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Signature Capture from Mobilize – More Efficient Mobile Workforce Management

Electronic signatures work just like a signature on paper, indicating that a person agrees with the content, or confirming that they wrote the message. In the age of e-commerce and mobile workforces digital signatures are incredibly important, but the concept is nothing new. Telegraph signatures were being used in the nineteenth century and faxed signatures were all the rage in the 80s. Today mobile devices are able to capture signatures digitally, and it’s a great development for mobile workers who need to get signatures from customers, partners or clients on the go.

It’s just one of the features offered by MoCo Software Solutions in their Mobilize mobile workforce management system. Moco were established in 1985 as a mobile phone solutions company, and Mobilize is their complete solution for mobile workforce management, offering users access to a range of services including signature capture, job scheduling, timesheet administration, asset management, barcode scanning and a full reporting suite.

Using a mobile workforce management system enables managers to keep a closer eye on remote workers, as the device can even report on signal outages and time changes.

Mobilize was designed to help business improve service levels and reduce cost, and is being used by many different types of organisations who see the value in terms of efficiency and cost-saving. Mobilize takes paper-based processes and integrates them into one, paperless system, improving real time communication and reducing the amount of duplicate work and form-filling for everybody involved.

The division between business and consumer IT applications and devices is shrinking, and an increasing number of people are using personal electronic devices for work, including tablets and smart phones. Mobilize is an ideal way for managers to ensure the security, immediacy and accuracy of data.

MoCo are offering a free one month trial to those who want to try out the Mobilize system. The MoCo Group are experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip clients, with over twenty five years of experience in delivering tailor made software solutions, surpassing client expectations.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit http://www.gomobilize.co.uk.

Via EPR Network
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Mobile Workforce Management Made Simple with a Free Trial from GoMobilize

This increasing mobilisation of the workforce will bring changes to the way we think about mobile workforce management solutions.

The gap between business and consumer IT applications will continue to shrink and virtually everything will become optimised for mobile use, with more and more employees using their own devices for business and pleasure, rather than employer provided hardware.

This change to the use of personal devices (or consumerism) will mean that security will be a very high profile area, as the focus moves from securing a tightly controlled, office based network to multiple employee controlled devices handling sensitive data.

Locking down the network and banning personal devices will only have to effect of eventually reducing security, as employees seek to find ways around the rules, so It departments will have to become more flexible.

Because of this, cloud based solutions will become more and more important and cloud security will be also firmly in the forefront of IT department’s minds.

Business focused social networking – not necessarily social networking as we know it – but specific business applications designed to behave like our favourite social networking sites and primarily used for business rather than leisure functions will become the norm. These would have the advantage of being similar to the social sites employees are already using, making them easy to use and understand, and probably requiring less user training and support.

Smart businesses will take full advantage of existing systems and devices by using easily adaptable solutions like Mobilize from MoCo Software Solutions.

This mobile workforce management system allows users to take advantage of existing mobile phone technology for proof of attendance, paperless form filling and signature capturing and much, much more.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit www.gomobilize.co.uk.

Mobilize is a mobile workforce management and data capture system designed to use tried and tested handset or smartphone units. Mobilize is a trading name of MoCo Software Solutions Limited. The MoCo Group are leading experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip customers, with over 25 years’ experience of delivering and exceeding client expectations.

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MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites

The only thing standing between thieves and expensive plant and raw materials on a construction site is a fence. As the price of plant machinery and raw materials continues to spiral, thieves are increasingly targeting building sites, considering them to be easy targets, especially those in more remote or rural areas.

Recent research by security CCTV providers Netwatch estimated that the cost of crime to the UK construction industry could be as high as £1.6 billion a year once costs such as replacement plant hire, business interruption and increased insurance costs are taken into account.

Commenting on the study, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, Niall Kelly said: “This is a major problem for the construction business. It is an astounding amount of money for the industry to be losing each year”.

He went on to say that the value of construction raw metals like copper, aluminium and lead has seen a huge rise over the past twelve months thanks to the fluctuating economy, warning that security is an issue for all firms, and pointing out that: “… even the best security guards can only be in one place at a time, making it very difficult to deter thieves and vandals.”

As a sector which is still being hit hard by the worsening economic climate, construction companies cannot afford to risk incurring any extra costs, let alone at these levels. They, and their insurance companies, will have no choice but to demand increasing performance and value for money from all of their contractors, but especially their security guards.

The onus is firmly on security guarding companies to ensure that patrols are effective, and perhaps even more importantly, that guard attendance can be monitored and proven to clients.

The MoCo Touch security guard tracking solution enables security companies to prove that every guard checkpoint has been visited, on time, and agreed actions have been taken. This data can then be instantly updated centrally without the guard having to be back at base.

This affordable technology allows guarding companies to prove beyond reasonable doubt to clients and insurance companies that their patrols have been on-site and that all required location checks have been made.

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Live Trial of GPS Satellite Location Equipment Pronounced Fit For Purpose by Argyll

Following his recent attendance at the Scottish Tele-Healthcare summit, held within Aldourie Castle in Inverness and hosted by Highlands & the Islands Enterprise, Tom Morton, CEO of Argyll, realised that whilst there was a clear appetite within clinicians and care providers for the exploration and possible adoption of new mobile technology to improve and extend the quality and levels of care being delivered to service users, there was no real appetite for the risks associated in trialling such equipment.

Consequently Tom decided to conduct a trial himself by travelling the length of the new Hadrians Wall National Trail that runs from Wallsend in North Tyneside and Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria, a distance of approximately 84 miles and that follows the original path of the Roman wall built between AD100 and AD160 through city streets, suburban residential areas, small rural villages and the open countryside.

Tom (46) was accompanied on the trip by Michael Johnson (60), a long-standing family friend. The duo set off at 2pm on Friday 6th August with an aim to complete the trail within 4 days. A Smartcare GPS device, containing a mobile phone, global positioning system (GPS), fall detection sensor and an SOS button to summons assistance placed inside each of their rucksacks. Both devices were linked to a 24/7 monitoring facility to handle any alarms raised. In order to test the mobile phone coverage, one device was connected to O2 and the other to Orange/Everywhere.

Both devices were configured to use GPS to trace positions over a maximum of 16 hours each day between 0600 and 2200 hours and to plot their exact positions at intervals of 10 minutes. Individual device ‘wake up’ times were also staggered to commence their reporting 5 minutes apart. Position reports were displayed, via the internet, on a familiar Google® map where friends, family and colleagues were able to visit the Argyll company website and view the intrepid duo’s progress.

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