|Tasks Go from Weeks to Seconds with Motion Tablet PCs
AUSTIN, TX – November 29, 2011 – Motion Computing®, a leading global provider of tablet PCs and supporting mobility solutions, today announced that Kansas City-based Burns & McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm, is utilizing Motion® F5v Tablet PCs for increased time savings, productivity and efficiency at the point of service.
When the Business and Technology Services (BTS) division of Burns & McDonnell was first created 11 years ago, a combination of paper, pens, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and global positioning systems (GPS) were used to support data collection and analysis both in the office and out in the field. However, the department was quick to look for alternatives as it needed a better way to collect, move and manage data from the field to the office– the paper and pencil process was time-consuming and error-prone, and the PDAs’ screens were much too small.
Always eager to provide the best solutions to make their clients successful, the company held an intensive evaluation of the mobile computing market when a Florida-based power company required a truck-mounted mobile device for field use. Burns & McDonnell executed a best-of-breed analysis and found Windows®-based Motion Tablet PCs to be to be among the top mobile computing devices on the market and fit the company’s requirements – connected and rugged, yet lightweight and powerful enough for field use.
Since then, Burns & McDonnell has continued to reevaluate its mobile computing solutions as new technologies and tablet PCs have come to market, however, the company has remained with Motion.
“When factoring in price, performance, features and usability, the F5 was the complete package,” said Bryan Claxton, associate project manager, Burns & McDonnell.
According to Claxton, tasks have gone from taking weeks to just seconds with Motion Tablet PCs. Burns & McDonnell is no longer squandering time on paper-based processes, attempting to decipher handwritten notes and waiting for hard copies to travel to and from the office. All data collected on the tablet PCs is available in near real time, meaning increased productivity due to the constant flow of communication and access to information at the point of service.
“There are many benefits that come with using Motion Tablet PCs,” said Claxton. “The auditors are more productive since they are able to digitally capture information at the point of service, which means the data is less error-prone and available in real time. The data then goes immediately into reporting and auto-populates the software for analyzing. No more transposing handwritten notes – we collect the data once, instead of having to touch it three or four more times before the next step of the process.”
During a recent facility audit project for a large cleaning supply client, Burns & McDonnell was able to track over 800 deficiencies and issues during the audit period and report back to the client within five days – three to four weeks faster than without the solution. The mobility solution helped them cut two-thirds of the time previously required to execute the entire process.
“We are in an industry where technology is not the focus of our users’ businesses, and we have to select tools that will work for everyone and provide the best results possible, as client success is our number one priority,” said Claxton. “It’s often hard to get our clients to put down their paper and pencils, but with Motion Tablet PCs, we’ve seen a seamless transition, and both our clients and employees take the tablet PCs with them everywhere they go.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services to clients throughout North America and abroad. More than 3,000 engineers, architects, scientists, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and other professionals work in more than 20 regional, national and international offices. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is currently ranked No. 20 on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, visit http://www.burnsmcd.com/.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a global leader in integrated mobile computing solutions, combining world-class products with services customized for the unique needs of target vertical markets. The company’s enhanced line of rugged tablet PCs, mobile point of care solutions and accessories are designed to increase mobile productivity while providing portability, security, power and versatility. Motion Mobility Solutions offer a complete portfolio of products, services and support that help ensure a successful mobile deployment for increased productivity, reducing project risk while delivering a more rapid return on investment. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.
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