Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com Mobile Information Solutions for Mission-Critical Processes Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:18:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Check out the latest addition to Microsoft’s SLG.tv http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/check-latest-addition-microsofts-slg-tv/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/check-latest-addition-microsofts-slg-tv/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:18:14 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13601 Microsoft recently launched a new resource for customers in State and Local Government: SLG.tv. SLG.tv is an always-on, on-demand video channel hosted on Microsoft.com featuring videos of interest for customers in state and local government. The videos covering a range Read More

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Microsoft recently launched a new resource for customers in State and Local Government: SLG.tv.

SLG.tv is an always-on, on-demand video channel hosted on Microsoft.com featuring videos of interest for customers in state and local government.

The videos covering a range of topics including:

  • The Microsoft Government Cloud – including Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Dynamics CRM Online
  • Modern applications and solutions designed for state and local government customers focused on health and human services, justice and public safety, finance, and administration
  • Real stories from state and local government customers, including the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Charlotte, and more.

An exciting addition to SLG.tv is this video featuring Gautham Pandiyan explaining how Mi-Corporation’s mobile data capture solutions can help government agencies become more efficient and provide better customer service all while reducing the costs associated with paper forms used in their field data capture processes.

Watch the Microsoft SLG.Tv video featuring the Mi-Corporation impact for Government Agencies here now!

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Scaling Mi-Corporation Applications http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/scaling-mi-corporation-applications/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/scaling-mi-corporation-applications/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:39:08 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13592 Mi-Forms has a well documented history of providing mobile solutions for the enterprise, but just how does it scale? Many of our solutions rely on a single IIS web server and a variable number of mobile devices. In fact a Read More

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Mi-Forms has a well documented history of providing mobile solutions for the enterprise, but just how does it scale? Many of our solutions rely on a single IIS web server and a variable number of mobile devices. In fact a customer can have a single server, or even a VM, that hosts Mi-Forms Server on IIS and SQL Server Express all in one. This provides customers with a quick way to get started, but what happens when the resources that provides are not enough? What if your IT infrastructure requires extra security considerations, or the demand is higher than that?

Recently I was tasked with a very large implementation of the Mi-Forms platform. This customer will have up to 30,000 users and needs to make sure that any platform they adopt is able to deal with the resource load that that scale will bring. The solution we created is far more robust than many would need, but in this case it puts the customer in a great position to deal with growth.

Mi-Forms Server 10 and IIS 7.5 were installed on four identical Windows 2008 R2 servers. Each server has 32 Gb Ram, and 500Gb storage. SQL Server 2012 was installed on two identical servers with similar specifications as the IIS Servers. A Fujitsu load balancer tied the four servers into a single URL, using a sort of cached Round Robin method to deliver traffic. When a user accesses the URL, the load balancer checks to see if there was a server recently accessed by that user, and if it is available it delivers that user to the same server. The SQL Servers are clustered as well, improving the data redundancy. Testing was done that included sending 10,000 sessions at once to the system to make sure it would process everything. Of course sending that many forms to a server at once is extremely unlikely, it is important to be prepared to respond if such a scenario occurs. This test took a couple of hours to complete, but the process was successful where a single server may have become overloaded.

Having all of these resources may seem like overkill, but this solution resolves issues that may be encountered when one server has too much load, or one server fails to respond. The beauty of it is that as their users grow and they find that they need more power, they can simply add more servers into the mix. Large or small, we can provide solutions that fit your organizational needs. And importantly, when small becomes large, we can scale our solutions to suit.

 

~Kevin Burgess, Mi-Corporation Technical Team

 

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Mi-Corporation Nominated for Mobile Star Awards http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-corporation-nominated-mobile-star-awards/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-corporation-nominated-mobile-star-awards/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:11:45 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13556 Mobile Village’s 13th annual (2014-15) Mobile Star Awards program is the largest hardware and software awards program of its kind. Both industry leaders and cutting-edge startups compete on equal footing for mobile software awards, consumer and enterprise devices awards, success story awards, Read More

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Mobile Village’s 13th annual (2014-15) Mobile Star Awards program is the largest hardware and software awards program of its kind. Both industry leaders and cutting-edge startups compete on equal footing for mobile software awards, consumer and enterprise devices awards, success story awards, and visionary awards.

