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Mapes and Sprowl ‘Steels’ the Lead with MobileFrame’s Inspection Application

Los Gatos, CA (February 17, 2012) – MobileFrame LLC, provider of the only cross-device mobile application development platform that requires no custom coding to develop custom mobile apps, announces that Mapes and Sprowl Steel, a leading service center specializing in enameling steel for porcelain-coating applications and silicon steel for electrical applications, has chosen MobileFrame’s Inspection Application.

Mapes and Sprowl was interested in standardizing on a single mobile application platform that would allow them to easily configure and deploy any app for any department on any handheld computer.  Because they already had a custom coded inspection application in use, they knew the time and effort that custom coding requires. They not only wanted to upgrade their app, but they also wanted to automate many other processes across the company. Once they began their evaluation of the solutions in the marketplace, they quickly realized that MobileFrame’s Configurable ApplicationTM platform provided the flexibility they needed to easily deploy apps customized to their own requirements. Another key factor in their vendor selection was the fact that MobileFrame’s solution has all of the management features needed for a successful deployment already built in.  

As steel manufacturers, they need to carefully monitor measurements and quality control data during the manufacturing process, so an inspection app was the first on their list. In addition, the company employs a fleet of truck drivers who are on the road all week delivering metal coils and other products.  Prior to implementing the MobileFrame solution, the drivers were collecting the delivery data on paper forms, then turning them over to the clerical staff at the end of each week. The staff would manually enter the data into their business system for invoicing. In addition to the labor costs associated with the manual data entry, the associated lag time severely affected their account receivable cycles and collection times.  With MobileFrame’s software, Mapes and Sprowl has eliminated this time consuming, manual data entry process and the errors that go along with it.

Some of the key benefits of the MobileFrame solution include:

  • Invoicing process is fully automated: Eliminating the lag between making a delivery and invoicing a customer has allowed for a drastically shorter order-to-cash cycle.
  • Manual data entry and associated errors eliminated: Every hour spent manually entering data from the field was a cost to the bottom line. Reduced labor costs were immediate and have been a large part of their ROI.
  •  Instant visibility into data: Access to real-time data has allowed management to more effectively manage their teams. 
  • Productivity and efficiency heightened: the technology has boosted staff efficiency and productivity, which in turn lead to greater customer satisfaction. 

 “With MobileFrame’s solution, Mapes and Sprowl gained the insight their organization needs to improve processes, reduce labor costs and better respond to competitive challenges & customer needs”.

-Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame CEO

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 users with unparalleled flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity, incorporating any mix of business processes, and to make changes to those applications quickly as needed. With its flexibility and ease of use, MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility software will allow Mapes and Sprowl to quickly deploy their inspection applications and make changes on-the-fly, without time-consuming and expensive development efforts.


About Mapes and Sprowl Steel

Founded in 1927, the employee-owned Mapes & Sprowl is a leading service center, specializing in enameling steel for porcelain-coating applications, and silicon steel for electrical applications. They are headquartered in a 60,000 square foot facility 20 minutes west of Chicago in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  This central location allows easy access to customer locations throughout North America, and from the country’s top steel producers. To learn more, visit:

About MobileFrame

MobileFrame is the leading provider of Configurable Mobile Applications™ 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 mobility 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.

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Danielle M. Mora
MobileFrame LLC
(408) 885-1200