GroveWare Technologies at the Final Stage of Acquiring Department of Defense's Certification of Networthiness
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: GROV) has moved forward in the process of acquiring the Department of Defense's Certification of Networthiness (CoN) for its flagship application, MobiTask™ and eXFORMA for use in US Army. MobiTask™ is Groveware flagship software for mobile business process management (BPM) solution, designed to help organizations from paper-based processes to a wireless tablet. The Networthiness Certification program was designed by the DOD to manage risks associated with implementing Information Systems that use Information Technology infrastructures within any of the DOD's agencies. CoN is given after an assessment made based on security, reliability, supportability, sustainability, and interoperability with the organization's existing networks and IT infrastructure. The certificate is required for all external software that is deployed on any of the DOD's agencies including the U.S. Army.
GroveWare has been working with the U.S. Army to acquire DOD's CoN as a stepping stone to obtaining the U.S. Army's Certification. The process is necessary in order to move forward in an initiative of the U.S. Army to implement MobiTask™ in the Military Police on a reserve. This initiative will replace the current paper-based reporting system with a tablet-based system that puts MobiTask in the hands of MP in the field. The project is expected to be a major overhaul of the reporting process in order to improve communication between the office and the officers in the field, data integrity and wasted time spent on duplicate data entry.
The Army MP has identified paper-based incident reporting as a strain in the system. It is widely known that the reporting process uses a significant amount of time in the officer's day that could be better spent in the field. The duplicate data entry not only wastes time and incurs clerical costs, but often the officer-generated written reports are illegible, resulting in data integrity issues, as well as legal dispute and reporting delays. Many law enforcement organization are looking for a secure a solution which would improve the data integrity, eliminate duplicate processing time and expedite incident reporting to court in real time. This is the pain that the U.S. Army brought to Verizon Wireless who in turn brought in GroveWare as a solution provider.
Verizon Wireless suggested GroveWare's MobiTask solution not only because it will provide officer's with a simple interface for entering data in the field, but also because the solution provides workflow capabilities and integration with backend systems to eliminate duplicate data entry in the field. This will be achieved by replacing the current paper process with MobiTask, providing each MP with the ability to complete and submit reports in real-time from the field to existing CAD system. The administrative personnel will be given access to the backend system in order to approve and manage the submitted reports.
"We are excited to be working with US Army to help drive efficiencies, reduce cost of operation and help the organization move away from paper forms use to digital mobile forms," remarks Hrair Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO, "the process of getting Networthiness, is very important for Groveware in order to become certified supplier to the Army. The process requires close collaboration with the agency, we intend to work closely with the Army to ensure highest standard of compliance!" concludes Mr. Achkarian.
GroveWare is looking to complete the Certification of Networthiness and Army Certification within the next few months in order to move forward with the Military Police project forward. There are 77 U.S. Army domestic reserves that can immediately adopt the Military Police solution and this is only one of the business units within the agency that has identified a use for MobiTask. A combination of GroveWare's CoN and GSA Schedule will make MobiTask simple and fast to procure as a Department of Defense agency which includes the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, National Guard, and U.S Coast Guard. GroveWare has been working with Verizon Wireless to deliver Mobile solutions with Federal agencies, and the Certification of Networthiness is completed, the partnership will drastically increase its focus on agencies within the Department of Defense.
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About GroveWare Technologies Ltd.
GroveWare is one of North America's leading providers of mobile solutions to enterprise, connecting workforces by mobile device to a wide selection of ERP systems and helping American businesses and institutions to enhance productivity and improve profitability by mobilizing and automating business processes. GroveWare's showcase software, MobiTask, is a wireless client application compatible with all smartphones and tablets including: iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, PlayBook™, and all devices using the Android™ or Windows Mobile® wireless platforms. MobiTask mobilizes employee tasks in the field and connects them directly to the organization's enterprise software systems. MobiTask allows organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy mobile solutions for workers on the go. MobiTask provides the convenience of using dynamic electronic forms created using GroveWare's eXFORMA™ middleware to collect field data, manage workflow, HR and CRM tasks wirelessly, store documents locally and integrates quickly with most ERP systems and back-end databases on any application such as Oracle® e-Business Suite™, PeopleSoft™, SharePoint™, Kronos® Workforce Central™, MS Dynamics™ or SAP®. Users can remotely and wirelessly clock-in/out, approve and initiate workflow tasks, or use dynamic e-Forms for inspections, licensing and data collection all from their smartphones. GroveWare is especially targeting the government, construction, healthcare, and law enforcement sectors and its successes to-date and rapidly growing interest from these and other quarters of business, provide exciting growth challenges and opportunities for the company.
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