Hawthorn, Australia (PressExposure) February 12, 2012 -- Pervidi version 5.75 includes the ability to wirelessly transfer information to your Android device and conduct your inspections and data collection activities 'offline' using your Android smart-phone or tablet. The information is subsequently wirelessly 'synched' back to the database using the Android's wireless connectivity (3G / 4G / Wifi). "Supporting Android devices is the next step in the evolution of mobile workforce. By enhancing Pervidi's offering to include the Android platform we are expanding the use of Pervidi to include a significantly large number of mobile users." says Eitan Shibi, Techs4Biz CTO. "In addition to providing our customers with the ability to record any field inspection, the Pervidi Android application integrates barcode reading, picture taking, and markups on your pictures. Data can be wirelessly 'synched' with the database by using the device's wireless connectivity or via Wifi when you are back at home or office" says Eitan.
Pervidi 5.75 is offered as an enhancement to the current Pervidi version and will be available to existing customers this month.
one of the common application is Field force automation using Android tablets:
The field force automation term refers to the use of technology to capture information and record information in the field without the use of paper forms. It usually refers to the automation of work performed by service technicians, auditors and inspectors that traditionally used to complete the paper work in the field, and then send or return the papers, forms or information back to the office for data entry and processing.
Using hand held devices in the field to complete inspection, various checklists, maintenance activities, or any other field activity is at the core of field force automation. One of the challenges of field force automation as part of a back end system is developing a simple user interface for the tablet, PDA, smart phone or the hand held device. The more simple the interface, the easier it is to make the switch to a mobile device.
Furthermore, deploying a successful field force automation solution takes more than issuing the field technician or inspector with a mobile device or a tablet. It involves having a solution that integrates and addresses all the activities performed by the field force with the management system back in the office.
The Android operation system by Google is becoming very popular on smart phones and tablets in the workplace and lately is likely to become an integral part of field force automation.