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Make Better Use of Your Asset Management System

Equipment maintenance systems have been an integral part of production environments for decades.  There is no denying the importance and benefits of well-maintained equipment.  Prolonged asset life and reductions in both downtime and operating costs have turned maintenance from being viewed as a cost of doing business to vital part of being profitable.

Traditional barriers to effectively managing the maintenance process have been in organization and documentation of the system used.  Tracking each piece of equipment by last service date, frequency of service, scheduling of routine maintenance – all on paper – it becomes a full time job to maintain the maintenance system.  Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software was developed to organize this information, and quickly became not only a way of managing upkeep; it has become a tool for improving maintenance performance.
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Help, we need that defibrillator stat!

Healthcare is an industry where time can mean more than just money – it can mean the difference between life and death.   Given the critical and fast paced nature of hospitals, equipment can easily be misplaced.  This means staff must spend valuable time looking for beds, wheelchairs, or defibrillators.  Finding this equipment quickly not only saves the time spent looking for it, but it reduces staff frustration and increases patient satisfaction.
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Mobility does not have to be a science project

For the past 20 years organizations that have implemented mobile software solutions have found that in order to be successful they had to become subject matter experts in mobile computing. This is in addition to figuring out how to cobble together software components from different vendors in order to ensure a successful deployment.

In fact during a recent meeting with a prospective client we discussed this very topic. During our discussion he said that when his team was implementing their legacy mobile solution in 2003, they had to learn about a variety of technologies related to mobile computing.
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Does this sound familiar when processing payroll?

• Weekly timecards always equal 40 hours
• Lunches are always 1 hour long?
• Overtime and project time always seems to come in 1 hour increments?

If so, you are not alone. With every new customer that implements a simple time tracking or job costing application they find that they have been able to save every payroll period.
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Separating Fact from Fiction: Digital Forms vs. Mobile Business Applications

Along with the smartphone boom of the past decade we have also seen an exponential increase in the number of companies providing mobile applications.

This increase in the number of available software vendors has caused confusion in the marketplace when trying to determine what the main differences are between companies that provide simple mobile forms vs. mobile business applications.

When most companies are investigating solutions they are looking for ways to eliminate the manual process of collecting information on paper. By eliminating the collection of data on paper, the business will be able to save costs, and ultimately increase profits. As an example let us assume that you are currently looking for a mobile software vendor to help eliminate paper from your field operations. You have completed your preliminary research and think you have found 2 companies that could be a potential fit.
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Free Webinar: Improving Delivery Efficiency and Profitability

MobileFrame POD

The first step in going paperless is finding the right solution vendor that not only has the experience to help you to understand your mobile workflow needs, but also the right technology to help you to ensure a successful mobile deployment.

During  this 1 hour education session, you will learn how other companies have been able to leverage MobileFrame’s award winning enterprise mobility platform and prebuilt Proof of Delivery (POD) solutions to automate delivery scheduling, dispatch, and collection of delivery data.

We will demonstrate how you will be able to:

  • Optimize deliveries using GPS technology
  • Increase average stops per day
  • Eliminate delivery errors
  • Reduce inventory shrinkage
  • Reduce billing times
  • Shorten days sales outstanding
  • Improve customer service

We are hosting two sessions, both of which will also be recorded. Please click on either of  the links below to register:

Option 1 – Tues, Mar 1, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Option 2 – Tues, Mar 15, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST

As a BONUS all registered attendees will also receive a FREE whitepaper entitled, “How to Have a Successful Mobile Implementation” by Martin Jack, Director of Software Solutions Group at Barcoding, a  must read for anyone looking to ensure the success of a mobile deployment.

5 Things you should know about BEFORE you select a mobile software vendor

With more organizations looking for field service applications to streamline operations, it is no surprise that we have seen an increase in the number of mobile software vendors within the marketplace. Please take a few minutes to learn 5 things you should know before you select a mobile software vendor.

  1. Proven – Be weary of solutions that have just been released and companies that have just opened their doors. Unfortunately many vendors have gone to market with solutions that have not been properly tested, documented and de-bugged. This can result in problems building your application, training your team, getting support and downtime out in the field.
  2. Configuration – Make sure that the vendor’s solution can be configured by a member of your team on a moment’s notice without the need to write any code. It is also important that you have the means to deploy these changes automatically without the need to impact mobile workers, or uninstall and re-install the solution.
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Free Webinar: Tuesday November 11th @ 1:00 p.m. PST

MobileFrame Facilities Mobile Management Solution

Are you interested in eliminating paper by collecting data on handheld devices?

Register Today and learn how our mobile apps can automate your facilities management team in lightening fast speed. Our mobile solution can be integrated to your backend systems and configured to your own business requirements with no custom programming required.

Our Facilities Mobile Management Solutions includes a variety of apps:

  • Work Order Management
  • Building Operations
  • Asset Management
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Decor Inventory
  • Property Management
  • Assessments
  • and much more…

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Do you run a service based business on paper?

Service based businesses have to make miracles happen every day. Service managers, dispatchers, operations managers are in charge of monitoring and managing the flow of work out in the field. The only thing that is constant in this environment is change. When change happens, and it will… administering this task on paper becomes almost IMPOSSIBLE.

Let’s look at a simple example.

ABC Company utilizes an office based work order scheduling application. Daily work orders are entered into this system, scheduled to a mobile worker, printed out, picked up and everyone goes out and completes their work…right?

What happens when you have last minute changes to today’s schedule? For example, a customer calls and cancels, an emergency job comes in, someone called in sick, leaving you to juggle everything and find someone to complete the work. This can be a real problem, especially without having the appropriate systems and technology in place to help.

Here are some common questions that need to be answered.
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MobileFrame’s Facilities Management and Building Operations Webinar was a Success!

We had a tremendous turnout for our Facilities Management Webinar with over 100 attendees, spread over 3 different continents. Thank you for your participation!  During this hour long education session our panel of experts discussed the latest trends in facilities management, building operations and mobile business process optimization. Registrants were exposed to the benefits of mobile computing, some of the common challenges associated with going mobile and were introduced to technologies that bridge the gap between the office and the field.

In this webinar we showed our prebuilt work order management solution that’s fully integrated into Archibus, but the same set of apps could easily be integrated to any backend system you have.

Here’s a recap of what was covered:

Operations Managers, Facilities Managers, and Property Managers are charged with collecting and reporting on a wide variety of different types of data. This data needs to be collected out in the field, returned to the office, and entered into the primary back office business application. This manual collection process always creates significant operational challenges.
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