TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2012) - GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB:GROVD) and Conyers, GA based Timber Products Inspection Inc. (TP) have concluded a contract to install and implement GroveWare's MobiTask™ inspection software designed to streamline its inspection process, enhance quality assurance through reduced data error, and improve the timeliness, while reducing the costs, associated with its inspections reporting. TP learned about the solution from its representative from Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) (NASDAQ:VZ), GroveWare's largest channel partner.
TP completes inspections for the Chain of Custody Certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative sponsored by the National Home Builders` Association. The program tracks certified wood fiber through the different stages of production to the end user and promotes sustainability of the forest products we use every day while providing the consumer with assurances that the forest based materials they buy are from legal and responsible sources. TP's SFI Chain of Custody program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Any company that processes or trades SFI-certified forest products, including manufacturers of forest products, paper merchants, converters, wood dealers, wood yards, wholesalers, brokers and printers can seek SFI chain-of-custody certification, a process which is overseen by TP. TP also offers consulting for any green building project (NAHB Green Building Standard, LEED, Energy Star, etc.), performance testing, and verification services for the NAHB Green Building Standard, a residential green building rating system.
TP employs over 60 highly-trained inspectors who complete over 3,000 inspections a month throughout North America. The inspectors currently complete their inspection reporting on a paper form and submit inspections to the national office through the mail where the data is then clerically transcribed and entered into a database. The entire process is inefficient, costly and not environmentally friendly. TP recognized that the use of paper-based inspection reporting was no longer aligned with its long term goals of quality control, innovation and environmental responsibility and began looking for a solution that would facilitate the timely collection and reporting of inspection results.
After extensive consultation between GroveWare and TP, MobiTask proved to be the ideal solution for TP's inspection process with the full expectation that MobiTask would streamline its inspection and certification procedures. MobiTask will provide the inspectors with a means to complete and submit inspections immediately from the field using standard wireless devices. The project will assist TP by eliminating cost, reducing its carbon footprint, improving accuracy and timeliness of reporting and creating an overall fluid inspection process.
"We are very pleased to be able to support TP in its commitment to better serve its customers through the adoption of real time inspection reporting using MobiTask and today's wireless technologies and particularly gratified that MobiTask was found to be compliant with TP's "green initiative", commented Harry Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO. "We believe that MobiTask is readily adaptable to wide variety of inspection, certification and licensing applications by both business and government and TP is a great example of our solution can be quickly and inexpensively deployed to benefit of all types of inspection functions and agencies."
"Working with GroveWare and their team has been effortless," comments Linda Adair, TP`s IT Coordinator. "Their understanding of TP's needs is unfathomable. TP sent over forms that field representatives use and GroveWare, without any prior knowledge of our business, was able to recreate these forms within only a few days. GroveWare has the tools to make electronic reporting seamless. They are wonderful to work with, easy to contact, responsive, understanding, and a true pleasure to do business with. TP looks forward to the future relationship with GroveWare."
A MobiTask installation is comparatively inexpensive to set-up, typically costing customers only a few thousand dollars for initial design, configuration and integration and each user is then charged a monthly fee by GroveWare for use of the software (depending on the number of users and features selected). By comparison, custom-built solutions can often cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The monthly subscription fees paid to GroveWare are almost always offset by many multiples of operating cost savings which makes the value proposition very attractive to prospective clients.
About TP Products Inspection Inc.
TP Products Inspection, Inc. is an independent, third party wood products inspection, testing, and consulting company with field representation throughout the entire United States. Since 1969, TP's goal has been to provide professional forest products inspection services to all of our customers. TP has grown to provide auditing services to meet the needs of most of the wood products industry. Today TP provides the highest quality assurance services to grade stamping facilities, pressure treating facilities, heat treating facilities, panel manufacturing facilities, pallet manufacturing facilities, log/TP frame manufacturing facilities, truss manufacturing facilities, utility product manufacturing facilities, green building programs, and engineered products manufacturing facilities.
About GroveWare Technologies Ltd.
GroveWare is one of North America's leading providers of mobile solutions to enterprise, connecting workforces by mobile device to a wide selection of ERP systems and helping American businesses and institutions to enhance productivity and improve profitability by mobilizing and automating business processes. GroveWare's showcase software, MobiTask, is a wireless client application compatible with all smartphones and tablets including: iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, PlayBook™, and all devices using the Android™ or Windows Mobile® wireless platforms. MobiTask mobilizes employee tasks in the field and connects them directly to the organization's enterprise software systems. MobiTask allows organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy mobile solutions for workers on the go. MobiTask provides the convenience of using dynamic electronic forms created using GroveWare's eXFORMA™ middleware to collect field data, manage workflow, HR and CRM tasks wirelessly, store documents locally and integrates quickly with most ERP systems and back-end databases on any application such as Oracle® e-Business Suite™, PeopleSoft™, SharePoint™, Kronos® Workforce Central™, MS Dynamics™ or SAP®. Users can remotely and wirelessly clock-in/out, approve and initiate workflow tasks, or use dynamic e-Forms for inspections, licensing and data collection all from their smartphones. GroveWare is especially targeting the government, construction, healthcare, and law enforcement sectors and its successes to-date and rapidly growing interest from these and other quarters of business, provide exciting growth challenges and opportunities for the company.
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