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State Vets are Front Line of Animal Disease Traceability

October 18, 2017

  State and local veterinarians are a vital connection in the lives of humans, animals, and the society at large. Working with cattle and other livestock carries a huge responsibility when it comes to matters of public health and the health and vitality of our animal population as well. Detailed record keeping and strict abidance... Read more ».. Read More »

4 ‘Must Haves’ for a Successful Mobile Inspection Process

October 9, 2017

4 ‘Must Haves’ for a Successful Mobile Inspection Process Field teams in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry do their work every day in virtual anonymity. Yet in this unseen fashion they perform work that truly matters to the public in terms of individual product safety and mass infrastructure security and reliability. It’s unfortunate... Read more ».. Read More »

Increase Data Accuracy, Workforce Efficiency & Improve Reporting with NextGen Designer Smart Forms

September 5, 2017

At Mi-Corporation we often hear about the many headaches organizations face when they’re still using paper forms, or first generation electronic tools, for their mission critical inspection processes. Those headaches include missing forms, incomplete forms, illegible forms, and a whole laundry list of repercussions that inefficient data collection methods bring to the forefront. However, the... Read more ».. Read More »

Quickly Create User Friendly Smart Forms

August 29, 2017

Organizations today are clamoring for digital transformation. In Mi-Corporation’s experience transforming operational processes, specifically mobile data collection processes, can provide benefits ranging from improved employee productivity and increased cost savings to faster intelligent data access and improved customer service. It is therefore imperative that mobile data capture apps be placed in the hands of your workforce... Read more ».. Read More »

Save Time & Money with the NextGen Designer for Mobile Solutions

August 22, 2017

Mi-Corporation has a long history of helping organizations improve operational efficiency and accuracy  via mobile data capture solutions. The NextGen Designer, part of Mi-Corporation’s Mobile Impact Platform, allows your organization to create those solutions faster than ever. Even better, this tool has been developed with the citizen developer in mind. That means your workforce doesn’t... Read more ».. Read More »

Is an Off-the-Shelf Mobile Data Solution Right for you?

August 11, 2017

Replacing “clipboard technology” with mobile technology enables organizations to do more with less. Less resources. Less staff. Less time. Enterprise mobility is inevitable and unavoidable, and by the way; it’s good for business. Any organization employing a mobile workforce—and lacking a mobile data strategy—is falling behind the curve. So what are the business risks of... Read more ».. Read More »

Enterprise Mobility Exchange – Post Event Report

August 3, 2017

Enterprise Mobility Exchange just hosted its East Coast edition of the 2017 Transformation Exchange which took place in Braselton, Georgia. I’ve just downloaded the post-event report which is available on their website . Among the findings: Enterprise mobility is rapidly evolving causing the industry to face more diverse challenges than ever before. Think IoT. According... Read more ».. Read More »

International Livestock Identification Association

July 27, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the International Livestock Identification Association (ILIA) conference last week hosted in Boise, ID. The event was one of the best conferences I attended in decades and the folks who facilitated it brought a long list of A+ rated industry expert speakers, and also did an excellent job of fundraising... Read more ».. Read More »

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

July 20, 2017

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 ».. Read More »

Getting Mobile Inspection Apps Right

July 12, 2017

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... Read more ».. Read More »

3 Key Steps to Creating Your Mobile Data Capture Budget

July 6, 2017
Go paperless with a mobile data capture solution

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... Read more ».. Read More »

4 Ways Mobile Data Capture Drives Business Value

June 22, 2017

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 ».. Read More »

Finding Operational Excellence Through ‘Digital Transformation’

June 15, 2017

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 ».. Read More »

Can Easier be Better? You Betcha.

May 23, 2017

If you’re collecting data in a field environment, going mobile with the right solution can yield some incredible benefits. Read on to learn about improving operational efficiencies and productivity while being eco-friendly... Read More »

Throw That App Away!!