Mi-Corporation has been nominated in the following four Mobile Enterprise Awards Categories:

Mobile API or Application Development Platform:

Mi-Enterprise Apps is nominated in the Mobile API or Application Development platform category. Mi-Enterprise Apps (MEA) enable you to leverage the mobile revolution with a flexible, robust middleware framework and securely integrate data from your mobile apps into your enterprise database, document imaging, ECM/EDM, and/or other core systems – including ERP, financials/materials management, health information, clinical, and HR suites.

Mobile Data Capture / Database:

Mi-Forms is nominated in the Mobile Data Capture category. With Mi-Forms, you can quickly and easily create e-forms for mobile devices, iPads, tablets, digital pens, and laptops. Packed with features, your e-forms application is interactive and easy to use, and you’ll be able to collect data online & offline. With support for voice recognition, text input, pick lists, time stamps, photo capture, handwriting interpretation, and GPS, you can quickly build a fast, flexible data collection solution tailored to your requirements. Once the data is captured you can securely integrate the data into your enterprise database, document imaging, ECM/EDM, and/or other core systems.

Mobile Field Service:

Mobile Inspection Software is nominated in the Mobile Field Service category.  Mobile Inspection Software by Mi-Corporation (MISM) will allow your field workforce to spend time on what matters, not paper, and enable managers to keep a real-time pulse on their field teams. MISM also provides powerful analysis tools: charting, reporting and dashboarding tools based on industry-standard technology, both on-premise and in the cloud. Managers can visualize results of their field teams’ inspections, export it, approve inspections and understand the KPIs and metrics of their inspectors and take action based on this data.

Success Story Awards Categories: 

The successful implementation of Mi-Forms at Lightower is nominated in the Success Story category. Lightower is the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Lightower has reported that Mi-Forms mobile forms technology has led to more efficient field data collection processes and cost savings of $400 per day. Learn more about this project here.

Let Mobile Star know you think our end-to-end mobile platform which allows you to transform your paper-based field data collection processes to digital processes deserves these awards by voting here. Voting ends December 15th.

 

 

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Judging the Tabby Awards – Business 2014 Contest http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/13514/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/13514/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:39:47 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13514 The ‘Tablet economy’ has arrived in full force and has revolutionized all our lives, while creating an estimated 500,000 jobs in the US alone from Tablet app development. From watching Netflix movies on your couch, to starting to modify spreadsheets Read More

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The ‘Tablet economy’ has arrived in full force and has revolutionized all our lives, while creating an estimated 500,000 jobs in the US alone from Tablet app development. From watching Netflix movies on your couch, to starting to modify spreadsheets in an airport, we’ve all seen the impact of Tablets in our personal & professional life. At Mi-Corporation, we’ve been gratified to see the mainstream adoption of this type of technology to streamline processes, after 15 years of working on Tablet projects with various organizations.

I was honored to be invited to judge the Tabby Awards-Business 2014 contest this year, a contest organized by TabTimes, a leading Tablet-focused media publication that has quickly become an authoritative source of information regarding the Tablet market. With 130 submissions from 4 different continents and covering 3 major Tablet operating systems – Windows, iOS and Android – this was a well-sourced, extensive contest with categories such as “Collaboration”, “In-the-Field”, “Education & Training” “Sales” and more. The panel of 20 independent judges was led by Alex Bratton, author of Billion Dollar Apps and CEO & Chief Geek of Lextech Global Services, and co-chaired by Jeff Klaumann, former Head of Samsung Apps US, Samsung Electronics.

Judging this contest, offered me the opportunity to see what sets apart the best-in-class Tablet apps, versus other ones, what types of impacts these apps could have in B2B organizations, and factors for future Tablet app developers to keep in mind. A few items to point out to organizations looking to build best-in-class Tablet apps are:

1)      Make installation/setup easy and seamless: Some of the apps in my portfolio were far easier to setup and install and this made a difference in their perception and usability in my mind as a potential user. While I understand that some apps are deployed through corporate app stores, through MDM packages, and in other controlled ways, a simplified setup process is key as it’s the “First Sight” experience for most users and you want them to fall in “Love at first sight!”

