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ElectriCom Chooses MobileFrame for Better Business Insights

Leading Construction Contracting Firm Chooses Comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Platform to Enable Real-Time Business Decisions from the Field.

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Los Gatos High School Shadow Program

MobileFrame is excited to be participating in the upcoming Los Gatos High School Job Shadow Program on March 13th. This program was developed to enable high school students  explore career possibilities by matching them with businesses, government agencies and individuals in their respective interest areas.  

Business doesn’t just happen in the back office anymore and we’re living in a truly “mobile-first” world in today’s business environment. We’re looking forward to introducing the students to the world of enterprise mobility and showing them some behind-the-scenes workings of our software company.

Our day’s activities will focus on showing them real world examples of why mobility is so important today and how our software helps companies to streamline their business.

Together we’ll write an app that the students will deploy to their phones so they can show their parents, teachers and classmates what they’ve built. We’ll also include them in a marketing meeting so they can listen in (and contribute!) on strategies for generating awareness of MobileFrame solutions.

We’ll update this post during and after the event with pictures from the event, so be sure to check back!  

ElectriCom Goes Mobile for Better Business Insights

electricomElectriCom is an independently owned utility construction contracting company, located in Paoli, Indiana with regional offices located across the Midwest, South, Southwest, and Southeast. They offer a wide range of services through their five major operating divisions, which include power and telecommunications construction, gas line distribution and right-of-way services. Their company motto “Our Work Sells Our Work” is exemplified in the accuracy and quality in the services they provide. When the company decided to modernize their field operations and how they captured data, they turned to MobileFrame for a solid foundation for their field service application strategy.

A Unique Inventory Challenge

The deployment of cabling and wiring is a significant business for ElectriCom, one that also requires accurate inventory management to ensure that line of business is driving maximum value for both the company and customers. These products are measured in granular detail and it’s up to the field service technicians to accurately measure the quantities deployed in the field so the customer is billed accurately. The techs also need to report what materials are returned to the warehouse after a project is completed, which is critical for capacity planning and future job bids.  The field force was collecting this data on paper and spreadsheets, then turning it over to the office staff to manually enter the data into their business systems. Management knew that this process wasted too much time and added too much complexity into the equation. The cost of labor and the fact that management didn’t have visibility into the data in a timely manner sent ElectriCom looking for a better way.

ElectriCom wanted a solution that could effectively handle the capture of this data real-time in the field, while at the same time seamlessly work with systems at the corporate office to process that data for actionable business decisions.  ElectriCom had a clear vision for their field service strategy, and part of that vision was to ensure that the company could grow rapidly and scale easily as new jobs were scheduled.

The company knew that they needed a single platform where they could deploy an unlimited number of apps with no coding required.  It was important for them to be able to quickly create new applications without spending months in custom coding projects. They also knew that they would want to change the apps over time as business needs changed and they wanted to be able to do all of this without being forced to pay the vendor for every change. Continue reading

MobileFrame to Present at ScanSource Partner Summit 2016

Greenville, South Carolina. — October 17, 2016 — MobileFrame, the leading enterprise mobility company, will be presenting at the annual ScanSource Partner Summit.  Executive leaders from the company will be onsite to deliver product presentations and demonstrations, specifically the company’s most recent developments for point of sale (POS) and barcode applications.  

When: October 17-19

Where: Hyatt Regency, Greenville, South Carolina

What: Live product demonstrations of MobileFrame-enabled point of sale and barcode scanning applications

“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with ScanSource and thank them for the invitation to present our solutions at their partner event”, said Patricia Oswalt, EVP of Sales and Marketing, MobileFrame. “Our point of sale and barcode applications have helped our customers grow their businesses and we look forward to demonstrating our award-winning approach to enterprise mobility”.

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Performance Contracting Group selects MobileFrame as their Enterprise Mobile Solution

Performance Contracting GroupMobileFrame, the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced that Performance Contracting Group (PCG) has selected MobileFrame as their mobility platform standard across the enterprise.

Performance Contracting Group is one of the leading specialty contracting companies in the United States. PCG is a large commercial construction company with roughly 7,000 employees based in over 50 offices across the country. The company provides a wide range of quality services and products to the industrial, commercial and non-residential markets.

