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Mobility and equipment rental just go together.

Mobility transforms the equipment rental industry

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As more businesses realize that owning equipment only to keep it in storage is a waste of revenue and space, the equipment rental sector across industries is booming. CNBC reported that in construction alone, the rental market rakes in around $40 billion per year, while Rental Equipment Register noted that that the Rental Sentiment Index indicated that it's a great environment for growth. The bottom line is that these firms need to support their expansion with new technologies, and in that regard, the equipment rental industry is a perfect candidate for mobile app-enabled productivity.

Mobility and equipment rental just go together. These businesses rely on field workers to track tools and machinery, to perform safety and quality inspections, and to collect financial information. However, with traditional methods for gathering data, employees only bring this information back to headquarters once or twice a day, and this means that administrators lack visibility into events, let alone the ability to collect data in real time. And those are just a few of the hundreds of use cases for mobile app-based workflows, and thanks to new mobile device capabilities such as RFID and NFC scanning and reading, there are hundreds more that could be listed. In fact, mobile capabilities have the power to reduce daily sales outstandings (DSOs), as employees scan RFIDs, collect photographs of signatures, making mobility more than just a productivity play.

Variety and volume of apps
The problem is that there isn't an app for that – or at least a particular one that addresses many different equipment rental needs. There aren't any mobile apps that cater to the industry at all, and that's because one mobile app won't ensure productivity gains across organizations. Instead of buying specific mobile apps, these businesses can embrace enterprise mobility with mobile app development platforms. In that regard, Mobilengine is the absolute best solution for equipment rental companies.

Using paper in the equipment rental sector is an outdated practice, and it needs to end.Using paper in the equipment rental sector is an outdated practice, and it needs to end.

Having already demonstrated the value of Mobilengine in other industries – partners and customers include enterprises such as 3M, T-Systems, McGee and many more – businesses in the equipment rental industry know they can depend on Mobilengine's platform and backend-as-a-service solutions for rapid mobile app development and support of those mobile workflow solutions at scale.

Develop at scale, with speed and for any task
Instead of developing dozens of mobile apps for a variety of jobs, equipment rental companies can use the Mobilengine MADP to customize workflows based on business needs, corporate requirements and employee demands. These firms only need to adapt around 10 percent of a workflows code to create a unique and empowering mobile productivity app and to connect that app to existing IT systems. Any task can have a mobile solution, and Mobilengine enables that possibility by providing tools to easily develop and integrate mobile apps. Furthermore, Mobilengine lives in the cloud, allowing equipment rental businesses to scale backend systems without breaking the bank or hiring infrastructure experts.

The key to mobility in the equipment rental industry is to support every in-the-field task with a mobile workflow solution, and other mobile app development tools and platforms just don't provide the easy-to-develop capabilities that Mobilengine offers. Therefore, these businesses have a simple choice to make when looking to empower their employees with native mobile apps: Mobilengine.

Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

3 mobile app development trends disrupting enterprise mobility [Video]

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Developing a mobile app isn’t as cut and dried as some may think, since this sector is influenced by numerous factors and trends.

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As more organizations hop aboard the mobility bandwagon, three specific trends have appeared, and if businesses don’t heed these best practices, then mobility investments could fail.

One: Cloud services are the standard in mobile application development and support. As Tech.Co reported, cloud environments keep back-end systems connected to front-end apps with simplicity, making it easier to develop and support more apps in less time.

Two: Rapid development is required. With the popularity of mobility in all industries, from equipment rentals to construction, organizations can expect all employees to demand apps for their workflows. Rapid development platforms make it possible to meet those needs.

Three: Development platforms are popular. This year alone, 35 percent of large enterprises will use mobile app development platforms to create mobile workflow solutions. These tools allow for less coding and quicker deployment.

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Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

For what purposes can retail delivery companies leverage mobile apps?

Retail delivery: 3 use cases for mobile workflow apps

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The retail industry is currently going through many changes, as stores realize that customers matter more than ever, and delivery and logistics firms recognize that they play a large role in client satisfaction. Add in mobility, and retail sectors are set for a revival – one in which these businesses revolutionize the way they merchandise products, conduct administrative tasks and collect consumer feedback.

However, it all starts with the way that brands use mobile devices. Standard app store tools just won’t deliver the results that these businesses need to truly reinvent processes and structures. So, many retail delivery firms turn to mobile workflow apps that they can personalize and modify based on use case, user and corporate demand.