2)      Use Tutorial Screens/Videos: I noticed some of the best app developers used a pop-up or other type of screen to help users with no or little familiarity on how to use their apps, and provide a quick tutorial, coaching and helpful ‘how to’ reference guides. This makes a huge difference as employees flow in and out of organizations and you can never train all of them constantly, all the time, or retrain when they forget how to use features in your app.

3)      Focus on the User-Experience: Storyboard the app experience from the end-user standpoint. Think of their day-to-day work, when they will use this app, under what conditions, and what’s in it for them to get over the initial training curve….imagine some possible frustrations for them, head them off when possible with technological solutions, and offer opportunities for them to provide feedback to the app developers. Our experience at Mi-Corporation, has been that most mobile projects fail due to poor user adoption and 90% of the risk in projects is centered around the users. The best apps certainly seemed to have a great grasp on what their users’ pain points were & hit the nail on the head at making some of these pains go away.

 4)      Setup Integrations to Popular Cloud services: Despite the best intentions of many IT organizations to control or ban access to cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Box.Net etc., most B2B Tablet users will find a way to download some of these apps and use them. Rather than fight the tidal wave, enable users to access these cloud systems from your apps for even easier file sharing, storage etc. Some of the best apps took this open approach with integration points to these types of products.

5)      It’s not just about technology: The best Tablet app developers had extremely prompt, useful and courteous support lines of communication. The best technology is going to have issues. Customers are going to require customization, some system in the background is going to malfunction and hardware is going to go belly up. Having the right “A-team” on board to help support your users and other stakeholders, makes a world of a difference in the success of your project as well.

I enjoyed the judging process for the Tabby Awards-Business 2014 contest, and hope was able to provide valuable feedback to the contestants. I encourage you to review the list of the winners here. Good luck to all Tablet app developers as you continue to supercharge the Tablet economy and provide great value to businesses & consumers!

~ Gautham Pandiyan, Mi-Corporation VP Sales & Marketing

 

PS – as a disclaimer, while my company, Mi-Corporation, was declared a winner in the Windows “In-the-Field” category in this contest, TabTimes took great pains to make sure there was no conflict of interest for any of the judges and I was not involved with this decision at all. I was responsible for judging other categories that Mi-Corporation had not submitted any entries for and where our competitors had not either.

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Bonjour From the 2014 Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/bonjour-2014-government-technology-exhibition-conference-gtec/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/bonjour-2014-government-technology-exhibition-conference-gtec/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:26:21 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13494 This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the GTEC conference with our ruggedized mobility partner Motion Computing and over 6,000 other participants to exchange ideas and advance the business of mobile software solutions in the Canadian government. Read More

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This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the GTEC conference with our ruggedized mobility partner Motion Computing and over 6,000 other participants to exchange ideas and advance the business of mobile software solutions in the Canadian government. The conference featured keynote addresses, seminars, panels, workshops, round-table discussions and the exhibitor showcase displayed the most current software, services & devices in the world helping to drive the Canadian public sector forward.

During the two-day event, Scott Ball, Country Manager with Motion Computing displayed and demonstrated their world-class ruggedized device portfolio and I was able to demonstrate how the Mi-Forms field mobility solutions can positively impact an agencies desire to automate old paper-based processes, increase productivity & streamline processes. Though many government attendees let me know they are interested in mobilizing their workforce, budgets and procurement processes are still being fine-tuned as they prepare for the mobile explosion that is about to spread throughout the federal and provincial agencies.

During the open exhibition hours there were some very interesting and compelling technologies along with give-a-ways that were attractive to attendees of all ages. I’m a sucker for a free remote controlled helicopter but my business card was not selected in the “end of show drawing.” Maybe next year!

Click here for a full list of 2014 GTEC exhibitors.

~Ron Saffell, Senior Solutions Executive

 

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More Accolades for Mi-Corporation’s Field Mobility Solutions http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/accolades-mi-corporations-field-mobility-solutions/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/accolades-mi-corporations-field-mobility-solutions/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:30:57 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13467 Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced its Mi-Forms Mobile Forms was named a  Tabby Awards /Business 2014 winner. An international panel of 20 independent judges, who received over 130 applications from all over the world, selected Mi-Forms Mobile Forms Read More

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Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced its Mi-Forms Mobile Forms was named a  Tabby Awards /Business 2014 winner. An international panel of 20 independent judges, who received over 130 applications from all over the world, selected Mi-Forms Mobile Forms as best in class in the Windows: Collaboration & In-the-Field category.

