Androids Mobilize Power Company’s Workers – Featured GoCanvas Subscriber

By Joe Gatto on January 14, 2011

Power Company Goes Mobile on Androids

Mobile solutions designed for utilities and their related service companies have been around for quite awhile.  These solutions have typically been very expensive, were not designed for customization and have traditionally been built for only mobile device.   This week’s featured GoCanvas subscriber is the division of a very large utility, learn more about how this service based division was able to go mobile in a fraction of the time and expense all backed by the power of Canvas’s comprehensive offering.  

Our GoCanvas featured subscriber is a large US utility and service organization who provides both direct and outsourced construction, maintenance, and technology services for electric power, telecommunications, broadband cable, and gas pipeline industries. Their capabilities and services include the planning, design, installation, maintenance and repair of most types of network infrastructure.

For them Safety is not only critical to their organization.. it just part of who they are.  This company’s safety inspections  span across their many customer job sites and include the inspection of general equipment, rigging and lifting gear, traffic control, and various process oriented safety practices.  In the past, they would manage their safety processes through a large, diverse set of paper forms.   Filled out on clipboards, sent back to be re-entered into back office systems, filed and made available for easy long term access.   It was a labor intensive experience driven by manual processes.  

Today, this very critical information is being collected via various BlackBerry and Android devices and sent back wirelessly, in real-time to project managers monitoring these large client projects. These experiences were transformed by the client, and continue to give them the flexibility of the ever expanding GoCanvas platform.  In coverage or out, no matter the Smartphone or Tablet, GoCanvas makes it possible for this utility to cut the wires and Go Wireless.  Another example of how GoCanvas is helping to change the way people move data…one Smartphone at a time.

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