But for what purposes can these brands leverage mobile apps? Let’s take a look at three specific use cases of mobile workflow solutions in retailing and delivery.

Shop visit

Shop visit apps are for businesses delivering their products and goods to retailers. Specifically, this category of use case breaks down into two solutions: merchandising apps and ordering apps. Employees can quickly and easily switch between both if requirements call for it, but the events of these apps are universal.

“Mobile workflow apps cut administrative and delivery errors.”

Merchandising apps allow managers and supervisors to read product surveys, configure displays and determine placements for products based on guidelines provided by headquarters. Ordering apps are more simple, giving retail delivery staff the ability to order more items directly from the shop floor, sending data back to SAP systems. With these two mobile workflow solutions, brands can reduce order cycle times, sell more items, and cut administrative and delivery errors.

Time sheet and cost administration

Mobile applications for time sheets and administration are critical for businesses with a majority of their employees on the road all day. With a mobile solution for these needs, staff members can clock in and out, as well as detail how far they have driven, how much fuel has been used and how many sales people they interacted with. In addition, Mobilengine’s time sheet and cost administration apps record locations and times, ensuring accuracy.

These mobile workflow solutions cut costs in administration and reduce the amount of work for employees and headquarters. – less manual entry and more automatic accountability.

Score card

With sales representatives on the road, how can a business record its performance? With a mobile score card app. These mobile workflow solutions are perfect for collecting feedback and motivating employees to make more sales. They can record sales statistics and send them back to headquarters, ensuring that everyone is aware of sales representatives’ strengths, weaknesses and developments.

Simply put, score card apps will help managers improve the performance of their salespeople, allowing them to track successes and failures without requiring employees to check back into headquarters.

The three use cases list above are really only a few of the many ways that retail delivery companies can improve their business from the bottom up with mobile workflow apps from Mobilengine. These firms should discover what they need mobile apps for and work with Mobilengine to create the ultimate solution from the ground up.

Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

With capacity concerns reaching the tipping point, logistics firms need to find a cutting-edge method for managing inventory on the road and back at headquarters.

State of Logistics report highlights areas where mobility can help

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Between Amazon’s promises of same-day delivery, the hype surrounding delivery drones and the amount of trucks we see on the roads every day, you think it would be hard to argue that the logistics industry is about to experience a rapid increase in costs. After all, the past decade was one of the most successful periods for this sector.

However, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ annual State of Logistics report paints a different picture. The Wall Street Journal reported that the steady increase in demand for products and goods as well as the growth of industrial manufacturing have caused shipping volumes to skyrocket, and as a result, the logistics industry will face capacity problems.

Further compounding problems in logistics, a driver shortage is currently underway, and the source noted that when the Federal Reserve raises the benchmark rate, logistics businesses will struggle to hold onto inventory as it becomes more costly to store and procure necessary equipment. So while in the past, devoting a budget to storage wouldn’t be much of an issue, now, there aren’t enough employees to deliver products and capacity problems will have a larger impact on monthly and yearly revenues. Therefore, logistics firms must come up with a solution or risk riding the trending curve downward with their competitors in 2015.

“The logistics industry will face capacity problems in 2015.

Amazon’s last hope
And so, with impending budget deficits and capacity problems on the horizon for logistics companies, it should come as no surprise that some organizations take bold steps. Amazon, for example, recently introduced a new delivery service – similar to Uber, but for packages, not people – Forbes reported. This is the business’s contingency plan for driver and truck shortages, and it relies on a mobile app. Time will tell if Amazon’s solution pays off for the company, but Forbes’ point was clear: With capacity concerns reaching the tipping point, logistics firms need to find a cutting-edge method for managing inventory on the road and back at headquarters.

Mobility’s role
Logistics mobile apps are exactly the solution that the industry needs. For one, with a tour planning app or a task management app, drivers can become more efficient, covering more ground with less gas utilization and making up for a shortage of employees. Logistics companies can cut spending while improving their delivery efficiency, and all it takes is a mobile app or two. However, over time, and as capacity costs really start to hurt organizations, they will obviously need new mobile solutions – and that’s where Mobilengine’s rapid development platform comes in.

After experiencing success with turn-by-turn navigation apps, task management apps and the like, logistics companies can deploy more mobile solutions that allow drivers to collect invoices and send them back to headquarters in real-time. These proof of delivery and freight task management apps will be critical to managing capacity in the coming months and years.

Managing a warehouse is just as important as overseeing deliveries.Managing a warehouse is just as important as overseeing deliveries.

