Asplundh Tree Expert Company, selected MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility platform to implement mobile applications across their operations. The first set of mobile applications will include Timesheets, Customer Contract Configuration and Employee / Equipment searches. We will be integrating to their backend system called Proamics, which runs on Sybase. In a later phase we will integrate to SAP. Asplundh CIO, George Gunther, was impressed with MobileFrame’s ability to automate applications quickly with no programming, which is very important since they have so many applications they want to deploy. The goal of this mobility project is to improve productivity, reduce errors, and speed up job processing. George estimates a 122% ROI within 30 months based upon a deployment of 1,500 devices running MobileFrame. They will start the pilot on existing laptops, then migrate over the handhelds. Follow on phases will automate approximately 8,000 field personnel.
Although application development tools are commonplace, those tools require costly, time-consuming development to create business applications. Moreover, such business solutions tend to be inflexible, requiring expensive custom programming whenever business processes change. As business processes evolve, MobileFrame’s software provides unparalleled flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity and incorporating any mix of business processes. The software then seamlessly deploys the new applications to the field wirelessly “on-the-fly.” With its flexibility and ease of use, MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility software will allow Asplundh Tree Expert Company to quickly deploy their diverse mobile applications and make changes as needed, without time-consuming and expensive development efforts.
“Our first entry into the tree service business was over 6 years ago at Lucas Trees, so we’re quite pleased to bring Asplundh Tree Expert Company into the MobileFrame fold. The number of different mobile applications easily could exceed 200, which is a perfect fit for MobileFrame.” — Lonny Oswalt, CEO of MobileFrame
About Asplundh Tree Expert Company
Since 1928 the Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has been dedicated to safe, efficient and innovative line clearance services to the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world’s electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Diversification over the years has opened up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as railroads, pipelines, municipalities and departments of transportation. A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 26,000 service professionals throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. For further information visit our website at www.asplundh.com.
MobileFrame is the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM enterprise software that requires no coding or programming to create, deploy and remotely manage sophisticated mobile applications. With secure SOX compliant instant messaging, remote device control, configuration and management, intelligent networking, remote software updates, prioritized synchronization, automatic device driver recognition and loading all built-in, MobileFrame’s platform significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. MobileFrame eliminates custom programming through an intuitive, user friendly point-and-click graphical user interface, enabling novice computer users to quickly create and deploy custom mobile applications tailored to their business.
MobileFrame’s award-winning Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM software platform is an entirely self-contained mobility solution that provides full functionality out-of-the-box, with no custom programming, no third party mobile gateways, synchronization engines or SDK’s required. MobileFrame’s software allows users to capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags, 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.
For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our website at http://www.mobileframe.com.
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Thomas J. Laughlin