Retriever Communications Improves Efficiency and Accuracy of Remote Data Collection Through Mobile Field Form Solution
Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, today announced Retriever Sniffing, a mobile field form solution that streamlines the data collection processes for any field activity including quality audits, safety inspections and asset condition inspections. An off-the-shelf solution delivered in the cloud, the product enables companies to build and deploy forms fast, schedule work to the field, capture data electronically with workflow, integrate to corporate systems and run business intelligence (BI) reports to analyse the results.
FormBuilder, a core component of Retriever Sniffing and now available on Apple’s iPad, lets users design electronic forms and deploy them into the system. Its drag and drop functionality enables businesses to convert existing Word or Excel documents, or design completely new forms to replace paper in the field. Functionality found within each form includes interactive questions and answers, signature panels and mandatory and conditional fields, all working within existing workflows. The intuitive creator allows companies to develop new forms for field workers instantly, while competitor solutions require days.
“Many field workers are forced to use paper when recording important data points, leaving a lot of room for human error in the collection process. This can have devastating effects on the reporting and analysing of that data,” said Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications. “Our Sniffing product eliminates that obstacle for companies and alleviates the challenges with manual data entry by making field forms and scheduling digital. We’re assisting businesses with employees scattered in the field to improve the efficiency and accuracy of data collection, vital in today’s environment.”
Retriever Sniffing works across iOS, Android and Windows operating systems, ensuring companies can use current products and workflows when completing work away from the office. This becomes especially important with the rise in employees bringing their own devices into the corporate environment. According to Good Technology’s 2012 State of BYOD Report, 72% of respondents were formally supporting BYOD (bring your own device) programs, with almost 20% indicating they plan to sometime in the future.
The Retriever product portfolio includes field service management tools, dispatch and schedule services, mobile time sheets and field asset management products. The company’s RADE3 (Retriever Application Development Environment) allows businesses to create and deploy device-agnostic native applications to iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.
For more details on Sniffing and FormBuilder, see http://www.retrievercommunications.com.
About Retriever Communications
Retriever Communications has been providing field force automation technology internationally since 1996. Privately held with corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia and North American headquarters in Houston, Texas, Retriever supports deployments in over 21 countries. Retriever’s wireless field solutions improve productivity and automate processes for field workers - from scheduling to wireless in-field applications operating on rugged and consumer-grade mobile devices. Retriever supports Windows mobile, iOS and Android operating systems. Differentiated by the breadth of its product capability, scalability, reliability and high quality of service, Retriever maintains local offices in Sydney, Milan and Houston TX.