Back at headquarters
Of course, mobile apps will also help shore up any inefficiencies back at headquarters as well, especially since driver shortages aren’t the only problem.

“Warehouse utilization rates are north of 95 percent right,” Walter Kemmsies, chief economist at Moffat & Nichol Inc., told The Wall Street Journal.

With a history of saving clients as much as 30 percent on their logistics and the ability to reduce back office administration by up to 60 percent, Mobilengine’s freight management apps and other customized mobile apps can help administrators and managers gain a better, more complete outlook on current stock and capacity limits. It will be critical in the coming months to ensure full visibility on all inventory, as well as guarantee that trucks are taking the right products and goods from the warehouse.

Mobility has the capability to reinvent logistics and Mobilengine can help, providing both truck drivers and back-office administrators with enough mobile apps to reduce capacity costs and improve delivery efficiency.

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Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

Mobile app-based fleet tracking systems cuts construction costs [Video]

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Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of GPS-enabled mobile devices and modern networking capabilities, tracking fleets in the construction industry has never been more cost-effective.

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Fleet tracking solutions continue to evolve, and now with mobile devices in every employee’s hands, construction firms are integrating mobile apps with these systems and seeing savings appear everywhere.

From safety and vehicle inspection apps to site stock management and resource allocation apps, construction workers and managers can prevent transportation breakdowns, provide project status updates and supervise equipment. And once construction teams hit the road, navigation apps and site induction apps ensure that employees get to sites on time and already informed.

This directly results in cost cutting. Businesses that use fleet tracking systems can reduce labor and fuel costs by up to 20 percent, according to Construction Executive. This means that the ROI on mobile app projects is achievable in just under a month.

With Mobilengine’s solutions, construction firms can start on the road to mobility and begin reducing fleet tracking costs.

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Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

Businesses can get started with a mobile app development platform easily by signing up for Mobilengine, but what are the tangible benefits of adopting an enterprise mobility strategy in the security and guarding services industry?

Why is the security services industry going mobile?

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With a worldwide focus on improving cybersecurity strategies and solutions, it should come as no surprise that the manned security services industry is similarly expanding rapidly. A report from Daedal Research found that on a global scale, business is booming, while an industry forecast about this sector in the U.K, – conducted by Apex Insight – discovered similar data indicating an increasing reliance on private protection. New technologies make security and guarding easier than before, but rapid expansion isn’t necessarily a good thing for some security firms.

The immense increase in security services spending is leading to competition. Apex Insights’ report noted that market consolidation of smaller security firms caused larger enterprises in this sector to steal a big portion of customers. Security service providers need to set themselves apart from the competition. This calls for more productive employees, error elimination, enhanced security measures and cost reduction.

In fact, many businesses in the security services industry are turning to mobility in order to improve their company at the foundation, as indicated in a Group 4 Securicor case study. After all, employees are the organizations, and if they have the ability to perform their jobs and tasks more efficiently with less errors and at a lower cost, customers will be more satisfied and better protected.

“Enterprise mobility has the potential to reinvent the way guards work.”

Enterprise mobility in the security services sector has the potential to reinvent the way employees work, and it all starts with creating mobile workflow applications based on existing daily tasks and jobs. Businesses can get started with a mobile app development platform easily by signing up for Mobilengine, but what are the tangible benefits of adopting an enterprise mobility strategy in the security and guarding services industry? And furthermore, why would a security firm need mobile apps?

Improving productivity in real time
In the security services and cash management industry, employees are often out and about and away from computers and other technologies. So, when they return back to the office or headquarters, they need to manually enter information and tasks into their respective applications and systems. Administrative duties, therefore, make up a large portion of the work completed every day.

Obviously, with a mobile device and workflow app, those staff members can enter data from their current location. With a platform like Mobilengine, security and guarding service providers can empower their employees to even work offline. These capabilities alone will reduce field administration by up to 60 percent while mitigating the need to perform as much as 40 percent of back-office jobs.

The key is the real-time communication capabilities of mobile workflow apps hosted by Mobilengine such as security tour planning apps and cash management apps. As soon as employees in the field submit data, that information makes its way back to headquarters, mission-critical databases and applications. This saves employees from having to manually enter data and allows administrators to work in real time and stay in-sync with guards and security personnel who are on the job.

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Eliminating errors
Without mobile devices, security professionals and guards rely on manual, handwritten data collection; long, task-filled checklists and obtuse sets of rules. Those aspects of working without mobility can lead to errors in information, employees could complete jobs incorrectly, and some staff members can forget certain steps when securing locations and equipment.

