Jupiter's Building Department has deployed the mobile workforce solution to eliminate paper-based processes and enhance customer service. While Jupiter already had various technologies and procedures in place to automate the inspection and permitting processes, the MobileHWY INSPECTORT solution offered the opportunity to balance the inspector workload, service inspections in the field immediately, and reduce the overall administrative tasks that were assigned to inspectors. Using the Flynet Viewer Studio's Web Service Generator, the HTE-based AS400 Application was published by Inventu for integration with INSPECTOR.
Charlotte, NC April 20, 2007 -- MobileHWY, the leading provider of mobile workforce solutions for government agencies, builders, and contractors, and Inventu Corporation, a leading provider of web service solutions for the iSeries platform, announced today that Jupiter, Florida has implemented its Mobile INSPECTORT field automation solution. The Building Department has deployed the mobile workforce solution to eliminate paper-based processes and enhance customer service.
Jupiter, like many communities in Florida, has experienced unprecedented growth over the last 20 years, almost quadrupling their population. In doing so, they have surpassed communities smaller than them to become one of the largest incorporated municipalities in Palm Beach County and recent studies predict another 33% increase in population from 2004 into 2010. Managing this growth and maintaining their vision to "Preserve our Unique Character and Vibrant, Small-Town Feel" is a challenge that the Building Department takes seriously.
While Jupiter already had various technologies and procedures in place to automate the inspection and permitting processes, the MobileHWY INSPECTORT solution offered the opportunity to balance the inspector workload, service inspections in the field immediately, and reduce the overall administrative tasks that were assigned to inspectors.
Jupiter utilizes a permitting and inspection application developed by SunGard HTE running on their IBM AS/400 / iSeries host system. MobileHWY partnered with Inventu, which provides a unique interfacing toolset known as FlyNet to enable easy integration to the IBM AS/400. This marriage of technologies has allowed Jupiter to deploy a cost effective laptop-based mobile solution that supports connected and disconnected operation. Roger Held, Deputy Building Official for the Building Department, states, "We needed a solution that worked with all the systems we already had in place but would also be easy to adopt for our field inspectors. Improving customer service and turning around information faster was important but MobileHWY also proved that the system can be easy to use too."
"Jupiter's team had high expectations of the end-to-end solution. We always hear about the need for efficiencies, timeliness, accuracy, and ease-of-use but it was also critical that we delivered seamless integration to HTE, something that would have been difficult without the support of Inventu," stated Lisa Slonim, Vice President, MobileHWY.
The Building Department has deployed the solution to 15 inspectors in the field already. Travis Rector, Chief Building Inspector, indicated, "The MobileHWY system has the potential to allow our staff to dedicate more time and effort to our current projects and offers a means for resulting or adding inspection services from the field. Providing these real-time services to our customers is essential to keeping their projects on schedule." The Town of Jupiter plans on deploying the MobileHWY solution to Code Enforcement Officers at a future date.
MobileHWY is a leading provider of mobile workforce solutions to the Government and Construction industries. The company's solutions, Mobile INSPECTORT and Mobile CONTRACTORT, utilize the Internet and wireless mobile networks to help manage the day-today operations of organizations with dispersed mobile workforces. MobileHWY's products provide field personnel real-time access to information through end-to-end automated processes. MobileHWY is proud to include some of the United States' largest local government agencies and national homebuilders among its customer base. For more information, visit www.mobilehwy.com or contact Jeff Eiberger, VP of Sales and Marketing, via e-mail or 704.248.2412.
About Inventu Corporation
Inventu provides software and services that address the exploitation and integration of screen-based legacy applications to drive new business initiatives. Flynet Viewer is a set of products that Inventu resells in the Americas for Flynet, Ltd. (www.flynetviewer.com). Flynet Viewer is a set of products designed to leverage the Microsoft .NET framework and Integrated Development Environments designed to work with .NET. The Screensurfer Web-to-Host application server is a self-contained solution that provides a low cost, rapid means of rejuvenating host screens as web pages. For more information about Inventu Corporation, please visit their website at www.inventu.com or contact Jeff Urbanczyk via e-mail or 888.352.8403 x704.