Penta Technologies, Inc. Ushers in Mobile Phase II for Construction with Solutions for the Mobile Construction Workforce

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Traditional mobile solutions for field workers have revolved around the ability to be connected to a single host system and typically have been built around a single hardware platform. With Penta Mobile, workers now have the ability to essentially bring the system with them utilizing the right device for their particular business needs.

Penta Mobile is a family of solutions from Penta Technologies, Inc. designed to give employees access to the various systems and data they need while in the field. Designed to provide the flexibility necessary to meet the broad range of needs in the construction and engineering marketplace, Penta Mobile automates key functions for field service and field reporting in both a connected and disconnected environment.

Traditional mobile solutions for field workers have revolved around the ability to be connected to a single host system and typically have been built around a single hardware platform. With Penta Mobile, workers now have the ability to essentially bring the system with them utilizing the right device for their particular business needs. Supported devices range from laptop computers, Pocket PC devices, RIM Blackberry devices and a variety of Java enabled cellular phones including those from Nextel. In addition, Penta Mobile includes solutions based around interactive voice response systems, allowing workers to transfer information to and from host systems in a conversational fashion.

According to Karl Koenig, CEO of Penta Technologies, “Mobile technologies have the potential to change the way business is conducted in ways that may be even more profound than the Internet. This is especially true of construction with its widespread operations and large job sites. We are very excited to be leading the charge into providing mobile solutions that will revolutionize the construction process spanning productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety.”

Key components of Penta Mobile for Field Service and Penta Mobile for Field Reporting include:

• The ability to automate tasks while obtaining data from a variety of corporate and web based systems

• Visibility to contracts and warranty information

• Mapping and driving directions

• Capture of labor and materials usage

• Customer signature at point of service

• Service history

• Inventory management

• Parts ordering

• Preventative Maintenance checklists

• Capture of time and attendance information

• Complete user authentication and security

• Recording of employee’s hours to multiple jobs in a day / pay period

• Enter employee hours to non-job activities

Penta Mobile is designed to integrate to a variety of back end systems including Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Microsoft/Great Plains as well as existing legacy systems organizations have deployed.

For more information on Penta Mobile, contact Harvey Shovers at hds@penta.com or 262-780-2427.

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