Gearworks Launches etrace 7.1

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Enhanced Web-based, wireless workforce management solution enables enterprises to cut costs, improve productivity

Gearworks' new etrace 7.1 gets to the core of business needs today and allows organizations to efficiently collect data from the field and use it to achieve results that benefit the bottom line.

Gearworks, a leading provider of location-based mobile business applications, today announced the release of etrace® 7.1, an enhanced version of its powerful wireless and Web-based mobile workforce management solution that enables enterprises to supervise and optimize their personnel and activities in the field as easily as they do in the office.

etrace by Gearworks taps the GPS capabilities of wireless mobile devices to provide organizations full visibility of its workers in the field. By delivering real-time supervision and coordination, enterprises can integrate multiple aspects of their business, enhance efficiencies and improve overall productivity. The enhanced etrace 7.1 raises the bar with several new features, enabling organizations and mobile workers with greater flexibility, accessibility and ease of use.

"In today's economy, companies are facing their fair share of business challenges and need solutions that provide real value," said Jeanine Sterling, senior industry analyst, mobile and wireless communications, Frost & Sullivan. "Gearworks' new etrace 7.1 gets to the core of business needs today and allows organizations to efficiently collect data from the field and use it to achieve results that benefit the bottom line."

New Features in etrace 7.1
etrace 7.1 includes the following new features:

  • Editable Timecards. Time sheet mistakes made in the field are now quick and easy to fix through the Web portal. Administrators can correct the date and time of worker shifts/breaks and end open shifts/breaks. To ensure accuracy, the administrator can also view a complete history of edits made to worker time sheets.
  • At-a-Glance Report. Now, keeping track of key business indicators is as easy as reading an email. The daily report is sent via email to supervisors, summarizing key business metrics for payroll, travel, jobs completed and policy violations.

"Many enterprises are facing numerous organizational hardships and are being forced to make tough decisions as a result of the current economy," said Rob Juncker, chief technology officer for Gearworks. "etrace 7.1 simplifies and automates the complete mobile resource management process, enabling businesses to improve employee productivity and save money."

About Gearworks:
Gearworks provides the industry's leading carrier-class platform for location-based mobile applications that help businesses increase employee productivity and safety, improve customer satisfaction and reduce fuel, overtime, and other operating costs. Through Gearworks' Appmosphere™ platform, wireless carriers deliver location-based business applications to market faster, software vendors mobilize their applications easily, and enterprises cost-effectively integrate and deploy their back-office applications and business processes to their mobile workforce through any wireless carrier on any mobile device. Appmosphere is the technology foundation for Gearworks' industry-leading mobile workforce management applications, including etrace® and other carrier-branded products. With Appmosphere and its applications, the company serves thousands of small- to medium-sized business and enterprise customers across a broad range of industries -- including health care, field service, home and store delivery, construction, utilities and government services.

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