The annual Tabby Awards is the only competition to recognize the best business and enterprise tablet applications, for both consumers and businesses. This year’s judging panel was chaired by Alex Bratton, author of Billion Dollar Apps and CEO & Chief Geek of Lextech Global Services, and co-chaired by Jeff Klaumann, former Head of Samsung Apps US, Samsung Electronics.

 According to The Tabby Awards / Business judges, Mi-Forms Mobile Forms Software is “a very functional app that addresses a significant issue in compliance reporting. The application integration to real-time reporting is significant to organizations particularly with regard to compliance. Very nice and useful.”

The selection of Mi-Forms Mobile Forms as a solution to remove paper from business processes that quickens business cycles, drives productivity, and increases revenue shows the success customers like the NC Department of Agriculture, Lightower Fiber Networks, Doyle Security Systems and many more have seen over 15 years of Mi-Corporation’s experience delivering mobile solutions.

“Our mobile data capture solutions continue to create positive impacts for organizations across many industries,” said Gregory J. Clary, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder, Mi-Corporation. “It’s an honor to be named a Tabby Awards winner This further validates our committed focus on meeting the evolving needs of our customers who seek more mobility as a means to improve operational efficiency, ensure safety & compliance through accurate and timely data capture, and facilitate collaboration among mobile teams.”

 To learn more about the power of this B2B mobile application platform watch this video about optimizing field inspection processes with Tablet e-forms, or listen to Mi-Corporation customer testimonials.

Mi-Corporation made the Inc. 500|5000 this year, and previously also received the 2013 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award, the 2012 Mobile Village Shining Star award, and numerous other accolades as well, for making significant positive impacts in the world. Learn more about Mi-Corporation by visiting www.mi-corporation.com or contacting info@mi-corporation.com / 919-485-4819.

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Mi-Co Further Enables eClinical Data Collection Solutions http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-co-enables-eclinical-data-collection-solutions/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-co-enables-eclinical-data-collection-solutions/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:55 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13397 Mi-Corporation is pleased to announce a new addition to our powerful eClinical data collection solutions with Formedix Transform for Mi-Forms. Formedix, is an industry-leading developer of clinical trial automation solutions.   Mi-Co worked with Formedix to help expand their Transform for Read More

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Mi-Corporation is pleased to announce a new addition to our powerful eClinical data collection solutions with Formedix Transform for Mi-Forms.

Formedix, is an industry-leading developer of clinical trial automation solutions.   Mi-Co worked with Formedix to help expand their Transform for Electronic Data Capture (EDC) product line.

Formedix Transform for Mi-Forms, allows integration with the widely-used mobile EDC system Mi-Forms and allows users to build Mi-Forms studies from within Formedix Origin. Mi-Forms stands out from other EDC systems as its focus is on allowing companies to run completely paperless trials using innovative mobile technologies such as tablets and digital pens.

As well as reducing study setup time by allowing instantaneous visualization of Mi-Forms eCRFs as they are designed, Transform for Mi-Forms also covers 100% of the export functionality from Mi-Forms’ design tool. In addition, study builds are automated and drag-and-drop reuse is enhanced through the use of portable, vendor-neutral CDISC designs.

Mark Wheeldon, CEO of Formedix, welcomed the latest in his firm’s line of vendor-neutral tools. “The addition of Transform for Mi-Forms to our Transform series gives CROs and sponsors even greater choice when selecting an EDC system” he said. “It means that users only need to be trained up in one tool, and it will allow them to execute their studies in a variety of systems.

“Time and cost savings for trial design and build are what Formedix software is all about, and we pride ourselves in achieving that for our users.”

Gautham Pandiyan, VP of Sales and Marketing at Mi-Corporation, said: “Transform for Mi-Forms is an innovative and exciting tool that will benefit Mi-Forms users and mobile-friendly life sciences organizations greatly, making it easier to design once and deploy often to standard EDC, Mi-Forms Mobile EDC and more. Given that Mi-Forms has produced 100x more accurate data and reduced process steps by 80% for customers, we are excited about the value Transform for Mi-Forms will bring to our ecosystem.”