May 1, 2017

What happens when your organization needs a mobile solution to meet a near term business need? When there's no time to form committees, or spend months interviewing subject matter experts to define requirements because there is a real-world problem that needs to be solved now? .. Read More »

Time is Money

April 17, 2017

In Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s Q1 2017 recap, the topic of RMAD—or Rapid Mobile App Development—is front and center in the discussion of how these new platforms are taking over the “costly, lengthy, and productivity-crushing enterprise app development” tools of the past (namely, MADP)... Read More »

My Life Lesson: Love Wins

March 29, 2017

My first volunteer trip to Honduras was in the winter of 2009. A church group was making the journey to build homes in the second poorest country in Central America—and though I had heard amazing stories from my friends about prior mission trips, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We touched down at the Tegucigalpa... Read more ».. Read More »

Is your paper inspection process getting in the way of profits?

March 2, 2017

If your business processes for inspections and maintenance field work require pen, pencil, and paper—you’ve got a big opportunity to increase profits this year. There’s still time to make a big impact on your bottom line (and much more!) by saying goodbye to manual data entry... Read More »

CIO Success: When Mobility & Security Go Hand-in-Hand

February 21, 2017

Last November, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released its survey results of the top issues facing its members in the coming year. Around the same time, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) also released a report with many parallels—including the listing of “security” as the #1 priority for government agencies... Read More »

Mi-Corporation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

July 13, 2016
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 banner

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), is the largest event for Microsoft partners. The conference brings Microsoft's partner community together for a week of networking and learning with the goal of increasing partner profitability and accelerating business growth. The WPC helps businesses align with Microsoft's strategy through a series of speakers and sessions. This week, over 16,000 attendees... Read more ».. Read More »

The ESWP presents annual International Bridge Conference

June 20, 2016

This month, Mi-Corporation had the privilege of attending the International Bridge Conference (IBC) on June 6th through the 20th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The IBC is the pre-eminent conference for the bridge industry in North America, Europe and Asia. The Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) annually... Read more ».. Read More »

Bob Letzeisen visits Agile Assets at NATMEC 2016

May 25, 2016

Bob Letzeisen, Senior Software Executive at Mi-Corporation, attended the 2016 North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NATMEC) this May. This event, hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation and sponsored by Federal Highway Administration Office of Highway Policy Information, took place in Miami, Florida. The event provided an opportunity for traffic monitoring professionals to... Read more ».. Read More »

Mi-Corporation Sponsors Lunch at CenturyLink Event

This past April, Mi-Corporation attended a CenturyLink event in Irvine, California.This executive meeting, hosted by the CenturyLink staff from the Irvine data center, was a great venue for Bob Letzeisen, Senior Software Executive at Mi-Corporation, to catch up with line of business leaders who had selected the Mi-Corporation mobile impact platform in December, 2015. Bob... Read more ».. Read More »

Mi-Corporation Shows the Future of Mobility at the 2016 Mobility Summit

April 28, 2016

Mi-Corporation wrapped up the 2016 Mobility Summit on Thursday, April 14th at the Durham Convention Center and what a Summit it was!  Businesses and Government agencies spent two days learning how to incorporate mobile technology solutions to save time,  reduce costs, and improve workforce efficiency. The Summit featured industry experts sharing best practices for transitioning to... Read more ».. Read More »

National Small Business Week at The Microsoft Store

April 22, 2016

Did you know that National Small Business Week is coming up? To celebrate, the Microsoft Store, located at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, NC will be holding complimentary workshops and focus days for women, veteran, and minority business owners May 1 – 7. All events will include: • Keynote presentations and Q&A sessions with... Read more ».. Read More »

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Conor Mcguire

April 1, 2016
Conor Maguire Transport for London

Mobility Summit 2016 will be upon us before you know it, and we are so excited about the great line-up of speakers confirmed for this year’s event. Get to know each speaker through our behind-the-scenes Speaker Spotlight Q&A. Continue reading to learn more about Conor Maguire, Mobile Programme Manager at Transport for London!.. Read More »

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Paul Russo

March 30, 2016
Paul Russo ExploreTechnologies

Mobility Summit 2016 will be upon us before you know it, and we are so excited about the great line-up of speakers confirmed for this year’s event. Get to know each speaker through our behind-the-scenes Speaker Spotlight Q&A. Continue reading to learn more about Paul Russo, Director of Global Deployment Services at Xplore Technologies!.. Read More »

