Clevest wins Best Mobile App Award from Esri

Award recognizes Clevest’s innovation in using the latest features of the ArcGIS Platform

Clevest Solutions Inc., a leading provider of mobile workforce automation software including smart grid mobile, has won the Esri Partner Conference Award for the Best Mobile Application. The award recognizes innovation in using the latest features of the ArcGIS Platform.

The award recognizes 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. Clevest MWFM unifies the field and office on a single, next-generation mobile platform for wirelessly managing a utility’s mobile workers and virtually any type of work they perform.

Jay Terrill, Esri Canada; Michael Silmont, Clevest; Jack Dangermond, Esri; Don Gibson; Clevest

“Field technicians need to ensure that they’re servicing the right asset at the right location to avoid costly mistakes and safety incidents,” noted Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada. “Through Clevest’s WorkBook app, utility workers can quickly locate assets on a map as well as access forms to guide them through complex inspection and maintenance workflows. This helps them to complete a job quickly, correctly and safely. We applaud Clevest’s efforts to develop an outstanding app that combines the best in mobile workforce management and GIS technologies.”

Peter Millar, VP Product Marketing, Clevest enthused, “Our entire organization 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.” Millar continued, “As a Gold Partner, Clevest has received excellent support from Esri. The company’s technical experts in both Redlands, CA and at Esri Canada worked closely with our engineering team to advance the development of WorkBook with new ArcGIS technology, and Esri also provided tremendous support through joint customer education and marketing efforts.”

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. Thanks to a hybrid HTML5 /native user interface integrated with ArcGIS Runtime, WorkBook supports multiple mobile operating systems, including iOS, Windows, and Android.

Several utilities have already deployed WorkBook, and Clevest anticipates a growing number of its 125-member customer base will upgrade to the new application in the near future.

The award will be recognized by Esri at the 2014 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) in Palm Springs, CA from March 8-11, 2014.

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