Vettro ( http://www.vettro.com ), the global leader in mobile on-demand business applications, today announced a new mobile workforce application for underground utility operators, excavators, and locators ( vettro.com ). The Vettro 360 for Damage Prevention application suite will allows the utility industry to adopt mobile dispatch and ticket management processes as well as advanced GPS capabilities to dramatically accelerate communication of accurate jobsite information between various organizations involved in the underground damage prevention process.
In the United States, underground utility infrastructure such as oil, telecommunications and electric are vulnerable to damage from thousands of excavations occurring daily. Communication about planned excavations to underground facility owners and operators is critical and facility operators need to quickly determine if they have underground facilities in the excavation area. With Vettro, field workers can easily capture GPS-based latitude and longitude coordinates along with ticket details and electronically transmit the information to and from One-Call centers.
“Vettro has long recognized the demand for various types of mobile capabilities within the Utility and Energy sector. Mobile field service can be applied to a multitude of industries and businesses, and this is a prime example of a business segment identifying a specific need and then dictating how technology can provide a solution,” said Joe Rymsza, CEO of Vettro. “Mobile applications have tremendous potential to benefit multiple stakeholders in the damage prevention industry. Organizations in this space can adopt Vettro applications and benefit from immediate ROI through the flexibility and agility of our technology infrastructure.”
Vettro 360 for Damage Prevention provides GPS-based electronic white lining, mobile workforce mapping and tracking, as well as end-to-end ticket management. Vettro originally developed it for a ‘proof-of-concept’ project ( http://www.vapilotproject.com ) with the Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS). The business impact and ROI of the technology, estimated at $120 million annually for all involved stakeholders, will be outlined in a Webcast ( http://www.vettro.com/events/vadp/index.html ) on May 1.
As with all Vettro 360 applications, Vettro 360 for Damage Prevention will be packaged to deploy directly onto mobile devices over the wireless network in a matter of minutes. Built on a mobile software-as service architecture, the application can be updated and managed entirely over the air, and boasts plug-and-play with advanced mobile technologies such as external GPS devices, bar code scanners, point-of-service transactions, and printing to optimize performance of the mobile enterprise.
Vettro is the preferred mobility partner of the Global 2000. The Vettro 360 standards based Software as a Service architecture is designed to rapidly adapt to evolving business requirements and maximize contributions driven from the field workforce. Backed by premier carrier, device, and Independent Software Vendor partners, Vettro’s suite of mobile applications keeps field service, IT helpdesk, pickup and delivery, and sales workers productive at over 300 leading enterprises including Bell Mobility, Carillion, Carey Limousines, Cigna, Clemson University, General Electric, Hologic, Mac-Gray, SuperShuttle, and YRC Worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.vettro.com .