TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB:GROV) is continuing to diversify its customer base with MobiTask™, its flagship solution designed to help transition business and government away from paper-based processes to the modern, wireless world. A recent decision by Temple University to contract with GroveWare to adapt MobiTask for use by the 120 officers employed by the Temple University Police Services unit will serve as a valuable proof of concept tool for the other 14,000 law enforcement agencies and 700,000 police officers as well as the 10,000 security companies and 1.5 million security guards in the United States.
The Temple University Police Services department consists of over 120 Pennsylvania-certified law enforcement officers. To assist the officers in enforcing the law and ensuring safety on campus, Temple has installed an intricate security system which includes security cameras, a state-of-the-art lighting system and its campus-wide emergency notification system "Temple Alert". Always striving to provide the highest level of campus safety and security, Temple is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to further enhance its law enforcement processes.
Temple identified its paper-based incident reporting process as a serious bottleneck in the system. Officers complete written daily logs to record their movement and activity throughout the day. They also complete written incident reports in the field which are then re-entered by administrators into the Philadelphia Police Department's internal database. This manual duplicate data entry procedure not only wastes time and incurs clerical costs, but often the officer-generated written reports are illegible, resulting in data integrity issues and reporting delays. Temple decided they needed to secure a solution which would improve the data integrity, eliminate duplicate processing time and expedite incident reporting.
The opportunity at Temple was introduced to GroveWare Technologies by Verizon Wireless. The objective of the project was to drive efficiencies by eliminating the use of paper throughout the department and to improve the data integrity of the process. These were achieved by replacing the current paper incident reporting method by field officers with wireless Tablets loaded with GroveWare's MobiTask solution, thus providing each officer with the ability to complete and submit reports in real-time from the field. GroveWare is excited to be the newest addition to Temple's leading law enforcement system and to help support Temple's overall goal of continuous innovation and excellence.
"Every law enforcement agency and security firm in the country is required to prepare and submit incident, accident and inspection reports on regular basis," remarks Harry Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO. "The vast majority of these police departments and security firms still use inefficient paper-processes to initiate these reports or must return to a police station or company office to enter information into a database. MobiTask allows this reporting to generate at the scene on any wireless device, on a screen format customized to the needs of the specific law enforcement agency or security firm, incorporating geo-location, photographs and text information into a concise report which is then delivered in real time over the cellular network. Facilitating the movement of information and simplifying reporting tasks also frees up officers to attend to their more important role of protecting people and property in our communities. Because of the cost savings and productivity gains available to MobiTask users, each of these agencies are potential GroveWare customers. We intend to work aggressively with our wireless channel partner to expand deployment of MobiTask in this sector and to assist police departments and security firms to benefit from the operational, administrative and cost efficiencies that MobiTask can make available to them."
About Temple University
Temple University (Temple) is a public university located in Philadelphia, PA and is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country. Temple prepares the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania with over 200 academic degree programs across its multiple campuses.
About GroveWare Technologies Ltd.
GroveWare is one of North America's leading providers of mobile solutions to enterprise, connecting workforces by mobile device to a wide selection of ERP systems and helping American businesses and institutions to enhance productivity and improve profitability by mobilizing and automating business processes. GroveWare's showcase software, MobiTask, is a wireless client application compatible with all smartphones and tablets including: iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, PlayBook™, and all devices using the Android™ or Windows Mobile® wireless platforms. MobiTask mobilizes employee tasks in the field and connects them directly to the organization's enterprise software systems. MobiTask allows organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy mobile solutions for workers on the go. MobiTask provides the convenience of using dynamic electronic forms created using GroveWare's eXFORMA™ middleware to collect field data, manage workflow, HR and CRM tasks wirelessly, store documents locally and integrates quickly with most ERP systems and back-end databases on any application such as Oracle® e-Business Suite™, PeopleSoft™, SharePoint™, Kronos® Workforce Central™, MS Dynamics™ or SAP®. Users can remotely and wirelessly clock-in/out, approve and initiate workflow tasks, or use dynamic e-Forms for inspections, licensing and data collection all from their smartphones. GroveWare is especially targeting the government, construction, healthcare, and law enforcement sectors and its successes to-date and rapidly growing interest from these and other quarters of business, provide exciting growth challenges and opportunities for the company.
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