The Mobilengine platform eliminates the chance of making an error on-site. For example, a security tour planning app provides employees with their tasks for the day as well as areas to input specific data, ensuring that the appropriate information is collected at every ATM stop. In fact, with Mobilengine, security and guarding professionals reduced errors by up to 70 percent.

Enhancing security
In the security and cash management services, employees must protect assets at all costs. It is quite clear that paper documents provide a minimal amount of security compared to digital solutions, as all it takes is simply misplacing a piece of paper and a company can become compromised.

Cash in transit monitoring apps grant an extra layer of security to already secure practices, as administrators can track activities in real time. ATM visit apps are equally secure.Take G4S​, for instance. If a guard must assess ATMs, Mobilengine allows businesses to implement unique PINs for each unit or worker. With this solution, organizations can ensure collected data matches internal records in real time, as well as keep unwanted eyes from accessing certain workflows or forms.

“Data transmits over secure channels to the Mobilengine cloud.”

Furthermore, Computing, U.K.’s leading business technology publication, explained that mobile backend-as-a-service models – such as the one provided with Mobilengine – employees can securely connect to backend systems without any additional coding or infrastructure. Data transmits over secure channels to the Mobilengine cloud, then travels to business applications. The source noted that this singular entry point is the key to being secure.

Cutting costs
Cost is perhaps the most important aspect of mobility in the eyes of business leaders. After all, going mobile shouldn’t put a drain on IT budgets, but rather improve productivity, reduce overall spending and therefore boost revenue.

With mobile workflow apps that allow these companies to track assets and employees, security and guarding service providers were able to lower the cost of their insurance plans by as much as 40 percent. Furthermore, with employees working harder, getting more done and saving time in the process, earnings will improve, and security worksheet apps ensure that no one works overtime.

However, businesses also need to reduce costs related to mobile app development in order to see a good return. Mobilengine can enable security firms to lower their total spending by between 10 percent and 30 percent.

Security professionals need mobile devices to improve the way they work. With Mobilengine, these organizations can take mobility to the next level with a complete platform-as-a-service solution that covers everything from development, backend infrastructure and management.

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Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

Nurses are leading the drive for a mobile health care industry, as these tools improve the quality of care they can deliver to patients. But what mobile workflow apps are they using?

Nurses love mobile apps

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Mobility has taken the health care industry by storm, as medical professionals quickly discovered that the miniature computer in their pockets and attached to their belts could improve the quality of care when mobile health care apps are installed. Now, demand for mobile workflow apps has exploded.

MIT Technology Review reported that at its EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jeannette Tighe, from the HealthTech Advisory practice at Sagentia, explained that by the end of 2015, there will be 500 million smartphone users taking advantage of health care-related mobile apps. In addition, the market for those apps will be worth around $26 billion in 2017, as the world’s aging population demands cutting-edge medical care. However, with the ICD-10 implementation deadline on its way in only a few short months, doctors don’t have the time to devote to look at mobile workflow solutions.

The good news is that nurses are picking up the slack, and they are truly inspiring the health care industry to take more advantage of mobile apps. According to a recent report from InCrowd, 88 percent of resident nurses use smartphone apps on a daily basis to complete nursing work, while only 67 percent of medical residents used mobile apps for clinical care.

“88% of nurses use smartphone apps daily for nursing work.”

Simply put, nurses are leading the drive for a mobile health care industry, as these tools improve the quality of care they can deliver to patients. But what mobile workflow apps are they using? Let’s take a look at four of the most critical mobile health care apps.

1. Ward round apps

Patients often joke that they see their nurses more frequently than doctors, but there is good reason for this: RNs need to ensure that patients are always monitored.

Perhaps this is why mobile ward round apps have become such a critical part of nurses’ daily work routines. With this type of solution, RNs can record patients’ statuses, diagnoses and procedures, so when the doctor does come around, he or she will be ready to provide quality care.

Ward round apps also make nurses more productive. Mobilengine’s client Worcestershire NHS Trust managed to reduce the time RNs took to complete ward rounds by half with its mobile solution.

2. Patient admission and discharge apps

Traditional paper processes have made patient admissions and discharges lengthy and complex. This is why nurses love mobile apps that solve this problem, as they can easily access all necessary patient care information without taking their eyes off patients.

Armed with a solution for patient admission and discharge, RNs can ensure that every patient is suited to be admitted or discharged, without worrying about missing any critical steps or procedures.

