Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com Mobile Information Solutions for Mission-Critical Processes Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:06:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Mi-Co Supports Microsoft Windows 10 http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-co-supports-microsoft-windows-10/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-co-supports-microsoft-windows-10/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:13 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16422 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2015   Mi-Corporation Announces Support for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating System  Enterprise Mobile Data Collection Solutions To Support Windows 10   DURHAM, NC – Mi-Corporation, the 15-year-old industry leader in enterprise-class mobile information solutions, today Read More

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Windows 10

 

Mi-Corporation Announces Support for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating System

 Enterprise Mobile Data Collection Solutions To Support Windows 10

 

DURHAM, NC – Mi-Corporation, the 15-year-old industry leader in enterprise-class mobile information solutions, today announced its support for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, which was officially released to consumers today.

The highly anticipated Windows 10 operating system boasts many new, yet familiar features such as: Universal Apps, design once and deploy to all types of devices from tablets to smartphones and more; Enhanced handwriting support, for a natural inking workflows for users such as field inspectors, using tablets; and Cortana Voice Assistant, for deeper use of voice commands and controls, for hands-free use.

We are excited about the launch of Windows 10, offering a unified platform for all types of devices, and a number of other benefits for our enterprise customers,” said Chris DiPierro, Mi-Corporation’s CTO.

Mi-Corporation continues to expand upon its strong partnership with Microsoft, from its support for Windows 10 and participation in Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld global charity campaign, to its 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year award.

Additionally, Mi-Corporation’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, presented during the Windows 10 session at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference highlighting the business case for Mobile Solutions for agencies.

“Gautham highlighted the business case for Mobile Solutions for agencies, with the example of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, who saved ~$220,000 in taxpayer dollars and turned a 4-week process into a 1-day process to provide better citizen service with a tablet solution and mobile forms,” said Greg Clary, Mi-Corporation’s CEO and Co-Founder.

Current Mi-Corporation customers can upgrade directly to Windows 10 while continuing to use their Mi-Forms mobile forms software, and can contact Mi-Corporation’s Customer Support Team if they wish, to discuss ramifications to their existing Mi-Corporation mobile solutions.

To learn more about Mi-Corporation’s leading mobile applications, please visit www.mi-corporation.com or contact info@mi-corporation.com, 001-919-485-4819.

 

About Mi-Corporation:

Mi-Corporation, the 15-year-old industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class applications that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 10 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iOS devices, Android devices, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Transport for London, Lightower Fiber Networks, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, The US Dept. of Transportation, and many others use Mi- Corporation’s mobile forms app, mobile app development middleware, and reporting products.

 

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Top 5 Takeaways from Microsoft’s 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/top-5-takeaways-from-microsofts-2015-worldwide-partner-conference/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/top-5-takeaways-from-microsofts-2015-worldwide-partner-conference/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:36:09 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16395 This past week Mi-Corporation's CEO, Greg Clary, and VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, ventured to Orlando, FL for Microsoft's 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference. While the entire conference was inspiring, informative, and a huge success, read on for their top Read More

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This past week Mi-Corporation's CEO, Greg Clary, and VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, ventured to Orlando, FL for Microsoft's 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference. While the entire conference was inspiring, informative, and a huge success, read on for their top 5 highlights from the event.

1. Making a Positive Impact

Satya Nadella WPC 15

Hearing CEO Satya Nadella's Vision Keynote on Day 1 of WPC15, talk about "impact" and "making a difference" energized us. We are delighted to see that Microsoft shares our deepest core belief at Mi-Corporation that mobile information positively impacts the world.

"Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era." - Satya Nadella

 

2. Upgrade Your World

Upgrade Your World

At WPC there was a lot of buzz around the upcoming Windows 10 release, including the launch of Microsoft's #UpgradeYourWorld global charity campaign.

When Windows 10 officially rolls out on Wednesday, July 29, Microsoft will also launch the Upgrade Your World campaign, where they will partner with 10 global and 100 local nonprofits to help them support their missions and promote awareness of their causes.

