CENTER HARBOR, N.H. (PRWEB) April 04, 2016
Smartware Group, Inc. today launched its first native mobile application for Bigfoot CMMS, the cloud-based asset and equipment management software used by maintenance teams worldwide. The app offers a robust suite of capabilities for maintenance professionals on the go and is included with a Bigfoot CMMS Enterprise+ subscription, for both existing and future users.
Developed for iOS and Android devices, the Bigfoot mobile app provides maintenance professionals with easy access to core CMMS functionality using the same login credentials as the browser-based Bigfoot system. Leveraging an intuitively-designed interface, users can quickly navigate parts, work orders and assets through the app’s QR code or swipe gesture functionality. The app’s built-in camera integration also provides users with the ability to upload and associate images to assets, work orders and parts.
“Today’s technologies afford us unprecedented options to advance our system, particularly within a mobile environment,” said Paul Lachance, president of Smartware Group, Inc. “We continue to push the envelope for higher design and functionality quality in order to better enhance the maintenance management experience for our users.”
The mobile app also features a geo-tagging capability that allows users to visually map all of their assets, parts and work orders by location. The feature enables users to assess all necessary repairs, current equipment statuses, and preventive maintenance while updating in real time, regardless of whether they are onsite or en route to a particular area. The app also provides offline editing access to work order data when outside of WiFi or cellular connection, allowing users to simply sync when back online.
In February of this year, Smartware Group and Technology Evaluation Centers released the results of a comprehensive survey of more than 100 manufacturers in which 34 percent of respondents stated they don’t capture operational asset data at all. Of the 60 percent that said they are capturing this data, two-thirds said they do so manually.
“There’s a demonstrated market need for an app like ours that is both highly usable and functional,” Lachance said. “With so many organizations still neglecting asset data collection combined with a market shift towards mobile accessibility, we hope to elevate and improve the maintenance management software standard for both our users and the maintenance industry as a whole, to help them capture and utilize this valuable data where and when they need it.”
Bigfoot CMMS Enterprise+ users can download the app from Google Play or the Apple App store using their existing login credentials. Smartware Group will host two free webinars entitled, “Boost Maintenance Mobility with the Bigfoot CMMS App” on April 12 and 14 to educate potential and existing users on the mobile app and the benefits of maintenance mobility. To register for the April 12 webinar, click here. To register for the April 14 webinar, click here.
To learn more about Smartware Group, Inc. and the Bigfoot CMMS mobile app, visit http://www.bigfootcmms.com/product/bigfoot-cmms/mobility/.
About Smartware Group, Inc.
Smartware Group, Inc. produces Bigfoot CMMS for manufacturing, distribution, data centers, hospitality, mining, and energy & utilities industries. Since 2002, Bigfoot has helped more than 10,000 users worldwide improve facility and equipment maintenance operations with advanced capabilities that include preventive maintenance (PMs) and predictive maintenance, work order scheduling, maintenance requests, asset life cycle management, parts replacement inventory, and built-in reporting. Bigfoot CMMS’ native functionality paired with its intuitive design allows maintenance professionals to implement the solution and get results quickly, often in a matter of weeks.
The Bigfoot solution earned a 2015 “Product of the Year” Gold Award by Plant Engineering magazine, and previously won a Bronze Stevie® Award during the 11th Annual International Business Awards in the Best Interface Design category. Experience the Bigfoot difference by accessing a free trial at http://www.bigfootcmms.com/free-trial today.