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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
Mobile Applications used for field services, inventory/asset management, direct store delivery and proof of delivery are good at capturing data, integrating with backend systems and keeping your mobile force up to date. But all that data can be put to further use if managed through a proper dashboard management system. Dashboard management systems can be a separate application or an add-on to existing applications that provide management the tools to make informed business decisions. Harnessing this information is key to making decisions to better place your organization in the market, maximize profit margins and reduce overhead. What can they do for your business?
Let’s say you run a direct store delivery (DSD) business selling bakery goods. By simply capturing the data that the DSD application provides, you can keep track of inventory and automate invoicing, which in itself is beneficial. But by optimizing your data management into a decision support dashboard you can determine which goods are selling better in which stores and going faster off the truck and link that to ingredient ordering and labor management. Knowing this information allows management to make informed decisions about what ingredients to buy and what products to send to different outlets.
While getting ready for the holidays I was at the mall, and it was packed! People were hustling and bustling about, looking for the perfect gift for loved ones. I mean it was NUTS! It made me think, why do we put ourselves through all this? Couldn’t we just as easily get a gift card, or whatever is in the sale ads for the people close in our lives? Wouldn’t they be happy just knowing we thought of them? No. There is something to be said for the perfect gift, the one thing that – when you see it – you know it was made for them.
Why settle for less when it comes to your organization’s mobile application needs? Off the shelf systems are designed to meet industry wide needs, but not necessarily the requirements of your organization. Your organization is unique and chances are your software needs are as well. Settling for an off the shelf system might solve some of your problems, but it will surely leave holes – probably in just the places that differentiate your organization.
MobileFrame invites you to vote in the 2011 Mobile Star Awards. The Mobile Star Awards recognize the top mobile products and success stories in the Mobile Solutions Industry. With the support of our customers and partners, MobileFrame has swept the Mobile Star Awards for the past several years and hopes to keep the streak alive.
This year MobileFrame has been nominated for 6 awards in the following Enterprise Software categories:
Over the past several months we have been working very closely with a large Consumer Packaged Goods Distribution company that has been in the process of evaluating different mobile software vendors to replace their legacy route accounting system.
They are interested in not only replacing their existing system but they also wanted to find a single platform to provide the ability to build, deploy, manage, and support all of their mobile application needs.
Enhance your DSD operations with cutting edge technology
Is your field force using an inflexible, hard-coded mobile app for your DSD operations? How many times have you wanted to make changes to your current app but didn’t want to the pay the vendor an arm and a leg to do the work?
In today’s competitive business marketplace, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) distribution companies need to do more than simply squeeze costs out of the business process. The technology must be able to be customized based on changes in the business processes. This responsiveness, real-time visibility and flexibility will empower your business to flourish in the current economic climate.
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:
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
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.
The Mobile Village Mobile Star Awards is a once a year contest where industry professionals cast their vote to recognize the companies with the best products, success stories, and vision within the mobile space. The aim is to increase awareness about mobility and to promote new technologies. With the help of our partners and customers, MobileFrame has consistently swept the competition in every category that we have entered since 2005. We would love to keep the streak alive! Continue reading
I was chatting with one of our valued partners today, and we got into a very interesting discussion regarding the adoption of field based mobile computing. It appears as if we have both stumbled upon the same problem. The apparent disconnect between automating office based paper processes, and field based paper processes. This discussion really made me think.
“Why don’t businesses value mobile computing like they value office based computing?”
For years companies have been using computers in the office to aid in the functions necessary to run the daily operations of the business.
2. Ask for feedback from the experts….your END USERS – Don’t forget to ask for feedback from the field workers that will actually be using the mobile application. It doesn’t matter what the application does if the mobile worker isn’t able to use it successfully. Simple is better, so plan ahead.
3. Take the time to train your team – Not everyone is as familiar with technology as we’d like. Someone needs to help others understand how to operate their new device (even how to turn it on). Going from a paper work order with a 2 way radio to a mobile computer with a wireless work order system is a paradigm shift so plan ahead. Even better, create a user guide for them.
To learn more about how MobileFrame can help you and your team with a successful mobile implementation contact us today.
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