MIAMISBURG, OHIO (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Corporate Flight Alternatives (CFA), a premier executive charter aviation service, has deployed the naturalForms mobile data capture solution from ExpeData® to simplify its flight deck operations. The solution allows CFA pilots to replace paper forms with intelligent e-forms on their iPads. The initial application use was to capture and submit flight log data in real time, improving data accuracy and accelerating invoice cycle times.
As an innovative aviation services company, CFA was an early adopter of tablet devices for its flight crews. As a first step, flight plans, navigation system manuals, weather data, and email were made available on the crew’s iPads. Even with these mobility enhancements, pilots were still completing paper flight logs manually, rekeying into a spreadsheet or faxing to the CFA home office. This process led to end of month backlogs and significantly slowed the invoicing process.
Since implementing the digital flight log form using naturalForms, CFA has automated the flight log process allowing for real time data capture and submittal, eliminating month end backlogs. CFA staff has been particularly impressed with the “smart form” capabilities of naturalForms such as real-time calculations. These intelligent field functions increase efficiency and accuracy while making the experience intuitive for pilots.
“Data accuracy is extremely important in this business. Rounding errors can quickly add up and are not easily identified by manual audit and review,” said Scott G. Lucas, President, Corporate Flight Alternatives. “With naturalForms, we have seen more timely submissions of flight logs with improved accuracy. This has greatly enhanced the invoicing process.”
"In a competitive industry such as aviation services, progressive companies are looking for opportunities in their operations to improve efficiency," said Doug Patterson, Vice President of Business Development, ExpeData. “naturalForms provides a cost effective, user friendly tool to help turn trips into invoices with a quicker bill to cash cycle.”
Based on the seamless transition from paper to digital and the overall return on investment from the solution, CFA is planning to expand their use of naturalForms for additional data capture applications such as fueling tickets and maintenance logs. To learn more about naturalForms, visit https://naturalformsapp.com.
ExpeData, an innovative software company and a global leader in natural input technologies, provides an end-to-end mobile data capture platform that automates the collection of natural input (such as handwriting, photos, notes, drawings, and voice) at the point of entry. Information captured with tablets or other mobile devices is immediately converted to digital data and seamlessly integrated to backend systems. Straight-through processing eliminates cycle time delays, resulting in unsurpassed workflow optimization and significant cost savings. ExpeData’s solutions are used across the globe, delivering value in multiple industries. To learn more, visit http://www.expedata.net and https://naturalformsapp.com.
About Corporate Flight Alternatives
Corporate Flight Alternatives (CFA) is the premier and efficient travel alternative for business executives, providing domestic and international charter air travel and asset management services. CFA's goal is to make travel simpler, worry-free, and more productive for the business traveler. Based in Dayton, Ohio, CFA is dedicated to providing superior aviation services to its clients with a focus on professionalism, safety, quality, and integrity. To learn more, visit http://www.cfajets.com.
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