2015 Holiday Tech Wish List: Apple’s iPad Pro

December 9, 2015
iPad Pro

What tech is on your 2015 Holiday Wish List? We've tested the latest mobile technology devices for field workers -- and while it's difficult to choose our favorite -- the good news is that whatever device you or your organization decides to purchase, you'll have the ability to accomplish so much more with less simply by moving from paper to a digital inspection process. Keep reading for our review of Apple's new iPad Pro... Read More »

The Threat in Your Pocket: Mobile App Insecurity

October 30, 2015
The Threat In Your Pocket: Mobile App Insecurity

There's no shortage of cybersecurity drama these days--from the hack of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the disasters at Sony and Target, system security breaches have practically become commonplace. Recent incidents have also revealed vulnerabilities in commonly used mobile apps as well. Here's what B2E and B2B mobile app users and providers are doing about this..... Read More »

The Origins of Predictive Maintenance

October 22, 2015
The Origins of Predictive Maintenance

The origins of predictive maintenance (PdM) begin with the practice of condition-based maintenance, which many attribute to CH Waddington. Waddington and his team concluded that planned preventative maintenance, the purpose of which was to prevent unplanned failures, was actually creating unplanned failures. They recommended.. Read More »

Eliminate Payroll Bottlenecks with a Mobile Timesheet Solution

September 10, 2015
Eliminate Payroll Headaches

If you're like most organizations that have mobile or contracted employees, the payroll scramble at the end of each pay period is a huge headache--not only for your payroll department, but for every employee involved in the process. In addition to the infamous payroll bottleneck, other manual, paper-based employee time collection complaints we hear about are related... Read more ».. Read More »

B2C Mobile Commerce Apps – Convenience, Costs & New Revenue Streams

September 9, 2015
Taco Bell App

The first wave of mobile apps primarily involved B2C use-cases, where consumer-facing enterprises (think Delta Airlines, Amazon, Coke etc.) developed and published mobile apps to serve the various needs of their consumer customers. Certainly this wave is by no means complete, and B2C enterprise organizations continue to develop and publish B2C mobile apps to enable convenience... Read more ».. Read More »

Mobile Sales Solutions: Streamlining Sales Processes

August 10, 2015
Mobile Sales Processes

Most organizations that have a field salesforce care about making this workgroup more effective and productive, to ultimately impact their top line revenue growth. Mobile solutions can have a significant impact on these aspects of a field salesforce. To examine this further, let's take a look at two examples. 1. Streamlining Content Delivery Organizations frequently struggle to control... Read more ».. Read More »

Enterprise-grade Mobility to Lower Your TCO

July 30, 2015
panasonic tco

If the internet heralded the age of information, then mobile devices are bringing around an age of mobility. With tablets, smart phones and laptops, the technology required to become fully mobile is now readily available at our fingertips. Given the right hardware and software technology, workers both at home and in the field can be... Read more ».. Read More »

Microsoft in Mobility: The Enterprise Mobility Suite

July 21, 2015
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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... Read more ».. Read More »

Mobile Timesheets by Mi-Corporation

July 16, 2015
Mobile Timesheet

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! Though... Read more ».. Read More »

Mobile Apps in Manufacturing

July 8, 2015
mobileapp robbie

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... Read more ».. Read More »

Top 5 Moments from WWDC 2015

June 19, 2015
WWDC 2015

Mi-Corporation's VP of Customer Success, David Nakamura, recently attended Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, and met some truly inspiring people, attended interesting sessions and learned many good development practices. Here are his top 5 memorable moments: 1. Swift Lab An Apple engineer stepped me through the basics of getting started on... Read more ».. Read More »

Case Studies

Transport for London Takes its Workforce Mobile

June 27, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) is an integrated transport authority responsible for running the day-to-day operation of London’s public transport network and managing the Capital’s main roads. Making over 31 million journeys per day, TfL’s red buses, black cabs and Tube trains are known the world over. TfL has made a serious commitment to digital transformation... Read more ».. Read More »

Mi-Corporation Helps USDA Achieve Faster, More Accurate Inspections

The USDA takes its responsibility for protecting the US food  supply very seriously. With increasing threats from cattle diseases,  the agency needed a fail-proof mobile data collection solution that  would add speed and flexibility to the process and deliver greater  peace of mind to government officials and US consumers alike.  Mi-Corporation answered the call. See... Read more ».. Read More »

