We create web and mobile applications that make your business leaner and meaner...
...we integrate these applications into powerful business solutions. They transform the efficiency and productivity of organisations whose activity is spread across numerous locations.
Until recently the size and capability of mobile devices has been the main limiting factor in delivering key functionality to a remote workforce. However the rapid advances in mobile and tablet technology means there is little standing in the way of putting the full capabilities of an organisation in the hands of their frontline staff, enabling them to fully interact in real time with their office.
There are a host of cohesive tools and products that we can combine to replicate the processes your business currently employs, we hold them all in a matrix called the "Bridge Integration Framework".
This Framework covers all of your areas of operation and within it are a number of products and tools that form the foundation of your solution. Each component is fully adaptable and is completely remodelled to meet your requirements rather than you having to accommodate any limitations from a pre-existing product, ensuring the elements will match your needs and enhance your business operation.
If we discover specific tasks or operations your business has that currently don't feature in our framework – you can be confident that we'll develop them for you and they will become a seamless part of the solution.
Sectors that will benefit
- Facilities Management
- Property Services
- Business Equipment
- Food and Beverages
- Rental and Leasing
- Security and Protection
Discover the possibilities of an integrated solution
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Benefits of GPS
Benefits of sending imagery
Benefits of real time inventory
Benefits of instant information distribution
Benefits of receiving imagery/audio/video
The benefits of working with a web and mobile solution
After applying an integrated solution across the business, you will have a massive advantage, not least over your competitors. Not only will you have far greater control of your costs and resources than they have, you will also have a far greater level of contact and communication with your whole workforce.
This "awareness" of the current situation enables you to respond and work with your customers in a way that they will appreciate and your competitors envy.
One of the first things you will notice is how much quicker and more flexible your activity is. Those who rely on their workforce attending client locations each day will now have the capability to manage, monitor and most importantly plan in near real-time rather than wait for end of day reports or even worse, evening uploads of progress from home.
From simple input/entry to retrieving and depositing complex data, processes become seamless – people can effectively and efficiently do more within their day with less pressure, less mistakes and greater focus.
… And Grow
Delivering your operations via this mobile/web platform puts your business on a different footing; not only is it a much more productive organisation with the same resources but one that can easily and confidently expand and take on more very economically.
The application underpins all the processes involved, so existing staff can be migrated to a new contract and give an immediate sense of experience and expertise, while new employees learn a single system and can rapidly provide the same high levels of service.
Using the Bridge Integration Framework to match your activities
Every business is different, the way tasks and processes are addressed may vary but the commercial reasons behind them are almost always the same and that’s the start point with our Framework.
Identifying the specific needs of your business
First we need to recognise the elements that would benefit your workforce when they are on site, which might mean out in the field, visiting clients, or simply on one or more of your own locations where they are constantly on the move during the course of their day.
We then plot what they need from head office to support them and what head office needs from them to ensure all the related operational activities can be completed.
This detail forms the basis of our planning, timings and costing, allowing us to produce a comprehensive project plan that drives everything from concept through to the build, testing and implementation.
We will continue to work with you while everything beds in and you are satisfied that the application is working as you wanted. We are of course very happy to remain involved and provide ongoing maintenance and modifications.
All systems also need a level of further development, technology changes, your needs change and so do those of your clients. As new clients come on board they may have additional requirements that you need assistance with in order for your application to successfully accommodate them.
Explore the diagram below to see all the features an integrated solution can bring to each area of your business
- Daily Task Assignments
- Job/Task Details
- Client Details
- Job Location
- Workforce Location
- Quality Control
- Proof of Completion
- Manner of Execution
- Health & Safety
- Materials/Timings & Time Attendance
- Unplanned/Emergency Tasks
- Stock Management
- Personnel Identification
- Item History/ Testing & Maintenance
- Pre-defined Formulas
- Estimating Time & Materials
- HR Contract/Training/Appraisals
- Time & Attendance
- Task Skills/Qualifications
- Purchasing & Billing
- Stock Management/Control
- Job/Task Details& History
- Appointments & Meetings
- Customer Relationship Management
- Job/Task Planning
- Delivery & Distribution
- Maintenance & Testing Schedules
- Training/Appraisal Schedules
- SMS, MMS & Emails
- Pre-emptive Notifications
- Courtesy Reminders for due Maintenance/Testing Dates
- Confirmations (Purchasing)
- Alerts & Warnings
- Estimating Time & Materials
- Product/Materials Prices/Catalogues
- Sales/Profit & Loss/Projections
- Exception Reporting
Consumer focused mobile applications are as important to us as they are to you
For us, business really is all about developing smart, successful applications
and while we specialise in connecting mobile
and web into a complete business solution, we are just as happy to apply our skills to either discipline.
Consumer markets are becoming key
We are also very active in the "Consumer Focused" applications sector. Fast becoming essential in the sales and marketing toolbox, organisations are using them for a variety of reasons such as market testing, product launches, brand and relationship building, plus of course as a new sales channel.
Some of the most rapid innovation happens in this area of the market, each project nearly always requires new ideas and development. Meeting such challenges is also good for our business applications as we often export our discoveries into that work.
We are comfortable working with clients who have recognised a need for an app but have no preconceived ideas, or those who have clearly identified their idea and have already done a great deal of work on the approach – either way the objective is to create outstanding, commercially focused work.
Your very own mobile application but at a fraction of the normal cost
We are working with more and more independent businesses, sometimes small chains but often successful single outlets covering retail, food and drink, entertainment and specialist services. They fully grasp the benefits of having a mobile application but until now, mainly due to cost and finding a suitable partner to work with, have struggled to do anything to progress this area of their business.
Things changed for these companies when we launched our service that makes the idea very affordable through "cost sharing". A very simple proposition, we find a number of like minded (but not necessarily similar types) of companies who want a mobile application. As most of the functionality is common it can be developed once and the cost shared, providing the majority of an app for a fraction of the price. This leaves only a small amount of personalisation for each company reducing the total cost considerably.
With the huge increase in awareness around the commercial use of mobile applications, finding similarly interested parties really doesn't take long and production can progress rapidly with an application being ready in as little as three weeks (including approval by Apple).
Twice the opportunity, twice the value for money
Building a mobile application for iPhone and then for Android requires almost twice the time and effort as each is developed in a different programming language (objective-c and Java), so in effect double the cost. This puts the possibility of being able to reach the majority of the smartphone market even further out of the reach of many businesses. The huge additional bonus with our approach and "cost sharing" offer is that while our fees to build an application for one platform are already a fraction of the costs, if you want both platforms, we will build the other version completely free!
Even bespoke applications can be built on common foundations
Some situations demand a higher level of functionality that cannot easily be shared across clients or there is a need for personalisation that can only be found outside of our current frameworks capabilities.
For these projects we would use the framework as a foundation meaning that you still benefit from the cost sharing, allowing the majority of the budget to be concentrated on creating the bespoke elements. This becomes a very cost effective way of developing a highly bespoke application.
- Consumer markets
- Your mobile application
- Twice the opportunity
- Bespoke applications
And not forgetting our original strengths in web development
We have spent the last five years delivering projects as simple as high end brochure websites through to ecommerce solutions and the most complex job management systems all to the same exacting standards. So even if you have not got remote workers or a requirement for a mobile application we can still help you make your business more effective via a bespoke web based solution.