Additionally, Microsoft will also start a crowdsource-based nomination process for 10 more nonprofit groups each in 10 countries. Mi-Corporation is proud to support this campaign through our own charitable work with local nonprofits such as the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Sharefish, Healing Place of Wake County, and Communities in Schools of Wake County.

 

3. Windows 10

Windows 10

Mi-Corporation's own Gautham Pandiyan gave a fantastic speech during the Windows 10 session.

Gautham highlighted the business case for Mobile Solutions for agencies, with the example of NC Department of Agriculture, who saved ~$220,000 in taxpayer dollars and turned a 4-week process into a 1-day process to provide better citizen service with a tablet solution and mobile forms. He also discussed what we find most appealing about Windows 10 as a leading Mobile Solutions provider:

  • Universal apps -- design once and deploy to all types of devices from tablets to smartphones and more
  • Enhanced handwriting entry support -- for that natural inking and workflow of field inspectors on clipboards

 

4. Simplicity + Innovation

Microsoft Hololens

Microsoft is simplifying their marketing message from Azure to Windows 10 to Office--and we dig it. Not only is their new messaging more simplistic, but it is interlaced with the promise of innovative technologies such as HoloLens, Windows 10 Universal Apps, and Cortana Analytics.

 

5. Unprecedented Networking Opportunities

Networking at WPC 15

WPC 2015 was a fantastic opportunity to meet key Microsoft executives and sales representatives from around the globe. As the 2015 Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year, it is essential for us to work with Microsoft to understand how we can make a difference to their business, and how they can make a difference to ours.

 

We look forward to continuing to make a transformative impact for organizations with mobile solutions and to upgrade our world with all of you!

Author:

Greg Clary, PhD

Mi-Corporation CEO & Co-Founder

 

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Microsoft WPC Award Winners group photo w/ VP Gautham Pandiyan

 

 

 

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This past week Mi-Corporation's CEO, Greg Clary, and VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, ventured to Orlando, FL for Microsoft's 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference. While the entire conference was inspiring, informative, and a huge success, read on for their top 5 highlights from the event.

1. Making a Positive Impact

Satya Nadella WPC 15

Hearing CEO Satya Nadella's Vision Keynote on Day 1 of WPC15, talk about "impact" and "making a difference" energized us. We are delighted to see that Microsoft shares our deepest core belief at Mi-Corporation that mobile information positively impacts the world.

"Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era." - Satya Nadella

 

2. Upgrade Your World

Upgrade Your World

At WPC there was a lot of buzz around the upcoming Windows 10 release, including the launch of Microsoft's #UpgradeYourWorld global charity campaign.

When Windows 10 officially rolls out on Wednesday, July 29, Microsoft will also launch the Upgrade Your World campaign, where they will partner with 10 global and 100 local nonprofits to help them support their missions and promote awareness of their causes.

Additionally, Microsoft will also start a crowdsource-based nomination process for 10 more nonprofit groups each in 10 countries. Mi-Corporation is proud to support this campaign through our own charitable work with local nonprofits such as the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Sharefish, Healing Place of Wake County, and Communities in Schools of Wake County.

 

3. Windows 10

Windows 10

Mi-Corporation's own Gautham Pandiyan gave a fantastic speech during the Windows 10 session.

Gautham highlighted the business case for Mobile Solutions for agencies, with the example of NC Department of Agriculture, who saved ~$220,000 in taxpayer dollars and turned a 4-week process into a 1-day process to provide better citizen service with a tablet solution and mobile forms. He also discussed what we find most appealing about Windows 10 as a leading Mobile Solutions provider:

  • Universal apps -- design once and deploy to all types of devices from tablets to smartphones and more
  • Enhanced handwriting entry support -- for that natural inking and workflow of field inspectors on clipboards

 

4. Simplicity + Innovation

Microsoft Hololens

Microsoft is simplifying their marketing message from Azure to Windows 10 to Office--and we dig it. Not only is their new messaging more simplistic, but it is interlaced with the promise of innovative technologies such as HoloLens, Windows 10 Universal Apps, and Cortana Analytics.

