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A note from our CEO, Lonny Oswalt 

It’s been a busy year here at MobileFrame.  Gartner’s inclusion of MobileFrame in the 2017 Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) Magic Quadrant speaks volumes about the quality and sophistication of our code-free platform; a feather in our cap for our core focus and committed dedication to excellence for the past 16 years and counting.  During this time we’ve seen a great many changes in our industry, with many mobile platform solution providers coming and going, as well as large swings in the use cases for apps being deployed across the enterprise in a multitude of different environments spanning every facet of business vertical and industry. Continue reading

Mobile Platform for Application Development on Android, iOS, and Windows

The Hidden Cost of Mobile Platform Migrations

A recent article, “New York City cops will replace their 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones”  highlighted an important point that must be considered any time an organization, public or private, government or commercial, decides to upgrade their mobile infrastructure – it’s no longer just about the hardware when it comes to planning for the future.

The NYPD has decided to use the end of life of Windows Phone 8.1 as their compelling event to transition their 36,000 phones to iPhones.  It requires a look back to understand why the NYPD is in the situation it is.

The NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for IT stated “Three years ago we made the decision to bring mobility to the NYPD. At that time, neither iOS nor Android phones allowed us to cost-effectively utilize prior investment in custom Windows applications.”

That quote itself highlights a major consideration for every organization looking to make a significant investment in their field force – how can you effectively plan for future application needs, independent of hardware? You can’t really, unless your application strategy itself is cross-platform from the outset.
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MobileFrame Proud to Sponsor Field Service 2017 Fall Conference

See how MobileFrame’s code-free mobility platform helps you create the apps you need on the devices you love

Amelia Island, FL. — Sep 15, 2017 — MobileFrame, the leading enterprise mobility company, is excited to announce their sponsorship of the upcoming Field Service Fall 2017 Conference. The Field Service Conference is the premier event for leaders in customer care, service and support.

When: September 25-27, 2017

Where: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida

What: Live product demonstrations of MobileFrame-based field service applications

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Why Most Enterprise Mobility Projects Fail

Few people recognize how important selecting the right mobile architecture and platform can be to their overall success. Deploying a mobility project is no easy task, and can be a distraction from your core business if not managed properly. For those businesses looking to do it for the first time, going mobile is seen as even more of a high-risk, high-reward situation internally.

Mobility projects, if done well, can help business operations run more efficiently throughout the organization wherever employees need to work, especially those with large field teams who engage regularly with customers. Yet there are projects that fail and some that don’t even launch before they fail. Why? Continue reading

MobileFrame added to the 2017 Gartner MADP Report – New Report Just Released

We’re excited to announce that MobileFrame has been recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). This is truly an honor, and a great validation of our trailblazing technology. We continue to strive for unparalleled excellence in the work we do for clients seeking an unmatched enterprise mobility experience.

 

We feel this recognition is a significant milestone and believe it validates MobileFrame’s incredible track record of customer success, led by innovative technology that allows mobile applications to be deployed in lightning fast speed.

 

Gartner states that, “if you don’t already use a MADP, evaluate and deploy one as a cornerstone product supporting your mobile development strategy, especially if your organization is starting to develop and deploy mobile apps at high volume (for example, more than six apps per year).” Continue reading

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