Satisfactory transportation planning and management involves many complex factors since it deeply affects an area’s economic health and quality of life. Transportation managers must consider environmental issues, public safety, freight movement, residential and commercial development, and revenue in order to develop workable and practical plans. [Read more…]
Data collection software and mobile computing are changing the way that organizations are working in some of the most remote places on Earth. From humanitarian agencies to new highway construction companies, mobile data collection software is helping pave the way for humanitarian relief efforts and economic development projects. [Read more…]
There are varying models used to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for the implementation of mobile data collection technologies, especially within an enterprise environment. The following outlines some of the benefits of the COMMANDmobile® platform.
- Reduced drive time for field workers – Workers no longer have to come into the office to pick up and drop off daily work orders.
- Accurate time tracking – Filling out a time card is no longer needed. The mobile device can fill out an accurate time card based on actual locations, travel time, and project work time. [Read more…]
With COMMANDmobile® Mobile Reporting for iPad, iPhone, and Windows Mobile, field users have an “Enterprise Ready” tool for data collection and workforce management. Deployment of a mobile infrastructure requires more than just a platform for collecting data. With useful workforce management features such as location based dispatching, real time device tracking with GPS, LDAP user authentication, and online/offline dynamic forms, this application provides a turnkey solution for implementation of mobile data collection within your organization.
Utilized by small, medium, and large commercial companies as well as government and non-profit agencies, Tracen’s mobile solutions have provided enterprise level data collection applications and workforce management services across many platforms. This proven technology is now available on the iPad, iPhone and Windows Mobile. [Read more…]
Mobile technology for monitoring and evaluation is quickly taking the place of traditional methods of collecting and using information.
The traditional paper and pencil approach to collecting data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas are time consuming and susceptible to human error.
The increased efficiency and accuracy of information and communication technologies (ICT) for mobile data collection are now improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health, human rights, economic studies, education, agricultural development projects, wildlife conservation and other important issues regarding the environment, climate change and many more. [Read more…]
Mobile Data Collection is being used by Government, Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), International Organizations (IO’s) and Private organizations to monitor, analyze, and report pertinent findings in relation to important issues regarding the environment, climate change, public health, human rights monitoring, epidemiology, population censuses, opinion polls, economic studies and many more.
Until recently, each of those tasks was completed using pens and paper; but today’s front line workers are increasingly using laptops, PDAs, tablets, GPS units or cameras to carry out their mobile data collection tasks. With the growth of data collection case studies and statistics, we are improving our understanding of the landscape of data collection activities, solutions and requirements. [Read more…]
It has been proven that GPS fleet tracking and mobile fleet management software can provide an enormous return on investment. We noted previously in our post about mobile tracking devices how companies can trace and analyze driving patterns, monitor driver behavior, calculate the most efficient driving route for drivers; monitor fuel used, and minimize opportunities to use time inefficiently to reduce costs and improve dispatch times for a scattered workforce. [Read more…]