 

5. Unprecedented Networking Opportunities

Networking at WPC 15

WPC 2015 was a fantastic opportunity to meet key Microsoft executives and sales representatives from around the globe. As the 2015 Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year, it is essential for us to work with Microsoft to understand how we can make a difference to their business, and how they can make a difference to ours.

 

We look forward to continuing to make a transformative impact for organizations with mobile solutions and to upgrade our world with all of you!

 

Author:

Greg Clary, PhD

Mi-Corporation CEO & Co-Founder

 

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Colorado Dept. of Water Resources Selects Mi-Forms to Automate Field Inspections http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/colorado-dept-of-water-resources-selects-mi-forms-to-automate-field-inspections/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/colorado-dept-of-water-resources-selects-mi-forms-to-automate-field-inspections/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:48:14 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16372 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2015  Colorado Department of Water Resources Selects Mi-Forms Mobile Forms Software to Automate Forms Used by Field Inspectors  Paper and electronic forms to be optimized for use on mobile devices for use in the dam Read More

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Colorado Department of Water Resources Selects Mi-Forms Colorado Department of Water Resources Selects Mi-Forms Mobile Forms Software to Automate Forms Used by Field Inspectors

 Paper and electronic forms to be optimized for use on mobile devices for use in the dam inspections.

DURHAM, NC, and Denver, CO– Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced that it was selected by Colorado Department of Water Resources (Denver, CO) to provide an enterprise inspection software platform with its Mi-Forms mobile forms software. The project entails evaluating the platforms ability to digitize paper and electronic forms used in the dam inspection.

 Each day inspectors from the Colorado Department of Water Resources evaluate the structural stability of the dams throughout the state, of which there are over 1,900. During each visit, inspectors record information such as which elements of the dam are not up to code and what needs to be done to fix these issues.

Under the current system, inspectors either take notes in a field book or bring paper forms to the inspection site. Many times, these paper forms get lost, wet, dirty, or ripped. Upon completing the paper form by hand, the inspector will enter the data into a database once back in the office and transmit it to the branch chief via email. This process was susceptible to data inaccuracies, and delays in data recording. With the “inspection forms automation” provided by Mi-Forms mobile data capture software, this process may change.

Functionality Requirements

The forms platform was required to support mobile data collection and deliver the ability to convert the existing paper forms into mobile forms that could be filled out on a tablet device and handle data entry via handwriting recognition and, optionally, speech to text recognition. The software will also provide workflow management by routing forms to a supervisor who will review the forms for accuracy and then either approve or deny the form.

 Colorado Department of Water Resources selected Mi-Forms mobile forms software due to its ability to meet the project’s core requirements – automating processes, providing handwriting functionality, and integrating forms rules. Just as important was the ease with which remote workers or field inspectors could access the daily status report form to capture, store, and manage inspection and comment history, in a way that allows them to select specific projects and date ranges from which to view comments.

Accurate reporting of details is essential to project planning. The new system works whether the inspector is on or offline and will store the daily status report data in a relational database allowing the department to export the data to a “project tracking” system on a daily basis. The new solution will export the data from the daily status report and save the file on a network file share when the inspection supervisor approves the report. At the completion of a project, the system will generate a PDF report containing the inspection history from the daily reports.

Additional requirements for the forms automation solution included:

  • Offline use of forms where an Internet connection is required only for data transfer to the database for handoff to “project tracking”
  • Ability to capture and store job site pictures and signatures
  • Ability to retrieve “header” information such as site address, contractor name, project number, inspector assigned, etc.
  • An easy-to-use interface that includes a “home page” that gives the inspector the ability to select specific forms to complete
  • Configuration of forms to include drop-down boxes, mandatory fields and date pickers

 According to Mi-Corporation’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, “The ability to meet the requirements of the Colorado Department of Water Resources demonstrates our ability to deliver the most flexible, robust technology that meets the unique needs of our customers who rely on the accurate collection, management, and filling of mobile forms & apps on Tablets even in remote disconnected areas.”