Mobile health care apps make nurses jobs easier, resulting in higher quality of care and more productive staff members.Mobile health care apps make nurses’ jobs easier, resulting in higher quality of care and more productive staff members.

3. Procedure management apps

The health care sector is stressful and fast-paced, giving nurses little to no time to question actions or pause to make decisions. This has lead 52 percent of RNs to use their smartphones instead of asking a question of a nursing colleague, and 32 percent consult their mobile apps rather than bothering a doctor, according to InCrowd.

With procedure management apps, nurses can ensure that they are following procedures to the letter, reducing the chance of errors, saving precious time and improving their productivity in the process.

4. Patient feeding apps

Nurses are flooded with a wealth of patient information every minute, making it difficult to discern what’s critical and what’s fluff. Patient feeding data falls into the former category, as RNs must ensure that patients are always healthy by providing them with food and beverages accordingly. Prior to the development of mobile workflow solutions, keeping track of this information was difficult at best. However, thanks to patient feeding apps, nurses can quickly and easily identify which patients need nutrients before leaving the kitchen.

Health care professionals and mobile workflow apps belong together, and perhaps with the number of nurses using these solutions, doctors will slowly come around to adopting mobility – but maybe after ICD-10 is implemented.

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Here are a few aspects of mobility that these firms should demand from their mobile app.

What makes a great mobile logistics app?

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Enterprise mobility quickly evolved from an optional advantage to an absolute necessity, especially in the logistics sector. While trucking and transport companies weren’t particularly on board with providing drivers, facility managers and service technicians with mobile devices, the results of arming employees with proof of delivery apps, turn-by-turn navigation apps and vehicle inspection apps were overwhelming. All of a sudden, whole logistics organizations became dramatically more productive, safer and valuable on the market.

However, not all businesses in the logistics industry leveraged mobility in the right way. As Apps Tech News reported, organizations that simply port enterprise resource planning software or other solutions to mobile devices aren’t solving problems with mobility – instead they’re just making tasks mobile. According to the source, that is the primary reason why 71 percent of mobile projects only deliver “average or poor” returns on investment.

Rather than using desktop software on a mobile device, logistics firms need to deploy specific apps for workflows, ensuring that drivers and managers can send reports back to headquarters from the road or quickly inspect a vehicle.

What else should trucking, transport and logistics companies look for in enterprise mobility solutions and mobile workflow apps? Here are a few aspects of mobility that these firms should demand from their mobile apps.

Usability
At the end of the day, regardless of anything else, employees need to find mobile apps useful, as well as be able to use them with ease and minimal frustration. This means that the app must solve a specific problem, and it must also introduce a path of least resistance.

Managing logistics with complex, non-native apps creates headaches.
Managing logistics with complex, non-native apps creates headaches.

So, rather than developing a mobile app that does everything, logistics firms should choose mobile app development platforms that provide a loose framework on which any workflow can be applied. This ensures that managers have a tool specifically for them, such as a freight task management app. The same goes for drivers who will demand damage report apps that make that process simpler, not introduce a whole different level of accountability.

Integration
If mobile apps live alone in silos, this makes data collection, information sharing and collaboration much more difficult than it should be. Instead of porting an ERP to a mobile device, logistics firms should create proof of delivery apps and others that integrate with corporate platforms and software. This guarantees that mobile apps are put to good use, but it also ensures that administrators back at headquarters get to experience the productivity benefits of mobile solutions – they won’t have to manually file paperwork or enter data ever again.

“Mobile apps should be able to scan and read NFC and RFID chips.”

Features and capabilities
Logistics firms need mobile apps that support the wide range of technologies at their disposal, especially with the Internet of Things on the tech horizon. Simply put, mobile apps should be able to scan and read NFC and RFID chips, as well as allow employees to insert photographs of documents, objects or barcodes. This removes many steps in the data collection process, guaranteeing productivity gains.

Developer Tech highlighted the story of a team on the road which could authenticate account information by scanning a serial number with a smartphone camera. According to the source, that business’s employees became more efficient and productive as a result.

Offline support
It’s rare in the modern era to not have Internet connectivity, but the best logistics firms are always prepared. After all, if a mobile app doesn’t support offline productivity, it’s essentially useless in certain locations.

With offline support, employees can enter data wherever they don’t have Internet access, and that information will upload automatically. This ensures that employees are always working and are always able to complete their job.

