Eaton Announces PowerSource™, an Interactive Product Catalog App on iPad -- and the Ultimate Sales Tool for Reps and Distributors
Built on Antenna's AMP platform, the native app features dynamic information on more than 200,000 hydraulic products with rich graphics, 3-D modeling, videos, and competitive pricing info for more effective and engaging customer meetings
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Software, which helps enterprises to build, manage, and publish mobile apps and websites that transform business, announced today that diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has launched Eaton PowerSource -- an interactive, multi-media iPad app built on the Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP).
The innovative PowerSource app contains comprehensive information on more than 200,000 hydraulic products and makes it available anytime, anywhere. Available exclusively to Eaton's 400+ sales representatives and network of distributors, PowerSource enables them to search, spec and sell easier than ever before for a more engaging customer experience. The app is available now in North America and will be expanded to more regions around the globe in a phased rollout plan.
By digitizing its extensive and dynamic product catalog on the PowerSource app for iPad, Eaton's goal is to empower reps with always current and engaging content, such as 3-D parts modeling, promotional and training videos, and pricing configurations to help them sell smarter – and get a competitive edge. Built for content consumption, the app is different from a website in that it takes advantage of the iPad's unique strengths including easy portability, portrait and landscape viewing modes, and multi-paned touch navigation. User adoption is not an issue compared to other PC or Web solutions due to the iPad's popularity and cachet.
"The PowerSource iPad app is testament to Eaton's commitment to its customers and the spirit of innovation which drives us to create great products and showcase those products in the most educational and informative way possible," said Eric Stager, Product Manager, Web and Mobile, Industrial Sector, Eaton Corporation. "The app is also one of the first to be part of Apple's new Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) for B2B apps. We are excited to break new ground in the mobile space and demonstrate the value that the mobile channel can deliver not just for consumer apps, but for connecting employees and partners, too."
The app makes it easier to keep the sales force and distributors updated on current product inventories in a centralized, cost effective and efficient manner. It is automatically updated weekly and provides product information, technical specifications, competitor cross references, comprehensive catalog access, lead times, model code builders, hose assembly builders, Eaton Sales Resource and Distributor Locator and pricing.
The app is designed for use anytime, anywhere. Approximately 10GB of data and files are pushed to the device weekly from the Antenna cloud and stored so that each rep can quickly access the most current information whether online or offline. Some features such as email, GPS integration, and app synching require a connection (Wi-Fi or 3G).
"Eaton has shown how a manufacturing company transforms the selling process with a well-designed mobile app," said Jim Hemmer, President and CEO, Antenna. "We are thrilled to see the standard of excellence they are setting with this application as leaders in the industry and are proud to be a part of its success."
Antenna is committed to simplifying and managing the inherent complexities of mobility, creating apps that people love to use. The company provides a single platform that spans B2E and B2C mobile offerings and supports the latest and best in standards-based and emerging technologies and devices. With the Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), businesses can build, manage, publish and consume native apps and mobile Web content on any device, anywhere in the world. Leading companies the world over are deploying mobile apps and mobile Web content from Antenna for a better way to manage their teams, engage with their customers, elevate their brand, and transform their business.
A video of the Eaton PowerSource app is available here: http://www.eatonpowersource.com/Index.html
Antenna provides a complete solution for businesses to design, publish and manage mobile websites and apps across all Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, feature phones and IP TV. Only Antenna can deliver the whole spectrum of mobile experiences, from powerful apps that empower employees to be more effective to mobile-optimized websites that make it easier for consumers to do business with their favorite brands. Antenna's mobile cloud makes all the hard stuff like security, integration, performance, scalability and management look easy (even though it's not). That's why leading Global 1000 companies rely on Antenna to be their trusted mobility partner. Founded in 1998, Antenna is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., with offices around the world.
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