For more information about Formedix Transform for Mi-Forms please contact Mi-Corporation or Contact Formedix.

 

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Mobile Devices in the Enterprise – The Lines Continue to Blur http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-devices-enterprise-lines-continue-blur/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-devices-enterprise-lines-continue-blur/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:19:53 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=13338 As recently as a few years ago, there were very big differences between what smartphones were used for and what tablet devices were used for.  Smartphones were primarily used for tasks such as reading email, checking social media sites, taking Read More

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As recently as a few years ago, there were very big differences between what smartphones were used for and what tablet devices were used for.  Smartphones were primarily used for tasks such as reading email, checking social media sites, taking photos, playing quick games, sending text messages, and sometimes even making actual phone calls.  Tablets were used for tasks such as writing documents, watching movies, and other activities that were accomplished better on a device that was more powerful than a phone and also had a bigger display.  However, the differences between what each type of device can be used for seem to be rapidly disappearing.

The Android platform was the first one to start seeing “large screen” phones come to market.  These devices had ever-larger screen sizes that allowed users to better see and interact with apps on their phones and start doing some of the tasks that had previously been performed better on tablets.  Along with the bigger screen sizes came faster, more powerful processors which also helped allow more tasks to be done on the phones.  Recently, Apple joined the “big phone” club with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  These devices have much larger screens than previous iPhones and also have faster processors allowing them to do more than previous generations of the iPhone.

As the distinctions between dedicated tablet devices and smartphones continue to blur, and the size/power/performance of the smartphones continues to increase, it becomes more feasible for businesses to continue looking for ways to take advantage of Bring Your Own Device situations that will allow employees to perform more work tasks using the phone that they already own.

Being able to use phones for tasks such as field inspections or other mobile data capture means there is one less extra device that people need to carry with them.  This may not seem like something to jump up and down about, but everybody likes having one less thing to worry about during their day, especially as the use of mobile devices in the enterprise increases.  And if being able to use tools such as Mi-Forms on their phones helps people get their jobs done faster, easier, and with less hassle, then I do think that’s something to get excited about.

~Mitch Hamelau

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Mi-Enterprise Apps: Mobile App Development Choices http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-enterprise-apps-mobile-app-development-choices/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-enterprise-apps-mobile-app-development-choices/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:07:18 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12983 One of the positive aspects of Mi-Enterprise Apps is the opportunity for mobile app developers to bring their own familiar coding skillset and gain access to enterprise-grade features such user authentication, data workflow, and offline data access. At Mi-Corporation, the Read More

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One of the positive aspects of Mi-Enterprise Apps is the opportunity for mobile app developers to bring their own familiar coding skillset and gain access to enterprise-grade features such user authentication, data workflow, and offline data access.

At Mi-Corporation, the development team is working to develop sample Mi-Enterprise Apps on a variety of platforms to demonstrate this capability.

Cordova Support:

One of those platforms is Cordova where a mobile web developer can create an app that is targeted for both iOS and Android and have access to device resources such as the camera and file system. To support the Cordova platform, we have a number of tools to facilitate development:

  • For Mi-Enterprise Apps, we have the Mi-JS library – a set of JavaScript libraries (from TypeScript if you’re interested) that support interaction with the Mi-Enterprise Apps Server. This makes it easy for JavaScript developers to get started on using services available from the Mi-Enterprise Apps Server.
  • For Data Replication, we have Data Replication Cordova plugins for both iOS and Android. This enables an app to retrieve data from a Data Replication server and store locally. The data is periodically pulled in the background while online. While offline, the Data Replication plugin also offers access to the local data. This has enormous advantages for your mobile workforce where an Internet connection isn’t always available.

Selecting a UI Framework:

As a Cordova developer, one of the challenges in developing for both iOS and Android can be the UI design framework

for the app. Luckily there are several mobile web design frameworks available now. Our criteria for choosing a framework for the sample Cordova app included ease of use, high support for iOS look and feel, and support for common controls and panels. The library also needed to be free so that other developers could use the sample Cordova app project and continue development without incurring any licensing fees or subscriptions. This helped narrow down our choices to jQuery Mobile (www.jquerymobile.com) or Framework7 (http://www.idangero.us/framework7).

