Mi-Platform & Esri—a Great Match for Mobile Data Capture

Recently, we’ve been talking to a number of state and federal GIS coordinators. Esri is the clear leader in the GIS software market. They have great mapping functionality both in the cloud and on-premise. This week, they highlighted their mobile offerings in a blog post by Jeff Shaner. In the blog, they mention three specific use cases: Read More »

Getting Mobile Inspection Apps Right

If you’re an operations manager or IT leader with a mobile workforce, you’ve probably wondered why automating their jobs has been such a challenge. If your team collects a good deal of data, such as in field inspection activities, no doubt you’ve been doubly vexed. Mobile inspectors are the red-headed step-children of automation. For multiple (and often unique) reasons, they’ve historically had... Read More »

3 Key Steps to Creating Your Mobile Data Capture Budget

When it comes to mobile data capture services, budget is often the top concern for operations managers juggling dozens of conflicting (and budget-eating) priorities. It’s a fact that a mobile data project is going to cost you. A November 2014 study by Kinvey (From CIO & Mobile Leader State of Enterprise Mobility Survey, kinvey.com) found that on average, it takes an astonishing $270,000 and 7-12... Read More »

Mobile Data Capture: 5 Tips for Getting Your Field Teams on Board

People often ask me how to get their field teams on board with their mobile data capture projects. For ops and safety managers, it’s easy to see the value of improved data integrity and accuracy, enhanced compliance reporting, and greater workforce efficiency. However, at the field level, it’s sometimes hard for staff to see what’s Read More »

4 Ways Mobile Data Capture Drives Business Value

If you’ve got a team in the field responsible for accurately and efficiently collecting data, chances are you’ve got a well-oiled process in place for getting the job done and meeting back office and regulatory compliance requirements. Whether your current processes and data capture forms are based on pen and paper or handled electronically, there’s Read More »

Finding Operational Excellence Through ‘Digital Transformation’

Everyone’s buzzing about ‘digital transformation’—and they’re right to be on their toes. Our customers talk about this all the time, particularly during meetings to discuss what Mi-Corporation’s tools and software can do for them.  Not everyone describes digital transformation in exactly the same way, although you’ll note some common themes. According to Altimeter Group digital Read More »

Using Inspection Data for Predictive Analytics (Believe the hype!)

One of our first customer champions, Dr. Etta Pisano, a nationally renowned Breast Cancer Imaging Radiologist with Harvard Medical School, recently shared a TechRepublic article on Facebook that probes the question—is machine learning overhyped? Read More »

Can Easier be Better? You Betcha.

Engine tune-ups and winterizations… Refilling the tank… Pouring and spilling the gas… Pushing and breathing in the fumes… Pulling the cord and injuring tendons in your elbow… Read More »

Digital Transformation: Making Restaurant Violations Data Available to the Public

I’ve been working at Mi-Corporation for 5 years and have heard many stories about how our mobile data capture solutions (our Mobile Impact Platform) have helped organizations make a difference in their customers’ and constituents’ lives.  For example, I’ve heard about the USDA using our solutions to help ensure the public is safe from consuming contaminated beef and I’ve heard how the US DOT uses... Read More »

Throw That App Away!!

In the business world, many have come to rely upon mobile apps to help achieve digital transformation of their organization. As a result, we’ve come to think of mobile apps with a certain amount of permanence. We’ll all come together, spend six months defining requirements, talking to subject matter experts, outlining the integration with our ERP system, and only then we’ll start building the... Read More »