Monday, September 23, 2013

Visit @hand at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

This week, @hand is exhibiting at the Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco.  To learn more about @hand's enterprise mobility solutions, visit us at booth #624.  At OpenWorld, @hand is showcasing its mobile application products that align with the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle PeopleSoft ERP systems.  
Booth #624
If you miss us in California, contact us online to learn how @hand transform your mobile business.
Monday, September 23, 2013

@hand Announces New Mobile Application for Oracle PeopleSoft Maintenance Management

@hand today is announcing that our newest application product - Tyrian - has achieved Beta status and is available to early adopter customers.  Tyrian is designed as the perfect mobile application companion for PeopleSoft Maintenance Management environments.  If you run Oracle PeopleSoft's maintenance module, contact @hand to see how you can empower field technicians with an iPhone or Android application to manage work orders and related maintenance tasks.
Monday, September 23, 2013

@hand Announces New Mobile Application for PeopleSoft Customers

Company launches Beta Program for early adopter customers.

September 23, 2013 - AUSTIN, TX - @hand is announcing a new mobile application product along with a corresponding Beta Program. The new application, @hand Tyrian, is designed as a mobile complement to Oracle PeopleSoft Maintenance Management, and it is available through @hand's application library.

The @hand application library provides a pre-configured collection of mobile solutions that align with popular ERP/EAM systems, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, IBM Maximo, and now Oracle PeopleSoft. With support for iOS and Android platforms, Tyrian provides mobile workers with the ability to execute important maintenance management functions, such as updating work orders, completing tasks and checklists, and capturing labor.

"Tyrian represents an exciting opportunity for @hand to build on the company’s experience in the PeopleSoft market,” according to Rob Beauchamp, @hand’s Vice President of Field Operations. “Now with a packaged product optimized for PeopleSoft, customers can expect top-tier quality and software performance, as well as rapid time-to-market.”

Based on @hand’s patented Field Mobility System (FMS) software architecture, Tyrian leverages important technology advantages, such as offline application use, built-in security, and role-specific data distribution. @hand FMS also provides a rapid configuration environment to tailor applications to specific business needs.

The @hand Beta Program allows selected customers to begin a mobile implementation in advance of the general release of the product. Contact @hand to learn more about the program, or to apply on behalf of your organization.

About @hand

@hand is a software company that offers mobile applications for the enterprise. With a collection of packaged products and a configure-to-order solution approach, @hand delivers mobile success for a variety of industries and ERP/EAM ecosystems, including Oracle, IBM, and SAP. To learn more, visit

Monday, September 23, 2013

@hand Announces FIREBRICK - Mobile Applications for Oracle E-Business Suite



@hand today announced a re-branding of the company’s most mature mobile application suite, from “the EAM Suite” to “FIREBRICK.” As a mobility-centric product, @hand FIREBRICK provides a collection of pre-integrated mobile applications that align with the Oracle E-Business Suite ERP system.  Specifically, FIREBRICK interfaces with the Enterprise Asset Management and Inventory Management application modules within EBS.

@hand continues to enhance and evolve the FIREBRICK product line, with more emphasis on smart devices running iOS and Android.  Expect to see more product announcements for FIREBRICK later this year.  In the meantime, read more about @hand solutions for Oracle EBS.
Friday, September 13, 2013

The Case is Clear

by Brandon Rhymes, @hand Account Executive
I'm often asked about the value of the mobile solutions we offer our customers. When most prospective customers pose this question, what they are really asking me is "what are your solutions going to cost?" Instead, what they should be asking is "how much money are your solutions going to make for me?" The case for mobile work management applications is clear. Few enterprise software applications offer the same value with comparably low levels of implementation or benefit realization risk. 
To demonstrate the value of a mobile work management system, let's do a quick thought experiment. Assume, for a moment, that your company is a mid-size industrial firm that employs 250 mobile field workers each day to perform remote tasks like operations inspections, meter readings, or asset maintenance. In your company, field workers carry a clipboard stacked high with their work orders for the day, and as they make their rounds they fill in information about the work they perform or the inspections they complete on the paper forms you provide them. At the end of the day, they return to their desk, log into a terminal, and manually transpose the handwritten information they've gathered while making their rounds into your ERP system. Worse yet, they hand over their stack of reports to someone else to enter. 
If it takes each field worker one hour a day to enter their reports (or someone else on their behalf), your organization is spending over 6 person-weeks (250 hours) a day doing data entry. At a conservative fully-loaded FTE hourly rate of $40, this translates into $10,000 a day. Assuming a 5-day work week, this amounts to $2.6 million a year spent entering field reports. If your company nets 10% to the bottom line, this is equivalent to $26 million of lost revenue! 
You think one hour a day is too aggressive? Cut the number in half. Even if your employees only spend 3 hours a week each doing manual data entry, you are still spending over a million dollars a year on data entry (that's equivalent to $10 million in new business). 
@hand work management applications allow you to reliably implement solutions for field work management.  @hand reduces paper-based field reports, as well as the need to spend thousands of hours a year doing manual data entry. Our solutions for Oracle eAM, IBM Maximo, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Maintenance Management can be implemented in days or weeks from the time of contract and cost a fraction of the amount of money they make you. 
Contact us now to put @hand solutions to work making you money.
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