Electric Utility Located in Southeast Implements Interloc's Mobile Informer and Realizes a Greater Than 50% Productivity Increase

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Recently, an electric utility located in the southeast implemented an IBM Maximo mobile solution to help manage their inventorying process for their various distributed warehouses. The implementation, based on Interloc's Mobile Informer, helped garner a greater than 50% productivity increase.

Next Generation Mobility for IBM Maximo

Next Generation Mobility for IBM Maximo

Interloc is pleased to offer a usable, scalable and rapidly implemented mobile solution for Maximo specifically to meet the needs of our customers.

Interloc announces that an electric utility located in the southeast recently implemented Interloc's Mobile Informer for Maximo solution. The solution: An integrated Maximo mobile solution to manage their inventorying process for their various distributed warehouses. On completion of their first wall-to-wall counts for their seven warehouses, they realized a greater than 50% increase in productivity.

With the explosive growth of the mobile market, the company knew that the time was right to extend their Maximo implementation with a mobile solution. Their search criteria included a solution that was intuitive to their end users, native to Maximo (they did not want additional middleware to maintain), and able to work in connected and disconnected modes. They also wanted smart synchronization – that is, an application that is smart enough to synch when connected but doesn’t stop working when disconnected.

The Solution

This solution came in the form of Mobile Informer for the field and supply chain staff and Interloc Mailer for all Maximo users. This meets the needs of both their field and corporate staff.

  • The Mobile Informer solution was selected to address Inventory Management and Work Management needs of the company.
  • The Interloc Mailer was chosen for all the Maximo users to give them a way to approve and/or take action on requests directly from their mobile device without the need to log onto Maximo.

The combination of these two products provided a mobility solution that works.

“Interloc is pleased to offer a usable, scalable and rapidly implemented mobile solution for Maximo specifically to meet the needs of our customers,” said Mike Watson, President & CEO, Interloc Solutions. Watson goes on to say, "The combination of Mobile Informer and Mailer is proven to provide asset intensive businesses a solid ROI across a range of industries and asset classes.”

The Results are In

This utility just completed their first wall-to-wall inventory using their Mobile Informer solution. The mobile benefits of increased accuracy, productivity and portability speak for themselves. At one facility, for example, man-hours to complete a wall-to-wall count dropped from a staggering 512-hour task to a 238-hour task, with a decrease in paperwork associated with the inventory of more than 75%. Similar results were seen across their six other warehouses. Using the system, they were able to perform first reconciled counts in record time.

Their mobile users are excited about their new tool and are eagerly awaiting the next steps for the Mobile Informer evolution. Enhancements in the works include a second count option, the ability to stage material and use of built-in barcoding technology.

About Interloc

Interloc is 100% dedicated to helping you realize the greatest potential from your Maximo investment, with award winning consulting services and innovative mobile solutions. We are passionate about putting our IBM Gold technical accreditation to work for you to get the results you need for your business. Interloc Consultants have hundreds of years of combined Maximo experience and will harness that to meet your industry requirements providing comprehensive, reliable enterprise asset and service management solutions.

Interloc has reinvented Maximo mobility by providing a mobile solution, Mobile Informer, with a proven track record of user adoption. The next generation Mobile Informer starts with your field workers business requirements and ends with an application they want on the smart devices they know. The end result is simply mobility that works.

Together, Interloc’s innovative consulting services and mobile solutions have been validated by IBM and the Industry -- winning 3 IBM Awards, 1 Industry Award, and being named a finalist for 4 IBM awards in less than 2 years, including 2 IBM Beacon Award finalist slots for our innovative Maximo Oil & Gas Solution and Mobile Informer.

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