To learn more about Mi-Corporation’s leading software platforms or mobility experience, please visit www.mi-corporation.com or contact info@mi-corporation.com, 001-919-485-4819.

 

About Mi-Corporation:

Mi-Corporation, a 15-year industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class applications that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iOS Devices, Android devices, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Transport for London, 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.

 

Media Contact:

Michaela Hares, Marketing Manager

mhares@mi-corporation.com

919-485-4819 x1617

 

 

 

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Microsoft in Mobility: The Enterprise Mobility Suite http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/microsoft-in-mobility-the-enterprise-mobility-suite/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/microsoft-in-mobility-the-enterprise-mobility-suite/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:51:59 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16350 Given that the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference wrapped up last week, I thought it would be interesting to spotlight some Microsoft mobility technologies in use around the world. The Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) from Microsoft is a mobility management platform that Read More

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Given that the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference wrapped up last week, I thought it would be interesting to spotlight some Microsoft mobility technologies in use around the world.

The Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) from Microsoft is a mobility management platform that allows organizations to control user access/identity (Azure Active Directory), and secure devices & data on mobile devices (Windows InTune, Mobile Device Management) & more, within the same System Center interface organizations use to manage their desktops & laptops.

 Let’s take a look at two implementations of the EMS in action:

 1)      St. Luke’s Health System, USA – St. Luke’s Health System, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in Idaho, decided to rollout mobile devices to clinicians and other health workers to allow anywhere, anytime access to their central Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, Epic, and fit into the fast-paced, mobile workflows of these professionals.

The system is enrolling about 2000 smartphones and 150 iPads into EMS to manage all these devices, secure their data, control access and so on, utilizing Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and more. St. Luke’s also leverages technologies like OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business to share content with these knowledge workers and provide interpretive services in 40 languages, boosting communication and collaboration across the system.

 2)      Mitchell Shire Council, Australia – Mitchell Shire Council consists of 470 full time employees and takes care of 2,864 square kilometers of scenic beauty in the Goulburn River Valley region in Australia. About 250 of this staff are mobile ranging from home health nurses to road engineers, and need to access, create & share data from their mobile environments. The council has deployed about 80 iPhones & iPads to help this user population effectively perform their functions utilizing the Microsoft EMS to secure these devices & data, provide access controls and opportunities to collaborate & communicate.

The other interesting development these case studies highlight is that Microsoft has opened its platforms to a multi-device/OS world, supporting iOS devices from Apple and Android devices from Google, Samsung and many others. It’s announcement of Office 365 Apps for iOS & Android also support this multi-platform world and allow organizations to get the most productivity on the platforms of their choice, while leveraging the security & familiarity of how laptops & desktops are being managed in the enterprise.

Stay tuned for more from Microsoft regarding mobility initiatives, including Windows 10 news (releasing in late July) and other exciting developments!

Author:

Gautham Pandiyan

VP of Sales & Marketing

 
 

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Mi-Corporation Partners with Leading Developer of GIS Systems, Esri http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/16322/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/16322/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:44:42 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16322 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2015   Mi-Corporation Partners with Leading Developer of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Esri    DURHAM, N.C.– Mi-Corporation, the 15-year-old industry leader in mobile information solutions, today announced it’s official partnership with Esri, the global leader in Read More

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July 17, 2015

Mi-Corporation Partners with Esri

 

Mi-Corporation Partners with Leading Developer of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Esri 

 

DURHAM, N.C.– Mi-Corporation, the 15-year-old industry leader in mobile information solutions, today announced it’s official partnership with Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS).

Through this partnership with Esri, Mi-Corporation’s mobile data capture apps for business will be able to provide mobile workers in the field with robust mapping capabilities by integrating with Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, which provides critical mapping features and spatial analysis capabilities.

