Intuitive swipe-and-touch sales interface on Android with product icons and easy identification of counterparts. Acts as the salesperson’s “smart calculator”. Routes, transaction history and inventory management also included.
Register new customers, beneficiaries or members, including photographs and exact GPS locations; issue pre-printed ID cards with unique QR-codes. In follow-up interactions, confirm their identity through QR-code scan.
Tablet- or smartphone-based forms, questionnaire, inspections… Created remotely in Mission Control and pushed to field users. Works offline. Can include photographs, signatures, location as well as text and multiple-choice inputs.
Enforce specific activities, in a specific order, at specific times and in defined locations. Manage the scheduling of events, tasks, visits to customers, etc. Include data-validation mechanisms to eliminate errors and fraud.
Our Android apps replace paper-based processes, resulting in more efficient field users and better-informed managers. By customizing or mixing together features from our various pre-built app modules, we are able to fit your organization’s specific processes and systems. The apps are designed for and tested by field users: interface elements and function flows are intuitive and labour-saving, and take into account their needs and limitations. Multi-lingual capabilities are also built-in to the app structure. We will discuss with you some appropriate data verification mechanisms to minimize incorrect use (deliberate or careless) by field users: this can include GPS location reporting, QR-code identification, and SMS-based feedback loops.
Intuitive and labour-saving
GPS location reporting
Time & activity tracking
QR-code ID identification
SMART SYNC SERVICE: WORKS EVEN IN AREAS WITH BAD OR SLOW INTERNET ACCESS
Field Buzz has been designed for rural developing-country contexts. Our Smart Sync mechanism is a key element of the system. Your field apps will work well even when the mobile-phone network is weak or unreliable. Even if the field user is out of range for up to a day or more, work can continue offline, and will be synced without any data loss as soon as connectivity returns. Even when the network is available, bandwidth may be limited. Our sync process is efficient and tolerant of mid-transfer interruptions.
Our Device Manager customizes the home screen on each field device and cannot be bypassed without a secret administrator password. It shows only icons for apps which are authorized via the Mission Control admin interface. It also blocks access to configuration settings (e.g. GPS, data connection, install apps) and to the notification bar. Furthermore, it includes an app-update feature: in case we need to update/modify/repair the field app(s), a new version can be “pushed” to field users remotely from Mission Control. Finally, in case of theft, loss or misuse, it also includes security features such as location tracking, remote-wipe and remote-lock.
Block unwanted apps
MISSION CONTROL WEB INTERFACE FOR MANAGERS
Each Field Buzz implementation includes a web-based management and reporting interface for managers, which we call “Mission Control”. It includes summary reports, drill-down analysis, graphs, interactive maps, and depending on needs, sales/inventory management, customer & employee management, customized workflows and processes, target-setting and tracking, task setting and tracking, form/survey creation and collection, and user and data administration. So managers and admin users get access to the data and tools they need, presented in clear and relevant ways, to run the field teams and to make good management decisions. Mission Control runs on an industry-standard, secure architecture (Linux or Windows server, Python/Django engine, and PostgreSQL database). It can be either cloud-based (our standard offering), accessible via a web address, or it can be physically located at your offices on your internal network. We are also able to integrate our system with your organization’s pre-existing ERP or accounting system if it allows external API connections.