Retriever announces strategic alliance with GNSoL
Sep 26, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Retriever Communications, a provider of mobile field force automation, has announced a strategic alliance with Global Net Solutions, or GNSoL, an IT solutions provider, to bring enterprise mobility solutions to Mexico.
As a result of the agreement, GNSoL is the first representative of Retriever's solutions in Mexico. Starting with the mining industry, GNSoL will introduce Retriever's mobile application development platform, its formbuilder, dispatch and scheduling solutions and the company's robust, high volume mobile enterprise server infrastructure to the region. Mining engineers are required to complete on-site security verifications several times a day in order to ensure the safety and quality of the work. Currently, the inspections are done manually, which is a time-consuming process for the engineers and the managers that require the results of the inspections.
"We've identified the silver, copper and gold mining industries as core targets for Retriever in Mexico. The industry is seeing a surge in investment and attention, specifically geared toward helping them advance the telecommunications and technology found inside and surrounding the mines," said Jorge Reyes, General Manager at GNSoL. "By offering a technology platform and mobile applications that work within the miner's workflow, both offline and online, Retriever is in a unique position to automate the quality verification process and solve a current challenge for the industry. We're excited to introduce the region to Retriever."
"The need for mobility and scalable, native business applications that are designed with an employee's workflow in mind is a global requirement," said Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications. "Retriever's heritage is in wireless and as we've had a worldwide mindset from the beginning, the expansion into Mexico is a natural evolution of our business. GNSoL was the ideal partner and we're looking forward to rolling out our solutions to the region in the coming years."
Retriever offers both software licensing and cloud models. Its Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) has a write-once, deploy natively approach. It delivers a full native app experience, corporate level security, both complex and simple app functionality and the ability to work outside of wireless coverage.
RADE enables application developers to build an app once and deploy it natively to all mobile devices and tablets running Windows, iOS or Android while also allowing developers to integrate device-specific capabilities, such as GPS, barcode readers, built-in cameras and RFID scanners into the application. RADE also contains a fast prototyping capability that allows anyone with IT understanding or knowledge of an employee's workflow but no coding experience to develop a working application prototype in only a few days.
Formbuilder is a standalone tool for easily creating device agnostic electronic forms. The tool allows business users to import existing Word documents and Excel spread sheets in order to develop mobile applications. Formbuilder supports workflow and business logic, so users follow a procedure they are familiar with when collecting and processing data. The tool eliminates any dependency on IT for 'development' when creating electronic forms or modifying existing forms. Formbuilder forms can be embedded in an enterprise application or be used as a stand-alone application.
Retriever's dispatch and scheduling is a multi-user web-based solution that utilizes technology for efficient scheduling of jobs, workers and equipment. The scheduling capability is built for efficient job planning, assignment and dynamic field connectivity, enabling effective field worker utilization and responsiveness to ad hoc, breakdown, or emergency work situations.
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