Government Field Inspections – NC Department of Agriculture Case Study

March 1, 2017
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Digitizing Field Inspections with Mi-Forms Using Tablet PCs The Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services protects public health, safety and welfare by regulating the structural pest control industry and pesticide products used, and by improving the quality of structural pest control services. According to field inspector Travis... Read more ».. Read More »

NYU Brings Oral Health Care to Children & Adults Worldwide

February 2, 2016
NYU Site in Rajasthan, India

  In 2012, Mi-Corporation began working with New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) on a mobile data capture project used to collect, track, and report on the oral health of children and adults from around the world. The mobile team at NYUCD's Office of Global Outreach recently returned from a rural site about four hours from Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, where... Read more ».. Read More »

Mobility Success Story: Doyle Security Systems, Inc.

February 9, 2015
Doyle

Mobile Sales Solution Results in Dramatic Productivity & Expense Control Improvements for Doyle Security Systems, Inc. "After doing away with the cumbersome and inefficient paper-based sales processes, we have virtually eliminated impediments to superior customer service. The sales order processing provided through the mobile forms platform and software offered by Mi-Co has empowered us to dramatically... Read more ».. Read More »

Oil & Gas Industry – Improving Productivity in the Field

November 7, 2013

Today's oil and gas companies are turning to mobile solutions to drive business value across the enterprise by improving field productivity and data accuracy, while reaching corporate compliance goals using mobile devices. For more information, view our Oil & Gas Industry Case Study: Improving Productivity in the Field... Read More »

Mobile Cell Tower Inspections – SpectraSite Case Study

October 3, 2012
SpectraSite Mobile Cell Tower Inspections

Mi-Forms mobile form app provides an efficient tablet-based mobile data capture solution for cell tower inspections. At least once a year, SpectraSite’s field support managers must inspect 7700 cell towers located throughout the United States. During these mobile cell tower inspections, the field support managers inspect the sites, perform tests to monitor lighting, power and... Read more ».. Read More »

Use of Tablets in Large Hospital Cardiology Department

October 1, 2012

Sutter Health Speeds Data Analysis from Weeks to Days with Slate Solution. Clipboards and pens are a common data collection tool in today’s hospitals—and increasingly insufficient to meet the fast-growing data needs of accrediting bodies, payers, government agencies, and the hospitals themselves. Sutter Health has found an answer: Mi-Forms mobile e-forms technology running on Windows 7 slates. Data collection is 36 percent faster and is used to improve treatments, saving lives. .. Read More »

Videos

Mi-Corporation featured at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

August 18, 2016

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), is the largest event for Microsoft partners, bringing the Microsoft's partner community together for a week of networking and learning. Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Partner Group, featured Mi-Corporation in Wednesday's keynote speech... Read More »

Mi-Forms eForms Software and Laserfiche ECM System Integration Video

January 23, 2012

Mi-Forms, Mi-Corporation's electronic forms software, can seamlessly integrate with the Laserfiche Electronic Content Management System. After collecting data from the field, using tablet pc, iPad or Android slates, from your Mi-Forms eForms, PDF, CSV, XML and other data export types can automatically be saved in the Laserfiche ECM System. Once in the Laserfiche ECM System,... Read more ».. Read More »

Mi-Forms and SAP: a novel way of data collection for SAP customers – short version

November 22, 2010

Mi-Co and SAP Imagineering. SAP Imagineering is a customer co-innovation group focused on finding future trends and filling white spaces in the SAP portfolio. This prototyped solution is targeted at Enterprises and Government agencies that are looking for ways to streamline their current workflows, but are left struggling to integrate collected data into SAP enterprise... Read more ».. Read More »

White Papers

The Critical Importance of User Adoption

January 3, 2014

Today we live in a world in which firms in various types of industries are adopting mobile technology to facilitate business practices that allow for faster, cleaner data capture & access, streamlined processes and improved productivity for employees not constrained by paper. This technology has become increasingly flexible, with the advancements made by mobile solutions... Read more ».. Read More »