PODS Selects MobileFrame’s Business SuiteTM to Automate their National Franchisee Field Service Operations

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MobileFrame Software is the only Configurable Mobile ApplicationTM platform in the industry that empowers PODS to create and manage mobile applications with no coding or knowledge of database concepts

MobileFrame, LLC (http://www.mobileframe.com), the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM, announced that its Business SuiteTM software has been selected by PODS to automate their paper-based work order forms and manual processes previously used by their field technicians nationwide. Business Transactions Technologies (bTrans), headquartered in Clearwater, Florida is providing wireless integration services and program management for this project and is delivering the barcode scanning system integration for Symbol handheld mobile computers. After a long evaluation of many competing solutions, PODS selected MobileFrame software because of its ease of use and its ability to rapidly deploy sophisticated mobile applications. MobileFrame’s revolutionary Smart ArchitectureTM handles all software programming complexities in the background and permits novice computer users with no IT background to instantly create and deploy sophisticated mobile applications via a user-friendly point and click desktop.

The MobileFrame solution allows PODS to automate their national field service operations with a single mobility platform. PODS can now send an electronic version of a Work Order or Sales Request directly to a technician in the field. As the technician completes the Work Order, barcode scans of the delivered POD container are automatically captured and embedded in the workflow. The technician can also annotate on sketch templates, capture photographs and record voice notes of any damaged areas, capture the customers’ electronic signature and print a signed copy of the Delivery Receipt. When the technician transmits the completed Work Order back to the office invoices can be generated the same day the container is delivered. This results in improved cash flow, and immediately enhances the company’s bottom line. The delivered PODS containers are automatically removed from inventory and logged so the PODS inventory and location is always up to date.

“MobileFrame’s software has provided considerable value to our organization by eliminating time- consuming, error-prone paper based processes,” said Pete Warhurst, CEO of PODS. “This software package has increased the productivity of our national field service operations dramatically. Our Service and Operations Departments now communicate more efficiently, so our technicians always have the right delivery and pickup information. The MobileFrame solution provides PODS with a distinct competitive advantage in our marketplace. Other solutions would have required us to engage in expensive, time-consuming custom programming to automate our business. The benefits of MobileFrame’s solution not only allows us to provide better service to our franchisers and customers, but it also enables us to configure the system around our own unique business process without employing a team of software programmers.”

“MobileFrame installs in easily and permits users to automate their field service business overnight,” said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame’s CEO and President. “Our software has provided PODS with a configurable solution that streamlines their national field service operations for all franchisee’s, resulting in substantial cost savings to the company and unparalleled reduction in software development time for our implementation partner, bTrans.”

“We have seen an immense reduction in mobile software development time using MobileFrame’s platform,” said Kevin Fuller, bTrans President. “With MobileFrame’s Configurable Mobile Application software, our team is able to focus on delivering the exact solution that best suits PODS needs, without having to worry about lengthy time consuming coding. MobileFrame’s software enabled us to make changes easily and shorten software development to 1/10 of the time as compared to conventional mobile SDK’s.”

MobileFrame’s Business Suite is a fully self contained solution that delivers broad functionality out-of-the-box. No custom programming, no third party mobile gateways, synchronization engines or SDK’s are required. Data collected in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available. The MobileFrame software operates on any .NET enabled handheld device, including Pocket PC PDA's, Tablet PC's or Laptops.

About MobileFrame:

MobileFrame is the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM enterprise software that requires no coding or programming to create and deploy sophisticated mobile applications. With intelligent networking and synchronization, MobileFrame's platform significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. MobileFrame eliminates custom programming through an intuitive, user friendly point-and-click desktop, enabling novice computer users to easily deploy any custom mobile applications. MobileFrame is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our website at http://www.mobileframe.com.

About PODS

Founded in 1998, Portable On Demand Storage (PODS) is a corporation established in Pinellas County, Florida. PODS revolutionized the moving and storage industry by originating the concept of transporting mobile storage containers directly to the customer at their convenience to pack at their leisure. The Company has achieved considerable success and has gained a positive reputation for providing maximum performance and outstanding customer service. Customers can easily reserve PODS brand containers by contacting our full service National Call Center at 1-888-776 – PODS (7637) or visit the website at http://www.pods.com and click on “Order a PODS Brand Container”.

About Business Transactions Technologies:

Business Transactions Technologies (bTrans) specializes in mobile workforce solutions. Our solutions include "In-Premise" within the four walls of your company and "Out-Of-Premise" field workforce real-time, casually connected, and batch data collection solutions. Maximize the benefits of ERP systems by extending applications to the field and leveraging real-time mobile workforce data reporting. We "Mobile enable your work force" giving you a competitive advantage. The benefits include timely and accurate data, point of presence data collection and real-time validation, increased profits, reduction in billing cycle times, and improved customer satisfaction. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.btrans.com.


Thomas J. Laughlin

MobileFrame LLC

(408) 885-1200

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