In the end, we selected Framework7 which has worked out well so far. With support for templating, rendering large lists has not been an issue. The number of controls and ‘widgets’ were extensive and full featured. With a focus for the iOS 7 UI and UX, Framework 7 looks great so far. Although Framework7 was designed with the iOS 7 design theme, the app also performs well on Android.

Summary:

While building a sample Cordova app for Mi-Enterprise Apps and Data Replication, we selected the Framework7 UI library because of its versatility, ease of use, look, and cost. This will help our developer community get started with Cordova based Mi-Enterprise apps. Keep in mind that developers are not limited to using Framework7 or Cordova – Mi-Enterprise Apps supports a variety of mobile platforms -  so that developers have choices to building great mission-critical apps for their businesses.

Sample:

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Mi-Corporation Announces Big Data Product: Mobile Inspection Software by Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-announces-big-data-product-mobile-inspection-software-mi-corporation-2/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-announces-big-data-product-mobile-inspection-software-mi-corporation-2/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:32:44 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12934 Inspection Data Processes Can Be Fully Automated and Complemented by Data Analytics and Data Visualization Capabilities DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Oct 14, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the leading provider of the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform — Mi-Forms — announces Read More

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Inspection Data Processes Can Be Fully Automated and Complemented by Data Analytics and Data Visualization Capabilities

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Oct 14, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the leading provider of the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform — Mi-Forms — announces Big Data product Mobile Inspection Software by Mi-Corporation (MISM), which allows companies to automate field inspection data processes end-to-end quickly, including analysis & visualization of field data.

MISM, which integrates with Mi-Forms and other e-forms systems or Field Inspection Software packages, provides a data repository for data analytics and integration. Data captured in the field becomes visible immediately upon upload, while customizable dashboards, charts, and reports, nine of which ship with the product, provide data visualization for the inspection capture process.

Users can create multiple dashboards and charts within each dashboard, and report on common field inspection elements (e.g., number of inspections by type performed by inspector) or specific field inspection details. There is no constraint on the data that can be visualized. Filter values obtained directly from captured data allow for unique chart configurations.

According to Mi-Corporation CTO Chris DiPierro, “In listening to our customers who were focused on collecting and analyzing field inspection-related data, we set out to develop a software product that provides the level of data analysis and visualization needed to effectively automate field inspection data processes. By empowering executives & managers with functionality that allows for easy, quick analysis of their field inspection processes & data, we have created a platform that enables them to make the best decisions for their organizations, most effectively & quickly.”

Mi-Corporation software has helped organizations like the NC Department of Agriculture reduce a 3-4 week process to a day, allowed Lightower Fiber Networks to save $400/day and produced 100x more accurate data for IDCRP as relates to their field inspection processes. This new solution provides a number of additional features designed to help companies better capture, analyze, and report on inspection data captured onsite, in the field. They include:

  • Flexible Database Repository – users can upload exported form data without having to create a corresponding database entity compared to other systems that often require customizing database tables and procedures on a per form basis. Mi-Co’s approach records all captured data in a SQL Server database that is suitable for report generation and integration with other systems, hosted in the cloud or on-premise
  • Standard Platform – sitting atop Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server platforms, MISM takes advantage of technologies already in place in most organizations. When creating reports in SQL Reporting Services (SSRS), users can drop data directly into dashboards within MISM without requiring navigation away from the system. Anyone familiar with SSRS and flat file data formats (PDF, Microsoft Word, CSV, XML, and Excel files) can customize the reports
  • Integrated Help and Tutorials – every page of the solution has integrated help that aids administrators and users to navigate the software and customize it to their needs. Video tutorials provide guidance on topics such as setting up new dashboards, updating charts, and configuring reports

To learn more, watch this video, read this Infographic, or contact Mi-Corporation at info@mi-corporation.com to try an evaluation version of MISM today. Even better, register for our webinar, being held on October 21st, 2015 at 11:00am EST.

About Mi-Corporation (Mi-Co):
Mi-Co, a 15-year industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class solutions that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iPads, Android Slates, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Lightower Fiber Networks, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, The US Dept. of Transportation, and many others use Mi-Corporation mobile forms, mobile applications, and reporting products. For more information on Mi-Co, please visit www.mi-corporation.com.

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