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  • Top 5 Goals Fleet Executives Have Achieved With GPS Tracking

    What are your fleet’s top goals over the next year? The 2014 Fleet Management Technology Report recently stated the top 5 goals achieved by businesses across many industries. Whatever your goals may be, how are you going to measure them? Perhaps GPS tracking can help. This blog will show you ways that GPS tracking can help conquer business challenges based on the top 5 goals that fleet executives said they have achieved since employing this fleet management technology.

  • Have You Been Burned In The Past By GPS Tracking?

    You may be closed off to the idea of GPS tracking technology after a bad experience with a previous provider. It is easy to understand your hesitation to jump back into using GPS fleet tracking if you have been burned in the past. The most important thing to know is that not all GPS tracking solutions are created equally and there are many reasons to reevaluate the ways this technology can help your business with the right solution.

  • The Impact Of Wireless Expense Management

    Real world examples of companies saving cash with expense management, as part of a complete Managed Mobility Service (MMS) solution.

  • Field Personnel: Your Most Valuable Players

    Field service organizations looking to enhance customer satisfaction, improve customer retention, and raise profitability in response to industry trends have made investing in field service-management optimization a top priority. They realize field-service personnel that feel the company manages their schedules effectively and provides the latest customer information—along with the ability to communicate quickly with the back office—provide a higher level of service to customers. This holds true in both the general demeanor of field resources and their ability to respond to customer requests.

  • 5 Steps To Safe In-Vehicle Computing

    Building a safe in-vehicle computing environment takes some careful planning to ensure the solution is compatible with your organization’s equipment, work patterns, and organizational culture. The following five steps can create a safe environment that will protect your workers, the public, and your organization’s reputation.

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  • Spireon Named Finalist For 2014 CTIA MobITs Award

    Spireon, the leading innovator of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions, recently announced that its FleetLocate Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution was chosen as a finalist in the Mobile Enterprise Innovation category of CTIA’s MobITs Awardscompetition.

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Could Gamification Improve The Performance Of Your Mobile Workforce?

Could Gamification Improve The Performance Of Your Mobile Workforce?

Gamification of mobile apps is a trend I heard about at an industry event a couple months ago. I found the idea of gamification of mobile apps — and the potential for what it can do — pretty interesting, so I thought it’d be worth exploring a bit here. The idea of gamification of mobile apps as it relates to use in business is that you can use game-like mechanics within a work-related application to motivate workers to complete certain tasks.

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FEATURED MOBILE SOLUTIONS

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    Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety Trimble Driver Safety provides drivers real-time driver-style feedback and gives managers or supervisors the visibility needed to ensure that drivers are safe.
  • ClickSoftware ClickLocate
    ClickSoftware ClickLocate

    Keeping track of your field resources has never been more important for the safety and security of your business. Thanks to the maturity of location-based service technologies, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), this is now a seamless activity.

  • MX9 Ultra Rugged Handheld Computer
    MX9 Ultra Rugged Handheld Computer LXE's MX9 ultra rugged handheld computer includes a host of features including an outdoor display, multiple scanning and imaging options, back-lit keypads, built-in GPS positional location option, and 802.11 b/g or a/b/g radio, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and Bluetooth communications options. The MX9 boasts an IP67 rating, 6ft. drop spec, and rugged housing designed and tested specifically for harsh indoor and outdoor environments.
  • WennSoft Evolution Advanced Scheduling
    WennSoft Evolution Advanced Scheduling

    Evolution Advanced Scheduling provides a graphical way to view and schedule appointments and service activities for resources, both people and equipment. Color coding alerts service coordinators and helps ID call types. Mouse over provides increased visibility into details.

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  • Mobile Workforce Apps: 5 Insider Secrets To Field Service Success

    Mobile apps can have a huge positive impact on field service —but improving customer service and operational efficiency don’t come automatically. It turns out there are at least 5 best practices that successful companies consistently implement. Antenna Software has delivered hundreds of Field Service apps for the world’s largest companies supporting workers in the most demanding environments imaginable. Join Field Technologies and Antenna Software to learn 5 Insider Secrets To Field Service Success, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that hinder many mobile workforce apps.

  • Learn How To Ensure Safety In The Field To Minimize Risk & Liability

    Policies, procedures and training are part of every safety program. When they reach the field, safety policies and procedures often turn into paper-based manuals, check lists and forms. It can be tough for your mobile workers to check the manual, review the check list and fill out forms when they’re in the middle of a large project. As a result, procedures are sometimes ignored – and the potential for an accident (or OSHA safety violation) increases.

  • Kellogg: How We Gained Critical Visibility Through Workforce Management

    Kellogg® is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. They offer their products in more than 180 countries — so the company is no stranger to the challenges of managing a distributed workforce.

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