PCG wanted to find a way to eliminate paper data collection in the field and manual data entry in the office. The company calculated the number of hours spent every year on manually entering time card data into their labor contract system and knew there had to be a better way. They knew that eliminating the manual data entry for this task alone would result in a significant return on investment.

After researching a number of enterprise mobile application development platform companies, PCG concluded that MobileFrame was the only vendor that could fully meet their requirements. MobileFrame software allows customers to deploy custom applications across all major operating systems and all devices with no coding required, which made PCG’s vendor decision easy and clear cut. MobileFrame allows the PCG team to design and deploy applications in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional custom coding tools. Continue reading

5 Ways Technology Will Continue to Change the Role of the Technician

As technology continues to evolve, the prospect of smarter machines is creating a paradigm of preventative, even predictive maintenance, making it so that something no longer has to break before a technician is deployed to fix it. Innovations such at the emergence of the internet-of-things, self-servicing machines, and stronger remote diagnostic and support tools in the hand of technicians will continue to sculpt their role. While there can be a wide variance in terms of responsibilities for the technician depending on their industries, some trends enabled by emerging technology are bound to become near ubiquitous going into the future. Continue reading

MobileFrame Announces Release of Version 6.1 of its Mobile ERP Platform

devices4MobileFrame, the only 100% code-free mobile ERP platform, announces the release of version 6.1, which enables customers to deploy and manage sophisticated native, web or hybrid applications for iOS, Android, and Windows-based operating systems. Powered by MobileFrame’s “write once, deploy anywhere” mobile ERP platform, enterprises can design, build, configure, test and manage custom apps across the entire enterprise with no coding required. Every feature needed for a successful enterprise deployment is built-in, including mobile application development, device management, project administration, GPS tracking, robust synchronization and military-grade security. Continue reading

Sightpath Medical – Inventory Tracking Solution

Sightpath-MedicalSightpath Medical™ is the leading provider of mobile and fixed ophthalmic surgical solutions; available on demand when and where they are needed. The company provides simple, affordable ophthalmic surgical solutions for mobile refractive and cataract outsourcing. Nobody has a better reputation for its advanced technology, skilled ophthalmic technicians, personalized solutions and responsive support, which is just one of the reasons why Sightpath turned to MobileFrame when it was time to improve their operational efficiencies.

The company’s field technicians are responsible for assisting eye surgeons who are located in both rural and urban communities around the country. The Sightpath technicians are also geographically dispersed and don’t always have easy access to company locations to replenish their inventory. Instead, the technicians are sent shipments of inventory required for their upcoming surgery cases. In the past, each technician was required to manually enter data about the shipments received and inventory used every day into their business system. Tracking the movement of inventory and replenishing the technicians supply was always a complex process handled with a lot of manual data entry, human error and telephone calls to the office. As a result, the field service team had to spend a large portion of their time managing the manual processes instead of focusing on their customers.
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MobileFrame Announces Release of Version 6.0 of their Code-free mobile ERP Platform

MobileFrame, the only 100% code-free enterprise class mobile ERP platform, announces the release of version 6.0 that enables customers to deploy and manage sophisticated native, web or hybrid applications across iOS, Android and Windows based operating systems. Powered by MobileFrame’s patented, code- free “write once, deploy anywhere” mobile ERP platform approach, enterprises can design, build, configure, test and manage custom apps across the enterprise from a single platform with no coding required.  Every feature required for a successful enterprise class deployment is built-in, including mobile application development, device management, project administration, GPS tracking, robust synchronization and military grade security.  horizontal-devices-alt

With version 6.0 of MobileFrame the core components have been completely redesigned and a series of groundbreaking new features have been added including: Continue reading

Phoenix Recycling Goes Paperless With MobileFrame

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Los Gatos, CA (January 30, 2015) – It might seem odd that a company that recycles over 600 tons of paper every month would want to operate a paperless office.

The trouble with paper isn’t just its environmental footprint; it is also inefficient at moving information and has a high cost of handling.  In order to grow the business, Phoenix Recycling focused on a mobile project with the following goals:

  • Eliminate the double handling of information
  • Collect and make available all the information it could
  • Reduce 85% less paper produced
  • Eliminate 85% of its postage costs
  • Increase operational efficiencies
  • Unburden employees from meaningless tasks
  • Be the leader in its field
  • Increase customer loyalty by providing more data

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