US: Clevest Solutions has won the Esri Partner Conference Award for the ‘best mobile application’. The award recognises Clevest’s innovation in using the latest features of the ArcGIS Platform for its WorkBook mobile application, an integral component of the Clevest Mobile Workforce Management (MWFM) solution. WorkBook is a next generation mobile app with an intuitive user-interface and rich geospatial interactions for use with laptops and touch-enabled tablets. WorkBook empowers utilities’ mobile technicians with maps, screens and workflows to manage their work while having real-time communication with the office. WorkBook tightly integrates with both Esri’s online basemaps and GIS layers hosted by a utility’s ArcGIS server located behind the utility’s firewall. This system lets workers visualize where they are in relation to their orders, create orders from GIS assets, search and filter GIS assets to view relevant information, and get optimized routes to minimize driving time with Esri’s geocoding and ArcGIS Runtime.
Workers have immediate access to their assigned work, including new work assigned throughout the day. As work gets completed, updates are automatically sent to the office. WorkBook lets a worker continue to work even in areas with no wireless coverage. Users can view their maps and synchronize GIS asset information for offline usage via ArcGIS Runtime. “Our entire organisation is extremely excited to have been nominated by one of the industry leaders in GIS for our new mobile application. WorkBook is a testament not only to our combined expertise in the utility industry but also to our combined commitment to a level of collaboration that can be difficult to attain,” said Peter Millar, VP Product Marketing.