, 2005 Beverage Distribution Center Inc.(BDCI), a distributor for PEPSI and Canada Dry in the New Jersey area, is using MobileFrameat their Beverage Capital facility in Baltimore to instantly deploy a series of their own customized mobile applications without requiring any software coding or programming.
BDCI can quickly create new mobile applications tailored to their own business process, make changes as required and deploy these applications to their mobile workers on the fly.
"We began evaluating the MobileFrame solution for an inventory tracking application we needed to deploy. We realized quickly that not only would MobileFrame's solution significantly decrease the amount of time spent developing the mobile application, but we could also use this same platform for any other mobile application we need to deploy for other departments," said Gwen Dolceamore, Beverage Distribution Center's Vice President of Information Systems.
"We like the fact that not only is MobileFrame's software quick to configure and deploy, but it also supports both CE.Net and Windows Mobile devices, giving us a wide selection of hardware options that can be simultaneously deployed in a mixed environment."
Beverage Distribution Center Inc is a distributor of PEPSI and Canada Dry products in the New Jersey region. BDCI is part of the Honickman organization, which produces and distributes soft drinks from New York to Richmond.
Lucas Tree Experts automate their National Mobile Workforce data collection
July 27, 2005 - Lucas Tree Experts are using MobileFrame o instantly deploy a series of their own customized mobile applications to their National Mobile Workforce.
Applications include Time Tracking, Pesticide Use Tracking, Inventory Control, Accident Reports and Vehicle Inspections tailored to Lucas's particular business processes.
"We selected MobileFrame's software after a comprehensive evaluation of all the major mobility platforms available on the market," said Art Batson III, Lucas Tree Expert's CFO.
"Not only does MobileFrame provide us the most technologically advanced solution in terms of pulling or pushing information to the field employees, but their software will enable us to deploy any new mobile application rapidly and with ease. With MobileFrame's end user configurable software platform, our internal staff will be able to easily manage the entire process without involving expensive outside IT resources. We have an additional 15 to 20 forms that we are looking forward to automating, which will significantly reduce our administrative processing costs."
Lucas Tree Experts is a tree service company employs over 350 peopleserving power and communication utilities, residential, and commercial customers across New England, South Carolina and the Canadian provinces. www.lucastree.com
World Kitchen automates its National Field Merchandise Team
May 16, 2005 World Kitchen is automatingits National Field Merchandise Team with MobileFrame deployed on Symbol MC50 devices.
MobileFrame enables field merchandisers nationwide to perform store surveys, audits, merchandising and competitive analysis from the field, and synchronize over any wireless or wired network.
World Kitchen chose the MobileFrame because it will enhance World Kitchen's efficiency in managing its store operations.
"MobileFrame's software provides rich point and click functionality and great flexibility when compared to offerings that are hard coded and focused only on specific tasks," said John Conklin, World Kitchen's Chief Information Officer.
"Not only did MobileFrame offer a flexible solution for our National Field Merchandising project today, but it also made provision for our future needs. MobileFrame's unique capability to easily and quickly make changes to the mobile applications and redeploy them on the fly surpassed all other competitive solutions we evaluated."
World Kitchen, Inc. and its affiliates manufacture and market bakeware, dinnerware, kitchen and household tools, rangetop cookware and cutlery products sold under well-known and trusted brands including CorningWare, Pyrex, CORELLE, Revere, EKCO, Bakers Secret, Magnalite, Chicago Cutlery, and OLFA. www.worldkitchen.com
Springs Window Fashions automate their National Field Merchandise Team
March 31, 2005 Springs Window Fashions selected MobileFrame's software enabled Springs to deploy a series of specialized mobile applications enabling field merchandisers nationwide to:
- Perform store surveys and checklists,
- conduct retail associate training,
- perform audits,
- provide order entries,
- check back order status,
- review records of maintenance and repair history,
- communicate new product information,
- store notes, capture merchandising display photographs and customer signatures in the field
… and synchronize all this merchandising data over any wireless or wired network.
"MobileFrame's software allowed Springs Window Fashions to automate many merchandizing applications that were never feasible before," said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame's CEO. "Not only are any new mobile applications easy to create and deploy, but Springs can manage the system and make any updates themselves. In the past, they had to go back and engage their previous solution provider every time they wanted to make the slightest change. With the MobileFrame application, the Springs Window Fashions internal staff can easily and effectively make the changes needed and manage the entire process without involvement of expensive outside resources."
Springs Window Fashions founded in 1887 with headquarters in Ft. Mill, SC, supplies leading retailers with a complete line of window products: www.springs.com.
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