Mi-Corporation works with organizations worldwide to optimize business processes and eliminate paper with mobile applications made specifically for the enterprise (scalable, highly secure and flexible). By partnering with Esri, Mi-Corporation’s mobile solutions will enable end users to view different types of detailed and accurate maps of a particular location, satellite/aerial imagery, and the ability to add annotations to a map, drop a pin on a particular location, retrieve look up and domain data, access maps while offline among other mission-critical features.

“Today marks the beginning of a powerful business relationship. The partnership between Mi-Corporation and Esri will bring flexible mobile capture solutions to field workers that need the power of location-based data. The technologies of both companies complement each other in ways that will benefit both company’s customers”, said Mi-Corporation’s CTO Chris DiPierro.

Mi-Corporation is dedicated to continuously adding complementary features and functionality to their mobile technology by leveraging strong partnerships with leading organizations in the market, such as Esri.

To learn more about Mi-Corporation’s leading mobile applications, please visit www.mi-corporation.com or contact info@mi-corporation.com, 001-919-485-4819. 

About Mi-Corporation:

Mi-Corporation, a 15-year industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class applications that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iOS devices, Android devices, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Transport for London, Lightower Fiber Networks, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, The US Dept. of Transportation, and many others use Mi-Corporation’s mobile forms app, mobile app development middleware, and reporting products.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

Esri, ArcGIS, and www.esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

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Michaela Hares, Marketing Manager

mhares@mi-corporation.com

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Mobile Timesheets by Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-timesheets-by-mi-corporation/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-timesheets-by-mi-corporation/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:18:09 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16287 Timekeeping has been an age-old phenomenon and is often something we take for granted. What would happen if something was to go wrong with your paycheck? The first thing I would do is pull up my timesheet. Imagine how difficult this would be Read More

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Timekeeping has been an age-old phenomenon and is often something we take for granted. What would happen if something was to go wrong with your paycheck? The first thing I would do is pull up my timesheet.

Imagine how difficult this would be if you had to look up this information by digging through a pile of papers!

Paper Timesheets

Though timesheets have been in existence since the 19th century, many of us are still wasting time dealing with paper timesheets. Capturing accurate time information for your workforce in labor-intensive industries is time consuming and also prone to errors.

Digitizing timesheets seems like the logical solution for this problem.  

Mobile timesheets from Mi-Corporation not only make time tracking easy, but also enable you to analyze all the timesheet data in a jiffy.

Mobile Timesheet

Let us look at a few scenarios on how we can effectively utilize this solution.

Activity-based Time Tracking

Your employees can clock in/out their time with just a click of a button on their smartphones or tablet. This mobile app would enable them to track their time based on the project and activity they worked on. Upon completion, this data is stored on the server, which drives whole the timesheet process.

 

Crew Timesheets

Have a daily crew timesheet pre-populated with the employee time information captured in the app. This eliminates inaccurate time tracking and also ensures that employees fill in their time information everyday. Additionally, you can also record other critical crew information like accidents on site, equipment usage and meal breaks.

 

Time Reports & Charts

Using the power of Mi-Analytics, payroll can generate various time reports for processing employee payroll. From all the data captured, management can easily track things like expenditure on every activity, equipment usage among other mission-critical data. The management team can then use these time reports and charts to analyze labor usage as well as reduce costs by efficiently aligning the business processes.

 

Take a peak at our mobile timesheet solution:

 

Author:

Abhi Ramanathan

Product Management Intern

 

 

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Mi-Forms Release 10.5 Notes http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-forms-release-10-5-notes/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-forms-release-10-5-notes/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:29:57 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16207 Mi-Forms Release Notes for Release v10.5.1 Main Product Version: 10.5 Service Release Version: 10.5.1 Date of Release: 07/9/2015          Notes: • Mi-Forms is dependent on .NET Framework 4.5. Be sure to install the appropriate framework revision before Read More

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Mi-Forms Release Notes for Release v10.5.1

Main Product Version: 10.5

Service Release Version: 10.5.1

Date of Release: 07/9/2015

 

Download from Apple's AppStore    Google Play

 

Notes:

• Mi-Forms is dependent on .NET Framework 4.5. Be sure to install the appropriate framework revision before installing Mi-Forms.