Logistics firms will have a hard time finding mobile apps that support all these capabilities, which is why development platforms have become the coin of the mobility realm in recent years. Solutions such as Mobilengine meet these demands and more, making it the MADP of choice for logistics companies.

Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

Security and guarding services can bring their forces into the 21st century by outfitting them with the perfect tool for multiple jobs: a mobile device with workflow apps installed.

Gearing up for security service demands

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At a time when every organization is restructuring their cybersecurity systems and data protection teams, private security and guarding headlines are often overshadowed by reports of data breaches and network intrusions. However, that doesn’t mean that this industry is doing poorly by any means. In fact, the U.S. private security market is on the rise, as more enterprises realize that physical assets are just as mission-critical as their digital counterparts.

In a recent study titled “Private Security Services,” researchers found that the demand for private security and guarding services in the U.S. will expand 5 percent in the next four years. Reasons for this market growth include concerns about crimes, as expected, but more enterprises are seeking outsourced security guard teams in order to monitor technological equipment in government buildings, schools and hospitals, the source noted.

“Equipment has an ‘enormous impact’ on how security officers work.”

Simply put, private security services need to improve the quality of their services if they want to compete in the U.S. market, as enterprises are certain to be picky when it comes to protecting their brands, employees and equipment. The good news is that these guarding and security firms can optimize their forces with new tools. After all, as Security Magazine reported, what equipment security officers are armed with has “an enormous impact” on how they work and how they are perceived by internal staff members and corporate outsiders.

Security and guarding services can bring their forces into the 21st century by outfitting them with the perfect tool for multiple jobs: a mobile device with workflow apps installed. So, let’s take a look at what equipment is popular in this sector, since many of those solutions can simply be replaced by a smartphone and access to Mobilengine apps.

Alarm monitoring
According to the report on private security, digital video surveillance systems and alarmed smart homes are increasing the demand for guarding and security squads that can protect and monitor this equipment. Alarms themselves will account for almost one third of all security service spending once 2019 rolls around, meaning that security guards need ways to keep track of their employers’ different alarms and surveillance systems. Furthermore, employees must be able to securely access alarm codes, so as to ensure that no one gains unauthorized access to data centers, offices and homes.

This is why arming security guards with mobile devices and mobile workflow apps is so important. Alarm access code apps, for example, make protecting corporate and personal assets easy while keeping data safe and secure from employees and staff members as soon as their shift ends. Security guards can use that app to receive alarm codes for a short period of time, allowing them to connect back to headquarters and verify their identities before being displayed.

Bring security forces into the 21st century with mobile devices and apps.
Bring security forces into the 21st century with mobile devices and apps.

Equipment check-ins
As the importance of cybersecurity grows, more and more executives feel the need to physically protect data centers around the clock and secure end user computers overnight. The private security services report highlighted importance of using “highly trained guards” to do so, but maybe it’s more about the tools these employees have.

With security tour planning and security task management apps, however, security service providers can make anyone an elite task force capable of securing a variety of assets. These mobility solutions allow security guards to track their routes and report to headquarters when certain pieces of equipment or rooms are secured, ensuring that no stone is left unturned. Additionally, with RFID and NFC capabilities enabled in these mobile apps, administrators can monitor the progress of employees.

With a growing market comes competition, and as that’s current the case in the security and guarding services industry, these firms need to ensure that their guards and team members are prepared and armed with the latest gadgets and mobile workflow apps to successfully and satisfactorily complete their jobs.

Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

Trashing tradition in trucking with mobile apps and same-day invoicing [Video]

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The trucking and logistics industry has a revenue problem, and mobile workflow apps can solve it.

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When logistics companies think about mobility and providing their drivers with smartphones, productivity is often the first thing that comes to mind. However, the benefits of mobile workflow apps go far beyond efficiency improvements.

In fact, smartphones paired with proof of delivery apps can help logistics companies collect payments faster after successful delivery. Truck drivers just need to photograph any required documents, gather signatures via the touch-screen interface and send them immediately back to headquarters.

In an industry where companies usually wait between six and eight weeks to collect payments on deliveries, same-day invoicing and proof of delivery is revolutionary.

It all starts with a reliable mobile workflow app solution, and if same-day invoicing sounds intriguing to you, stick with Mobilengine for more mobility news, tips and facts!

Adam Dalnoki, Mobilengine’s CEO, brings IT and telecommunications expertise as an ex BCG consultant. He made a previous exit in a mobile payment start up and has held sales executive positions at Provimi and Kraft Foods.

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