Monday, April 23, 2012

Mobile Solutions Highlighted at Collaborate 12

@hand is demonstrating its world-class enterprise mobility software at the Collaborate 12 event this week in Las Vegas.  Visit us at booth 1257 to learn how @hand has helped numerous customers in the Oracle ecosystem to extend the value of their ERP investments with low-risk, high-value mobile applications.
 
Learn more about mobile solutions for Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft.
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pipeline Operator Goes Live with @hand Field Maintenance Solution

A leading North American crude petroleum pipeline operator has recently implemented @hand FMS to optimize field maintenance operations.  With @hand, field technicians benefit from user-friendly mobile applications that provide powerful enterprise computing capabilities.  Features include work order processing, asset data collection, timekeeping, and offline capability.
 
@hand field maintenance customers have reported benefits that include improvements in asset utilization, preventive maintenance metrics, and work visibility.  With more accurate data from the field provided by mobility solutions, maintenance planners and management can more effectively allocate resources and make strategic decisions in support of long-range maintenance objectives.
 
The company selected @hand as a mobile solution to interface with its IBM Maximo enterprise asset management system.  For nearly a decade, @hand has successfully provided field mobility solutions for the Maximo ecosystem, empowering mobile users with new capabilities and enhancing the value of existing IT investments. 
 
To learn more about @hand solutions for Maximo customers, visit the "Mobile Solutions for Maximo" page on our web site.
Monday, April 9, 2012

Minerals Technologies Selects @hand FMS for Strategic Field Mobility Solution

Minerals Technologies Inc (MTI), a specialty producer of mineral-based and synthetic mineral products, has selected @hand's Field Mobility System to introduce new operational efficiencies in mobile business processes.  The @hand solution will manage a variety of maintenance and inventory functions, while interfacing with MTI's Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) ERP system.  @hand's alignment with Oracle EBS was a critical factor in MTI's selection of @hand, and the mobility solution will leverage @hand's Oracle Validated Integration.
 
Through this global initiative, MTI plans to deploy @hand field mobility software to the company's sixty plants worldwide.  As a global business, MTI joins the existing collection of @hand customers with substantial international and overseas operations. @hand's business is becoming increasingly global.  Look for us to continue to expand our global footprint in the coming months.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

@hand Unlocks Productivity for Key Energy Services

@hand issued a press release earlier today, announcing an expansion of the field mobility commitment by one of its newest customers - Key Energy Services.  
 
Learn how your organization can join the thousands of oil & gas field workers that benefit from @hand software by visiting @hand's Oil & Gas industry solutions page. 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

@hand Unlocks the Barriers to Mobile Field Productivity for Key Energy Services

@hand’s Field Mobility System, the leading enterprise mobility platform for mission-critical mobile work processes, has been selected by Key Energy Services for broad deployment across the enterprise

Austin, TX – April 4, 2012 - @hand, the leading provider of field mobility software solutions, announces the selection of their FMS software platform by Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG), the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor based on the number of rigs owned, for deployment across critical operational functions in the enterprise.

Initially, Key Energy Services sought vendors to assist in converting a paper-based field ticketing process into an electronic process to streamline the conversion of booked revenue into operational cash flow. The search resulted in an enterprise-wide transformational project for Key upon selecting @hand’s highly versatile and customizable mobility platform. At Key, the @hand solution interfaces with the Oracle E-Business Suite and accelerates field productivity levels with an entire mobile inventory and asset management system.

“When we began the extensive evaluation of companies that could help us retool a paper process to an electronic process, we were looking for a very narrow solution to the problem. We have over 3,000 employees in the field, and the paper process was not optimal,” said John Hood, Chief Information Officer at Key Energy Services. “With @hand, we are able to broaden that vision to a suite of enterprise mobility solutions that address our most critical processes.”

A significant element in the @hand FMS solution will be the ability to integrate into Key’s existing customized billing system which automates and digitizes its field ticketing process.

“The mobility project at Key was not just about digitizing the field ticketing process, but more about enterprise workflow processes. @hand didn’t just give us a mobile software product - it will facilitate a fundamental shift in the way we operate,” said T.M. “Trey” Whichard, III, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Key Energy Services.

With @hand’s ability to provide solutions with capabilities beyond mobile applications that push corporate data out to mobile devices, the @hand platform delivers data integrity, process optimization and visibility across the enterprise. “@hand is committed to furthering our initiatives in the energy and natural resources markets, and this collaboration with Key Energy Services represents a critical accomplishment along this path,” said John Cannington, Chief Executive Officer of @hand.

To find out more about @hand’s solutions for the energy and natural resources markets, contact energy@hand.com.

About @hand

@hand provides enterprise customers with field mobility software for mission-critical work processes, including Enterprise Asset Management, Field Service Management and Supply Chain Management. Connecting mobile workers with core business systems, the @hand Field Mobility System (FMS) provides intuitive mobile applications that deliver powerful data collection and work processing functions, both online and offline. With support for a wide variety of industry-standard mobile devices, @hand specializes in delivering mobile solutions with the highest levels of reliability, flexibility and security. To learn more, visit www.hand.com.

About Key Energy Services

Key Energy Services is the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor based on the number of rigs owned. Key provides a complete range of well intervention services and has operations in all major onshore oil and gas producing regions of the continental United States and internationally in Mexico, Colombia, the Middle East and Russia. For more information, visit www.keyenergy.com.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

@hand Deploys Mobile Solution for Supply Management in Support of U.S. Department of Energy

An engineering services contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy has deployed @hand FMS for a mission-critical inventory and supply management solution, closely-integrated to the installation's PeopleSoft system. The mobility solution maps to the specific customer business process by combining PeopleSoft-integrated workflows such as receiving with independent, mobile-specific workflows such as delivery management.  The customer has deployed @hand FMS to a combination of rugged handheld mobile computers by Motorola as well as standard-issue mobile PCs, highlighting @hand’s ability to manage multiple device types and form factors within the same solution environment.  @hand is thrilled to announce this expansion of our government solutions business, adding to the multiple successes with NASA and the Department of Defense. 
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