 

Changes to the Mi-Forms .NET Object Model, and Windows SDK

Enhancement – Image capture dialog now provides a size drop down

Image Capture SDK 10.5

When using the image capture dialog to capture images for an image annotation, a drop down of available sizes is now provided.

Bug Fix – Session Compression in MiCo.MiForms.Server.ServerInterface assembly pads content unnecessarily

When using the services that compress content (such as uploading a session or downloading a template), the content is padded with extra empty content. While this does not affect the actual meaning of the content, it makes the compression less efficient than it should be. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Selecting a row in a grid and then sorting grid leaves extra row highlighting

If a grid row is selected and then the user sorts the grid, an extra row is left highlighted although it is not selected. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Extra grid selection and focus takes place when onscreen keyboard appears above new grid placement

If the onscreen keyboard is displayed due to a touch in a text field such that the form scrolls to a point where a grid is now underneath the touch, the grid will get a spurious focus and potentially a row selection. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Tabbing to a now empty but once filled constrained text field leaves cursor in the incorrect position

If a constrained text field is now empty, but at one point had a value, then tabbing to that field will position the cursor relative to the previous content rather than at the beginning of the field. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Tapping in an inkedit and then rapidly tapping on a form before the onscreen keyboard appears leaves the form unresponsive to touch

If a user taps on an inkedit field and then before the onscreen keyboard pops up, touch events will no longer be properly handled. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – If onscreen keyboard is dismissed while ink is being captured, stray ink strokes will briefly appear on the screen

If a user is using an inking field (such as a freeform) such that the onscreen keyboard is dismissed causing the form to scroll, stray ink strokes may appear on the screen. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Touching a field under a visible region causes the onscreen keyboard to appear

If a user uses touch to interact with a field under a visible region, the onscreen keyboard is displayed even though the field is disabled. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Touching a constrained text field and then changing pages before the onscreen keyboard appears causes a cursor to be drawn on the wrong page

If a user touches a constrained text field and then changes pages before the onscreen keyboard appears, a cursor block will be drawn where the constrained text field was on screen. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Quickly touching an inkedit twice can cause focus to briefly be drawn around other fields

If a user touches an inkedit twice quickly they may see a focus rectangle be drawn quickly around other fields as the onscreen keyboard is displayed. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Attempting to use scrollbars with touch while zoomed in does not work properly

If a user zooms into the form and then attempts to scroll using scrollbars via touch, the form will not scroll properly. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Panning a form via touch causes the form to redraw all controls

When a user pans the form via touch, all controls on the form are redrawn which is unnecessary. This has been resolved and thus performance is improved in this case.

Bug Fix – Sorting a grid and then selecting a row results in wrong selection in API

If a grid is sorted and then a row is selected, the SelectedRowIndex of the grid’s variable corresponds to the UI selection rather than the data table row selection. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Using image capture dialog on a Surface Pro 3 device may fail

When using the image capture dialog of an image annotation on a Surface Pro 3 device, it is possible that a small non-resizable and non-dismissible window will appear causing the user to have to force the application closed. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Adding or removing ink from a thread other than the UI thread will fail

If a form attempts to add or remove ink from a thread other than the main UI thread (e.g. from a timer), the call will fail. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Changing pen properties from a thread other than the UI thread will fail

If a form attempts to change pen properties (e.g. color or thickness) from a thread other than the main UI thread (e.g. from a timer), the call will fail. This has been resolved.

 

Changes to the Mi-Forms JavaScript Object Model

No changes have been made to the Mi-Forms JavaScript Object Model in this release.

