Latest addition to suite of mobile working software in Confirm® empowers operatives and drives efficiencies through seamless instruction, reporting and payment processing out in the field
Windsor, 21 August 2008 – Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announces the launch of Jobs in the Field, the latest addition to the suite of mobile working software for Confirm®, the most sophisticated and comprehensive suite of specialist asset and infrastructure asset management functionality on the market.
The Jobs in the Field module allows work instructions produced in Confirm® to be transferred to handheld devices as jobs to be completed out in the field. The seamless integration of this functionality allows mobile operatives to receive new instruction, report on the progress of the work and input completed work details so payment claims may be made.
“As a seamlessly integrated suite within Confirm, Jobs in the Field brings unparalleled efficiencies to organisations with remote workforces,” said Richard Turner, Global Product Manager, Confirm, Pitney Bowes MapInfo.
“The capability to receive new instructions, report works progression and input completed works detail for payment claims within a single asset management field software solution is exemplary – and the unprecedented scalability makes it equally suitable for small service departments through to nationwide organisations.”
The use of Jobs in the Field for Highways, Lighting, Grounds, Cleansing, Highways, Lighting and Property Maintenance operational staff will bring considerable efficiencies to the front line. Compatible with most mobile devices, the simple-to-use system carries job instructions electronically to vehicles or operatives on foot, detailing the works instruction by text and the exact spatial location on a map. In the case of street lighting, where a third party is required to fix the reported problem, the engineer can report the specific need which can be relayed to a local authority services organisation. In addition to tangibly driving works efficiencies by speeding up communications and directives in the field, it can also help graffiti gangs to tackle newly reported incidents on the move, helping in the drive to reduce crime.
With or without Confirm’s integrated mobile maps and data, Jobs in the Field can be transmitted to operatives wirelessly – or via a docking station.
A world leader in location intelligence Pitney Bowes MapInfo also provides a range of added value capabilities that allow organisations to truly mobilise their workforces and undertake analysis, visualisation and planning of operational and investment strategies.
Jobs in the Field is now available within Confirm® 7.0. For more information, visit: www.mapinfo.co.uk/confirm