TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire -08/21/12)- GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (GROV) has announced that it has expanded its agreement with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLL) for the State of South Carolina for the procurement of MobiTask™, GroveWare's mobile inspection solution based on the eXFORMA suite of products. Initially implemented for its agents completing on-site inspections of elevator installations, agreement has now been reached to expand the use of the mobile inspection and licensing tools developed by GroveWare to other regulatory inspection functions including those for pharmacies, athletic facilities, cemeteries, funeral homes, veterinary facilities and beauty/barber salons. The mission of the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is to promote and protect the health, safety and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training and education. It does so through 40 separate state agencies, including the Department of Labor, the State Fire Academy, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and 38 professional and occupational licensing boards.
The adoption of MobiTask for these additional inspection functions follows the very successful launch of the solution by the Department for its elevator inspectors, a deployment that was fully implemented in a few short weeks and has dramatically improved the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of the inspection process.
The initial customer introduction was facilitated by the government sales team at Verizon Wireless which will benefit from the corresponding sale of wireless devices and data lines and from the enhanced client relationship that derives from bringing a valued solution and solving a customer problem.
"All 50 states, thousands of counties and municipalities and the federal government each have responsibility for multiple inspection, licensing, monitoring and compliance functions," says Hrair Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO. "Millions of inspections are completed by government employees every day and almost all of them are currently documented using paper processes. We continue to be in involved in discussions with several municipal, state and federal departments and agencies and are very excited about the potential for MobiTask to streamline processes and reduce costs within the government sector. South Carolina's DLL was one of our first customers and we are delighted that GroveWare is expanding its role within this state's administration."
About GroveWare Technologies Ltd.
GroveWare is one of North America's leading providers of mobile solutions to enterprise, connecting workforces by mobile device to a wide selection of ERP systems and helping American businesses and institutions to enhance productivity and improve profitability by mobilizing and automating business processes. GroveWare's showcase software, MobiTask, is a wireless client application compatible with all smartphones and tablets including: iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, PlayBook™, and all devices using the Android™ or Windows Mobile® wireless platforms. MobiTask mobilizes employee tasks in the field and connects them directly to the organization's enterprise software systems. MobiTask allows organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy mobile solutions for workers on the go. MobiTask provides the convenience of using dynamic electronic forms created using GroveWare's eXFORMA™ middleware to collect field data, manage workflow, HR and CRM tasks wirelessly, store documents locally and integrates quickly with most ERP systems and back-end databases on any application such as Oracle® e-Business Suite™, PeopleSoft™, SharePoint™, Kronos® Workforce Central™, MS Dynamics™ or SAP®. Users can remotely and wirelessly clock-in/out, approve and initiate workflow tasks, or use dynamic e-Forms for inspections, licensing and data collection all from their smartphones. GroveWare is especially targeting the government, construction, healthcare, and law enforcement sectors and its successes to-date and rapidly growing interest from these and other quarters of business, provide exciting growth challenges and opportunities for the company.
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