 

Changes to the Windows Mi-Forms Client & Agent

Enhancement – Improved UI when uploading and downloading large forms

Sync Dialog Mi-Forms v10.5

When form templates and sessions are uploaded or downloaded the user interface will now no longer display a “Not Responding” message if the user interacts with it during the upload or download.

Change – Outlook is no longer required to be closed when installing

If a user is running the 32-bit version of Outlook, the installer requires the user to close it prior to installing the Client. This has been changed and closing Outlook is no longer required.

Change – Rotating the device now dismisses an onscreen keyboard

When the tablet device is rotated the onscreen keyboard is dismissed if it is currently on screen.

Bug Fix – Uploading sessions to a server is more efficient

Due to the changes with the MiCo.MiForms.Server.ServerInterface assembly, uploading sessions to a server is now more efficient as they are compressed better.

Bug Fix – Desktop menu “Sync with Server” item does not function

Using the “Sync with Server” menu item in the desktop menus does not perform any action. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Changing a user’s demographics on the server and then syncing does not properly update the running client’s demographics

If a user’s demographics are changed on the server and then the user syncs with the server, the client updates its local information about the user such that the next time the user logs in their demographics are correct, but it does not change its in-memory version of the demographics which causes forms that access these details again to have the old demographics. This has been resolved.

 

Changes to the iOS, Android and Mobile Web Mi-Forms Client

Enhancement – Added Sent Session UI

Sent Sessions UI Mi-Forms 10.5

A new user interface has been created that allows users to see their recently uploaded sessions.

Bug Fix – Using an image annotation field in phone view on an iPhone 6 or 6+ results in an image offset

When using an image annotation field on an iPhone 6 or 6+ in phone view offsets the image improperly. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Finish multiple interface is not documented in users’ guide

The finish multiple interface is not documented in the users’ guide. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Documentation incorrectly indicates validation rules do not function offline

The users’ guide incorrectly indicates that validation rules do not work while offline. This has been resolved.

 

Changes to the Mi-Forms Designer

Bug Fix – Failing to find/replace a string in the .NET editor results in an empty popup dialog

When searching or replacing a string that does not exist within the .NET code, a dialog that has no text will be displayed. This has been resolved.

 

Changes to the Mi-Forms Server

Enhancement – Added Data Exchange Dashboard and services

Data Echange Dashboard Mi-Forms 10.5

The server now exposes services to record data import and export events. This interface can be used to track all data flowing through the server such as from data replication and form export. A user interface has been created that allows administrators to view all data exchanged. For further details, please see the server administrators’ guide.

Bug Fix – Downloading templates and sessions from a server is more efficient

Due to the changes with the MiCo.MiForms.Server.ServerInterface assembly, downloading templates and sessions from a server is now more efficient as they are compressed better.

Bug Fix – Active Directory syncing may fail if a user has been removed from one of many groups to which they were previously a member

If a user is a member of two groups in an initial sync and then is removed from one of those groups it is possible that code will attempt to add this user to an internal collection twice. If this happens then Active Directory syncing will stop. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Installing to non-default website does not install files to appropriate location

When installing to a website other than the default website, the installer will still place files in the default website’s file location rather than the base directory of the alternative site. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Admin drop down menu container is too small

The menu that drops down under the “Admin” link in the web administration interface is too small. This has been resolved.

Bug Fix – Failed Active Directory sync waits for next full interval

If an Active Directory scan fails (such as due to an invalid username/password), the next sync attempt will not occur again until the next interval setting. If this interval is large (e.g. a day between syncs), this can result in users and groups not being added in a transitory failure state. This has been changed such that a failed sync will only wait a small interval before attempting a subsequent sync.

 

Changes to the Mi-Forms Print on Demand SDK

No changes have been made to the Mi-Forms Print on Demand SDK in this release.

 

For more information, please contact customer support or visit support.mi-corporation.com.

