Lafrentz Road Marking Improves Operations with Flowfinity

Flowfinity announces a new case study showcasing how a road construction company improves customer service and instant field reporting using a business application for smartphones

March 15, 2011
Vancouver, BC

Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a leading provider of adaptable applications and fully integrated solutions for the wireless enterprise, is announcing the publication of a case study on the business benefits for Lafrentz Road Marking, Western Canada’s leading road marking company. Lafrentz Road Marking, a division of Canadian Road Builders Inc., deployed Flowfinity® Actions on smartphones to handle daily job reporting, inform customers with up-to-the-minute updates, and provide instant access to an essential list of current municipal construction standards. Using Flowfinity Actions, Lafrentz reports improvements with crew management, safety reporting, access to critical information, administrative processes, and work flow in other departments.

Flowfinity Actions is an award winning application for smartphones for coordinating people on-the-go and the information they need to do their work. Flowfinity software products have helped a growing base of construction companies to collect information and automate work order management. For example, the software facilitates analytic and visual reports to map work locations, display resource allocations, monitor incidents and manage distributed inventories.

With several crews working in the field at all times, effective resource management is essential to maintaining competitive advantage. Until recently, the company’s crews had to fill out handwritten job reports including materials reports and time sheets and fax them in at the end of each day. Lafrentz wanted a way to replace their paper system for daily job reporting and managing field personnel with a simple to use, robust and automated solution that reflected the company’s current business processes. They selected Flowfinity Actions because it was quick to set up, flexible, and easy for their crews to use. The system was up and running in just two weeks.

“Flowfinity Actions allows us to easily keep track of where crews are during the day and what they are working on. With better management of man hours, equipment hours, and materials handling, we’re able to cut costs and improve our competitive position.” said Tim Zapf, Durable Markings Manager, Lafrentz.

To read this full case study and see more examples of how other leading companies have extended business processes to their mobile employees with Flowfinity Actions click here: www.flowfinity.com/customers/case_Lafrentz_actions.aspx


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