TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB:GROV) has recently concluded a series of contracts to install and implement GroveWare's MobiTask™ inspection software at several residential and commercial building inspection companies in the northeastern U.S. MobiTask is designed to streamline each customer's inspection process, enhance quality assurance, and improve the timeliness, while reducing the costs, associated with their inspection, reporting, compliance and certification activities. Each of the five companies learned about the solution from its representative from Verizon Wireless, GroveWare's largest channel partner.
"We are very pleased to be able to support these companies in their commitment to better serve their customers through the adoption of an automated inspection and compliance reporting capability using MobiTask and today's wireless technologies," remarked Harry Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO. "We believe that MobiTask is readily adaptable to wide variety of inspection, certification and licensing applications by both business and government and the companies that are now using MobiTask to facilitate building inspections are a great example of how our solution can be quickly and inexpensively deployed to benefit of all types of inspection companies and agencies. There are almost 8,000 independent and government entities that complete millions of building code compliance inspections and certifications each year. With the constant pressure on these companies and agencies to streamline their processes, reduce overheads and better serve their constituents, we are excited about GroveWare's potential to grow its revenues in this sector."
GroveWare's MobiTask will help to resolve several of the fundamental challenges that most inspection companies have been facing. Almost all of these businesses have been using paper-based process. Inspectors typically complete paper forms that must be mailed and then compiled and processed by a roster of clerical staff. As more and more local, county and state governments contract-out their on-site inspections (to insure contractor compliance with local and state electrical, plumbing and other building codes and ordinances), new business opportunities are growing faster than the ability of many independent inspection companies to manage the increased paper burden. As well, the use of paper forms and the subsequent manual processing, causes delay and adds cost. Inspection companies and their customers are looking for greater efficiency and cost-competitiveness. By using wireless devices to transfer compliance, certification (or infraction) data and thereby replacing paper forms, they can greatly enhance their ability to better service their existing customers and position themselves to be able to acquire and manage new business. In summary, these inspection companies gain efficiencies, reduce cost, raise the bar on customer service, open new growth opportunities and improve earnings.
A MobiTask installation is comparatively inexpensive to set-up, typically costing customers only a few thousand dollars for initial design, configuration and integration and each user is then charged a monthly fee by GroveWare for use of the software (depending on the number of users and features selected). By comparison, custom-built solutions can often cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The monthly subscription fees paid to GroveWare are almost always offset by many multiples of operating cost savings which makes the value proposition very attractive to prospective clients.
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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