 

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Mobile Apps in Manufacturing http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-apps-in-manufacturing/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobile-apps-in-manufacturing/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:18:31 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16192 How many apps do you have on your phone right now? How many of you are now swiping to count them? In our mobile-centric application-based world, most of us are frequently using an app of some kind to do something. Read More

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How many apps do you have on your phone right now? How many of you are now swiping to count them? In our mobile-centric application-based world, most of us are frequently using an app of some kind to do something.

This comfort and ease-of-use that we consistently experience in our personal lives has been hard to replicate in the business world, but there are many businesses today battling issues that can be greatly improved with mobile applications.

I work with many manufacturing companies and paper on the shop floor is a constant, and it is extremely difficult to manage.

Here are some mobility use-cases that I’ve witnessed in manufacturing, which could translate to other industries as well:

Mobile Inspections

Forklift inspections for each machine on a shift-by-shift basis alone can fill a filing cabinet quickly. With a mobile solution, an inspector can open their inspection form(s) on their mobile device, have redundant data—such as specific model or serial number—prefilled, and then check the safety inspection boxes as they would on the paper forms that they’re used to. Upon finishing the form, the data collected is safely stored away on the server--eliminating the need for filing cabinets all together.

Quality Control

Quality control checklists on clipboards are frequently present up and down production lines. Using a tablet PC, iPad, or Android Tablet, Quality Technicians can inspect the assembly data in real-time as it flows down the line. Once the final inspection is completed at the last station, the form and data can automatically create an emailed report and be stored in the proper location on a server.

Maintenance Work Orders

Maintenance work order papers can burn through printer cartridges in a matter of weeks. A mobile application not only eliminates the need for printed materials, but can push the machine inspection forms directly to the Maintenance Technician’s mobile device--with all necessary instructions for the inspection. Additionally, timers can be built into the form to confirm work is being done in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Another beneficial mobile solution for traditional paper processes: Mobile Timesheets.

Eliminating most of the steps associated with paper forms, improving the accuracy of front-end data capture information (no more lost paperwork!), and staying technologically relevant as a company are some of the most visible benefits of implementing a mobile solution for your business.

Author:
Robbie Jones
Software Solutions Executive

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Webinar: “How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets” http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/webinar-how-to-increase-workforce-accountability-with-mobile-timesheets/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/webinar-how-to-increase-workforce-accountability-with-mobile-timesheets/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:53:39 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16030   How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets Live Webinar  |  Friday, July 10  |  11am EDT In today's mobile world, paper timesheets are outdated and obsolete.  Yet many companies still face problems and challenges when it comes to dealing with Read More

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How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets

Live Webinar  |  Friday, July 10  |  11am EDT

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In today's mobile world, paper timesheets are outdated and obsolete.  Yet many companies still face problems and challenges when it comes to dealing with them.

The top problems businesses face with paper timesheets:

  1. Wasted time & resources that lead to decreased productivity
  2. Errors in reporting & payroll clerical errors 
  3. Lack of employee verification to prevent such activities like 'buddy-punching'
  4. Lost, misplaced or damaged paper timesheets
  5. Paper timesheet inaccuracies that lead to unnecessary financial loss

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Paper timesheets can cause problems at all stages of your business--from wasted time and resources, to mix-ups, mismanagement, and inaccuracies with accounting and payroll. All of these issues work to slow and congest your workflow processes, but could quickly and easily be solved with a mobile timesheet solution.

In our upcoming webinar, hear from industry experts Stephen Cole, CEO of ConcreteData & Nick Bova, National Channel Sales Manager at Intellinetics, as they discuss the benefits of using Mobile Timesheets.

Mobile timesheets can help your organization by:  

  1. Managing workers, crews, job sites and equipment
  2. Enforcing timekeeping and work rules, and eliminating time theft such as hour rounding and buddy-punching
  3. Eliminating delays in getting information to payroll by automating approval workflows and seamless integration to your payroll and accounting systems

For more information, see our  Mobile Timesheets Solution.

 

Join us on Friday, July 10 at 11am EDT to learn how mobile timesheets can streamline your timekeeping and payroll processes while increasing your workforce accountability.

Register Today

 

 

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